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Caligula: Three-Disc Imperial Edition

Malcolm McDowell , Peter O'Toole , Bob Guccione , Giancarlo Lui    Unrated   DVD
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (174 customer reviews)
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Before Rome. Before Gladiator. The most controversial film of all time as you've never experienced it before! Combining lavish spectacle and top award-winning stars, this landmark production was shrouded in secrecy since its first day of filming. Now, this unprecedented special edition presents a bolder and more revealing Caligula than ever before, with a beautiful new high-definition transfer from recently uncovered negative elements and hours of never-before-seen bonus material! From the moment he ascends to the throne as Emperor, Caligula enforces a reign like no other as power and corruption transform him into a deranged beast whose deeds still live on as some of the most depraved in history.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Umm... OK. Sept. 4 2001
Format:DVD
Some epics are famous for their content. Braveheart, for instance, revitalized interest in William Wallace and might be credited with drumming up support for the Scottish National Party and the new Scottish Parliament. Others are famous for their quirks; Spartacus director Stanley Kubrick employed the "Hollywood Ten" blacklist, a group of people accused of communist activities by the McCarthy witchunt. Still others, like Lawrence of Arabia, are so unique in their locations, subject matter, and cinematographic pioneering that they top the list of influences of every major movie director - and a lot of the minor directors, too.
Caligula, on the other hand, is famous for being the most expensive pornography film ever created.
I'm not going to bother summarizing plot, as there really isn't any to speak of. Obstinately, it's a historical epic about Emperor Caligula, the ruler that was responsible for such excellent history-class tibits as naming his horse a Senator and marching the Roman Garrison into the ocean because he'd declared war on Neptune, drowning them by the thousands. And you thought our presidents were bad! The movie, from a script by Gore Vidal (that he attempted to disown), details Caligula's personal insanity, including his incestuous relationships with his sister and the forces that plot against him, both real and imaginary.
Say what you will about the film, it is still a $15 million porno flick, with better actors than usual. If you're going to take the plunge to buy it, then get the blue-packaged Unrated version. Not only does it have the extra hardcore, but it is the only one with 5.1 sound and the interview segment with Gore Vidal himself.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, Rivoting and Dynamic! Aug. 28 2002
Format:DVD
CALIGULA is an adult film with adult subjects. This is NOT for everyone to see - especially children and even adults who may be offended by this REAL historical persons existence. This movie is Malcolm McDowell. He shines in this feature from beginning to bloody end. The film came out in 1979 to very mixed reviews. The original release was later cut to achieve a strong "R" and most of the sequences that were cut were shelved and now released in their entirety. It was originally an "X" - for graphic violence and free sex - not pornography.
Directed by the Italian director - screen named Tinto Brass, the film takes you on a journey through the life of a very sick man. The film has quite a cast starting off with Malcolm McDowell in the lead role. In this production you can find the masterful talents of Peter O'Toole, Helen Mirren and John Geilgood.
The production value is very high and the costumes and set design are extraordinaire. TO think a man like this existed is sick. The film is not for the week stomach.
I liked this film for the performances and the production design overall, but the story is amazing and the details very clear. This is one you might want to rent before you buy. I bought it because I love the film moiré. (8-27-02)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Too many cooks... Sept. 27 2009
Format:Blu-ray
Once you see the special features of this movie and see what a mess it was to produce, you can understand why it sometimes seems like a mess when watching it. Given that this is based on something that happened two thousand years ago and little is known about Caligula, it is hard to determine how accurate the movie really is. But if the intent was to show the insane side of Caligula and the decadent side of Rome then this film has certainly captured that - although sometimes in a manner that is too graphic for my taste. The Blu-ray version of this movie is an improvement over the DVD version (and disc 2 is actually a DVD, not Blu-ray). However even so, this is the worst video quality I have seen on a Blu-ray to date.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good movie March 11 2013
By Tanya
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Enjoyed this movie it is very graphic and colorful. Not for everyone if nudity bothers you do not buy this version.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Monumental Filmaking Failure July 5 2007
Format:DVD
Caligula is an utter mess of a film if only for the sole purpose that the possibilities for the concept itself were pretty good ones. Gaius Caligula Caesar's rise to power and ultimate early fall and assassination is a story worth telling a million times over, especially in the daring form of an X-rated film. It is a direct warning to the social ills of power in the wrong hands and cultural excess. There seemed to be a superstar lineup for this unique idea. Peter O'Toole, Helen Mirren and John Guilguild are three great actors. The film is directed by Italy's racy Tinto Brass and produced by the editor of Penthouse Magazine who brought a bunch of his girls to `co-star' when things got too hot for the real actors. It co-stars an exhibitionist model Theresa Ann Savoy and the lead is played by the insane and undeniable presence of Malcolm McDowell. So what the hell happened? Gore Vidal wrote an awful screenplay and Brass seemed to have problems with the writer wanting all of the credit for the film. This conflict itself along with all the other ego issues probably contributed to its failure. I also think it is entirely possible that all of the focus, costs and discipline were replaced with piles and piles of uncut cocaine. Seriously though, the set must've been one enormous party and as we see it was at times a real-life orgy and acting became secondary. The flaws are almost wholly directorial in nature. I feel for the cast because the guys behind the scenes had no idea what to do so why bother delivering a decent performance?

