Caligula Reviews

  • Sep 13, 2019

    Tinto Brass is always the best. When he make a movie, he's make always the best kind of movies. Props also to Mr. Bob Guccione to bring out the pornography and also to Gore Vidal for the screenplay.

    Tinto Brass is always the best. When he make a movie, he's make always the best kind of movies. Props also to Mr. Bob Guccione to bring out the pornography and also to Gore Vidal for the screenplay.

  • Dec 21, 2018

    A rather bizarre and non-erotic historical porn that ultimately fails to tell an actual story

    A rather bizarre and non-erotic historical porn that ultimately fails to tell an actual story

  • Nov 27, 2018

    So despicably exploiting the biography of the eponymous disputatious Roman emperor that even its original director and screenwriter disavow this Penthouse-produced pornography.

    So despicably exploiting the biography of the eponymous disputatious Roman emperor that even its original director and screenwriter disavow this Penthouse-produced pornography.

  • Nov 16, 2018

    Vile, dreary nihilism that no combination of explicit sex, gory special effects, polished acting, or sheer audacity can elevate beyond sheer, simple, shameful trash. While I can admire the effort to create an erotic epic that might do for cinema what Joyce's ULYSSES did for censorship and literature, there just is not much more here to admire than the film's shocking existence--and it certainly does shock, even if it never even remotely entertains. Who knew that necrophilic incest would be so boring?

    Vile, dreary nihilism that no combination of explicit sex, gory special effects, polished acting, or sheer audacity can elevate beyond sheer, simple, shameful trash. While I can admire the effort to create an erotic epic that might do for cinema what Joyce's ULYSSES did for censorship and literature, there just is not much more here to admire than the film's shocking existence--and it certainly does shock, even if it never even remotely entertains. Who knew that necrophilic incest would be so boring?

  • Oct 08, 2018

    A controversial masterpiece, the best peplum ever, at last a porno film you can watch without justifying yourself staring the best actor ever. The long version only. Do yourself a treat.. Watch and love it and rate it fair. It's a must see.

    A controversial masterpiece, the best peplum ever, at last a porno film you can watch without justifying yourself staring the best actor ever. The long version only. Do yourself a treat.. Watch and love it and rate it fair. It's a must see.

  • Aug 16, 2018

    i wouldn't judge this film by its eroticism only. excellent cast and performance. rare gem which is hard to ever outshine...

    i wouldn't judge this film by its eroticism only. excellent cast and performance. rare gem which is hard to ever outshine...

  • Aug 12, 2018

    Well, the mission was sound, the vision good, but the execution iffy. Not bad acting, and actually not a bad movie, but if you are married with children you have to give it 2 stars. If you are a single man, it gets 6 stars, and if you are just married, ask your mate.

    Well, the mission was sound, the vision good, but the execution iffy. Not bad acting, and actually not a bad movie, but if you are married with children you have to give it 2 stars. If you are a single man, it gets 6 stars, and if you are just married, ask your mate.

  • Dec 06, 2017

    A film that is overlooked and judged for being uncompromising. The irony is that if it wasn't, it would betray its main character. The film has great sets and costumes, and a frighteningly vile performance from McDowell.

    A film that is overlooked and judged for being uncompromising. The irony is that if it wasn't, it would betray its main character. The film has great sets and costumes, and a frighteningly vile performance from McDowell.

  • Aug 26, 2017

    A BAD EROTIC FILIM BASED ON A BAD CREEP,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    A BAD EROTIC FILIM BASED ON A BAD CREEP,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  • Aug 25, 2017

    I saw it on the big screen... twice. Obtained a really poor quality VHS copy back in the days before DVD. Bought an uncut version on DVD only to discover that it was a poor quality transfer. At least it had 480 lines of resolution. When it came out on Blu-ray, I bought the uncut version. It was a tremendous improvement over the DVD but still not up to expected quality. I wonder how long it will be before some enterprising people bring out a 4K UHD version. If it comes out, I'll buy it.

    I saw it on the big screen... twice. Obtained a really poor quality VHS copy back in the days before DVD. Bought an uncut version on DVD only to discover that it was a poor quality transfer. At least it had 480 lines of resolution. When it came out on Blu-ray, I bought the uncut version. It was a tremendous improvement over the DVD but still not up to expected quality. I wonder how long it will be before some enterprising people bring out a 4K UHD version. If it comes out, I'll buy it.