The story of a searing love affair between a naïve college student and a billionaire entrepreneur, based on E. L. James’ best-selling novel. Shy and unassuming literature student Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) finds her life forever altered when she interviews the enigmatic Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and is dazzled by the charismatic entrepreneur and his high-flying lifestyle. Despite his enigmatic reserve, the innocent and naive Ana starts to realize she wants him and finds herself desperate to get close to him. Not able to resist Ana’s beauty and independent spirit, Christian admits he wants her too, but in his own terms. Ana hesitates as she discovers the singular tastes of Christian — despite the embellishments of success, his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family — Grey is consumed by the need to control everything. As the pair embarks on a passionate affair, Ana soon discovers that Grey has dark secrets and desires that will push her to the limits of her imagination — and beyond. Vitals: Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson. Stars: Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, Eloise Mumford, Max Martini, Marcia Gay Harden, Luke Grimes, Jennifer Ehle, Victor Rasuk, Rita Ora. 2015, CC, MPAA rating: R, 126 min., Drama, Box office gross: $163.980 million, Universal. Extras: “The World of Fifty Shades of Grey — Friends and Family” offers profiles of cast members, “Behind the Shades” behind-the-scenes featurette. Blu-ray adds “Fifty Shades of Grey” unrated version; “The World of Fifty Shades of Grey” featurette with profiles of stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, and the characters they play (“Inside the world of Christian Grey,” “Christian Grey Profile,” “Jamie Dornan Profile,” “Christian’s Apartment,” “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; All About Ana,” “Dakota Johnson Profile,” “Ana’s World,” “Ana’s Wardrobe”); “E.L. James & Fifty Shades” featurette; “Fifty Shades: The Pleasure of Pain” 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 Weekend and Ellie Goulding; “Behind the Scenes of The Weekend’s “Earned It” music video.
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