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Caligula: 4-disc Imperial Edition (10/02)


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#1 of 45 OFFLINE   PaulP

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Posted July 09 2007 - 06:08 AM

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Before Rome. Before Gladiator. The most controversial film of all time as you've never experienced it before! Combining lavish spectacle and top award-winning stars, this landmark production was shrouded in secrecy since its first day of filming. The unprecedented special edition presents a bolder and more revealing Caligula than ever, with a beautiful new high-definition transfer from recently uncovered negative elements and hours of never-before-seen bonus material.
From the moment he ascends to the throne as Emperor, Caligula enforces a reign like no other as power and corruption transform him into a deranged beast whose deeds still live on as some of the most depraved in history. Caligula is now available in the 4-disc Imperial Edition, as well as single-disc editions (both rated and unrated).

Languages: English Dolby Digital 5.1

Aspect Ratio: 1.85 Widescreen

Extras: Anamorphic
Cast/Crew Biographies

Features:
Booklet
Audio commentary (On-set writer Ernest Volkman)
Audio commentary (Malcolm McDowell and Helen Mirren)
Documentaries (Two versions of "The Making of Caligula")
Interview(s) (Tinto Brass and actors John Steiner and Lori Wagner)
Photo gallery (Never-before-seen images from the set)
DVD-ROM content (Press kit notes)
DVD-ROM content (Interview with Bob Guccione)
DVD-ROM content (Gore Vidal's original screenplay)
DVD-ROM content (Three Penthouse magazine features)
Featurette (Alternate pre-release version of the film with never-before-seen footage)
Digitally remastered (New high-definition transfer of the unrated, uncensored feature film)
Other (Bonus CD containing the full released soundtrack plus 40 minutes of film score never before available)

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#2 of 45 OFFLINE   CraigF

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Posted July 09 2007 - 06:23 AM

Some pretty good actors in that film, huh? I bet it's a real classy epic!

Before considering upgrading Posted Image my current version, I need to know if the feature (not the extras) is anamorphic.

#3 of 45 OFFLINE   PaulP

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Posted July 09 2007 - 06:30 AM

It is anamorphic. They meant that the 16:9 transfer is an "extra" over the previous transfer. Which sucked. Hard.

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Posted July 09 2007 - 06:37 AM

wow that's really milking the format.

so is the cd an extra or part of the 4 disc edition ?
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Posted July 09 2007 - 06:37 AM

LOL, You got to love mainstream porn.. Posted Image

I have the old version. Really, Really bad video quality. I might think about getting the single disc, new, uncensored version. After all, it is the only porn I have. It should at least look good.

I wonder how much the main stars were told ahead of time about the "X"tra scenes that they were not in?
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#6 of 45 OFFLINE   CraigF

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Posted July 09 2007 - 07:11 AM

I wonder if Wal-Mart will have a special bonus disc with this?Posted Image

Thanks for the clarification on the anamorphicity.

Yup, if any film could have negatives recently uncovered, this would be the one. I somehow suspect there are plenty more "covered negatives"...

edit: oscar, my experience is they typically count the CD as one of the discs, so I am guessing there are not 4 DVDs, if that's what you mean.

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Posted July 09 2007 - 11:07 AM

I watched when I was younger solely because of the rating... Now I actually enjoy this perverse gem.

I did not realize that Helen "The Queen" Mirren was in this until just now... It will be quite interesting rewatching it again with that in my head.

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#8 of 45 OFFLINE   Jace_A

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Posted July 09 2007 - 12:15 PM

Would love to hear Helen and Roddy's audio commentary on this one. It may put to rest the story about whether the legit actors knew that they were making a porn film or not. A pity they weren't brave enough to include Gore Vidal in the extras, though. That would have been something.

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Posted July 09 2007 - 01:28 PM

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Would love to hear Helen and Roddy's audio commentary on this one.

You do know it's Malcolm, not Roddy, don't you?

#10 of 45 OFFLINE   Mike Heenan

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Posted July 09 2007 - 03:03 PM

Is the alternate pre release version the Cannes version that ran over 3 hours?

#11 of 45 OFFLINE   Jon Martin

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Posted July 10 2007 - 01:25 AM

Wait, wait, wait.

Did I read that correctly?

A commentary with Helen and Malcolm????????

Is that a real commentary, or just splicing in interview footage, because I can't see them, at this stage in their career, sitting down to watch it again. Mirren has openly said she only did it because it paid her enough to buy her house.

#12 of 45 OFFLINE   Charles Ellis

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Posted July 10 2007 - 01:36 AM

Yeah, but that dance she does in the movie is something else! This film help cement her reputation as an actress willing to drop her clothing at a moment's notice, and considering that she's now a Dame with an Oscar should give hope to the likes of Kate Winslet.

Now let's get down (and dirty!) to the nitty gritty: how much more sex is added to the film, anyway?
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Posted July 10 2007 - 07:36 AM

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Would love to hear Helen and Roddy's audio commentary on this one. It may put to rest the story about whether the legit actors knew that they were making a porn film or not. A pity they weren't brave enough to include Gore Vidal in the extras, though. That would have been something.

Wikipedia has a pretty good overview of the film's history.

This is also an excellent recap.

#14 of 45 OFFLINE   JonZ

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Posted July 10 2007 - 08:03 AM

"This film help cement her reputation as an actress willing to drop her clothing at a moment's notice"

Charles,
She had MUCH more nudity in Savage Messiah, a 4 minute completely nude scene(I have a original VHS copy I got from a mom& pop store that went under)and Age of Consent (lots of topless)

Commentaries and a possible alternate longer cut? Id prob pick this up.

#15 of 45 OFFLINE   PaulP

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Posted July 10 2007 - 08:32 AM

According to that Wikipedia article, there seems to be so many different versions and so much different footage around. Hopefully all of that will be presented here.

#16 of 45 OFFLINE   Mark Zimmer

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Posted July 10 2007 - 09:24 AM

Frankly, if it's an actual commentary of Mirren and McDowell talking about the film while they're watching it, that alone should be worth the price of the set.

#17 of 45 OFFLINE   PaulP

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Posted July 10 2007 - 10:03 AM

Mirren and McDowell watching a porn together? Posted Image

#18 of 45 OFFLINE   Steve Tannehill

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Posted July 10 2007 - 02:51 PM

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You do know it's Malcolm, not Roddy, don't you?

That is Malcolm's porn name.

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#19 of 45 OFFLINE   Jeff Ulmer

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Posted July 11 2007 - 02:58 AM

LOL Steve.

It's about time this got a proper release.

I'm wondering what "Alternate pre-release version of the film with never-before-seen footage" actually is - it's listed as a featurette, which doesn't sound like a 3 hour+ version.

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Posted July 11 2007 - 03:40 AM

I'll only be tempted to pick this up if that is an actual commentary with Malc and Mirren. I've seen the film a couple times, and that was probably good enough for me. Posted Image


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