New Release: Dorian Gray DVD and Blu-ray

Eternity has its price in Dorian Gray, a horror movie adaptation from National Entertainment Media that was released on Blu-ray disc and DVD on Aug. 24, 2010, for a suggested retail price of $24.98 each.

Based on Oscar Wilde’s landmark Victorian-era thriller novel, the lavish genre film stars Academy Award nominee Colin Firth (A Single Man), Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Stardust), Golden Globe nominee Rebecca Hall (Vicky Cristina Barcelona) and Ben Chaplin (The New World). The director is Oliver Parker, who seems to be making a career out of directing Wilde’s plays, as he has already helmed The Importance of Being Ernest (2002) and An Ideal Husband (1999).

Dorian Gray follows the story of the handsome but naive Dorian (Barnes), who arrives in Victorian London and is immediately swept into a social whirlwind by the charismatic Lord Henry Wotton (Firth), who introduces him to the hedonistic pleasures of the city. Lord Henry’s friend, society artist Basil Hallward (Chaplin) paints an exquisite portrait of Dorian to capture the full power of his youthful beauty, and when it’s unveiled, Dorian makes a wishful vow to give anything to stay as he is in the picture – even his soul. When his flippant pledge is fulfilled – his portrait ages while he does not – the young master descends down a path of horror, wickedness, debauchery and murder in order to hide his terrifying secret.

Both the DVD and the Blu-ray disc include the following special features:

  • audio commentary with director Parker and screenwriter Toby Finlay
  • multiple behind-the-scenes featurettes
  • cast and crew interviews
  • deleted scenes and more.

Check out the film’s trailer :

 

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.