'Fifty Shades Of Grey' DVD Will Include An Alternate Ending, So Here's 6 Ways The Film Could End Differently
Even if you're a Fifty Shades Of Grey fanatic, it's possible you were let down by the ending of the movie — solely because it ended rather abruptly with a whopper of a cliffhanger. Of course, the reasoning for this was to lead into the sequel, but still — for fans, cliffhangers at any point are always painful (at least, until the next film comes out!) Fear not, though, fans. According to MTV, that may all change when Fifty Shades Of Grey gets released on DVD and Blu-ray on May 8 — as well as digitally May 1: The release will include not only an unrated version of the film, but also an alternate ending.
If you don't like spoilers, you might want to exit thus post, because you're about to get spoiled like milk left out on the counter. Here's a brief synopsis of how the first installment of E.L. James' book-to-screen adaptation ends: Anastasia tells Christian she's fallen for him, and he's like, "that's a bad idea." Then she asks for him to "show her his worst," consequently leading to an uncomfortable scene where he whips her in his Red Room of Pain. As a result, she decides it's he's too violent, and she leaves Christian forever... or at least until the sequel.
So what's this alternate ending gonna be all about? We already know that director Sam Taylor-Johnson and writer E.L. James were at odds about how to end the film, and in the end, James won out. So, until the film is released, here are some ways we wouldn't mind seeing Fifty Shades Of Grey alternately end:
The Obvious Ending
It would seem to follow logically that Sam Taylor-Johnson would want to include the ending that she had in mind, which is only subtly different: Ana's last word is "red," her safe word, instead of "stop," before she gets on the elevator. This ending could also potentially end with the final scene of the book, which ends not at the elevator but follows an emotional Ana back to her home where she collapses in tears on her bed.
Ana looks pensive when she gets on the elevator. Christian looks pensive when he faces the closed doors of the elevator. Flash-cut to a some undetermined time later where Ana shows up at his palatial apartment dressed like a dominant and Christian got bangs and is biting his lip bashfully. Can you say musical number?
A Mad, Mad, Mad World
Ana rides the elevator to the bottom floor. Doors open. She sees Don Draper standing in the elevator bank, looking down an elevator shaft. They lock eyes. "Are you here alone?" she asks. Fade to black.
Ana wakes up! It was all a dream!
And When I Arrive At My Destination...
When Ana says stop, she escapes Christian's grip and utilizes the five-point palm technique of Kill Bill fame to stop Christian Grey's heart. Quentin Tarantino makes a cameo somehow.
Legen—wait for it—dary
Flashforward to the future. We see two kids sitting on the couch, before Jamie Dornan's voiceover begins: "And that, kids, is how I met your mother."
Whatever the alternate ending may be, you'll still have to wait until May 1 to see what possibly could have been the end of Christian and Ana. Here's the trailer for the DVD release:
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