Caligula: The Ultimate Cut (2023) 4K & 2 Blu-rays

Umbrella EntertainmentSKU: DAVID4969_OR
Edition: Slipcase
Price:
Sale price $79.95 AUD
Release Date:  16 October 2024

This is the official AU/NZ release.
Extras:

UHD100

  • NEW! 4K HDR Caligula - The Ultimate Cut
  • NEW! Audio-Commentary with Heather Drain Caligula: The Rise, Fall & Resurrection Video Essay by Jarret Gahan
  • 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

Description

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

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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