Directors: Tinto Brass; Bob Guccione
Cast: Nerva: John Gielgud; Caesonia: Helen Mirren; Emperor Tiberius Caesar: Peter O’Toole; Emperor Gaius Germanicus Caesar (Caligula): Malcolm McDowell; Julia Drusilla: Teresa Ann Savoy; Longinus: John Steiner; Chaerea: Paolo Bonacelli; Macro: Guido Mannari; Charicles: Leopoldo Trieste; Claudius: Giancarlo Badessi; Livia: Mirella D’Angelo; Messalina: Anneka Di Lorenzo; Agrippina: Lori Wagner; Ennia: Adriana Asti; Gemellus: Bruno Brive
Taglines: What would you have done if you had been given absolute power of life and death over everybody else in the whole world?
The most controversial film of the twentieth century has just become the most controversial film of the twenty first century.
Storyline: The rise and fall of the notorious Roman Emperor Caligula, showing the violent methods that he employs to gain the throne, and the subsequent insanity of his reign – he gives his horse political office and humiliates and executes anyone who even slightly displeases him. He also sleeps with his sister, organises elaborate orgies and embarks on a fruitless invasion of England before meeting an appropriate end. There are various versions of the film, ranging from the heavily- truncated 90-minute version to the legendary 160-minute hardcore version which leaves nothing to the imagination (though the hardcore scenes were inserted later and do not involve the main cast members).