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The Picture Of Dorian Gray DVD

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Perfection on the outside. Murderous corruption within.

Years change. Handsome Dorian Gray does not. He remains youthful-looking. But a portrait of him tells another story. It changes with the years, revealing the horrific effects of Gray's life of debauchery and evil.

From Oscar Wilde's novel and filmed in a rapturous, deep-focus style that earned a Best Cinematography Academy Award, this chilling tale remains unchanging in its power and entertain. Hurd Hatfield plays the rakish title character in this morality tale, also featuring George Sanders as a Wilde-like dandy who leads Gray to perdition. Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominee Angela Lansbury as a music-hall thrush victimized by Gray, plus Donna Reed and Peter Lawford. Every picture tells a story. But none tells as haunting a tale of terror as The Picture of Dorian Gray.
Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 110 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: October 7, 2008
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Includes:
    - Commentary by Angela Lansbury and Historian Steve Haberman
    - Oscar-Winning Short: Stairway to Light
    - Oscar-Winning Short: Quiet Please!
    - Theatrical Trailer
Reviews
8 Reviews
4.8

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NoneThe Picture Of Dorian Gray DVD
 
4.8

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Pros

  • Engaging characters (6)
  • Entertaining (5)
  • High production value (4)
  • Great cinematography (3)
  • Original (3)

Cons

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  • Adult viewers (3)
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4.0

Creepy twisted plot

By Derek

from Royal Oak, MI

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  • Engaging Characters

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    Comments about this product:

    Main character is a twisted creepy guy. He comes to a bad end.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Beauty is only skin deep

    By yolanda

    from San Antonio, TX

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    • Engaging Characters
    • Original

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      Comments about this product:

      Reminds us not to take people at face value.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This film never gets old.

      By TCM Fanatic

      from New York

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      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Entertaining
      • Great Cinematography
      • High Production Value
      • Original

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        Comments about this product:

        I've loved this film since first being introduced to it years ago. It is a wonderful adaptation of the Oscar Wilde story. The cast was chosen perfectly, the cinematography is excellent. A must-see for any film lover!

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Scary!

        By Snarky Susan

        from PA

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        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Entertaining
        • Good Adaptation
        • Great Cinematography
        • High Production Value
        • Informative
        • Original

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          The first time I saw this movie, when I was around 10 or 11 years old, I was SO scared by it! Now I think it is a very interesting and thought-provoking movie. It is still rather scary to watch and appropriate for teens and older. The drama builds well and the ending is the scariest part! For those who think vampires and zombies are horrific, they have not yet experienced Dorian Gray!

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good movie!

          By RP

          from Boise, ID

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          • Entertaining

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            Comments about this product:

            They don't make them like this anymore..

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Timeless story

            By marciamarie

            from Michigan, USA

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            • Entertaining
            • High Production Value

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              Comments about this product:

              Wilde's tale is told clearly without being explicitly vulgar considering the subject matter. The understated quality is fitting with the era's attitude toward forbidden pleasure. My personal favorite performances-George Sanders, at his arrogant and articulate best, and, Angela Lansbury as the epitome of virginal sincerity.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              great movie

              By Coco

              from Chula Vista,CA

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                A trued classice

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The archetypal Dorian

                By Doug S (not MGM pioneer Douglas Shearer)

                from Columbus, OH

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                • Engaging Characters
                • Entertaining
                • Great Cinematography
                • High Production Value

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                  Comments about this product:

                  When you read Wilde's book, you think of MGMs film from 1945. And vice-versa. The only great novel by Oscar -- the only great film realization. Nonpareils, both of them.

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