'Caligula' Coming to Blu-ray

Posted Thu Aug 7, 2008 at 06:00 AM PDT by Peter Bracke

One of the most controversial films of all time is coming to high-def, with Image Entertainment announcing an early-November Blu-ray release for 'Caligula.'

Produced by legendary Penthouse editor Bob Guccione, Jr. and documenting the decadence of the reign of Roman Emperor Gaius Julius Germanicus, 'Caligula' attracted an all-star cast (including Sir John Gielguld, Malcolm McDowell, and Dame Helen Mirren) but was later scorned by both its cast and critics when Guccione spliced in sexually explicit and violent footage to spice up the film.

Released in a myriad of video editions over the years, Image Entertainment has now announced 'Caligula: The Imperial Edition' for Blu-ray, bringing a newly-remastered and remixed version to high-def on November 4.

Tech specs include the complete unrated version of the film presented on a BD-50 dual-layer disc, with 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 video and DTS-HD Lossless Master Audio 5.1 Surround.

Extras mirror past DVD editions and are extensive, including multiple audio commentaries, "The Making of Caligula" documentary, additional featurettes, behind-the-scenes footage, make-up tests, deleted scenes, and still galleries.

Suggested retail price for the Blu-ray has been set at $29.98.

You'll find the latest specs for 'Caligula' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under its new date of November 4.

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Caligula (Blu-ray)
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