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Messalina, Empress of Rome (1977)

Messalina, Messalina! (original title)
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Anneka Di Lorenzo ...
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Agrippina (as Lory Kay Wagner)
Raf Luca
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Zenturio Bisone
Pino Ferrara
Salvatore Borghese ...
Mevius (as Sal Borgese)
Alessandra Cardini ...
Calpurnia
Luca Sportelli
Ombretta De Carlo
Marco Tulli ...
Senofonte (as Primo Marco Tulli)
Viviana Larice
Lino Toffolo ...
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11 August 1977 (Italy)  »

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Caligula II: Messalina, Messalina  »

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The film was re-released a number of times in the 1980s as an alleged "sequel" to Caligula (1979). See more »

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When the fly is buzzing around in front of the Roman guard's face (just before he eats it), if you look carefully, as it flies in front of his face, you can barely see the string holding up the fake fly being dangled in front of the actor's face. See more »

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Just the facts! Same sets, different actors! A little Gem!
25 May 2002 | by (London, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

First off, "Messalina, Empress of Rome", is not the original title of this movie, and neither is "Caligula, the sins of Rome". These are both titles given to the original 1977 movie, "Messalina! Messalina!". It was re-titled for the video market in 1991 and 1994. The very cool thing about this movie is that it features almost all the sets and props used in the 1980 Classic, "Caligula". Caligula was actually shot in 1976, but because of various lawsuits, wasn't released until February 1980. The Co-Producer of Caligula, Franco Rossellini, decided in early 1977 to use the sets and props left-over from Caligula and shoot a quickie. He cast 2 actresses from Caligula, Anneka di Lorenzo and Lori Wagner, for the new movie, and then brought in a whole new crew to help out. It's true this movie isn't the best, it's dubbed from the Italian, it's grainy, but it is definatley a fun watch. There are some very funny scenes, some nice boobies, and a bit of a story to keep things interesting. You really get to see the Caligula sets, designed by Danilo Donati, much better than in Caligula, and that in itself is worth the price of admission. For more info, check out the official Caligula fan site, listed on this page! Cheers!


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