'Fifty Shades Darker' Announced and Detailed for Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

Posted Tue Mar 21, 2017 at 09:28 AM PDT by

The steamy sequel starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson is headed for home video in May.

In an early announcement to retailers, Universal Studios is working on 'Fifty Shades Darker' for Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray on May 9.

When a wounded Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan, "The Fall," Anthropoid) tries to entice a cautious Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson, How to Be Single, Black Mass) back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian's past start to circle the couple. Jack Hyde (Eric Johnson, "The Knick," "Smallville") and Elena Lincoln (Kim Basinger, L.A. Confidential, 9 ½ Weeks) intensify the story, determined to destroy the couple's hopes for a future together.

Each release will include both the theatrical and unrated cuts of the film with DT S:X audio and supplements include: A Darker Direction – Director James Foley explains how his vision had to meet with fans' expectations; New Threats – An introduction to some new, dark and threatening characters, including Jack Hyde, Leila and, of course, Elena Lincoln – aka Mrs. Robinson!; The Masquerade – This featurette about one of the film's most iconic scenes — the masquerade benefit event at Grey Mansion — explores the production design and costumes and goes behind-the-scenes with the filmmakers and main cast members; Intimate With Darker – An intense look and discussion about the intimate, sensual and provocative world of Fifty Shades Darker, including a visit to the Red Room and, of course, the new "toys!"; Deleted Scenes; A Tease to Fifty Shades Freed – A tease to the next Fifty Shades film; Writing Darker – Author E.L. James and screenwriter Niall Leonard trace back the history of the book and introduce viewers to the much darker story and its adaptation to the big screen; and Dark Reunion – The filmmakers and cast members discuss being reunited for this second film, and where we find Ana, Christian and their friends.

You can find the latest specs for 'Fifty Shades Darker' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under May 9.

See what people are saying about this story in our forums area, or check out other recent discussions.

Tags: Universal, Disc Announcements (all tags)