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#1 of 37 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted June 09 2008 - 04:58 AM

“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)

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#2 of 37 OFFLINE   Eric Peterson

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Posted June 09 2008 - 05:03 AM

Awesome news!

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

#3 of 37 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted June 09 2008 - 06:02 AM

Wow. I'm pleasantly surprised to read this.

#4 of 37 OFFLINE   Joe Karlosi

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Posted June 09 2008 - 06:15 AM

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 of 37 OFFLINE   Michael Elliott

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Posted June 09 2008 - 06:41 AM

It's coming. A film like this just couldn't fit in with FRANKENSTEIN 1970. Posted Image

(although Fox are releasing a higher profile title with two B movies)

#6 of 37 OFFLINE   Richard M S

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Posted June 09 2008 - 06:59 AM

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 of 37 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted June 09 2008 - 07:11 AM

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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?
I think "Beast with Five Fingers" is coming out too in October.

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#8 of 37 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted June 09 2008 - 08:28 AM

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 of 37 OFFLINE   KellyVO

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Posted June 09 2008 - 09:26 AM

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!
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#10 of 37 OFFLINE   Travis87

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Posted June 09 2008 - 10:17 AM

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

#11 of 37 OFFLINE   Corey

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Posted June 09 2008 - 11:55 AM

Great. Been waiting for this on dvd for a long time.
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#12 of 37 OFFLINE   CineKarine

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Posted June 09 2008 - 02:22 PM

The artwork is here
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Posted June 09 2008 - 05:14 PM

Yay! FINALLY! Posted Image
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#14 of 37 OFFLINE   Mark Zimmer

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Posted June 10 2008 - 02:28 AM

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

#15 of 37 OFFLINE   GlennH

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Posted June 10 2008 - 02:40 AM

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.

#16 of 37 OFFLINE   BethHarrison

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Posted June 10 2008 - 02:54 AM

Damn I love Warners original artwork!

#17 of 37 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted June 10 2008 - 03:00 AM

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That was my understanding too, but Horror expert Tom Weaver has recently posted on the Classic Horror Board:

"I heard that restoration work on BEAST WITH FIVE FINGERS was progressing ssslllooowwwlllyyy and that makes it iffy for this year."
If true then at least the work is being done which means eventually it will come out on dvd.




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#18 of 37 OFFLINE   dana martin

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Posted June 10 2008 - 05:33 AM

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
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#19 of 37 OFFLINE   MielR

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Posted June 10 2008 - 09:22 AM

It's not listed on Amazon for pre-order. Posted Image

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. Posted Image
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#20 of 37 OFFLINE   Jim Peavy

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Posted June 10 2008 - 12:03 PM

Finally! Great news.
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