Sunday, May 6, 2018

Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Ideas --Celebrate Mother's Day Unrestrained with the Fifty Shades 3-Movie Collection on Blu-ray May 8th (Review) #FiftyShadesFreed

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.





AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL APRIL 24, 2018
4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY™ AND DVD May 8th
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT




Do you have a "go to" soundtrack that you like to listen to when working out or doing stuff around the house?  For me it is the three Fifty Shades Original Motion Picture Soundtracks.  It is funny that I like listening to these to soundtracks as I hadn't seen the three movies in this popular Fifty Shades series until this weekend, when I was sent Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker and the upcoming DVD release, Fifty Shades Freed (available on Tuesday, May 8th) to review.  

Usually when I am cooking or cleaning up the around the house, I will have my Alexa playing music.  A few months ago Alexa had recommended the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack based on artists I listen to, and I was hooked.  And, since then, the three movie soundtracks are on repeat in my house.  The songs range from sultry and sexy to pop and dance ones, so no matter your mood you are bound to find a song that will become a favorite of yours.  Right now, i like listening to "Capital Letters" by Hailee Steinfeld & BloodPop.  It is so catchy, you can't help but want to sing along.

Having been enjoying the music from the movies, I have been meaning to sit down and watch the three movies. Many of my girlfriends have gone to the movies when the movies released in theaters, but I always missed the girls' night out due to my girls being sick or a schedule conflict.  But, they were nice enough to fill me and still talk about the movies and how good they are.  So, when I heard that Fifty Shades Freed was releasing this upcoming Tuesday, May 8th, it reminded me that I needed to see all three, or at least start on the popular movies with the first installment.

Thanks to the folks at Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, they sent me an early Mother's Day gift...all three Fifty Shades to enjoy.  When I told my girlfriends, who have been talking my ear off about the movies, they were excited, as they want to borrow the DVDs after I watch them so that they can check out the bonus features on each, which include music videos, deleted scenes, behind the scenes footage and more.  

While my husband was catching up on his shows this weekend, I found myself watching the the Fifty Shades movies.  Each of the movies are about 2 hours in length, so I ended up spacing them out over the weekend, and watching one each night starting on Friday when I received them in the mail. :-)  My husband ended up sitting to watch the second movie with me, but couldn't get into it.  His loss. :-)

After having watched all three movies, I have to say that my favorite was the last one -- Fifty Shades Freed.  This movie has you on the edge of your seat from the beginning, right up until the very end.  You expect a happily ever after for Christian and Anastasia, but new threats and shadowy figures from their past come back to break up this newly married couple.  Don't worry I will not ruin the ending in case you haven't seen it yet.  But, if you haven't seen it and have seen the first two, you definitely have to pick up Fifty Shades Freed on Tuesday when it arrives in stores, so find out how the Fifty Shades story ends.

With Mother's Day fast approaching, why not consider picking up the new  Fifty Shades 3-Movie Collection Unrated Edition, which also arrives on Blu-ray™ May 8th, to give that special mom or mother figure in your life.  Or, if you pick up gifts to gift yourself, this is one that would make for a fun excuse to have a girls' night in soon, with all your girlfriends over for wine, a nice dinner and movies that will have you talking for some time to come. 

"Releasing just in time for Mother's Day, celebrate the journey to motherhood with Anastasia Steele when the Fifty Shades 3-Movie Collection Unrated Edition arrives on Blu-ray™ May 8th from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.



Complete with hours of bonus content from each film to relive every steamy moment, this movie collection is a wonderful selection"

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I found myself chatting online this weekend with my girlfriends, sharing my favorite parts of the movies I had seen.  I could see why they and so many other people enjoyed these movies when they were in theaters, and couldn't wait for them to arrive on DVD and Blu-ray, so that they could own and watch time and again.  

If you loved the bestselling Fifty Shades books then you will love these three movies, which bring the books' story lines to life.  You will find yourself being swept up in this unconventional love story just like Anastasia does when she meets billionaire Christian Grey when he comes into the hardware store she works at, and the follow them along to see their relationship blossom and all the complexities that come with their romance.  Their relationship sure does test the limits and you will wonder how far Ana will go, or if she will decide to walk away from the whirlwind romance she finds herself getting wrapped up in.  Again, don't worry, I will not ruin the endings of each movie, in case, like me, you haven' seen them yet.  

