Fifty Shades of Extra’s and Exclusives…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

FAVORITE SCENES

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.

 

PHOTO GALLERY

 

 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

UltraViolet

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

Music Video

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…

Tamie Xo

 

 

9 thoughts on “Fifty Shades of Extra’s and Exclusives…

  1. lizellyn says:

    So excited to get (and of course watch) the Blu-ray this past weekend. Only complaint – The Fifty Shades Darker teaser – a teaser that is so short is just unfair.

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  2. Lana says:

    Thank you so much for posting this. I have the Amazon version (which I had pre-ordered) and the Target Deluxe version (I saw it when I was in the store the day it came out and there was only one left so I snatched it up!). I was curious as to what was different with the Walmart and Best Buy ones but since it’s all about packaging and extra photos, then I think I’m all set with the two I have. Thanks again for taking the time to post it. It was super helpful to me and my wallet. 😉

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  3. bonjour je ss une grande fain de vous et le film

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  4. debshutters says:

    Thanks for sharing this info I’m on a limited budget and this helps me to know which one to buy since for me is all about how much video content it has so Thanks 🙂

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  5. Nickie Adler says:

    Wow Tamie thanks for the info. I’m just received the blue-Ray version from Amazon but after what you said, I hope I can still find one at Target. I still haven’t seen it, so my question is, what makes it unrated? Oh one more thing, are you attending the RWA Convention in Dallas this week?

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    • Tamie says:

      To be honest I don’t quite get the unrated designation. To my eyes it didn’t seem much different than the theatrical version.
      I did really enjoy the extended footage at the end tho.
      I would think that Target will restock as soon as they can. Lost $$’s isn’t good business after all.
      No, I’m not attending RWA. Wish I was tho!

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