Caligula (1979)

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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.

13 thoughts on “Caligula (1979)

  • August 24, 2019 at 12:43 pm
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    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…

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    • October 29, 2020 at 10:39 am
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      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

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  • July 20, 2020 at 8:56 pm
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    Helen Mirren was (and is) hot!

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  • August 2, 2020 at 9:18 am
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    He didn’t rule for 4 years.
    He ruled for 1400 days keep your facts right
    Besides its really slow with buffering

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  • August 3, 2020 at 11:17 pm
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    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.

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  • October 9, 2020 at 10:14 am
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    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.

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  • March 5, 2021 at 3:50 am
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    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

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  • March 6, 2021 at 10:23 am
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    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 overlong and a bit boring tbh, but it had its moments where I lmfao and cringed at times. Not really riveting as above commenter Matisse said, but I must ask, is that an avatar of you or someone famous? If its you, I think you are hot, hope you dont mind me saying so. Cheers!

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  • April 14, 2021 at 7:01 am
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    The movie is amazing to watch I really enjoyed it Caligula deserved death because he was heartless hahahaha hail Cesar lol

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  • August 17, 2021 at 1:05 pm
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    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!!

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  • August 30, 2021 at 4:05 am
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    I really love this movie

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  • September 7, 2021 at 3:37 am
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    To be honest I was pretty bored with this film i was expecting something more twisted

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