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    Some caps from the 'version integrele' off of the Italian Stormovie release of Caligula: The Untold Story (which, to answer Robert's question, is the best of the bunch that I've seen).

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    And from the non-anamorphic shorter version of the movie...

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    Yeah...The D'Amato one is definitely the best one I have seen on this subject.....Old Joe was a real pro when he put his heart and mind to something that interested him

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    Quote Originally Posted by sukebanboy View Post
    Yeah...The D'Amato one is definitely the best one I have seen on this subject.....Old Joe was a real pro when he put his heart and mind to something that interested him
    He also had the right sort of style to tackle a project like that. He made a lot of period style movies and obviously had a thing for costumes and exotic locations and, of course, sex and violence, so a Caligula style movie would have obviously been right up his alley. In hindsight I think it would have been cool to see him to more movies in this vein. As it stands, this is the only one I know of that he made outside of one listed on the IMDB called Virgin For The Roman Empire that maybe something similar? Never seen it, don't know of any easily accessible release - just speculation on my part based on the title.

    But then, later in his filmography, there are these movies:

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    These all appear to be shot on video hardcore features, but I figure they still count.
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    I saw the documentry about Joe D'Amato called UNCUT....Basically a full interview with him and clips running from his film between....

    He stated the hardcore stuff he shot was artistically worthless...and that he only did it for the money..quick shoots with no thought or feeling or effort...just fancy dress hardcore......but that somehow his movies became popular and he was offered more and more.....and he took the jobs only when the movies he wanted to make lost too much money....

    SO I would say NO they don't count as they basically have no story and are just modern hardcore in period dress.....Whereas his Caligula movie was not made under duress/need or pressure....

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    Fair enough, then. I have only seen a couple of his SOV hardcore efforts - still kinda interested in seeing these though, at least until I'm out of this phase.
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    For a decent rip-off of Caligula it has to be more than the sex and orgies I think..Need the atmosphere and the setting and the violence....(and Laura Gemser helps too!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jane View Post
    Some caps from the 'version integrele' off of the Italian Stormovie release of Caligula: The Untold Story (which, to answer Robert's question, is the best of the bunch that I've seen).
    Had chance to watch it yet, Ian? How does it look in motion? The copy I had looked like an improvement over the German release but suffered from some encoding issues (lots of macroblocking, etc) which had me returning to the German DVD whenever I wanted to rewatch the film. It would be nice to know if Stormovie have issued a second pressing of the picture - possibly unlikely, but you never know...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sukebanboy View Post
    I saw the documentry about Joe D'Amato called UNCUT....Basically a full interview with him and clips running from his film between....

    He stated the hardcore stuff he shot was artistically worthless...
    I don't know. Some of it was pretty decent. The Rudolph Valentino movie he made has its moments, imo.
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