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Caligula: The Imperial Edition (R2) in September

Arrow Films have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Caligula: The Imperial Edition on 29th September 2008 priced at £24.99. The press blurb is too good not to include here…

The notorious and ludicrously opulent multi-million dollar ‘porn epic' that sees esteemed British acting stars Malcolm McDowell, John Gielgud, Peter O'Toole and Helen Mirren being outrageously upstaged by graphic sequences involving anal fisting, explicit lesbian trysts, orgies and blow jobs (among other things), the uncut Caligula finally comes to DVD in September.

The Imperial Edition is a four-disc set that features three separate versions of the film including the complete, fully uncut and uncensored version that sealed this demented film's reputation as one of the most controversial in cinema history.

Due to many varied censorship issues and legal problems, over the years since its completion Caligula has emerged in several different versions. The four-disc Caligula: The Imperial Edition includes the three most widely known of these – the full, Uncut Version (2 hours 36 minutes), the UK Theatrical Version (1 hour 42 minutes) and the Alternative Version (2 hours 33 minutes), the latter replacing most of the more sexually explicit sequences with alternate scenes and alternate camera angles. The fourth disc of Extras features a variety of materials (documentaries, interviews, press notes, etc.) that provide a comprehensive background on the history and the making of the film.

Caligula – The Uncut Version - 2 hours 36 minutes

  • Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Dolby Digital 5.0 Surround Sound and Dolby Digital 2.0 audio options

Caligula – The Theatrical Version – 1 hour 42 minutes
  • Anamorphic Widescreen
  • DD2.0 audio
  • Trailers: Teaser, trailer & R-rated trailer
  • North American bonus footage (31:33mins)
  • Behind the scenes footage (79:37mins)

Caligula – The Alternative Version – 2 hours 33 minutes
  • Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Dolby Digital 5.0 Surround Sound and Dolby Digital 2.0 audio options
  • Deleted and alternate scenes (48:08mins)
  • Audio commentaries by Malcolm McDowell, Helen Mirren and Ernest Volkman (Penthouse magazine's on-set writer and reporter)

Extras Disc
  • Making of Caligula documentary (61:47mins)
  • Making of Caligula featurette (9:55mins)
  • My Roman Holiday with John Steiner (24:21mins)
  • Caligula's Pet: A Conversation with Lori Wagner (28:19mins)
  • Tinto Brass: The Orgy Of Power (34:28mins)
  • Stills galleries
  • Additional DVD-ROM content includes press kit notes; cast and crew biographies; script; novelization.

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