Caligula Movie Review 1980

Information and Film Reviews for Caligula the Movie

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Infamous, expensive, extremely graphic, and sexually explicit adaptation of the life of the mad Roman emperor, Caligula. Scenes of decapitation, necrophilia, rape, bestiality, and sadomasochism abound. Biggest question is why Gielgud, O'Toole, and McDowell lent their talents to this monumentally abhorred film (not to mention Gore Vidal on the writing end, who didn't want the credit). Adult magazine publisher Bob Guccione coproduced and didn't particularly want to release it. Also available in a censored, "R" rated version.

Distribution

Movies Unlimited, 3015 Darnell Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19154, Phone: (215)637-4444, Toll-free: 800-668-4344, Fax: (215)637-2350, Email: movies@moviesunlimited.com, URL: http://www.moviesunlimited.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 143 minutes.
Originally from Italian.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Sexcapades, Royalty, Rome--Ancient, Woofs!
Screenplay
Gore Vidal
Cast
Malcolm McDowell, John Gielgud, Peter O'Toole, Helen Mirren, Theresa-Ann Savoy, John Steiner, Paolo Bonacelli, Adriana Asti
Cinematography
Tinto Brass, Silvano Ippoliti
Director
Tinto Brass
Music
Paul Clemente
Producer
Bob Guccione, Franco Rossellini

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