An uproarious version of history that proves nothing is sacred – not even the Roman Empire, the French Revolution and the Spanish Inquisition.
Movie History of the World: Part I with English subtitles.
Contains strong language and moderate sex and drugs references
Sex & Nudity
Sex & Nudity Reason
This film has a large number of sexual jokes throughout. In one scene, a centurion is trying to find out which of the "eunichs" is not an eunich. He has a slave girl do a erotic dance in front of each of the men, waiting for one of them to have an erection. In another scene, the king of France, directing a live-action chess game, gives directions that end up in the simulated gang-rape of the woman playing the part of the queen.
A Roman emperor ogles pretty maidens in full view of his consort.
A Roman emperor uses his scepter to scratch his lower parts and obviously enjoys the sensation this provides.
More than half of the "French Revolution" segment revolved around King Louis constantly groping, harassing, and having sex with any and every woman he wants to.
In one scene, the empress inspects Trojan soldiers who are bottomless - views of several bare buttocks are shown.
Violence & Gore
Violence & Gore Reason
Most of the violence in the film is comedic.
A man is referred to by homophobic language (once as f*gg*t and once as f*g).
A fair amount of the word "fuck" is used numerous times including 1 "motherfucker", as are other profanities like shit, ass, son-of-a-bitch, etc. A gag revolves around a man whose entire job at the French Royal Court consists of carrying around a bucket for the male members of the court to relieve themselves in - he is known as the "garcon l'pis," or as the king calls him a few times, "piss-boy."
A Roman emperor repeatedly belches and flatulates.
Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking
Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking Reason
Gregory Hines' character constructs an enormous marijuana joint in one scene in an attempt to get the Romans pursuing him stoned.
A man snorts cocaine.
At the end of the Roman scene, in order to escape the Roman soldiers, they wrap marijuana in a piece of paper and light it on fire, making smoke come out, getting the soldiers high. This is done for comedic effect.
Frightening & Intense Scenes
Frightening & Intense Scenes Reason
None really, though some viewers may be offended by a gag revolving around Jesus.