Blu-ray, DVD: Nymphomaniac: Volume I and II

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 8, 2014
Price: DVD $26.98, Blu-ray $29.98
Studio: Magnolia

Nymphomaniac Volumes I and II

Charlotte Gainsbourg lets her sexuality do the talking in Lar von Trier's Nymphomaniac.

Danish bad boy Lars von Trier’s (Breaking the Waves) latest work is the 2013 two-part erotic drama film Nymphomaniac, Volume I and II, starring the international ensemble of Charlotte Gainsbourg (The City of Your Final Destination), Stellan Skarsgard (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), Shia LaBeouf (Lawless), Connie Nielsen (3 Days to Kill), Christian Slater (Bullet to the Head), Jamie Bell (Jane Eyre), Uma Thurman (Ceremony) and Willem Dafoe (Antichrist).

In the movie, nice-guy older bachelor Selgiman (Skarsgard) finds self-diagnosed nymphomaniac Joe (Gainsbourg) beaten up in an alleyway. He brings her home to his flat where he tends to her wounds while asking her about her life. He listens intently as Joe, over the next eight chapters, recounts the lustful story of her highly erotic life from infancy to the age of 50. Seligman, a widely read man, connects and analyzes Joe’s stories with what he has read about.

The unrated Nymphomaniac double-bill represents the third and final entry in von Trier’s unofficially titled “Depression Trilogy,” following Antichrist and Melancholia.

While online downloads and VOD provide the bulk of the film’s returns (they were available in March and April), Magnolia also rolled the film out to a couple dozen arthouse theaters at the same time. Combined, the films rang up some $1.2 million at the domestic box office.

Along with being packaged together, each volume is also available individually on both DVD and Blu-ray.

Bonus features on the discs include the following:

  • “The Characters”
  • “The Director”
  • “The Sex”
  • “AXS TV: A Look at Nymphomaniac”
  • Nymphomaniac: Volume I and Nymphomaniac: Volume II trailers


Buy or Rent Nymphomaniac: Volume I and II
Amazon graphic
DVD | Blu-ray
DVD Empire graphic Movies Unlimited graphicDVD | Blu-ray Netflix graphic

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.