By Colin Moore

In ”Absolute Power”, Clint Eastwood performs on both sides of the camera, but here too on the other side of the law.

Luther Whitney (Eastwood) is a decorated veteran with a fondness for art and other people’s valuables. While looting a wealthy philanthropist he witnesses a roughshod late-night affair involving the President of the United States (Gene Hackman). When it ends with the woman’s death a cover-up is called for.

A mild taste for fans of .44 caliber Eastwood but a brilliant cast justifies a look. Judy Davis is the chief of staff who orchestrates face-saving measures. Ed Harris is the likable homicide detective assigned to the case, and Laura Linney plays the estranged daughter Luther tries to reconnect with.

Based on the David Baldacci bestseller.

Blu-Ray Details and Extras

A fairly solid transfer (1080p/DTS-HDMA 5.1), with only the odd bit of grain and film wear visible, but fans of the film will likely be disappointed by the extras component of the disc – nada.