The Secret of Dorian Gray

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Raro Video
101 Minutes
Release Country
United States
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Horror, Thriller


Helmut Berger, Richard Todd, Herbert Lom


Massimo Dallamano

Plot Synopsis:

The Secret of Dorian Gray is a classic, seventies, Italian film restored to its original splendor. Taking place in London, a wealthy young man, Dorian Gray, is in love with an aspiring actress named Sybil. He is also in the process of getting his portrait painted by his ascot-wearing friend, Basil. When the portrait is finished however, Dorian complains that he will grow old while the painting will never change. On the same night, as if he has sold his soul to the devil, exchanging vanity for morality, he ends it with Sybil, and accepts the seductive offer of a woman whose party he attends. The next day, the painting looks slightly older. In horror and fascination, Dorian hides it away and continues a life of sexual experimentation. Over time, the portrait shows signs of aging, but he remains youthful as if fueled by his ever-increasing libidinal lifestyle; finally, he and Basil face the painting. The exceptionally groovy score by Giuseppe De Luca enhances the seventies milieu. Cinematography by Otello Spila (Pier Paolo Pasolini's Theorem, Paolo Cavara's The Black Belly of the Tarantula.

Technical Specs

  • NEW Digital Transfer from Original 35mm Negative Print

Video Resolution/Codec

  • 1080p/TBA

Aspect Ratio(s)

  • 1.66:1

Audio Formats

  • TBA


  • New and Improved English subtitle translation


  • Interview with the assistant director Maurizio Tanfani
  • A fully illustrated booklet containing critical analysis
  • A fully illustrated Booklet including critical analysis of the film