In an early announcement to retailers, Universal Pictures has its eyes on May for a Fifty Shades of Grey Blu-ray release. The global phenomenon has grossed more than $500 million worldwide. It will make its debut on Digital HD on Friday, May 1, 2015, followed by a Blu-ray and DVD release the following week on May 8th.
Based on E. L. James’ best-selling novel, the Blu-ray will include an exclusive unrated version that features a never-before-seen alternate ending along with almost two hours of all-new bonus features that go behind the scenes of this year’s hottest romance.
Shy and unassuming literature student Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) finds her life forever altered when she interviews the enigmatic Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and is dazzled by the charismatic entrepreneur and his high-flying lifestyle. As the pair embarks on a passionate affair, Ana soon discovers that Grey has dark secrets and desires that will push her to the limits of her imagination—and beyond.
BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO Blu-ray:
Fifty Shades of Grey Unrated and Theatrical Versions
The World of Fifty Shades of Grey: Discover the artistry involved in creating everything Fifty Shades of Grey, including in-depth profiles of stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, and the characters they play.
CHRISTIAN GREY: Inside the world of Christian Grey and what makes him so magnetic and mysterious.
CHRISTIAN GREY PROFILE: Illustrated with film clips: Who is Christian Grey?
JAMIE DORNAN PROFILE: Meet the actor behind the iconic character.
CHRISTIAN’S APARTMENT: Living room, dining room, bedroom, bathroom and the Red Room
CHRISTIAN’S WARDROBE: A look into Christian’s wardrobe.
A RICH MAN’S TOYS: Christian’s cars, the plane, the helicopter, all of the recognizable items from the book, now on screen
ANA: Discovering Ana and what makes her so compelling and relatable.
ALL ABOUT ANA: Learn more about the Ana character
DAKOTA JOHNSON PROFILE: Meet the incredible actress behind Anastasia Steele.
ANA’S WORLD: Beginning with her life as college student to her transformation into a woman living a life of luxury with Christian Grey.
ANA’S WARDROBE: A look into Ana’s wardrobe.
E.L. James & Fifty Shades: A chat with the creator of “Fifty Shades,” discussing the history of the novel and the experience making the film. Follow the author at the Premiere screening in New York and come full circle as the film is released to the fans.
Fifty Shades: The Pleasure of Pain: A discussion with the BDSM consultant and a show-and-tell with property master.
360° Set Tours of Christian and Ana’s apartments including the Red Room
Music Videos from Skylar Grey, The Weeknd and Ellie Goulding
Behind the Scenes of The Weeknd’s “Earned It” Music Video
BONUS FEATURES ON BOTH DVD and Blu-ray:
The World of Fifty Shades of Grey—Friends and Family: Profiles of cast members including Eloise Mumford, Max Martini, Marcia Gay Harden, Luke Grimes, Jennifer Ehle, Victor Rasuk and Rita Ora
Behind the Shades: Follow alongside director Sam Taylor-Johnson, producers E. L. James, Mike De Luca and Dana Brunetti, actors Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson and the rest of the cast through the making of the movie, including a candid discussion about the most challenging aspects of the story.
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