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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

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

2 Blu-ray Discs Extras
  • Ultimate Cut (173mins)
  • Unrated Theatrical 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


 

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Way more Caligula than I probably need, but I find it to be a fascinating dumpster fire of a train wreck of a movie, so I couldn't resist.

I found discount code STEEL15 that will get you 15% off, if you're into that sort of thing.
 

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OK , am I wrong to assume here that this includes the brand new version of the film that was assembled most recently and essentially uses almost all new and alternative footage? Is that what the "Ultimate Cut" is?
 

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Way more Caligula than I probably need, but I find it to be a fascinating dumpster fire of a train wreck of a movie, so I couldn't resist.

I found discount code STEEL15 that will get you 15% off, if you're into that sort of thing.

Basically, Caligula is the definition of "way more than I will ever need" which is the entire reason to watch it.
 

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I'm such a sucker for these "big box of crap" editions, coupled with my fascination over the complete re-cut of the movie, that I had no qualms about shelling out the shekels for that set.
 

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I shelled money out for it also. We played it in the theatres and drive-in with an R rating. Helen Miriam had very revealing lesbian scene toward the end of the film. Years later when i met her and her director husband, all I could do was think about that scene and pretty much was incorrerent talking to her. I’m sure she was glad to get away from me. :rolleyes:
 

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OK , am I wrong to assume here that this includes the brand new version of the film that was assembled most recently and essentially uses almost all new and alternative footage? Is that what the "Ultimate Cut" is?
Yes, the "Ultimate Cut" is the new one.
 

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I think they also have 3 disk release without the swag.
There is also a 4-disc (2UHD, 1 BD, 1 CD) domestic variant coming in September from Drafthouse Films, that includes the uncut version in 4K SDR, and a soundtrack CD, but is much less stacked in terms of overall extras.
 

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There is also a 4-disc (2UHD, 1 BD, 1 CD) domestic variant coming in September from Drafthouse Films, that includes the uncut version in 4K SDR, and a soundtrack CD, but is much less stacked in terms of overall extras.
Well, that's the one I want. I don't need another box o'junk.
 

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I’m both insanely curious about this mega release and unsure that my lifespan is long enough to possibly go through it all.
 

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I've ordered the mega set -- the inclusion of 2 Gore Vidal screenplays was the major draw for me in the mega set. I saw this as part of a reserved seat engagement on the East Side of Manhattan, maybe the Coronet?, and subsequently on a
Gatefold laser disc that I rented. Mainly a draw for me due to the amazing cast, more Helen Mirren in the new version apparently and different nuances for McDowell, and of course the Vidal screenplays. I'm a huge soundtrack collector so I had to weigh the mega version vs the more compact version with the soundtrack CD. What can I say -- words won out!
 

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Such an interesting artifact of the short era when you could put real hardcore porn into a dramatic movie and sell it as culturally important to mainstream audiences. I recall the frenzy when it arrived on home video. One of the few x rated films in the regular section of video store shelves.
 
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Way more Caligula than I probably need, but I find it to be a fascinating dumpster fire of a train wreck of a movie, so I couldn't resist.

I found discount code STEEL15 that will get you 15% off, if you're into that sort of thing.
How do or where do I add this STEEL15 code to get the 15% off Brian?
 

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I saw this as part of a reserved seat engagement on the East Side of Manhattan, maybe the Coronet?

That would be the former Trans-Lux East on E 58th St and 3rd Ave, a little more than a block from the Coronet, John. Guccione four-walled the theatre and renamed it "Penthouse East" for the February 1, 1980 opening and it had an exclusive run there for the next nine months. Afterwards, it was renamed (yet again) the Crown Gotham.

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