I have been working as a film journalist since 2010, dividing the first four years between radio broadcasting and entertainment writing in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. In 2014, I entered Fresh Fiction (FreshFiction.tv) as the features editor. The following year, I stepped into the film critic position at the Denton Record-Chronicle, a daily North Texas print publication. My time is dedicated to writing theatrical film reviews, at-home entertainment columns, and conducting interviews with on-screen talent and filmmakers, as well as hosting a podcast devoted to genre filmmaking (called My Bloody Podcast). I've been married for seven happy years, and I have one son who is all about dinosaurs just like his dad.
FIFTY SHADES DARKER releases on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD today, and Fresh Fiction has some Blu-ray copies to give away. Information on the contest is below, along with the release specs.
The rules are simple: Email [email protected] with your name and mailing address (Note: U.S. addresses only and no PO boxes). Title your email subject: “Fresh Fiction 50 Shades Contest.” The contest is active now until next Tuesday, May 16 at noon, central time.
BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAY™:
· 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!”
BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD:
· 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.
· Dark Reunion – The filmmakers and cast members discuss being reunited for this second film, and where we find Ana, Christian and their friends.
The film will be available on 4K Ultra HD in a combo pack which includes Ultra HD Blu-rayTM, Blu-ray™ and Digital HD. The 4K Ultra HD combo pack will include all bonus features on the Blu-ray™ disc.
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 HD lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.