Fifty Shades of Grey will be available on Blu-ray from June 22nd, but for the super keen, you can pre-order it now. This steamy romance, directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, is based on a breakthrough novel of the same name by E. L. James, which sold over 100 million copies.
The erotic novel, the first installment in the Fifty Shades trilogy, was coined as ‘mummy porn’ and started a debate over what the subtext of the book has to say about modern feminism. While the jury is out on this point, the film, like the novel, has enjoyed stand-out commercial success. The movie, starring Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele, a college graduate who begins a sadomasochistic relationship with young business magnate Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) was an immediate box office success, and earned over $547 million worldwide.
The Blu-ray version should set pulses racing; as viewers settle in for the night to watch some of the risque scenes in high definition.