Caligula (1979)

What would you have done if you had been given absolute power of life and death over everybody else in the whole world?

Blu-ray, 2h 36min
Rating: 5.4
Votes: 32204
Languages: Italian, English
Country: Italy
Director: Tinto Brass

Plot outline

Details the graphic and shocking, yet undeniably tragic story of Rome's most infamous Caesar, Gaius Germanicus Caligula (Malcolm McDowell).

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Details the graphic and shocking, yet undeniably tragic story of Rome's most infamous Caesar, Gaius Germanicus Caligula (Malcolm McDowell). - Eugene B. Mlodik

The rise and fall of the notorious Roman Emperor Caligula (Malcolm McDowell), 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, organizes elaborate orgies and embarks on a fruitless invasion of Britain before meeting an appropriate end. There are various versions of this movie, ranging from the heavily truncated one hour and thirty-minute version to the legendary two hour and forty-minute hardcore version which leaves nothing to the imagination (though the hardcore scenes were inserted later and did not involve the main cast members). - Michael Brooke

The perversion behind Imperial Rome and the epic story of its maddest Emperor. All the details of Caligula's (Malcolm McDowell's) 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 oppose him, and more. - Shawn Ashley