Super Troopers 2 appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 1.85:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. This became a quality presentation.
Sharpness was fine. A handful of wider shots could be a little tentative, but those remained in the minority, as most of the flick appeared concise and accurate.
Jagged edges and shimmering didn’t occur, and edge enhancement remained absent. Source flaws also failed to present any problems, as the movie offered a clean image.
In terms of colors, the film favored a moderately amber/orange tint with some teal thrown in at times. The colors were solid within the design parameters.
Blacks seemed deep and tight, while shadows were good. I thought this was a consistently appealing presentation.
As for the film’s DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack, it seemed more than satisfactory. Though it often favored the usual “comedy mix”, some scenes presented a few chances for the soundscape to explode.
We did find a few action scenes – most of which focused on fights and gunfire – but the track usually opted for stereo music and general environmental material. These opened up the piece in a satisfying manner.
I thought audio quality appeared positive. Speech seemed distinctive and natural, with no rough tones or other issues.
Score and songs displayed clear, warm music, and effects functioned well. Those elements were reasonably realistic and full throughout the movie. Again, nothing here dazzled, but the mix accentuated the action in a good way.
Only a handful of extras appear here, and we start with Making Super Troopers 2. The 39-minute, 50-second program includes notes from the members of Broken Lizard, various fans/donors, bear trainer Ruth LaBarge, and actors Marisa Coughlan, Brian Cox, Lynda Carter, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Hayes MacArthur, Will Sasso, and Tyler Labine.
“Making” looks at financing and preparation, cast, and aspects of the production. Much of this comes from behind the scenes footage, so this isn’t much of a traditional “making of” piece, but it gives us a good collection of observations and glimpses of the shoot.
Kevin Heffernan: Method Actor runs a mere one minute, 50 seconds and features actor/director Jay Chandrasekhar and actors Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske, and Steve Lemme. This is a promotional piece in which all involved claim actor Heffernan is a chore to deal with. It’s not especially interesting.
21 Extended/Deleted Scenes fill a total of 19 minutes, 40 seconds. These largely provide alternate or longer versions of existing segments, so no new story or character material emerges. A new bit in which the troopers put a Canadian through an endless sobriety test almost entertains.
The disc opens with an ad for Deadpool 2. We also find two trailers for Troopers 2.
A second disc provides a DVD copy of Troopers 2. It includes the same extras as the Blu-ray.
With Super Troopers 2, the guys of Broken Lizard take a simple concept and milk it for little to no actual amusement. Stupid, inane and almost wholly free from laughs, this becomes a painful 99 minutes. The Blu-ray presents pretty good picture and audio along with a few useful supplements. Maybe Broken Lizard fans will enjoy the movie, but I can’t find anything entertaining about it.