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DVDCaligula uncut: Guccione’s x-rated DVD goes on sale
Caligula uncut: Guccione’s x-rated DVD goes on sale

By Arifa Akbar
Tuesday, 26 August 2008
Independent.co.uk

When it was produced in 1979, the film Caligula was meant to be the most lavish historical drama of its day, designed for an art-house audience with star casting and spectacular sets.

The cream of British cinema was enlisted, including Helen Mirren, John Gielgud, Peter O’Toole and Malcolm McDowell, as well as a Hollywood budget of 17.5m and the scriptwriting talents of the acclaimed novelist, Gore Vidal.

Despite a script by Gore Vidal and a stellar cast, the original version of ‘Caligula’ was a critical flop. Then the publisher of Penthouse got involved, but his efforts were judged too hot for the censors until now.



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