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A lonely aristocrat Miss Gray has a twin sister who's in an asylum. They share a strange bond. Miss... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Lina Romay ... Doriana Gray/Doriana's Twin Sister
Monica Swinn ... The journalist
Raymond Hardy ... Ziros
Peggy Markoff ... Blond victim
Martine Stedil ... Ziros's Girlfriend
Andrea Rigano ... Nurse

Directed by
Jesús Franco 
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Jesús Franco 

Produced by
Erwin C. Dietrich .... producer
Original Music by
Walter Baumgartner 
Cinematography by
Peter Baumgartner 
Jesús Franco 

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79 min | Germany:75 min
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Germany:18 (2011)

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Eerie Transcendental Porn, 6 March 2010
Author: R C from United States

Doriana Grey should please Franco's admirers, leaving others alternately bored, confused, and aroused in spite of themselves. As with others of the director's films, there's a dreamlike quality to the proceedings, with wealthy and ennui-afflicted recluse Doriana strolling leisurely through her home or staring at the sky between sexual encounters played out to tranquil sitar music.

Some of the actors seem to be playing their parts in a trance, as if hypnotized before shooting, like the cast of Herzog's Heart of Glass. The English dubbing, too, is mostly monotone, which only enhances, rather than hurts, the timeless, otherworldly atmosphere, with dialogue ranging from the seemingly lofty ("It is the destiny of all beauty to be destroyed") to the simply lewd ("Go down on me").

The DVD, as of writing, has long gone out of print, but Franco enthusiasts are encouraged to look for this one. The staring, frightening lust expressed in Lina Romay's eyes alone is worth at least one visit to her château.

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