"Cop Out" tells the story of two longtime NYPD partners on the hunt for a stolen, mint-condition baseball card who find themselves up against a merciless, memorabilia-obsessed gangster. Jimmy (Willis) is the veteran detective who desperately needs his missing collectible in order to pay for his daughter's upcoming wedding. He enlists his partner Paul (Morgan), who is consumed with his wife's alleged infidelity. (Gary Reber)
The two disc set contains the Blu=ray Disc™ release plus the DVD and a digital copy of the film. Special features include a Maximum Comedy Mode with walk on by Director Kevin Smith, nine focus points, picture-in-picture Bonus View commentary by Smith and Actor Sean William Scott, over 40 minutes of never-before-seen extended scenes and outtakes, factoids and trivia about making the movie and the buddy cop films that inspired it, plus BD-Live functionality.
The 1080p VC-1 picture exhibits a washed-out quality throughout during outdoor scenes, with poor black levels and shadow delineation, with a weak gray scale in the bottom end. The washed-out effect is not consistent, as there are some great-looking scenes with a natural, but vivid color palette and deep, solid blacks. Fleshtones are a bit oversaturated, with a slight reddish push, yet the effect is to put a healthy edge on fleshtones. But this pleasing effect is inconsistent, as is the picture quality. Resolution is good, especially during close-ups of facial features and object textures. Overall, however, the picture is inconsistent in image quality. (Gary Reber)
The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack has an electronic score that is spread wide across the soundstage and penetrates the surrounds. Dialogue has a good integrated spatial presence during interior scenes, but poor ADR is evident during outdoor scenes. Often, intelligibility is wanting. Sound effects are positioned directionally across the soundstage and in the surrounds. The low-frequency foundation is good, with natural-sounding .1 LFE channel energy, which extends deep. Surround envelopment is limited essentially to the music score and occasional sound effects. Overall, this is very much a dialogue-focused soundtrack with limited surround excitement. (Gary Reber)