I received an amazing package from Universal Studio’s on Friday. It contained all 3 Blu-ray versions of Fifty Shades of Grey from the top U.S. retailers: Wal-Mart, Target and Best Buy. Each has something exclusive, and if you haven’t bought a copy yet or you’re wondering whether you should purchase more than one copy maybe this will help. It sure made for a fun weekend of Christian Grey immersion for me 😉
Let’s talk packaging first. I know some peeps don’t give a flying fig about that, and in most cases I don’t either. BUT, since this one is from a favorite book it does for me. Honestly pictures don’t really do them justice but…
For cool factor I give the edge to the steel case from Best Buy. Besides the beautiful cover it’s also very durable, and since this one will be getting a lot of play that’s something to consider.
Only slightly less fabulous is the Wal-Mart version which is almost a book like case, and inside is six pages of photo’s that continue the book feel of it. Very cool, and a nice nod to the book that started it all. The art work on both the front and back is truly amazing.
Coming in a very distant third is the Target version I received which isn’t special at all, but to be fair they do have a deluxe version that comes with a journal. The packaging itself still looks like it would rate 3rd place though.
Special features are next up, and the Target version definitely trumps the others hands down. There’s an extra disc with 30 minutes of exclusive bonus content that I loved, and here’s what you get:
THE MUSIC OF “FIFTY SHADES OF GREY”
A musical journey through the film including a discussion with composer Danny Elfman
SIGNING IN VANCOUVER
Join author EL James and her fans at a bookstore in Vancouver!
SEEING FIFTY SHADES
Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson reveal their reaction to seeing the film for the first time.
Three separate pieces, illustrated with EXTENSIVE behind-the-scenes footage:
Jamie Dornan on the Interview scene.
Dakota Johnson on the Negotiation scene.
Sam Taylor-Johnson on the Break-up scene
EL James on the Bar scene, the Helicopter scene and the Glider scene.
Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and Target all contain the following when you buy the Blu-ray Combo Packs.
Digital Copy of Fifty Shades of Grey – Unrated Version
The World of Fifty Shades of Grey: Christian Grey
The World of Fifty Shades of Grey: Ana
The World of Fifty Shades of Grey: Friends and Family
Behind the Shades
E L James & Fifty Shades
Fifty Shades: The Pleasure of Pain
Christian’s Apartment: 360° Set Tour
Behind the Scenes of “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)”
If I had to pick what I enjoyed the most it would be the Favorite Scenes section on the bonus disc from Target, but I loved it all.
Many thanks to Universal for the awesome treat. I saw it 3 times at the cinema, and now I’ll be watching it at home over and over and…