Anyway, the rumors of Caligula's insanity and the stories that exhibit this were tossed into the picture in spurts and the film follows, and perhaps even sets the standard for, many of the varied cliches applied in shocking the hell out of its audience.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A Hollywood history-porno flick
I was surprised a bit by the XXX content of this film, I didn't think these actors were into that... Anyway, I wouldn't say it was a bad film, or particularly good, either. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Len the Sound Guy
1.0 out of 5 stars Caligula
Absolutely awful. The acting was appalling
All that was shown on regular basis was naked bodies having sex. Not at all what I was expecting. Don't waste your money
Published 3 months ago by Sandi Kat
2.0 out of 5 stars From evils past and evils yet to come...
"What shall it profit a man if he should gain the whole world and lose his own soul" Mark 8:36

The Blu-ray treatment really brings out the visuals of naked women and... Read more
Published 5 months ago by bernie
4.0 out of 5 stars Other similar movies?
I personally love this movie. I watched it when I was 16 and was really amazed!!! Can you recommend similar movies to me? Read more
Published 9 months ago by F. Gagnon
5.0 out of 5 stars Rome (Hardcore gone Mad)
If you're looking for story, well go watch the news, cause there is more content. But if it's just plain out of this world " I am the ruler of this castle, and I can do what... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Snowy1977
3.0 out of 5 stars The most disturbing version of Caligula I've ever seen!!!
I've seen the rated, cut up version and it does not compare to the unrated version. Was surprised to learn about the truth behind making this film and the fact there have been... Read more
Published on April 4 2012 by JMM
2.0 out of 5 stars Porn Show
Somewhat a waste of time and money . This is a mild porn show , actually my particular release was full on porn , editors edition I suppose.
No historical or theater value.
Published on Jan. 8 2012 by Coco
5.0 out of 5 stars Revolutionary
I watched this movie an concluded that this movie was a head of its time. A thrill for the eyes and very controversial. I recommend this movie.
Published on July 28 2011 by The Critic
1.0 out of 5 stars Blu-Ray Unrated version: I always though the "Haters" hated the movie...
I always though the "Haters" hated the movie because of it's subject matter or the constant soft core nudity... Read more
Published on Jan. 18 2010 by Bill F. Armitage
1.0 out of 5 stars Monumental Filmaking Failure
Caligula is an utter mess of a film if only for the sole purpose that the possibilities for the concept itself were pretty good ones. Read more
Published on Aug. 30 2007 by K. Driscoll
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