We Watched the Unrated 'Fifty Shades of Grey' : Every Single Change from the Original

No, you do not get to see more of Jamie Dornan


It’s the Friday before Mother’s Day and you know what that means: Fifty Shades of Grey is out on DVD and Blu-ray!

Among the many promises the Blu-ray disc brings is an unrated version of the original film, which adds an extra three minutes and 16 seconds to the runtime. Curious? We watched the plain ol’ R-rated edition side by side with the unrated one, and documented every single change between the two (while sipping on Fifty Shades-branded wine, of course).

Below, find a comprehensive list of every extra tidbit, down to the second. But we warn you, the unrated version isn’t nearly as naughty as we hoped. (And no, you do not get to see more of Jamie Dornan.)


The first change came at the scene where Christian (Dornan) “rectifies” Ana’s (Dakota Johnson) situation, that is, he takes her virginity. We got an extra shot of Ana’s breasts (already on prominent display in the film) and one extra, er, hip motion from Christian before the camera pans up to his creepy above-bed mirror.


While driving Ana home, Christian stops by a lake for a quick chat about his contract. For whatever reason, his speech changes ever so slightly in the unrated version. And we get another extra shot of Ana making mooneyes.


As Christian reads his contract in voice-over, we get an extra shot of Ana drinking with her co-workers while Christian intones about how his submissive will “not drink to excess.” There’s also one extra shot of her jogging while Christian drones on about physical activity.


After going for a run, Ana is surprised by Christian, who’s furious she tried to get rid of him (Learn to take a joke, Christian!). In this sweaty sex scene, we once again get another couple extra shots of Ana and Christian.


Did you ever wonder how Ana got home from her graduation? The unrated edition answers this question: Christian drove her there.


Now we’re talking! This scene (set to Beyoncé’s fabulous slowed-down version of “Crazy in Love”) shows Christian using his riding crop on Ana’s, erm, crotch, and on her behind a little bit more.


Ana and Christian exchange texts as she gets on a plane to visit her mom. It’s sweet, but decidedly lacking in a money shot.


The biggest change of all comes at the two-hour mark. In the original movie, the film ends with Ana getting on an elevator and leaving Christian behind. The unrated version, however, features an alternate ending that shows Ana mostly just crying a lot.

And that’s it – until Fifty Shades Darker that is.

Related Articles