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Caligula

Caligula, featuring Malcom McDowell, portrays a very vivid look into the last few days of Roman Emperor Gaius Germanicus Caligula. He was known for having relations with his sister and just in general being very carnal in his actions.

A lot of people have said this has been one of the worst films they’ve seen. I’ll have to disagree. I kinda liked it. It’s not a film for children, that’s for sure. One scene involves Caligula ramming his fist in another man’s anus. If you want to see a lot of violence and general raunchiness then this film is for you.

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Caligula (Unrated Edition) (DVD)

Director: Bob Guccione, Giancarlo Lui, Tinto Brass
Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Peter O'Toole, Helen Mirren, Teresa Ann Savoy, Guido Mannari
Rating: Unrated (Not Rated)

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Caligula (The Imperial Edition) [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Peter O'Toole, Helen Mirren, John Gielgud, Teresa Ann Savoy
Rating: Unrated (Not Rated)

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Pink Flamingos

When I say I’ve seen it all, that’s a big statement. But then I saw this. Pink Flamingos. How could a god create something so … pink-flamingo-ey. And why’s that dude got to fuck a chicken on the naked woman?

This acting is so awful, I don’t even have the words to describe it, and I’ve just come off a decent acid binge. For the time period, this movie was revolting, and that’s what it wanted to be. People loved it. Instant cult classic. For me however it was lacking, but who am I to say for a time period I wasn’t apart of.

Here’s a piece from the DVD:

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Pink Flamingos (DVD)

Director: John Waters
Starring: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole, Danny Mills
Rating: NC-17 (Adults Only)

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Bye Bye Monkey

Bye Bye Monkey on IMDBWhat a nutty movie. What a nutty time period, the ’70s. Young Gérard Depardieu is amazing. From IMDB: A man walking on the beach near New York City finds the corpse of King Kong. He also finds Kong’s orphaned son, and takes it to a friend who lives in the city, and they decide to raise it.

Bye Bye Monkey

I’ve love to see this pulled off now. The acting was great, story was great. A feminist theater company Depardieu sometimess works for was having troubles coming up with an idea. Someone mentioned rape as a subject. They tried to do a reverse rape on Depardieu, but they liked it heh. Interesting part of the movie.

There’s plenty of nudity in here, as well as Depardieu making out with a 60 year old woman. The ending was a bit dramatic, but I liked it.

One comment on IMDB hit it correctly: Is it another world, or our world gone mad?

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Bye Bye Monkey (DVD)

Director: Marco Ferreri
Starring: Gérard Depardieu, Marcello Mastroianni, Geraldine Fitzgerald, James Coco, Mimsy Farmer
Rating: Unrated (Not Rated)

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El Topo

El Topo (The Mole), yet another Alejandro Jodorowsky film (and on our Top 10 List), is about a gun fighter and his son riding through the desert. They come across a city that has been slaughtered by The Colonel and seek revenge. They do find The Colonel and his men, and eventually cut off The Colonel’s gonads. The Colonel then shoots his own brains out.

After they have secured the prisoners from The Colonel and his men, one of them being a woman, they attempt to leave. The woman fights her way past the gunfighters son and rides with him, leaving his son behind with monks.

The lady says she’ll only stay with him if he defeats the four masters in the desert. So the quest is on. Riding through the desert the gun fighter shows his skills. He can shoot a rock and water will come forth. He can dig in the sand and find eggs to eat. This looks to be based on his faith in God.

As time goes on, the lady seems to corrupt him and lose his faith.

I won’t give up the details of the quest to destroy the masters, but it is epic and he learns a lot. After the quest is over you’ll understand why it’s called El Topo. This is a great movie and Jodorowsky really takes you on a journey. It is a must see. If you had to see only one Jodorowsky film, I’d say The Holy Mountain, but this comes in second place.

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El Topo (DVD)

Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky
Starring: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky, José Legarreta, Alfonso Arau, José Luis Fernández
Rating: NR (Not Rated)

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