The rise and fall of the notorious Roman Emperor Caligula, showing the violent methods that he employs to gain the throne, and the subsequent insanity of his reign – he gives his horse political office and humiliates and executes anyone who even slightly displeases him. He also sleeps with his sister, organises elaborate orgies and embarks on a fruitless invasion of England before meeting an appropriate end. —IMDb
Giovanni Brass (born March 26, 1933), better known as Tinto Brass, is an Italian filmmaker. He is noted especially for his work in the erotic genre, with films such as Così fan tutte (released under the English title All Ladies Do It), Paprika, Monella (Frivolous Lola) and Trasgredire.
Brass was born in Venice12. He is of Russian and Austro-Hungarian background. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s he created many avant-garde films, including Nerosubianco, L’urlo, and La Vacanza. However, he is best known for his erotic epics, Salon Kitty, The Key, Senso ‘45 and Caligula. The latter film was a collaboration with celebrated author Gore Vidal, Franco Rossellini and Penthouse magazine publisher Bob Guccione. However, many consider Caligula not to be a true Tinto Brass film since post-production was not handled by Brass. The director demanded that his name be stricken from the credits after Guccione inserted hardcore sex scenes and recut much of the film’s story and theme structure. Despite… read more
I don't think it stands up as well today; the overuse of sexually explicit scenes was once shocking, but now has become rather dull now that our culture has changed. Cut 40 minutes out of it and you have an amazing movie. Do we really need to see a minute long hold on a blowjob; it felt like I was watching 2001: A Space Odyssey at one stage.
The unfairly scoffed at and infamously overlooked historic-erotic masterpiece. Although this film may be mostly soaked in sweat and semen, it is also spattered with blood. Beneath the pornographic exterior, the story of Caligula is ultimately a tragic and maddening tale of love, lust, and power. Our beloved Gaius remains one of the most blood-thirsty, power-hungry, and fascinating characters in human history.
Piensen por un momento en el panorama. ¿Se imaginan el revuelo que causaria por estos dias ver anunciada en la cartelera un film con escenas de sexo explicito, y que entre su reparto figurasen nombres… read review