Dorian Gray

Dorian Gray

Blu-ray Disc - 2010
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When Dorian Gray arrives in London he immediately falls under the influence of Lord Henry Wotton, leading to a life of increasing debauchery. Dorian soon trades his soul for eternal youth and as his lust for pleasure grows, he resorts to murder to protect his secret.
Publisher: [United States] : National Entertainment Media, 2010.
ISBN: 9781417212750
Branch Call Number: BLU-RAY FICTION DOR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Laura_X Mar 05, 2015

Based on the novel by Oscar Wilde, 1890.

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May 16, 2017

If you like thrillers, you will like this DVD. I have seen the original story. I like the original story where the painting grows old instead of him. It did not have a lot of sex and violence. This version is obsessed with sex and violence. It is not appropriate for children.

Feb 19, 2015

A great story made into a poor movie. I really prefer the old black and white version.
The best option might be to sit down and read the book.

Aug 22, 2013

Parts of it were done well, but they changes way too much from the book. And it was WAY too explicit, whereas Dorian's corruption was only hinted at in the book without explaining anything. Also adding a love interest with Harry's daughter was cheap, since she wasn't even in the book.

Aug 18, 2013

I thought this a well-executed adaptation of the essence of Wilde's book. An awful lot of the comments by other library patrons are negative, often because Parker 's adaptation offers fairly graphically what Wilde only (and could only, in his time period) hint(s) at. However, it was made for the big screen, not Masterpiece Theatre, and-like almost all adaptations--takes some liberties with the original text. If any book is sacred to a reader, it's best he or she doesn't watch a movie adaptation, rather than watching it anticipating disappointment.

aaa5756 Jan 06, 2013

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. “Not too bad---good performance”. "I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.”

mrsgail5756 Jan 06, 2013

It was O.K for a home TV movie. I was entertained and interesting. But it was NOT worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box. "I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.”

Dec 20, 2012

Parental guidance advised!

Mee2 Sep 29, 2012

One does not need to watch the most depraved scenes in order to understand that Dorian Gray was a depraved man. Oscar Wilde did not write graphic depictions in his book; why the movie director saw fit to do it, is beyond me. There are immoral, corrupt people in all societies at all times; that does not make vice commendable, nor ad nauseam depictions of vice and the corruption of the human soul. The book made it all so clear then, so I guess Victorians were more intelligent than us, sophisticated modern Men who can only understand if we see...

susienor Sep 21, 2012

Oscar Wilde told a lot about Dorian’s perversity and fall into a world of depravity with very few words—and no graphic descriptions. This movie plunges too eagerly into images of vice to try to better explain things the author mastered remarkably well. No need to try to describe things that are much better explained with a mere hint. This movie was a waste of time; watch the older version instead.

EuSei Sep 14, 2012

To dwerger: I don't have Victorian "sensabilities" [sic]. I am a fan of Oscar Wilde and read (and enjoyed) most of his books. I read "The Picture of Dorian Gray" several times, (including the unedited version which has NO pornography) so I was very excited to watch this new movie version. Well, my jaw literally dropped when Dorian has sexual relations with another man... This is not simply taking some liberties with the original text, but changing the story to something altogether different. There is absolutely nothing in the book that could lead the director to a scene like that; even Wilde, a known homosexual, would have never dared to go that far! (And ANY book, then or now, is heavily edited to please the readers; nothing new on that!) The movie mostly concentrates in depicting all kinds of perversions--which the director seems to have enjoyed filming and the actors perform--than the message Wilde explicitly conveys in his book: vice will destroy the sinner at the end. The level of depravity in this movie is such it may surprise even the most depraved viewer. In the book Dorian was an extremely handsome young man, something the actor who portrayed him is not. Watch the older movie versions and skip this one. Better even: read the book!

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Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.


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Mar 27, 2012

Dorian Gray (to Basil Hallward): "Can you even imagine... being able to do anything you please... and live out every whim and impulse... while the world just sees you GLEAM..."

Mar 27, 2012

Lord Henry Wotton: "...People die of common sense, Dorian, one lost moment at a time. Life is a moment. There is no hereafter. So make it burn always with the hardest flame."

Mar 26, 2012

Lord Henry Wotton (to Dorian Gray): "...Everything is possible for you because you have the only two things worth having... youth and beauty..."


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