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The Emperor Caligula: The Untold Story (1982)

Caligola: La storia mai raccontata (original title)
Unrated | | Adult, Drama, History | 2 February 1982 (Italy)
The mad Roman emperor Caligula romances a young Moor woman plotting to kill him while he continues his debauched lifestyle of sex and murder.

Director:

Joe D'Amato (as David Hills)

Writers:

Joe D'Amato (as David Hills), George Eastman (as Richard Franks)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Brandon ... Caligula (as David Cain Haughton)
Laura Gemser ... Miriam
Luciano Bartoli ... Messala (as Oliver Finch)
Charles Borromel Charles Borromel ... Petreius
Fabiola Toledo ... Livia
Sasha D'Arc Sasha D'Arc ... Ulmar / Guard
Alessandro Freyberger Alessandro Freyberger ... Ezio (as Alex Freyberger)
Larry Dolgin Larry Dolgin ... Cornelius
Gabriele Tinti ... Marcellus Agrippa
John Alin John Alin ... Tullio Gallio
Ulla Luna Ulla Luna ... Clizia
Michele Soavi ... Domitius
Joan McCoy Joan McCoy
Didi Franks Didi Franks
Giorgia Williams Giorgia Williams
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Storyline

The deranged Roman emperor Gainus 'Caligula' (Little Boots) Caesar (12-41 A.D.) rules Rome with an iron fist and has anyone tortured and executed for even the slightest insubordination. Mostly set during the last year of his reign, as Caligula loses support due to his brutal and crazed excess, a young Moor woman, named Miriam, becomes his lover while plotting to kill him to avenge the murder of a friend which Caligula was responsible for. But Miriam is torn between her personal vendetta against Caligula and her own personal feelings towards him despite his madness and debauched lifestyle of orgies and bloody torture murders. Written by matt-282

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Adult | Drama | History | Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

2 February 1982 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Emperor Caligula: The Garden of Taboo See more »

Filming Locations:

Anzio, Italy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metaxa Corporation See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (hardcore)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Alternate Versions

While the Italian version was thought to be the most complete cut of the film available, an even longer version was released on DVD in Germany in 2004. This cut contains over 20 minutes extra footage. See more »

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Edited into Caligola: Follia del potere (1997) See more »

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Joe D'amato is at his usual game.
12 March 2005 | by Ky-DSee all my reviews

A fact I would never admit to people I want to like me, I am a fan of Joe D'amato flicks. Here he is up to his old tricks; offering over the top blood shed, pointless plotting and (depending on which version you have) some X-rated sex scenes.

If you know anything about history, then there is no point in going through the plot. For those unaware, Caligula was a Ceaser and emperor of Rome. He was also generally regarded as the most brutal, demented ruler the empire ever had.

Joe D'amato strings together a lose revenge tale around his favorite leading lady, 'Black Emmanuel' Laura Gamser (funny, she's Asian). Her friend is killed by the diabolical Emperor in a botched rape attempt and she goes undercover into the place to get vengeance. Along the way we see three-ways, four-ways, prostitute training, a man impaled on a spike, the list just goes on. The coup de grace is a party scene in which we are treated to gladiators killing each other, a horse (yes, I said horse) hand job, and a long (if you have the real unedited version, which to my knowledge is out of print) orgy with all the X-rated trimmings.

D'amato flicks are most certainly an acquired taste. Most will find this to be filth, but if you have the mind for it, then this is one of the sleaze master's best.

6/10


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