While there were a number of criticisms lobbied against Fifty Shades of Grey, some argued that the movie was too tame. The book itself was billed as steamy “Mommy Porn,” and so many moviegoers were expecting the film’s sex scenes to match that kind of intensity. Director Sam Taylor-Johnson, however, opted for a more subtle approach, focusing more on the psychological effects of Anastasia (Dakota Johnson) and Christian’s (Jamie Dornan) relationship. Moreover, contract stipulations limited the kind of nudity that the actors were willing to partake in.
However, those of you upset by the tameness of the film may find solace in the fact that an “unrated version” of the film is headed to Blu-ray, as touted in the newly released Fifty Shades of Grey Blu-ray trailer. Moreover, the home video release will include an alternate ending and almost two hours of bonus content.
It’s no secret that Taylor-Johnson and author E.L. James clashed creatively on set, and one of their major battles was over the film’s ending—literally arguing about the last word in the film. James wanted Ana to say “stop”, while Taylor-Johnson felt using the word “red” would be more impactful (she was right). James won out in the end, but I imagine this “alternate ending” features Taylor-Johnson’s version of the conclusion.
Watch the Fifty Shades of Grey Blu-ray trailer below, followed by more information on the bonus content. The film will be available on Digital HD on May 1st and on Blu-ray and DVD on May 8th.
BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO Blu-rayTM:
- 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.
o 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
BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO Blu-rayTM continued:
- 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
o 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 Weekend’s “Earned It” Music Video
BLU-RAYTM 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.