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WHV Press Release: The Picture of Dorian Gray

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    “Picture Perfect” and Newly Remastered

    THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY
    First Time on DVD
    From Warner Home Video October 7



    Burbank, Calif., June 9, 2008 – The Picture of Dorian Gray never gets old. On October 7, just in time for Halloween, Warner Home Video will introduce one of their most requested titles on DVD – MGM’s gripping 1945 adaptation of Oscar Wilde's Victorian horror novel about a man who stays eternally young while his famous portrait ages through the years. The film, starring George Sanders, Angela Lansbury and Donna Reed, was nominated for three Academy Awards,®-winning one for Best Cinematography and a Best Supporting Actress nomination for Miss Lansbury. The Picture of Dorian Gray ($19.97 SRP) has been remastered especially for this release and boasts new bonus features, including cast commentaries, a vintage short plus a special cartoon.

    Special Features

    Cast commentaries by Angela Lansbury and film historian/screenwriter Steve Haberman
    1945 MGM short Stairway To Light
    1945 MGM cartoon Quiet Please!
    Theatrical trailer


    The Picture of Dorian Gray
    $19.97 SRP
    B&W with Color Inserts
    Feature Running Time: 123 Minutes Not Rated
    Full Frame (4x3)
     
  2. Eric Peterson

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    Awesome news!

    I've been wanting to see this film for years and knew that we would eventually get a proper release.
     
  3. TravisR

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    Wow. I'm pleasantly surprised to read this.
     
  4. Joe Karlosi

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    It's always great when an old film like this is released. All the same, I must be honest and say that, personally, I was hoping there would be a Warner "horror set" for Halloween. So I'm wondering - does the fact that this title is being released by itself negate that likelihood? Or is there still a chance of getting Boris Karloff's THE WALKING DEAD and FRANKENSTEIN 1970 as well as Peter Lorre's BEAST WITH FIVE FINGERS?
     
  5. Michael Elliott

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    It's coming. A film like this just couldn't fit in with FRANKENSTEIN 1970. [​IMG]

    (although Fox are releasing a higher profile title with two B movies)
     
  6. Richard M S

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    Wow, you made my day! Even though I have the laser disc of this title, I am still really excited to see this come out on DVD finally, and with Angela Lansbury participating in the commentary track!

    The press release does not mention it, but both of the shorts are Oscar winners.
     
  7. Robert Crawford

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    I think "Beast with Five Fingers" is coming out too in October.
     
  8. Matt Hough

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    I'm very excited to read about this release. I'll finally be able to retire that old Golden Jubilee VHS I've been watching for years.
     
  9. KellyVO

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    It's about time. I know tons of people that have been waiting for this on DVD.

    It's awesome that Angela Lansbury is doing a commentary!
     
  10. Travis87

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    sounds like i'll be getting this one for sure. my brother & myself always pop in old horror-drams around Halloween time
     
  11. Corey

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    Great. Been waiting for this on dvd for a long time.
     
  12. CineKarine

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    The artwork is here
     
  13. MielR

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    Yay! FINALLY! [​IMG]
     
  14. Mark Zimmer

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    And with the color inserts---which I've never seen. Really looking forward to this disc.
     
  15. GlennH

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    Great news. I saw this for the first time (including color inserts) on TCM within the past six months or so. I was planning on recording it next time it aired to make my own DVD-R copy. Now I won't have to.
     
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    Damn I love Warners original artwork!
     
  17. Robert Crawford

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    If true then at least the work is being done which means eventually it will come out on dvd.




    Crawdaddy
     
  18. dana martin

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    this was the title i ask for at the chat with wb, well it took more than a year , but some things are worth the wait
     
  19. MielR

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    It's not listed on Amazon for pre-order. [​IMG]

    I also taped this off TCM (along with the trailer), but I will buy the DVD too, because it will be of better quality.

    I hope the trailer included on the DVD is the same one that's shown on TCM, as it contains some deleted footage from the film.

    EDIT: It's listed for pre-order now. [​IMG]
     
  20. Jim Peavy

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    Finally! Great news.
     

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