Blu-Ray Review: “Free Guy” Shows the Behind-the-Scenes Fun in Nearly an Hour of Bonus Features

(20th Century Studios)

(20th Century Studios)

The only non-franchise-based film to catch on at the box office in 2021 has been Free Guy, released this past August by 20th Century Studios. The film that helped convince Hollywood to get back to traditional theatrical releases is now available to bring home on Blu-Ray and 4K Ultra-HD. Directed by Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum) and starring Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool), fans can return to Free City as often as they like.

Guy (Reynolds) doesn’t have a good life in Free City, he has a great life. But when Molotovgirl (Jodie Comer) opens his eyes to the bigger world around him, he discovers that he’s actually just a side character in a video game world controlled by a corporation with a greedy CEO (Taika Waititi). Together, Guy and Molotovgirl face off against the world to do the right thing.

Full of hilarious surprise cameos and with tongue-in-cheek jokes at the video game industry, it’s easy to see why Free Guy became such a hit with audiences. With a sequel already in pre-production, if you missed seeing it on the big screen, there’s no better time to experience it than the present. On disc, it comes with nearly an hour of bonus features in addition to multi-format viewining options.

Bonus Features

  • Deleted/Extended Scenes (5:43)
    • Guy and Buddy Hit the Beach
    • Hot Nuts Gets Blown
    • NPC Rally (Extended)
  • Gag Reel (4:48) – The cast goof off and make mistakes in this funny reel.
  • Dude vs Guy (15:55) – Director Shawn Levy hosts this bonus feature about the fight between Guy (Ryan Reynolds) and a stronger version of himself named Guy (Aaron Reed on set).
  • Creating Molotovgirl (7:06) – Shawn Levy dissects Millie and Molotovgirl, both played by Jodie Comer.
  • It’s Taika’s World (8:34) – Taika Waititi talks about his role as Antwan, a role he may have gotten too into.
  • Welcome to Free City (15:13) – A deep dive into the game world of the film with Shawn Levy and the cast and creative team.
  • Theatrical Trailers (8:05)
    • Theatrical Trailer 1
    • Theatrical Trailer 2
    • Theatrical Trailer 3

Audio Options

The Blu-Ray disc comes with an English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio mix in addition to English 2.0 Descriptive Audio, plus Fench and Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital.

Packaging & Design

Free Guy comes in a standard single-disc Blu-Ray case. Inserts include a digital copy code through Movies Anywhere, which also awards the redeemer 150 points through Disney Movie Insiders, and a flyer for Disney Movie Club. There aren’t any previews on the disc.

Final Thoughts

Free Guy is fun from start to finish and the home video release highlights some of the behind-the-scenes fun with nearly an hour of bonus features. Fans looking to bring the film home should also be aware of several retailer exclusive options.

Alex Reif
Alex joined the Laughing Place team in 2014 and has been a lifelong Disney fan. His main beats for LP are Disney-branded movies, TV shows, books, music and toys. He recently became a member of the Television Critics Association (TCA).