Mcdowell Settles Old Scores On Caligula Dvd Commentary Track

Veteran actor MALCOLM MCDOWELL agreed to record a commentary track for an upcoming DVD release of his controversial movie CALIGULA, despite the fact he hates the film. MCDowell only agreed to tape the voiceover track when he learned his Oscar-winning co-star on the raunchy 1979 movie, Dame Helen Mirren, had already recorded one. And MCDowell admits he used the opportunity to settle a few old scores. He tells MTV, "I pretty much did let it rip (on the commentary track). "They said to me, 'Look, Helen Mirren did a track...' and I went, 'Dame Helen Mirren did a track on Caligula? Who am I to refuse?' "I've got very ambivalent feelings about the film, unfortunately, because (Penthouse publisher and producer Bob) Guccione really behaved so badly. He stuck in porn and all that, and it doesn't seem to bother anybody else except me." The 'Three-Disc Imperial Edition' of Caligula is released on DVD in the U.S. in October (07).


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As much as I like Malcolm, and believe he had no idea of a lot of the porno scenes - the fact is there's plenty of raunchy, tasteless, 'may-as-well-be' porn scenes with him IN THEM to go around. The man knew what kind of movie he was making, and I suspect he simply felt betrayed by the director chopping up the film and adding scenes as he did. No fault to Malcolm there - I'd be furious too and I'm sure the man paid far more attention to his scripts, directors, and legal recourse in his future endeavors. But I don't think his is a valid excuse to escape any questionable morality questions ;pFortunately, I could give a damn about morality.
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I have always been a HUGE Malcolm fan, but could never bring myself to see Caligula. His feelings about it are the exact reasons I did not want to see it. I had seen just about everything else he was in until that movie-we went to see Clockwork Orange, If, and O Lucky Man every time they hit the midnight show circuit. I always felt a bit guilty about not supporting him in that movie, but now I feel much better. Thanks, Malcolm!
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