LAR Von Trier’s new film will be released in a version that fast-forwards to the nudity.
The original director’s cut of Nymphomaniac is over five hours long, but distributors felt that removing scenes would betray the director’s artistic vision.
Producer Tom Logan said: “All of the film’s content is there, it’s just that the scenes without naked flesh play at four times normal speed.
“You can still hear the dialogue just fine though, albeit at a slightly higher chipmunk-y pitch.”
Film fan Roy Hobbs said: “I remember employing a similar technique on my parents’ VHS player while watching Trading Places for the bit where Jamie Lee Curtis takes her top off.”