Warner Bros./ 2010 / 107 min. / R
The 1080p VC-1 encode is sleek. Color saturation is bright and attractive. Smith's visual style captures the grit of the NYC locations and an 80's film-like style is successfully achieved. Some of the indoor scenes come off a bit soft and flat but the overall visual presentation is slick and well-done with great attention to detail.
The DTS-HD Master audio track is clean and well-modulated. The film is full of banter and wise-cracking dialogue but the action scenes is where the surround sound of the Blu-ray version is at it's best. Many language versions are available on this one including French, Spanish, and Portuguese.
The extras are the muscle of the Blu-ray version and do not disappoint. Smith takes full advantage with the "Maximum Comedy Mode". Longer than the actual feature itself you can watch the film full of voice-over comedy commentary, behind-the-scenes footage, interviews and even trivia. Seann William Scott also gets involved with a pop-up feature called "Wisdom from the Shit Monster" which adds to the comic relief. Overall I thought the "Maximum Comedy Mode" was a genius addition and really showed off Kevin Smith's gift of humor. The disc is also BD-Live enabled and comes with a bonus disc that includes both a standard-def DVD version and a digital copy for watching on portable devices.
Cop Out is a good buddy-cop action film with a comedic edge but if you're a fan of Kevin Smith you might be disappointed. Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan shine in this one but Seann William Scott steals the screen as only "Stifler" can. Laughable and action-packed, Smith's tribute to the classic 80's buddy-cop genre is overall a success just not one of his best. Smith took advantage of the extras for the Blu-ray version and it paid off. The "Maximum Comedy Mode" is hilarious and I liked it more than the actual film. For all you get "Cop Out" on Blu-ray is one to consider.
-- Reviewed by Malia Armani