Canadian based distributor Unobstructed View has acquired the North American disc rights and all Canadian rights to Caligula: The Ultimate Cut, which premiered at Cannes last year as a completely new edit of the infamous 1980 original produced by Penthouse’s Bob Guccione.

The only place to experience The Ultimate Cut and a 4K restoration of the original 1980 theatrical version will be on a limited edition numbered UHD Boxed Set available on Unobstructed View’s company’s e-commerce site. U.S. based customers will have the added option to purchase from a small allotment on Releasing concurrently will be an additional Two-Disc Blu-ray set and a DVD version, with the Blu Ray including the restored original.

Caligula: The Ultimate Cut
Street Date: September 17, 2024.
VOD: October 18, 2024.

Caligula: The Ultimate Cut is a scene-by-scene reconfiguration of Tinto Brass’ controversial somewhat raunchy epic chronicling the Roman Empire’s most debauched emperor, starring Malcolm McDowell, Peter O’Toole and Helen Mirren. Among the new bonus features is a commentary from Ultimate Cut producer Thomas Negovan and editor Aaron Shaps. It is scheduled for theaters across North America on August 16 with Drafthouse Films handling US theatrical distribution.  It will be screened in major markets across Canada in limited release. The four-disc UHD set is loaded with new  and original bonus features and includes a CD of The Ultimate Cut’s soundtrack.

We have been waiting for the right vehicle with which to amp up our US game and this film is it – notorious, rare and collectible,” says UV’s founder and President Jonathan Gross, who licensed UV’s rights from Drafthouse Films. “We are thrilled that Drafthouse Films has chosen to work with us. We are also thrilled to have Diabolik on board because they are a leading provider of curated home entertainment.

Toronto-based Unobstructed View celebrated their 30th year in business last year. Their noteworthy history of US disc releases includes the Portlandia TV series, the Richard Lewis retrospective Bundle Of Nerves and the sports docs Facing Nolan and Rowdy.UV recently added former Kino Lorber Senior VP of Sales Alan Fergurson as a consultant to further help consolidate and grow UV’s US business. Says Gross, “Alan brings a lot to the table. We are honored to have a first ballot home entertainment hall-of-famer with us.

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