Dorian Gray

Dorian Gray

DVD - 2010
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"Young Dorian Gray arrives fresh on the London social scene and is taken under the wing of corrupt, dev[i]lish Lord Henry Wotton who introduces him to the seedy pleasures of London life. Desperate to protect the youth and beauty captured in his portrait, Dorian swears he would give anything to stay as he is ... even his soul. Slipping deeper and deeper into a world of sin, sex and celebrity, his deeds grow ever more evil in an attempt to hide his secret."--Container.
Publisher: [United States] : National Entertainment Media ; Port Washington, NY : Distributed by E1 Entertainment, 2010
ISBN: 9781417212743
1417212748
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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swyckl
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.

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peasworth
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.

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dwerger
May 10, 2014

To all the purists, who felt this movie was too graphic, perhaps you should read the unedited version of this book. Wilde's work was heavily edited before publication so as not to offend Victorian sensabilities. This movie was very well done and did not shy away from Dorian's descent into depravity and exploration of all the vices available to him. Colin Firth plays a thoroughly unlikeable character. Definitely worth watching

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Lunora
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.

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downsman
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.”

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mtb2000
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.

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Violence: This title contains Violence.

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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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Monolith
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..."

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Monolith
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."

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Monolith
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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