Absence Of The Good stars Stephen Baldwin as Detective Caleb Barnes (Baldwin) is still wallowing in the grief that has gripped him since his young son was shot to death at his school. He finds solace in throwing all of his thoughts into his work, so when he is assigned to investigate a baffling series of seemingly unrelated murders, it becomes a near obsession. Stephen Baldwin does a fine job portraying a tortured father and dedicated cop, and it is always a pleasure to see Tyne Daly who plays Dr. Marcia Lyons, a psychiatrist assisting Barnes with the case. (Laurie Sevano)
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD exhibits a moderately good picture that is sharp with good detail, but is also grimy with revealed film grain throughout. Some scenes are soft and hazy. The picture is slightly dark, but colors are balanced with natural fleshtones and deep blacks. Edge enhancement, artifacts and pixelization are apparent for a picture that can look pleasing, but also "digital."
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