Here's the best news about Street Kings 2: Motor City: the Blu-ray looks great. Framed at 1.78:1, the 1080p MPEG-4 AVC-encoded transfer presents a strikingly sharp image. The gritty Detroit cityscape, looking authentically dilapidated, is captured in great detail. After watching the special features, I realized this film was shot using digital cameras. I guess it makes sense that the digital cinematography transferred so accurately to the high definition Blu-ray format. From the shiny finish of the muscle cars to the dirty concrete buildings, every visual aspect of this movie registers vividly onscreen.
The 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio is also quite strong for a low-budget, direct-to-video flick. The soundtrack is peppered with lots of bluesy rock & roll, all of which bursts from the speakers with full, bottom-heavy sound. Action scenes are fairly immersive, with crisp gunshots and squealing car tires. Dialogue is always clear and centered. The surround channels are relatively sparingly engaged, but effective when they are utilized. All told, Street Kings 2: Motor City offers a high level of technical quality.
Supplemental features are sorely lacking, though there are a few interesting bits and pieces. The two deleted scenes are a waste of time. Three "Murder Scene Deconstructions" break down the filming of the key death scenes in the movie. "Creating a Convincing Cop Story" is a fluffy EPK-style piece that finds the writer and director boasting about the movie's realism. There are a couple of other equally lightweight featurettes, one dealing with the opening drug deal scene and another discussing the decision to film in Detroit. Rounding out the package is a second disc containing a standard definition DVD of Street Kings 2: Motor City.