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Caligula: The Ultimate Edition - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

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Genres: Drama, History, Erotic
Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Teresa Ann Savoy, Helen Mirren, Peter O'Toole, and John Gielgud
Director: Tinto Brass, Giancarlo Lui, Bob Guccione
Plot Sypnosis:

Uncut and new Ultimate version of this controversial film. Caligula is a 1979 erotic historical drama film focusing on the rise and fall of the Roman Emperor Caligula. It is the only feature film produced by the men's magazine Penthouse. Producer Bob Guccione, the magazine's founder, intended to produce an explicit pornographic film with a feature film narrative and high production values. He also cast Penthouse Pets as extras in unsimulated sex scenes filmed during post-production by himself and Giancarlo Lui.

Caligula: The Ultimate Cut includes the addition of a prologue that illustrates one of Vidal's missing scenes, created by graphic artist Dave McKean, and there is a new wraparound score by composer Troy Sterling Nies. While the reconstruction was heralded by actor McDowell, in keeping with the film's tumultuous 45-year journey, it was disavowed last year by director Brass. Far removed from the artistic quarrels of Tinto Brass, Gore Vidal and Bob Guccione, Thomas Negovan approached this new version from a neutral perspective. His desire to elevate the actors gives greater strength to the narrative and provides a new approach to the Emperor Caligula's madness. Another feat is that not a single shot from the original film was used, which makes Caligula – The Ultimate Cut a completely new feature film.

Special Features and Technical Specs:

DISC ONE - 4K BLU-RAY: THE ULTIMATE CUT

  • HDR PRESENTATION OF THE FILM
  • Caligula New Theatrical Trailer SDR
  • Audio Commentary with Thomas Negovan and Aaron Shaps
  • TBD: Second Audio Commentary track with Thomas Negovan and Grant Morrison
  • Feature English Closed Captions
  • Feature French Canadian Subtitles

DISC TWO - 4K BLU-RAY: UNCUT VERSION

  • Caligula: The Uncut Version SDR
  • Restored Original Theatrical Trailer SDR
  • Feature English Closed Captions

DISC THREE - BLU-RAY: SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Tinto Brass interview "The Power of the Orgy"
  • The Making of Caligula Documentary
  • The Gucionne Scandal featurette
  • Moving Stills Gallery Slideshow with 1 Audio Podcast (30 min)

DISC FOUR - CD DISC

  • Original motion picture soundtrack placed on a CD disc
  • Audio Soundtrack
Release Details

Movie Release Year: 1979
Tech Specs & Release Details

Length: 178
Specs: 4K Ultra HD x2 + Blu-ray + CD
Video Resolution/Codec: 2160p/HEVC / H.265
Aspect Ratio(s): 2.00:1