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Caligula 1979 123movies

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What would you have done if you had been given absolute power of life and death over everybody else in the whole world?Aug. 14, 1979156 Min.
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Watch: Caligola 1979 123movies, Full Movie Online – Pagan Rome, 37 A.D. With the reign of the frail, syphilis-ridden, half-mad Emperor Tiberius coming to an end, Prince Gaius Augustus Germanicus, aka Caligula, is summoned to the demented ruler’s palace of sin on the island of Capri. After the murder of bedridden Tiberius, Caligula is proclaimed the new emperor, who, in turn, proclaims his beloved sister and lover, Julia Drusilla, as his equal, much to the disgust of the Roman Senate. Now, as a four-year reign of depravity and terror commences, allegiances turn into betrayal, virginities are destroyed, torture and execution weed out the competition, and dangerously megalomaniac Caligula declares himself a god. Can the Roman Empire tolerate the uncontrollable mania of the insane tyrant?.
Plot: The perversion behind imperial Rome, the epic story of Rome’s mad Emporer. 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 oppose him, and more.
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A distinguished international cast; a screenplay by Gore Vidal; respected, award-winning talent behind the scenes; and millions of dollars at its disposal. What could possibly go wrong? Where would you like to start? CALIGULA (1979) had so much potential. I’d like to think that there’s another universe where Vidal’s much darker original script was given over to, say, Stanley Kubrick. That world now has a SPARTACUS (1960) for the post-porn age. Instead, we have something closer to CENTURIANS OF ROME (1981) with only slightly less cocaine. Producer Bob Guccione could have made a case for the big budget/star/studio X-rated film, which hadn’t really existed in a meaningful way since the early-’70s. But in insisting that his art must be pornographic, he failed artistically ???????????? pornographically: It’s not intellectually engaging enough to satisfy the art crowd, and it’s not physically arousing enough to satisfy the raincoat crowd. Still, this film remains a one-of-a-kind curiosity. Its enduring infamy allows it to be re-released in various home video editions every so often, bringing in viewers – and more importantly, money – like a carnival barker reels in passers-by to see the bearded lady. Perhaps Guccione knew what he was doing after all.
Review By: adorablepanic

Walk through a Bosch painting and marvel at the excesses and debauchery. Critics don’t take this seriously because a porn producer snipped it up and inserted his own scenes. It is what it is. A near masterpiece.
Review By: Arrrrrrrach
Beyond the controversy lies a good film
This film, as with all, has good points and bad points.

In general, I feel that the good ones far outweigh the bad.

The film simply gives the story of the rise and death of Emperor Caligula in a very straight-forward manner. Indeed, it can be seen as shocking, but I think that this is a side-effect of it’s desire to be realistic, rather than a deliberate act on the part of the film-makers.

The cinematography and camera work is awful. The huge sets seem at times almost claustrophobic which is an absolute crime considering the magnificence of them. There is also too much emphasis on Caligula himself, to the detriment of revealing some important traits in other characters, making them seem somewhat shallow at times.

The sex scenes are very well placed within the context of the film. I thought that only two scenes stood out as being unnecessarily overt, but for the most part, the explicitness is on the fringe of the focus of each scene, while also playing a major part in the atmosphere.

Never once did I feel that any dialogue was out of place, nor did the acting strike me as being bad.

By far the biggest problem with this film is the fact that the sexual content is widely advertised and therefore anticipated before viewing. This may cause people to focus dominantly on those scenes without really looking at the film as a whole. For me, it enhanced the film. Not in a particularly titillating way, but in the fact that there was no compromise during scenes of sexual acts. Roman orgies are regarded to have been extremely opulent and promiscuous – I found it refreshing to see one as it may have actually been rather than lots of fully-clothed laughing fat men pouring red wine over their faces and eating grapes while draped with female automatons.

In summary, Caligula definitely has it’s place in film history due to it’s controversy, but if you look beyond that controversy, you should find a rather good film which neatly tells the story of how power can turn someone into a madman.

Review By: fromwithin
Despite pretensions to being some kind of accurate historical epic, this is basically a 2.5 hour porno, with lots of close-up violence.
It’s a rare sensation to come across a film so embarrassing that you feel an urge to turn away from the screen. But when you see a noble actor like Sir John Gielgud surrounded by naked, copulating couples that’s just what you’ll want to do. Add to that Peter O’Toole as syphilis-ridden emperor Tiberius and Malcolm McDowell sticking his finger up a male victim’s anus, and you begin to appreciate that Caligula is solely of interest to addicts of sick/outrageous films.

The film charts the life of notorious Roman emperor Caligula (McDowell), a highly disturbed individual whose story is told through a series of sexual encounters, decapitations, betrayals, murders, incestuous relationships and lesbian sex scenes.

Although Caligula was totally mad in real life, and probably did succumb to his base instincts more often than not, the film is still inexcusable filth. The sex in the film isn’t used as one aspect in a multi-layered story – the sex IS the story. After a while, all the nudity, hip thrusting and nipple sucking becomes tedious due to sheer repetition. The performances are totally undisciplined, particularly McDowell who throws caution to the wind and gives a performance that is all wild-eyed posturing. O’Toole seems to be treating the script with the contempt it deserves (surely he’s in it purely for the money?!). Rumours abound that additional pornographic scenes were added without the director’s consent during post production, but in truth there isn’t a single minute in Caligula that is dignified or well-made. It is doubtful that this amount of time, talent and money will ever be thrown at a porno film again, so in that sense Caligula is a one-of-a-kind experience… on the other hand, it’s so monumentally awful that perhaps the fact it is “one-of-a-kind” is a blessing in disguise.

Review By: barnabyrudge

Other Information:

Original Title Caligola
Release Date 1979-08-14
Release Year 1979

Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 36 min (156 min), 2 hr 17 min (137 min) (Spain), 1 hr 42 min (102 min) (R-rated) (USA), 2 hr 3 min (123 min) (recut) (Italy), 2 hr 28 min (148 min) (re-release) (USA), 1 hr 55 min (115 min) (original)
Budget 17500000
Revenue 23438120
Status Released
Rated Unrated
Genre Drama, History
Director Tinto Brass
Writer Gore Vidal, Malcolm McDowell, Masolino D’Amico
Actors Malcolm McDowell, Peter O’Toole, Helen Mirren
Country Italy, United States
Awards 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix Mono (original release)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1, 1.95 : 1 (Blu-ray release)
Camera Arriflex Cameras (35 mm)
Laboratory N/A
Film Length 3,421 m (1984 version) (Italy), 4,135 m (1979 version) (Italy)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 100T 5247)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm

Caligula 1979 123movies
Caligula 1979 123movies
Caligula 1979 123movies
Caligula 1979 123movies
Caligula 1979 123movies
Caligula 1979 123movies
Caligula 1979 123movies
Caligula 1979 123movies
Caligula 1979 123movies
Caligula 1979 123movies
Original title Caligola
TMDb Rating 5.957 605 votes

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