Veni Vidi Depraviti: Two Caligula Films
In one of the earliest entries in the subgenre, ItaloFilth veteran Bruno Mattei (THE OTHER HELL, WOMEN’S PRISON MASSACRE) set the Caligsploitation standard for informative history, raid-the-peplum-props ingenuity and jaw-dropping depictions of ancient Roman depravity: When the deranged emperor (Vladimir Brajovic of THE STORY OF O) falls for an insatiable gladiatrix (Betty Roland of Mattei’s CALIGULA REINCARNATED AS NERO), their reign will launch a mind-bending bacchanal of torture, sodomy, incest, castration, borrowed footage and aroused livestock. Françoise Blanchard (THE LIVING DEAD GIRL), Florence Guérin (Cozzi’s THE BLACK CAT) and the infamous Sal Boris (THE BEAST IN HEAT) co-star in this saga of saturnalian obscenity, presented in the Explicit Italian Version scanned in 2K from the original negative.
Only legendary maestro di sleaze Joe D’Amato (EMANUELLE IN AMERICA, ABSURD) could outdo the original CALIGULA for twisted sex, maniacal violence, and eye-popping perversion: David Brandon (BEYOND DARKNESS, STAGEFRIGHT) stars as the insane young emperor whose love of brutality and degradation is surpassed only by his hunger for enslaved virgins, cruel vengeance, extreme acts of ‘horseplay’ and beyond. Laura Gemser (BLACK EMANUELLE), Gabriele Tinti (ENDGAME), Charles Borromel (ABSURD) and future director Michele Soavi (CEMETERY MAN) star in this epic of orgiastic excess written by D’Amato and Luigi Montefiori/George Eastman (ANTHROPOPHAGUS) with a lavish score by Carlo Maria Cordio (SHOCKING DARK), presented in the Explicit Italian Version scanned in 2K from the original negative.
Caligula And Messalina
Caligula: The Untold Story