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Jesse Stone – No Remorse (2009/Sony DVD)


Picture: C     Sound: C+     Extras: D     Telefilm: C+



Tom Selleck is back as Jesse Stone, Robert B. Parker’s detective in No Remorse, the sixth telefilm Selleck has made as the character.  Still isolating himself after a firing, he gets reluctantly involved in a series of murders so gruesome and disturbing that even he cannot turn his back on them.


Selleck actually co-wrote the teleplay and it is one of the more interesting entries.  The mystery is good, but not great, yet Selleck gives one of his better performances as Stone, finding a new darker place of dread to take the character.  Selleck can act, though he never got the credit for it then or now.  William Devane, Kathy Baker and William Sadler give good supporting performances and it is worth a look, though you are better off starting with the 2005 Stone Cold telefilm and working your way chronologically so you get the best impact from the character arcs.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image is much weaker and more watered down than the previous DVD installments, for whatever reason.  That’s a shame, because these shows have not looked bad and might be better on Blu-ray when they arrive, but this is the most disappointing aspect of the disc.  The Dolby Digital 5.1 mix stretches out what is a simple sound design, but it is not badly recorded.  There are no extras.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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