Blu-ray, DVD, Digital: Fifty Shades of Grey

Digital Release Date: May 1, 2015, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 8, 2015
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $34.98
Studio: Universal Studio Home Entertainment


The erotic drama Fifty Shades of Grey is a bona fide global phenomenon, having rung up more than $500 million at the international box office.

Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dorman in Fifty Shades of Grey

Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in Fifty Shades of Grey

In the film, shy and unassuming literature student Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson, The Social Network) finds her life forever altered when she interviews the enigmatic Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan, TV’s Once Upon a Time) 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 erotic desires that will push her to the limits of her imagination—and beyond.

Based on E. L. James’ best-selling novel, the film was directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy) and also features Max Martini (Captain Phillips), Marcia Gay Harden (Into the Wild), Luke Grimes (HBO’s True Blood) and Jennifer Ehle (Zero Dark Thirty).

Here’s a detailed breakdown of the features on the film’s Blu-ray and DVD incarnations, led by the Blu-ray’s unrated version:

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.
    • 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 Weekend and Ellie Goulding
    • Behind the Scenes of The Weekend’s “Earned It” Music Video

 

Blu-ray and DVD Bonus Features

  • 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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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.