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Dorian Gray


UK 2009, 112 minutes
Dir. Oliver Parker
Rating: [R16]
Genres: Horror

Topics: Gothic.


Aroview: Hit-and-miss Gothic imagining of Oscar Wilde's classic, with Ben Barnes as the ageless man and Colin Firth as the silver-tongued Lord who corrupts him.

The third of dir. Parker's Wilde adaptations (he also directed AN IDEAL HUSBAND and THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST), this is possibly the least faithful, due to an overexplict take on Wilde's philosophical text; the film is stuffed to the brim with sex and violence. Barnes is a bit bland, but Colin Firth steals the show as the wonderfully slimy Lord Henry Wotton.

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  • cast and/or crew interviews
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • trailers
  • aspect ratio: 16:9

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