As full disclosure, I've known Blue Underground's Bill Lustig for quite awhile, and have always respected him, as both a filmmaker, as well as a force behind indie labels in the home video world.
Rather like The Twilight series, films in the Manic Cop genre aren't my cup of tea, but I'll occasionally visit them when I actually find an hour or two of free time.
With the release of Manic Cop 2 to Blu-ray, we have the perfect storm -- in a very good way.
A knowledgeable producer and distributor in home video is also the director of the film, and in bringing MC2 to Blu-ray, Mr. Lustig has, in my opinion, done everything right.
Scanning in 4k, from the OCN, he began with perfect data files. Down-rezzed to 2k for cleanup, and through a new LUT for Blu-ray, his resultant final imagery and audio (in HTS-HD MA 7.1 and Dolby 5.1 EX) round out a package that one would normally not expect at this budget level. I've a feeling that a form of parental pride is in play here.
Bottom line. Fans will be thrilled with the quality. I've never seen the film, but having viewed the first 15 minutes or so, will be returning to see where it goes. It's a fun experience, presented in the highest of quality on Blu-ray. Maniac Cop 2 on Blu-ray is an unexpected pleasure.
Image - 5
Audio - 5