ABSOLUTE POWER - Caligula: The Ultimate Cut (2023) Collector's Edition (4K +2 Blu-Rays +2 Books +Magazine +Rigid case +Slipcase +2Posters +Artcards)

Umbrella EntertainmentSKU: DAVID4969_COL
Sale price $150.00 AUD
Release Date:  16 October 2024

This is the official AU/NZ release.

Only available from the Umbrella webstore, the ABSOLUTE POWER - Caligula: The Ultimate Cut Collector's Edition includes:

  • A brand new 4K HDR restoration and reconstruction from original camera negative on UHD100 disc
  • A total of 5 different cuts across 1 UHD and 2 Blu-rays
  • Over 200 page hardback bound book including a host of essays, interviews and artwork
  • Over 200 page bound book with 2 Gore Vidal screenplays and the novelization
  • Partial re-print of May 1980 Penthouse Special Caligula Issue
  • Custom artwork outer rigid slipcase by Will de Villiers
  • Custom artwork design slipcase by Will de Villiers
  • 8 poster cards
  • 2 x A3 reversible posters featuring French Ultimate Cut, Australian Ultimate Cut, USA and Italian original posters
  • Limited Edition numbered release


  • NEW! 4K HDR Caligula - The Ultimate Cut
  • NEW! Audio-Commentary with Heather Drain
  • Trailer

2 Blu-ray Discs Extras

  • Ultimate Cut (173mins)
  • Unrated Uncensored Cut (HD 156mins)
  • Io, Caligola: The Italian Cut (SD 124mins)
  • Australian Rated Cut (SD 102mins)
  • Caligula: Pre-release cut (HD 153mins)
  • NEW! Audio-Commentary with Heather Drain
  • NEW! Caligula: The Rise, Fall & Resurrection Video Essay by Jarret Gahan (40mins)
  • NEW! Thomas Negovan and Aaron Shaps discuss Caligula: The Ultimate Cut (60mins)
  • NEW! Thomas Negovan on Caligula at Cannes (60mins)
  • NEW! Post-screening Q&A with Malcolm McDowell and Thomas Negovan at Fantastic Film Festival 2023
  • NEW! Q&A with Malcolm McDowell and Thomas Negovan at Fantastic Film Festival 2023
  • Audio commentary with actor Malcolm McDowell, moderated by Nick Redman
  • Audio commentary with actress Helen Mirren, Alan Jones and James Alice Chaffin
  • Audio commentary with on-set writer Ernest Volkman (interviewed by Nathaniel Thompson)
  • Hours of archival footage including deleted scenes, alternate scenes, behind-the-scenes, documentaries, featurettes and interviews with Tinto Brass, John Steiner, Lori Wagner, Gore Vidal and more!

Disc type: 4K and Blu-ray
No. of discs: 3
Running time: 173
Audio format: 5.1 & 2.0
Format: 2160P
Colour: COLOUR
Languages: English
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Image ratio: 2.00:1
Subtitles: English
Year of Production: 2023
Release Date: 16 October 2024


Wield absolute power! CALIGULA has arrived with FIVE cuts including the THE ULTIMATE CUT in 4K HDR, several hours of NEW and archival extras, TWO 200+ page books with NEW and archival content, and a Caligula edition of Penthouse.

Watch all five cuts, including a 4K HDR remastered version lovingly put together by producer Thomas Negovan using previously unused footage.

Despite its controversial reception due to its graphic content and historical inaccuracies, CALIGULA remains a provocative exploration of the depths of human corruption and the consequences of absolute power. With a stellar cast including Malcolm McDowell, Helen Mirren, and Peter O'Toole, the film remains a cult classic for its audacious portrayal of ancient Rome's darkest moments.

Released in 1980 after years of delay, CALIGULA remains notoriously famous for its nightmarish filming, budget-blowing delays and artistic differences, resulting in a hybridised yet still scandalously violent and erotic film. More than forty years later, you can now watch the painstakingly restored cut with previously unreleased scenes. CALIGULA delves into the debauched reign of the Roman emperor Gaius Caligula, infamous for his tyranny and extravagance. Produced by Bob Guccione of Penthouse Magazine, the film offers a lurid depiction of Caligula's descent into madness, exploring – through historical drama and explicit erotica - his incestuous relationships, sadistic tendencies, and megalomaniacal desires for power. 

Cast: Malcolm McDowell; Helen Mirren; Teresa Ann Savoy

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