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DORIAN GRAY (2009) 
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Click here for the review of Dorian Gray (2009)

A direct-to-DVD release (in the U.S.) that deserved better.


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Post Re: DORIAN GRAY (2009)
Thanks, JB, for reviewing this one. Otherwise, I wouldn't have known it existed.

I remember watching the original Picture of Dorian Gray as a kid. It was tame by today's standards; in fact, it was tame by the standards of the Universal horror movies of its own era. Yet, there was something about the menacing atmosphere of that movie, especially waiting to finally see that picture locked upstairs in the attic, that really creeped me out. And George Sanders was born to play that role.


Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:12 am
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Sweet. I'm always game for an unexpected Videoview. Doubly sweet: I actually have access to this film through a relative. I passed because it looked fairly terrible, but I'll certainly check it out now. Nice how these VideoViews can draw your attention to certain movies.


Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:08 pm
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Hmmmm

I really like Colin Firth, but Ben Barnes was wooden as hell.
47% Rotten Tomatoes, 6/10 IMDB
4/10 from me

Rob


Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:57 pm
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Yeah, apart from Colin Firth, I didn't particularly like this either.

How does a review end up on RottenTomatoes? Currently there isn't any review from a "Top Critic". If/when they link to James' review his will be the only one. That's bound to be worth some advertising dollars (more likely it'll be cents), right?


Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:47 am
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ed_metal_head wrote:
Yeah, apart from Colin Firth, I didn't particularly like this either.

How does a review end up on RottenTomatoes? Currently there isn't any review from a "Top Critic". If/when they link to James' review his will be the only one. That's bound to be worth some advertising dollars (more likely it'll be cents), right?


Access through a relative :-)
Rob


Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:53 am
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Robert Holloway wrote:
ed_metal_head wrote:
Yeah, apart from Colin Firth, I didn't particularly like this either.

How does a review end up on RottenTomatoes? Currently there isn't any review from a "Top Critic". If/when they link to James' review his will be the only one. That's bound to be worth some advertising dollars (more likely it'll be cents), right?


Access through a relative :-)
Rob


Hey, hey! That wasn't code for anything. I did get a borrow from a cousin. I won't say how he got it.


Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:45 pm
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Quote:
...what may be Wilde's most famous novel...


Most likely, considering it was his only novel. ;)


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