Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac" - the first part, anyway, of his lengthy two-part intellectually-challenging look at sexual relationships -- is available Thursday in the U.S. on most home viewing platforms.The film stars Shia LaBeouf, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, Christian Slater, Jamie Bell, Uma Thurman and Willem Dafoe.
The Magnolia Pictures release, which opens in limited theatrical release on March 23, can be seen on video on demand for about $9.99 on most cable systems including Time Warner, Comcast, Cablevision and on Dish and Directv. It's available for streaming online through Amazon, FlixFling, Xbox Zune and Playstation 3.
Variety critic Peter Debruge said in his review, "Racy subject aside, the film provides a good-humored yet serious-minded look at sexual self-liberation, thick with references to art, music, religion and literature, even as it pushes the envelope with footage of acts previously relegated to the sphere of pornography."
But this probably isn't the movie for viewers looking for a quick turn-on -- Debruge said the film is "philosophically rigorous" despite its graphic sex.
"Nymphomaniac Volume 2" will be available on VOD March 20 and in theaters April 4.
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