Caligula: The Ultimate Cut (1979/2023) (4K + Blu-ray Collector's Edition) (Umbrella Entertainment Webstore Exclusive) [Australia]

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Release date: October 16, 2024
Purchase link: Umbrella Entertainment
Price: AUD $150.00

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"A total reconstruction of the film with not one frame used from the notorious 1979 version, THE ULTIMATE CUT retells the story with far more focus on Helen Mirren’s forceful and commanding performance"

Eh...Huh?
 
More details TBA in regards to Umbrella Entertainment release

I expect will have some difference in extras and cuts of the film included compared to USA release from Drafthouse Films
It's possible umbrella release will be 3 cuts of the film while Drafthouse release includes 2 cuts of the film

Both USA and Australia releases have the Ultimate Cut that was done in 2023
It's different to 1979 version
 
"A total reconstruction of the film with not one frame used from the notorious 1979 version, THE ULTIMATE CUT retells the story with far more focus on Helen Mirren’s forceful and commanding performance"

Eh...Huh?
 
I haven't seen any version, don't understand how "not one frame" from the original Theatrical can be not used, don't understand "restored excised inserts" conundrum, and just wanna know - will there be tits and porn and a maximus maximum of all that? :hilarious:
 

ABSOLUTE POWER - Caligula: The Ultimate Cut (2023) Collector's Edition (4K +2 Blu-rays +2 Books +Magazine +Rigid case +Slipcase +2Posters +Artcards)


Extras:
Only available from the Umbrella webstore, the ABSOLUTE POWER - Caligula: The Ultimate Cut Collector's Edition includes:
  • A brand new 4K HDR restoration and reconstruction from original camera negative on UHD100 disc
  • A total of 5 different cuts across 1 UHD and 2 Blu-rays
  • Over 200 page hardback bound book including a host of essays, interviews and artwork
  • Over 200 page bound book with 2 Gore Vidal screenplays and the novelization
  • Partial re-print of May 1980 Penthouse Special Caligula Issue
  • Custom artwork outer rigid slipcase by Will de Villiers
  • Custom artwork design slipcase by Will de Villiers
  • 8 poster cards
  • 2 x A3 reversible posters featuring French Ultimate Cut, Australian Ultimate Cut, USA and Italian original posters
  • Limited Edition numbered release


UHD100

    • NEW! 4K HDR Caligula - The Ultimate Cut
    • NEW! Audio-Commentary with Heather Drain
  • Trailer


2 Blu-ray Discs Extras

  • Ultimate Cut (173mins)
  • Unrated Theatrical Cut (HD 156mins)
  • Io, Caligola: The Italian Cut (SD 124mins)
  • Australian Rated Cut (SD 102mins)
  • Caligula: Pre-release cut (HD 153mins)


  • NEW! Audio-Commentary with Heather Drain
  • NEW! Caligula: The Rise, Fall & Resurrection Video Essay by Jarret Gahan (40mins)
  • NEW! Thomas Negovan and Aaron Shaps discuss Caligula: The Ultimate Cut (60mins)
  • NEW! Thomas Negovan on Caligula at Cannes (60mins)
    • NEW! Post-screening Q&A with Malcolm McDowell and Thomas Negovan at Fantastic Film Festival 2023
    • NEW! Q&A with Malcolm McDowell and Thomas Negovan at Fantastic Film Festival 2023
  • Audio commentary with actor Malcolm McDowell, moderated by Nick Redman
  • Audio commentary with actress Helen Mirren, Alan Jones and James Alice Chaffin
  • Audio commentary with on-set writer Ernest Volkman (interviewed by Nathaniel Thompson)
  • Hours of archival footage including deleted scenes, alternate scenes, behind-the-scenes, documentaries, featurettes and interviews with Tinto Brass, John Steiner, Lori Wagner, Gore Vidal and more!
 
The Unrated Theatrical Cut (HD 156mins)
That is the porn version
And we don't get it in UHD, unlike the other release, if that was true. There the Theatrical Unrated was supposed to also be on a UHD disc.
Maybe there's no difference in quality, though, so that's a wait and see situation I guess.
I think I should buy this monstrous edition for the physical goodies alone, although I don't care for the novelisation/screenplays book. They did the same with Mario Bros. - a bit too much extraneous stuff. 1 book less, $30 cheaper would be best.
 
For a guy who utterly despised the movie ultimately spawned from his script, Gore Vidal was one hell of a salesman:

“The shocking part of it, which is worth noting, is that the actors were signed on the strength of the script and my name. But now it’s been turned into a porno film. I would accept a good porno film. But we’re not talking about Penthouse pornography, we’re talking about basement pornography.”


“The film is being shot in Rome, but it seems to be shot in a Miami Beach hotel....”


“It is not just another bad movie. It is a joke movie.”


“It’s a mess, and it could have been such a good movie. Peter O’Toole, John Gielgud, a wonderful cast, came along all set for a Shakespearian mood, and found they were being asked to appear in a comic-strip porno film with sets that look like the lobby of the Fountainebleau Hotel in Miami. Every scene has someone playing with his/her c__t or c__k”.

And, of course….

“We don’t even get ‘the porno cut’ in UHD.”
 
Every scene has someone playing with his/her c__t or c__k
I don't know what the movie is about, but... if you're rich, it's warm, nothing to do - no job, screens, movies, electronics, etc - but plenty of pretty girls ('sexist!'), people around - then all I'd do is play with someone's... genitals, mmmkay!? :D
 
Did a good job on the box set, and I suppose the price isn’t the worse I’ve seen. That being said, I’m out. This movie is really not good.
 
There is also a standard edition with a slipcase

Includes the same 3 discs you get in collector's edition.

AUD $79.95

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