I just wanted to make sure you had the upcoming Fifty Shades Freed release and the Fifty Shades 3-Movie Collection Unrated Edition on your radar, as they will both be arriving in stores and available for purchase your favorite online retailers on Tuesday -- just in time for Mother's Day, if you are still looking for the perfect gift to give, or get.  Look no further than the popular Fifty Shades movies. :-)

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More about the upcoming Fifty Shades Freed release:


"The global film sensation sparked by EL James’ best-selling book trilogy returns with the seminal final chapter of the darkly alluring tale that captivated the world. Stay in, complete your collection and experience the climax of this worldwide phenomenon with the ultimate at-home movie night when Fifty Shades Freed arrives on Digital and the all-new digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on April 24, 2018 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on May 8th from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.


Believing they have left behind shadowy figures from their past, newlyweds Christian (Jamie Dornan, “The Fall,” Anthropoid) and Ana (Dakota Johnson, How to Be SingleBlack Mass) fully embrace an inextricable connection and shared life of luxury. But just as she steps into her role as Mrs. Grey and he relaxes into an unfamiliar stability, new threats could jeopardize their happy ending before it even begins. Directed by James Foley (“House of Cards,” At Close Range), Fifty Shades Freed also features returning cast members Eric Johnson (“The Knick,” “Smallville”), Rita Ora (Fifty Shades Franchise) as well as Oscar® winner Marcia Gay Harden (Fifty Shades of GreyMiller’s Crossing).

In addition to both the original theatrical version and a steamy new unrated version, Fifty Shades Freed comes with more than 30 minutes of never-before-seen bonus content, including a deleted scene, cast interviews and behind-the-scenes features. You get more passion, more drama and more suspense when you own the final chapter on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital."

BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY™ & DIGITAL:
  • An Intimate Conversation with EL James and Eric Johnson – A casual conversation between EL and Eric discussing the film, favorite moments, themes, etc.
  • Music Videos
    • "For You (Fifty Shades Freed)" - Liam Payne & Rita Ora
    • "Capital Letters" - Hailee Steinfeld & BloodPop®
    • "Heaven" - Julia Michaels
BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY™, DVD & DIGITAL:
  • Deleted Scene
  • The Final Climax – Fans can follow not only Ana and Christian, but also both new and familiar characters behind-the-scenes throughout their journey of Fifty Shades Freed
    • The Wedding: Take a closer look at the beautiful wedding scene with the production and costume designers – from the breathtaking venue, gorgeous gown and the custom-designed floral arrangements
    • Honeymoon: Travel along with the newlyweds and soak up the sun in the gorgeous French Riviera. Discover the challenge production faced with accessing locations, and the search for the perfect honeymoon yacht
    • Mr. & Mrs. Grey: After the wedding and the honeymoon, what is it really like to be married? Find out how life in the penthouse changes once Ana moves in
    • Ana Takes Charge: Director James Foley and Costume Designer Shay Cunliffe explore Ana’s transformation and growth into a powerful businesswoman
    • Ana & Mr. Hyde: Go behind the scenes and find out the secrets about what makes Jake Hyde tick
    • Aspen in Whistler: Take a look at how the filmmakers and set decorator used Whistler, Vancouver as a stand-in for snowy Aspen, and discover the famous musician whose home was transformed into Christian’s mansion
    • Ana's Revelation: Ana and Christian face their biggest challenge yet. Author EL James takes us through the choice that Ana must make and how the couple’s power dynamic shifts
    • Resolution: The final showdown between Ana and Jack brings the two face-to-face and Ana will do whatever it takes to protect Christian, his family, and her future
    • The Meaning of Freed: The cast and filmmakers share what being FREED really means for both Ana and Christian
  • Christian & Ana By Jamie & Dakota – Revisit the previous films and learn how both Ana and Christian have changed…  and how both actors have lived through the experience

The film will be available on 4K Ultra HD in a combo pack which includes 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray™, Blu-ray™ and Digital. The 4K Ultra HD disc will include the same bonus features as the Blu-ray™ version, all in stunning 4K resolution.

  • 4K Ultra HD is the ultimate movie watching experience. 4K Ultra HD features the combination of 4K resolution for four times sharper picture than HD, the color brilliance of High Dynamic Range (HDR) with immersive audio delivering a multidimensional sound experience.
  • Blu-ray™ unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.
  • MOVIES ANYWHERE is the digital app that simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Consumers can also redeem digital copy codes found in eligible Blu-ray™ and DVD disc packages from participating studios and stream or download them through Movies Anywhere. MOVIES ANYWHERE is only available in the United States. For more information, visit https://moviesanywhere.com.



Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.



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