"I'm not even kidding. My favorite film of all time is Tinto Brass's Caligula. With a movie that combines the qualities of a lush big budget studio Roman epic Period Piece, and the kind of exploitation that Joe D'Amato would frequently get sued over, there is no other large scale piece of high quality smut exploitation that I could possibly choose over Bob Guccione's ode to paganism. This is fucking Caligula. A big budget mainstream porno film that screwed its way into worldwide cinemas throughout the late 70s and early 80s. A movie to satisfy the tastes of audiences craving the finest in bestiality, and the finest in Shakespearian Actors."
"'Caligula' is sickening, utterly worthless, shameful trash. If it is not the worst film I have ever seen, that makes it all the more shameful: People with talent allowed themselves to participate in this travesty. Disgusted and unspeakably depressed, I walked out of the film after two hours of its 170-minute length. That was on Saturday night, as a line of hundreds of people stretched down Lincoln Ave., waiting to pay $7.50 apiece to become eyewitnesses to shame. . . . 'Caligula' is not good art, it is not good cinema, and it is not good porn. "This movie," said the lady at the drinking fountain, "is the worst piece of shit I have ever seen.""