To the surprise of practically no one, the movie adaptation of E.L. James’ best-selling novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” took the box office by storm when it debuted on Valentine's Day weekend. More than $550 million later, the erotic romance will be available in May on Blu-ray, DVD and digital HD. Even better, the at-home version of the “love story with a kink” comes with an unrated alternative ending.
While James might have wanted the movie to be rated NC-17, the filmmakers toned down her original material to secure an R rating and a wider possible audience. And while some fans thought the film didn’t follow the sexual integrity of the book, the unrated alternative ending might satiate those who lusted for more.
The film, according to many viewers' judgment, had an unsatisfying ending. In the closing scene, Anastasia Steele (played by Dakota Johnson) says goodbye to Christian Grey (played by Jamie Dornan). It seems like their relationship is over.
The unrated version of the film will offer a different ending. The Blu-ray and DVD also will contain interviews with the actors and the author.
"Christian and Ana meet each other and they both happen to be each other's Achilles' heel," Johnson, 25, says in her interview. “I don’t think that his power or wealth has anything to do with what she feels for him. It’s the way he sees her."
“Essentially it is two people who have fallen in love with each other and there’s massive hurdles in the way -- things that have shaped him in a way of great magnitudes,” Dornan, 32, adds.
Check out the new trailer for the unrated version of the film below:
The digital “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie will be available May 1 and the DVD and Blu-ray will hit stores May 8.
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