Early in August, the first Fast and the Furious spinoff movie hit theaters, and “Hobbs & Shaw” quickly became one of the summer’s biggest box office hits.
On top of raking in the cash, it turned out to be more than just explosions and crazy stunts, but actually a pretty good movie, too. Now, Luke Hobbs (Dwayne The Rock Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) are bringing their high-speed adventure plus over 80 minutes of bonus features straight into your home on Digital, 4K UHD, Blu-Ray and DVD.
Here’s a look at all the bonus content available!
Movies always have deleted scenes, but it’s not often they have an entirely new 10-minute opening sequence. In this case, entirely new may not be the best phrasing. Let’s go with rearranged. None of the footage here is new, it’s just in a new order. Instead of starting with Brixton’s (Idris Elba) attack on Hattie (Vanessa Kirby) and her MI6 crew and then playing the split-screen introductions to Hobbs and Shaw, the alternate opening mixes it all together. In the end, it’s clear what we saw in the final cut of the film was the best outcome – it flows far better and has a more natural feel to it.
Now this one’s a doozy. Fasten your seatbelt for over 34 minutes of deleted, extended and alternate scenes from “Hobbs & Shaw.” With 22 separate scenes, there’s plenty of extra character development, action sequences and stunts, and, of course, quips and banter between Hobbs and Shaw. For the most part, the decision to either trim or omit these scenes seemed like the right call, but two emotional sequences between Hobbs and his brother Jonah followed by one between Shaw and his sister Hattie prior to the final battle added a poignant touch to the movie.
Johnson & Statham: Hobbs & Shaw
Hear it straight from the source. Johnson, Statham, Kirby and director David Leitch share their thoughts on Hobbs and Shaw’s relationship and the real-life chemistry between Johnson and Statham that allows it work so well onscreen.
Progress of a Fight Scene with Director David Leitch
There’s no shortage of action in “Hobbs & Shaw,” and in this featurette, Leitch breaks down how some of the film’s biggest fights came to be, thanks in large part to his background as a stunt man and fight choreographer. Leitch explains what he views as the key to making a perfect fight scene and shows how he implemented them in the film.
As Johnson says, the action is the heart of this movie, and this segment examines the fighting style of each character and how it reflects their personality. Plus, it includes some of the fight visual storyboards from early on in the filmmaking process.
The Bad Guy*
Elba’s Brixton may be the baddest villain the Fast and the Furious franchise has ever seen, and this featurette shows how he was conceived. Find out how Elba’s prestigious acting background brings a whole new element to the series.
“Hobbs & Shaw” may be about the guys, but Kirby’s Hattie Shaw more than holds her own. Leitch explains breaking gender stereotypes and the process behind creating a female lead capable of keeping up with the big boys, and Kirby draws high praise from Johnson, Elba and Dame Helen Mirren.
Hobbs’ Family Tree*
Dom Toretto may not be in “Hobbs & Shaw,” but family certainly is. From Hobbs’ daughter, Samantha, to his estranged brother, Jonah, and massive family on Samoa, it’s hard to keep all the relatives straight. Get to know a bit about each family member and the culture of family on the island.
The Shaw family expands during the film, too, and Mirren is a big part of that. Find out what it was like having such a legendary actress on set for “Hobbs & Shaw.”
Surprise cameos by Ryan Reynolds and Kevin Hart are two of the best parts of “Hobbs & Shaw,” but who knew all it took was a phone call from The Rock to make it happen? Find out how it came to be, and hear a few bonus one-liners while you’re at it.
As Johnson explains, this time around they wanted the action to surpass reality, and the best example of that is the elevator scene. Learn the process behind one of the film’s biggest and most ridiculous set piece.
Stunt Show and Tell*
Have you ever wondered how many people it takes to actually make a Fast and the Furious-level stunt happen? Now you can find out. From the animated “pre-viz” storyboarding process to the final product, go step by step with Leitch through the process.
Keeping It in the Family: A Conversation with Roman and Dwayne*
For those of you who missed it, professional wrestler Joe “Roman Reigns” Anoaʻi played Mateo, one of Hobbs many Samoan brothers. Johnson and Anoaʻi go way back, and this featurette takes you through their relationship and history in the ring. Together, Johnson and Anoaʻi talk about the importance of showcasing their Samoan heritage on screen on a massive scale.
Learn all about the history of wrestling in the Johnson family and how some of those moments inspired scenes in the film.
Dwayne and Hobbs: Love at First Bite*
Who doesn’t love a good boy? In case you missed it, Johnson’s real life dog, Hobbs (yes, he’s named for the character), made a cameo in the film. Check out behind the scenes footage of Johnson’s pup on the set.
Feature Commentary with Director David Leitch
“Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” is now available on Digital, 4K UHD, Blu-Ray and DVD.
*Only included on Digital, 4K UHD or Blu-Ray
Zach Goins is a member of the North Carolina Film Critics Association based in Raleigh, N.C. Zach co-founded Inside The Film Room in 2018 and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the website and co-host of the podcast. Zach also serves as a film critic for CLTure.org.