Paradise Lost Trilogy

Paradise Lost Trilogy

Director: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky

Cast: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky

     
 
One of the most successful and haunting documentary series of all time, Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky's Paradise Lost trilogy, began with a horrific act of brutality: in 1993, three eight-year-old boys turned up mutilated in a forest in West Memphis, Arkansas. Three local teens - Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley, Jr. - were singled out and

Overview

One of the most successful and haunting documentary series of all time, Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky's Paradise Lost trilogy, began with a horrific act of brutality: in 1993, three eight-year-old boys turned up mutilated in a forest in West Memphis, Arkansas. Three local teens - Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley, Jr. - were singled out and accused of the crime, predominantly for their goth lifestyles and love of heavy metal music; many in the community accused these social outcasts of slaying the children in a Satanic ritual. Though the evidence against the "West Memphis Three" was largely circumstantial, prosecutors succeeded at obtaining execution for Echols and life sentences for the other two. Berlinger and Sinofsky picked up the story in the 1996 Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills, which took a defensive view of the indicted and passionately argued for their innocence. The filmmakers then made two sequels: the 2000 Paradise Lost 2: Revelations - which explores the disturbing role that one of the victims' fathers may have played in the case; and the 2011 Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, which follows the prisoners' successful attempts to have the case reopened on the basis of DNA evidence. All three films appear in this box set.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/06/2012
UPC:
0767685278505
Source:
New Video Group
Time:
6:41:00
Sales rank:
28,932

Special Features

20-page collectible booklet of rare period photography from the filmmaker's personal archives; Never-before-seen full interview with Jason Baldwin on the first morning after his release from prison; "Lost" 1993 footage from the filmmakers' archives; Deleted scenes and bonus footage; Press day panel discussion with the West Memphis Three; Filmmaker interviews; Timeline of events; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Paradise Lost Trilogy
1. Real Monsters
2. Hell on Earth
3. Jessie's Confession
4. Not Alone
5. Whatever It Takes
6. First Christmas
7. True of False
8. "One Down, Two to Go"
9. "All Is Not Lost"
10. Partial to Black
11. The Unforgiven
12. Who to Believe?
13. No Blood?
14. Mr. Crowley
15. Another Theory
16. "Guilt by Association"
17. The Verdict
18. Credits
Disc #2 -- The Paradise Lost Trilogy
1. Background
2. Reflecting on the Trial
3. Free the West Memphis Three
4. The Byers
5. Go To Hell
6. Searching for the Truth
7. Behind Bars
8. Unanswered Questions
9. Death Row Appeal
10. Wiccans
11. The Bite Mark
12. Amazing Grace
Disc #3 -- The Paradise Lost Trilogy
1. Three Little Boys [5:59]
2. Past Is Prologue [6:54]
3. Satanic Panic [8:13]
4. False Confession? [12:43]
5. What's Old is New [8:24]
6. New Evidence [8:20]
7. Free the West Memphis 3 [4:12]
8. Revelations [13:58]
9. All Means All [8:25]
10. A New Suspect? [18:28]
11. A Final Appeal [10:17]
12. Epilogue [15:00]
Disc #4 -- The Paradise Lost Trilogy
1. Chapter 1 [2:58]
2. Chapter 2 [3:14]
3. Chapter 3 [3:19]
4. Chapter 4 [7:59]
5. Chapter 5 [7:50]
6. Chapter 6 [6:18]
7. Chapter 7 [8:51]
8. Chapter 8 [2:38]
9. Chapter 9 [2:12]
10. Chapter 10 [1:46]
11. Chapter 11 [2:21]
12. Chapter 12 [1:48]
13. Chapter 13 [1:56]
14. Chapter 14 [2:02]
15. Chapter 15 [2:14]
16. Chapter 16 [2:17]

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