A good week for fans of the more extreme and notorious side of cinema. Caligula was Penthouse publisher Bob Guccione's attempt to create a lavish mainstream film with heavy eroticism. Guccione imported a group of his Penthouse Pets to the Italian studios and began night shoots of more hardcore footage, which he inserted willy-nilly for want of a better expression into the movie. Three different cuts are included here but the film itself is the least interesting aspect of Caligula. Copious DVD extras and cast interviews tell a great story, and McDowell's irreverent commentary makes the whole sorry exercise worthwhile. It looks stunning.
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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. Skip to main content.
DVD releases: Caligula / Salò
Caligula Italian : Caligola is a erotic historical drama film focusing on the rise and fall of the eponymous Roman Emperor Caligula. It is the only feature film produced by the men's magazine Penthouse. Producer Bob Guccione , the magazine's founder, intended to produce a erotic feature film narrative with high production values and name actors.
Free shipping. Caligula Arrow Video window box edition. This edition is long OOP and hard to find. Item is mint.