Caligula (1979) (import)
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DIFFERENT OFFER (this item listed here is DIFFERENT from the title and/or picture above. Please see description & pictures by BookGems before placing an order): Edition General Media Entertainment, Inc., 2007. This Imperial Edition with totally uncut for the first time ever, contains 4 (FOUR) discs in slipcase. Actors: Roddy McDowell, Peter O´Toole, Helen Mirren. Directors: Tinto Brass, Bob Guccione. Special features include the UNCUT, ALTERNATIVE and THEATRICAL versions of Caligula. With all deleted and alternative scenes and hundreds of astonishing never seen before photographs. Widescreen. PAL, Dolby Digital. Features running times: 411 minutes approx. Extra run times: 324 mins approx. In excellent condition throughout. Prompt dispatch from UK.
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Despite the troubled production, Caligula could be looked at as a masterpiece of cinema, for various reasons. It's a wonder it ever got released at all. Still it maintains its power to shock and repulse - the power of cinema has never been so evident as what it is here. Caligula has beautiful lavish sets, semi-beautiful photography, a stunning classic score, epic orgy scenes, and superb performances from British thespians Malcolm McDowell, Sir John Gielgud, Peter O'Toole and Helen Mirren. McDowell and O'Toole are particularly outstanding in their performances, and none of the 'thesps' take part, or appear in any of the sexually explicit hardcore scenes. Thank goodness.
If you haven't ever watched Caligula and you're not easily offended then subject yourself to this version. If you have seen the film, watch it again because it still remains to be seen, and deserves a place in the 21st Century.Read more ›
Bob Guccione, Penthouse Scion and overall Peddler of Smut had dreams of producing something that would survive the ages and be held as a work of high regard (with hardcore bits in it). Hence, erotic director Tinto Brass was hired for the job - and somehow Guccione and Brass persuaded some of the greatest British Thesps of the period to sign on to acting in it. How? simple. NONE of them had any idea of what they had gotten themselves into. Had Brass been given Final Cut them perhaps their sensibilites wouldn't have been too scorched, but Guccione, horrified with the film that Brass had presented, locked the poor hack out of the editing room, re-cut the film with a blunt instrument (resembling a dirty spoon, most probably) and added many hardcore inserts. Hence, a Legend was born - a near-pornographic epic with John Gielgud in it. Only in America...
Over the years, the film has been presented in many truncated forms; in 1979 the BBFC massively cut the film down to 1 Hour 42 minutes from it's original 2 Hours 36 minutes. But now, for the first time in this country we can see the full film in all it's (smutty) glory.Read more ›
This version is similar to the US 'Imperial Edition' except you have an extra disc (and I presume it is the cut to pieces version, which is going to stay in the box and never see the light of day). Like the 'Imperial Edition' you get the full, uncensored version (with lots of hardcore porn - working in the boat orgy and in the pleasure palace of Tberius, but nowhere else) and a rough edit with different and extended takes and really badly filmed inserts of softcore porn, shot on a different film stock. This cut on the US disc has 2 commentaries by Malcolm McDowell and Helen Mirren. The track with McDowell is an absolute blast.
The disc of extras has various documentaries and interviews that veer from genuinely interesting to late 70's promotional blag.Read more ›
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In one word : AWFUL!
The quality of the video is incredibly low. So many cuts and censure of the movie sequences.
I am kindly asking for a refund.
very good , provided you are broad minded enough but not every ones cup of tea. there are a lot of various editions of this film some good some not. Read morePublished 3 months ago by brian gelder