Thursday, April 30, 2009

Dorian Gray (1970) aka Das Bildnis Des Dorian Gray aka Il Dio Chiamato Dorian aka The Evils Of Dorian Gray aka The Secret Of Dorian Gray

3 / 5
Tagline: N/A
Directed by: Massimo Dallamano
Written by: Marcello Coscia, Massimo Dallamano
Actors include: Helmut Berger, Richard Todd, Herbert Lom
Genre: Horror
Length: 101 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: UK/Italy/West Germany

A very cool story, but not the greatest execution. The story is simple, Dorian Gray is in love and had a friend paint is portrait. He's self obsessed and can't stand the thought of aging. He ends up making a deal with the devil to be permanently young and attractive. Although he gets to keep his looks, his insides begin changing and he becomes a horrid person. The painting reflects how ugly he actually is which is kinda neat too. It's quite the lesson really and a great idea just not the most entertaining film.

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