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Caligula (1979)  link to Caligula on IMDb  

Number: 245

poster Caligula

IMDb Rating:
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5.3/10 (31499 votes)

Country: Italy, 156 minutes

Spoken Languages: English, Italian

Genre(s): Drama, History

Director(s): Tinto Brass

The rise and fall of the notorious Roman Emperor Caligula, showing the violent methods that he employs to gain the throne, and the subsequent insanity of his reign - he gives his horse political office and humiliates and executes anyone who even slightly displeases him. He also sleeps with his sister, organises elaborate orgies and embarks on a fruitless invasion of Britain before meeting an appropriate end. There are various versions of the film, ranging from the heavily truncated 90-minute version to the legendary 160-minute hardcore version which leaves nothing to the imagination (though the hardcore scenes were inserted later and do not involve the main cast members).


photo Malcolm McDowell Malcolm McDowell Caligula
photo Teresa Ann Savoy Teresa Ann Savoy Drusilla
photo John Gielgud John Gielgud Nerva
photo Peter O'Toole Peter O'Toole Tiberius
photo Adriana Asti Adriana Asti Ennia

Medium: Media file,

Location: [Seagate Expansion Drive]G:\Movies\C\Caligula (1979).avi

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 2.55:1