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Trailer for a Remake of Gore Vidal's Caligula (2005)

Needlework Pictures Presents Francesco Vezzoli in Gore Vidal's 'Caligula' (original title)
This is a short film based on the 1979 film of the same name. The film is stylized with the actors wearing modernized robes and Roman jewelry and females playing male characters and vice-versa.

Director:

Francesco Vezzoli

Writers:

Guy Endore-Kaiser (copywriter) (as Guy Endore-Kaiser), Gore Vidal
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Cast

Cast overview:
Francesco Vezzoli Francesco Vezzoli ... Caligula
Gore Vidal ... Himself
Adriana Asti ... Ennia
Karen Black ... Agrippina
Barbara Bouchet ... Caesonia
Gerard Butler ... Prefect Cassius Chaerea
Benicio Del Toro ... Macro
Milla Jovovich ... Druscilla
Helen Mirren ... Tiberia
Michelle Phillips ... Messalina
Glenn Shadix ... Claudius
Tasha Tilberg Tasha Tilberg
Courtney Love ... Caligula
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This is a short film based on the 1979 film of the same name. The film is stylized with the actors wearing modernized robes and Roman jewelry and females playing male characters and vice-versa.

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Taglines:

Let them hate me, so long as they fear me.

Genres:

Short | Comedy | Drama | History

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Country:

Italy | USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

2 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Trailer for a Remake of Gore Vidal's Caligula See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$120,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Black Label Content See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was shot like a movie trailer, complete with credits to advertise the actors when they first appear on screen and a tag line toward the end of the film. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Caligula (1979) See more »

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2 March 2011 | by TBJCSKCNRRQTreviewsSee all my reviews

If you don't realize it before that time, then by the end of having watched this, there should not be any doubt left in your mind; this was a joke. No one should take the reveal near the conclusion seriously. While I have not seen the original Caligula, I do know of the content and controversy. This is available on the internet. It's a spoof, not a "fake", as it was never intended to be a promotion for an actual film, no such thing was ever in production... that's the *point*. Do you really see this getting made? No young stars of dubious talent, rather, the people in this can actually act, and most are middle-aged or older still. Only a few aren't of that age, such as Jovovich(who, I'll be perfectly honest, was the reason I looked for this at all... and yes, she's gorgeous as usual), and we know she has a sense of humor. And then there's the sheer amount of explicit sex and nudity. Violence, gore and blood are fine by the standards, but not *that*. This means to make you question that. Heck, the one thing that's "realistic" here is that it's a remake. This is heavily stylized, from the glossy look, through the costumes and sets to the casting. The performances are appropriate. And yes, this is plot less. Part of the joke. Whether or not you enjoy this depends on your constitution and what you find funny. I recommend this to anyone who thinks they might like it and can handle the direct nature of some of it. 7/10


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