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Dorian Gray [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Ben Barnes
Dorian Gray [DVD] DVD ~ Ben Barnes
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Every screen adaptation of Oscar Wilde's Picture of Dorian Gray has disappointed me. Expecting to regret it I nonetheless decided to give this version a go. I have been hugely and pleasurably surprised. This film is a terrific interpretation of the story which despite straying in parts from the original, fully captures the spirit of Wilde's famous book. I was especially impressed by the performance of Ben Barnes in the title role. He skillfully portrays Dorian's transition from innocence and purity to corruption, depravity and downright evil. I found him completely convincing as both the young and enchanting Dorian as well as the old, debauched and murderous monster who still appears… Read more
Two Men in Town [DVD] [1973] [Region 1] [US Import&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Alain Delon
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars French gem, 22 Mar 2012
Deux Hommes dans la Ville (Two Men In Town) is the last of three films pairing veteran actor Jean Gabin with Alain Delon. Having never previously seen this film and having read only a brief synopsis of the plot, I expected this to be a fairly conventional tale of a freed prisoner attempting to go straight and then driven back to crime by a conspiracy of circumstances. It does start exactly in this way.
Gino (Alain Delon) is a convicted safe cracker serving his tenth year of a twelve year sentence. His probation officer Germain (Jean Gabin) recommends his release on licence to the parole board. Despite their misgivings, swayed by Germain's certainty that Gino is reformed, they authorize… Read more
Rocco and his brothers [Masters of Cinema] [1960] &hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Alain Delon
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitive Rocco, 16 Mar 2012
There are several versions of this film currently available; look no further, this is the one to buy. Restored here to it's orginal anamorphic ratio, this print offers excellent picture and sound quality. This release also offers the optional French language soundtrack where Alain Delon and Annie Girardot voice their own lines. The original soundtrack has them both overdubbed by Italian actors.
The film has two main themes: the influx of southern Italians to the north of the country, a controversial and emotive subject at the time, and betrayal.
Visconti wrote the film for Delon whose performance shows him to be much more than the pretty boy dismissed by critics and detractors. It… Read more

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