Caligula (1979)

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Avg Rating: 3.9 / 5. Voted: 37

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Directed by: Tinto Brass
Starring: Malcolm McDowell (Caligula), Teresa Ann Savoy (Drusilla), Helen Mirren (Caesonia), Peter O’Toole (Tiberius)
Country: Italy, European Cinema
Language: English
Runtime: 02:35:58
Genres: Based on a True Story, Rape-Sexual-Violence against Women, Torture, Sexual-Violence against Men, Relationship with Animals, Incest, Siblings-Family, Gay-CrossDressing-Transsexual, Unsimulated Sex

Plot – Spoilers:
Based on the Roman emperor Caligula who ruled for four years, the movie attempts to capture the debauchery and perversions that are alleged to have characterized Caligula’s reign as he descended into madness.

The young Caligula spends his time nursing ambitions of one day becoming Caesar without really educating himself in the military and political nous required to establish a legacy. Instead, he frolicks the days away in an incestuous relationship with his sister, while becoming more and more convinced he is blessed with the divine. When his (adopted) grandfather and Emperor shows signs of decay, Caligula quickly seizes power and attempts to crush the Senate. What follows are the whims of a man who sets no boundaries.

The cut featured here is the uncut version with porno scenes (not directed by Tinto Brass) that seek to capture the debauchery of Caligula’s reign. Malcolm McDowell brings a bit of A Clockwork Orange into some scenes and is expectedly brilliant, once again.

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Horror Buff
Horror Buff
August 24, 2019 12:43 pm

Posting this before I watch the movie

Okay, so I read the description, and this is indeed the infamous 160-minuted version of the film with all the porn scenes. I was actually looking for this version, as I was dared to watch this and A Serbian Film, which I will ATTEMPT to watch later. I was told this version is EXTREMELY sexually graphic, so I’m curious how far they go with this version.

This oughta get interesting really fast…

XdustinX666
XdustinX666
Reply to  Horror Buff
October 29, 2020 10:39 am

Penthouse magazine produced it with most of the pets doing the hardcore stuff that should give a bit of information on how hardcore it is sexually

woftt69
woftt69
July 20, 2020 8:56 pm

Helen Mirren was (and is) hot!

kaas kerel
kaas kerel
August 2, 2020 9:18 am

He didn’t rule for 4 years.
He ruled for 1400 days keep your facts right
Besides its really slow with buffering

Nobody
Nobody
August 3, 2020 11:17 pm

I was expecting to be bored out of my mind. I have to say it IS too long, but I was entertained. The acting was good, the nudity was fun, enough insanity happened to keep me engaged. Sure why not. Give it a chance.

oJ
oJ
October 9, 2020 10:14 am

It must be the most poetic pornography I’ve ever seen, what a great man. Lived a life as he loved and fuck everything else.

Matisse Famke
Matisse Famke
March 5, 2021 3:50 am

Riveting transmission.
Either affectionately or mockingly, Germanicus’ troops called the boy “Caligula,” meaning “Little Boots” or “Booties.” The nickname stuck, but Gaius reportedly hated it… xx

Zed Man
Zed Man
March 6, 2021 10:23 am

Upon its release in 79 this was one of the most controversial movies of its time even though the uncut version didnt come out years later and as far as I recall only on video, it never was shown uncut in cinemas. Over the decades its shock value has diminished since there are so many unsimulated sex films circulating nowadays. There are still many versions available with varying running times. I liked because it stars Malcolm McDowell, he is a great actor,(also starred in A Clockwork Orange) and Helen Mirren in a role she would rather forget. I found it… Read more »

Kahn V
Kahn V
April 14, 2021 7:01 am

The movie is amazing to watch I really enjoyed it Caligula deserved death because he was heartless hahahaha hail Cesar lol

randomopinion
randomopinion
July 24, 2021 2:00 am

fantastic

Mike Tyron
Mike Tyron
August 17, 2021 1:05 pm

Amazing and very scenographic movie, after all it’s obvious that two artists like Tinto Brass and Bob Guccione would have made an amazing movie like that. Malcolm McDowell represents very well the character of Caligula, of an emperor who lived alife full of excesses without giving a f*ck about anything. Amazing movie!!

The White Horseman
The White Horseman
August 30, 2021 4:05 am

I really love this movie

Lynn
Lynn
September 7, 2021 3:37 am

To be honest I was pretty bored with this film i was expecting something more twisted

Gosu
Gosu
January 6, 2022 4:59 pm

Honestly felt like i was watching kubricks film overall pretty gud

Cyanide_Lollipop
Cyanide_Lollipop
January 11, 2022 11:21 am

I know I’m supposed to love this film, like all the cool kids do, but I couldn’t make it past 31 minutes. Omg, the most boring shit I’ve ever had the misfortune of wasting my time on. I could’ve rode it out for the porn scenes, but it’s 70’s porn, so I already know I’m not missing out. At ALL.
Watch it just to say you did, or spend your valuable time doing literally anything else. This movie sucks.

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