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1979 film by Tinto Brass


Released 1979 (43 years, 9 months ago)

Director Tinto Brass
Duration 156 minutes
Genre exploitation film, Porno, erotic film, biographical film, drama film and LGBT-related film
Composer Bruno Nicolai
Production company Penthouse
Country of origin United Kingdom, United States of America and Italy
Screenwriter Gore Vidal, Masolino D'Amico, Bob Guccione, Malcolm McDowell and Tinto Brass
Producer Bob Guccione and Franco Rossellini

About Caligula

Caligula: The Most Controversial Film of All Time

In 1979, director Tinto Brass and producer Bob Guccione released Caligula, a historical drama that depicted the life of the infamous Roman emperor. The film starred Malcolm McDowell as Caligula, and featured an all-star cast including Helen Mirren, Peter O'Toole, and John Gielgud.

However, Caligula was not your typical historical drama. The film was filled with explicit sex scenes, graphic violence, and disturbing imagery. It was also notorious for its troubled production, with rumors of on-set conflicts and Guccione's interference in the editing process.

Despite the controversy, Caligula was a financial success, grossing over $23 million worldwide. However, it was widely panned by critics, with Roger Ebert calling it "sickening, utterly worthless, shameful trash."

Today, Caligula is remembered as one of the most controversial films of all time. It has been banned in several countries, and remains a cult classic among fans of exploitation cinema.


- Ebert, Roger. "Caligula.", 1980.

- Kermode, Mark. "Caligula: The Most Controversial Film in History?" The Guardian, 2018.

- Murray, Noel. "Caligula: The Rise and Fall of the Most Controversial Film in History." The A.V. Club, 2015.

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