The Most Controversial Film of the 20th Century is now the most controversial film of the 21st Century. Caligula may very well be the most controversial film in history. Only one movie dares to show the perversion behind Imperial Rome, and that movie is Caligula, the epic story of Rome's mad emperor. All the details of his cruel, bizarre reign are revealed right here: His unholy sexual passion for his sister, his marriage to Rome's most infamous prostitute, his fiendishly inventive means of disposing those who would opposse him, and more. The combined talents of cinematic giants Malcom McDowell, Peter O'Toole, John Gielgud and shakespearean actress Helen Mirren, along with an acclaimed international cast and a bevy of beautiful Penthouse Pets, make this unique historical drama a masterwork of the screen. Not for the squeamish, not for the prudish, Caligula will shock and arouse you as it reveals the deviance and decadence beneath the surface of the grandeur that once was Rome.

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Caligula (1979)

NC-17

Adult · 2h 36m · 11/30/1999

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An Emporer, A Monster

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The Most Controversial Film of the 20th Century is now the most controversial film of the 21st Century. Caligula may very well be the most controversial film in history. Only one movie dares to show the perversion behind Imperial Rome, and that movie is Caligula, the epic story of Rome's mad emperor. All the details of his cruel, bizarre reign are revealed right here: His unholy sexual passion for his sister, his marriage to Rome's most infamous prostitute, his fiendishly inventive means of disposing those who would opposse him, and more. The combined talents of cinematic giants Malcom McDowell, Peter O'Toole, John Gielgud and shakespearean actress Helen Mirren, along with an acclaimed international cast and a bevy of beautiful Penthouse Pets, make this unique historical drama a masterwork of the screen. Not for the squeamish, not for the prudish, Caligula will shock and arouse you as it reveals the deviance and decadence beneath the surface of the grandeur that once was Rome.

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Status

Released

Languages

English, Italian

Countries

Italy, United States, United Kingdom

Production Companies

Penthouse Films International, Felix Cinematografica

Budget

$1,750,000

Revenue

$8,025,600
Part Of
Cast
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Malcolm McDowell

Caligula
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Teresa Ann Savoy

Drusilla
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Guido Mannari

Macro
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John Gielgud

Nerva
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Peter O'Toole

Tiberius
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Giancarlo Badessi

Claudius
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Bruno Brive

Gemellus
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Adriana Asti

Ennia
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Leopoldo Trieste

Charicles
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Paolo Bonacelli

Chaerea
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John Steiner

Longinus
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Mirella D'Angelo

Livia (as Mirella Dangelo)
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Helen Mirren

Caesonia
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Rick Parets

Mnester (as Richard Parets)
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Paula Mitchell

Subura Singer
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Osiride Pevarello

Giant
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Donato Placido

Proculus
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Anneka Di Lorenzo

Messalina
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Lori Wagner

Agrippina
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Joss Ackland

Chaerea (voice) (uncredited)
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Patrick Allen

Macro (voice) (uncredited)
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Gerardo Amato

Roman Soldier (uncredited)
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Pino Ammendola

Roman Soldier (uncredited)
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Fortunato Arena

Roman (uncredited)
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Eduardo Bergara Leumann

High Priest of Rome (uncredited)
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Signe Berger

Imperial Brothel Worker (uncredited)
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Omero Capanna

Roman (uncredited)
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Eolo Capritti

The Executioner (uncredited)
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Antonio Casale

Roman (uncredited)
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Lella Cattaneo

Roman (uncredited)
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Valerie Rae Clark

Priestess of Isis / Imperial Brothel Worker (uncredited)
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Maria Cumani Quasimodo

Priestess of Isis (uncredited)
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Donatella Damiani

Breastfeeding nurse (uncredited)
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Davide

Caligula's horse (uncredited)
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Marcello Di Falco

Orgy Master (uncredited)
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Vittorio Fanfoni

Consul (uncredited)
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Lucky Fellows

Man in Imperial Brothel (uncredited)
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Salvatore Furnari

Dwarf (uncredited)
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Decio Gabin

Roman (uncredited)
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Salvatore Governale

Guest at Banquet (uncredited)
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Paolo Gramignano

Guest at the Banket (uncredited)
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Jane Hargrave

Priestess of Isis / Imperial Brothel Worker (uncredited)
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Henrietta Kelogg

Imperial Brothel Worker (uncredited)
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John Francis Lane

Maitre d' at Proculus' Wedding (uncredited)
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Ritva Kaarina Maakorpi

Guest at Banquet (uncredited)
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Giuseppe Maffioli

Master of Ceremonies (uncredited)
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Donato Mercouri

Guard drinking Wine (uncredited)
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Andrew Lord Miller

Senator Acesius (uncredited)
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Juliet Morris

Imperial Brothel Worker (uncredited)
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Guy Munthe

Guest at Banquet (uncredited)
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Giuseppe Namio

Roman (uncredited)
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Carolyn Patsis

Imperial Brothel Worker (uncredited)
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Kris Petersson

Roman (uncredited)
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Antonio Prester

Consul (uncredited)
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Susanne Saxon

Imperial Brothel Worker (uncredited)
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Daniel Smith

Master of Ceremonies during Arresting (uncredited)
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John Stacy

Senator (uncredited)
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Melanie Sutherland

Imperial Brothel Worker (uncredited)
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Giovanna Tovoli

Guest at Banquet (uncredited)
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Carlos Alberto Valles

Roman (uncredited)
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Bonnie Dee Wilson

Imperial Brothel Worker (uncredited)
Crew
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Tinto Brass

Director
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Gore Vidal

Writer
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Malcolm McDowell

Writer
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Masolino D'Amico

Writer
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Bob Guccione

Writer
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Giancarlo Lui

Writer
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Franco Rossellini

Writer
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Roberto Rossellini

Writer
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Ted Whitehead

Writer
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Disc Releases
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Caligula

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

11/30/1999

Disc Title Front Cover

Caligula

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

11/4/2008

Disc Title Front Cover

Caligula

(DVD, Digipack)

10/2/2007

Disc Title Front Cover

Caligula

(DVD, Keep Case (HD, Low))

10/2/2007

Disc Title Front Cover

Caligula

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

10/2/2007

Disc Title Front Cover

Caligula

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

11/29/2019

Disc Title Front Cover

Caligula

(Blu-ray)

11/4/2008

Disc Title Front Cover

Caligula

(DVD)

11/30/1999

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