The seductive Messalina (Betty Roland) will stop at nothing to become the most powerful woman in Rome. Gaining the attention of the Emperor Caligula (Gino Turini), she soon finds herself at... See full summary »
Jessica Hamilton goes to Venice for a piano competition, but she's running a little late. On arrival in Venice, she finds that she has no room reservation and that she has been taken out of the competition.
Peter Marc Jacobson,
Roman emperor Caligula leaves the last days of glory amidst orgies of food and sex. During a show by two nude slaves, the emperor is particularly attracted to one of them, Lysia, ignoring ... See full summary »
History tells us that Nero was the Emperor who fiddled while Rome burned. What you would expect from a decadent Roman Empire on the decline are all shown here by the late Bruno Mattei. The ... See full summary »
Sarah Asproon returns to New Orleans to act as executrix of the estate of a millionaire whom she was once the mistress of. She must decide which one of his surviving family members will ... See full summary »
Sister Virginia de Leyva becomes the new Mother Superior at the convent of Monza. Said convent turns out to be a veritable hotbed of sinful carnality and depravity. Debauched priest Don ... See full summary »
The beautiful and dangerous slave trader Druscilla practises all the customs of Ancient Rome - everything in Excess. But even excess can have its limits and the punishments can be very ... See full summary »
The film was re-released a number of times in the 1980s as an alleged "sequel" to Caligula (1979). See more »
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 »
Just the facts! Same sets, different actors! A little Gem!
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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