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Paradise Lost

The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills
(DVD - 2005 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Damien Echols is a teen who dresses in all black and listens to heavy metal. He and his two friends are accused of the murder of three little boys, and are instantly condemned by a retribution-hungry public. Now they try to defend themselves against a dubious lack of proof.
Statement of Responsibility: HBO Original production ; directed by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky
Title: Paradise lost
the child murders at Robin Hood Hills
[videorecording]
Publisher: [United States] : Docurama ; New York : Distributed by New Video Group, [2005]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 150 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Title from container
Originally released as a motion picture in 1996
Some copies originally issued as part of a 2-disc set along with: Revelations: Paradise lost 2 (1999)
Special features: 45 minutes of previously unreleased footage; timeline of events; appeal updates; resources; theatrical trailer; filmmaker biographies
Credits: Director of photography, Robert Richman ; music by Metallica.
Performers: Unspecified narrator(s).
Summary: Damien Echols is a teen who dresses in all black and listens to heavy metal. He and his two friends are accused of the murder of three little boys, and are instantly condemned by a retribution-hungry public. Now they try to defend themselves against a dubious lack of proof.
Audience: MPAA rating Not rated
System Details: DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital
Subject Headings: Echols, Damien Murder Arkansas West Memphis Juvenile homicide Arkansas West Memphis
Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Topical Term: Murder
Juvenile homicide
Publisher No: NVG-9744
ISBN: 0767085906
Branch Call Number: DVD 364.1523 P
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May 27, 2014
  • BlueHippo rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This film was made in 2005, so it is a precursor to "Devil's Knot". I thought, given the time at which it was done, that it was pretty well done. Yes, it shows photos of the boys who were killed, but I did not find that those were over-used. This is a documentary, not a docu-drama. It does make you wonder about the guilt or innocence of these young men.

Feb 04, 2014
  • Ron@Ottawa rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

As excellent documentary on the trial and conviction of the "West Memphis 3" some 20 year ago. Apparently this story is still ongoing with recent, new DNA technology brought into the equation by the defense team. It does make you question one example of the US judicial system.

Nov 07, 2012
  • Jedwards2 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I don't recommend this documentary. It wasn't like most true crime shows or documentaries. It gave a great deal of air time to the actual photos (uncensored) of the three dead boys. It was extremely disturbing and disgusting.

Jul 06, 2012
  • verwon rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Not very well done. Seems haphazard and sloppy.

Jan 23, 2012
  • juditsky rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This documentary shows humanity at its worst. 3 innocent lives are lost in the most horrific way possible and 3 more have theirs taken away by an inept police force and a jury that requires no physical evidence to sentence someone to death.

This is a good documentary, but the subject matter makes it difficult to watch.

Jan 16, 2012
  • Mobama68 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Jason Baldwin was recently on the Today Show after his release. This DVD was very interesting.

Jan 06, 2011
  • khenderson76 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very disturbing and depressing subject matter but a well done documentary.

Please note that this case is Real and that these young men are currently in jail without any actual proof of been the real killers. For more intormation Google WM3. Also try "Devil's knot"

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Feb 04, 2014
  • Ron@Ottawa rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: Brief images and repeated verbal description of brutal violence done to three 8-year old children. Can be very disturbing to some.

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