FIFTY SHADES FREED Blu-ray Review
Believing they’ve left behind the shadowy figures from the past, billionaire Christian Grey and his new wife, Anastasia, fully embrace their inextricable connection and shared life of luxury. But just as the Greys begin to step into their new roles, sinister events come to light and jeopardize their happy ending before it even begins.
Directed By: James Foley
Written By: Niall Leonard & E.L. James
Starring: Dakota Johnson (Anastasia Steele), Jamie Dornan (Christian Grey), Eric Johnson (Jack Hyde), Eloise Mumford (Kate Kavanagh), Rita Ora (Mia Grey), Luke Grimes (Elliot Grey), Victor Rasuk (José), Max Martini (Taylor), Jennifer Ehle (Carla), Marcia Gay Harden (Grace Grey), Bruce Altman (Jerry Roach), and more.
Genre: Drama, Romance, & Thriller
Runtime: 1 hour 50 minutes (unrated version)
- English: DTS:X
- English: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
- French (Canada): DTS 5.1
- Spanish: DTS-HD HR 7.1
- Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
- Resolution: 1080p
- Aspect ratio: 2.40:1
- Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1
- Subtitles: English SDH, French, & Spanish
- An intimate conversation with E.L. James and Eric Johnson
- Music Videos
- Deleted Scenes
- The Final Climax: 30 + mins behind the scenes featurette
- Christian & Ana by Jamie & Dakota
I give the Fifty Shades Freed Blu-ray a B+.
Yes, I’m one of those people that read all the books. I was curious to see what all the hype was about only to get lost within the pages of the books myself. I know most people say the book is better than the movie which is true because a book can go more in-depth with a character’s thoughts or paint a picture of a scene. I felt that this franchise always stayed true to the book. It’s a perfect example of the author of the book (E.L. James) being involved with the film. I felt the vision of the book was portrayed perfectly on screen.
I always felt that Dakota Johnson was the perfect fit for Anastasia Steele. She is definitely how I pictured the character as I was reading the book. It took me awhile to see Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey but in this film, I felt that he fit the character gave a great final performance as Christian Grey.
This film concluded the franchise beautifully. There were some scenes that I don’t remember being in the book (but then again, its been 3 years since I read it). One of my favorite scenes is when Christian lets Ana drive one of his expensive Audi sports cars. I think I would have done the same thing as Ana. I love how she is an independent woman and doesn’t want to be in Christian’s shadow. I was kind of disappointed that they left one scene that was in the book out of the movie. They did show the scene where Christian is playing with his son and Ana is pregnant with their second child but they didn’t show a scene where Taylor (Christian’s head of security) and Mrs. Jones (House Keeper) were actually a couple. I loved that part in the book as Taylor was one of my favorite characters. It was cool to see that he had gotten a happy ending as well and that they weren’t only employees but family.
Catch Fifty Shades Freed out on Blu-ray, Digital, & DVD May 8th!