131 of 132 people found the following review helpful
on June 2, 2013
This documentary has good production values. The images are sharp and clear. The narration is at an even pitch and pace and highly consistent throughout the film.
I own several other film documentaries regarding President Kennedy's murder, investigation, and the aftermath. Instead of merely telling the audience about agents who were present at the Kennedy autopsy, this documentary interviews one of them, Agent Sibert (Ret.). The retired agent is quite peeved that neither he nor his partner were called as witnesses by the Warren Commission, and that staff attorney Arlen Specter chose to term their famous report of the post mortem, "mistaken."
There is a good interview of LtCol Daniel Marvin of US Army Special Forces who was contacted by the CIA through one its agents to take the contract to kill LtCmdr William Pitzer, the US Navy officer who filmed the autopsy and took photos of the entire proceeding, including the spectator gallery during the Kennedy autopsy. The films Pitzer made were at variance with the official version of Kennedy's wounds. Pitzer who was about to retire, had made noises that he had certain films that would reopen the Kennedy assassination investigation. I will let the readers find out what happened to Pitzer and his films. Marvin had declined the CIA contract.
The film does reveal that Oswald had been operating as an intelligence agent either through the DIA or ONI. This piggybacks from the research done by Dr. John Newman (Oswald and the CIA) and discusses how Oswald's intelligence legend was put together.
There are many instances of debunking how certain Warren Commission conclusions do not hold up to scrutiny. Full explanations are presented.
This documentary is worth obtaining and viewing. I highly recommend this film.
64 of 65 people found the following review helpful
on August 5, 2013
I just finished watching Confessions from the Grassy Knoll. This a very informative video, If you really want to know the truth about what happened on the dreadful day in November,before and after the assassination. Form the Bay of pigs all the way through to the present, of facts and drama, this is a much watch for all involved for the truth. It then takes you days before November the 22nd with all the planning with all of the high level people involved to exactly what happened and how it was executed. Interviews with FBI agents Richard Stiller, Zack Shelton Who by the way gives his thumbs up on this production, along with Michael Wacks, CIA's Tosh Plumlee. Along with Forensic Pathologist and Attorney Cyril Wecht, M.D. J.D. who gives a stunning story of the chain of events @ Bethesda Naval hospital. And many others that make this DVD irresistible to all. Wim Dankbaar's research has stunned everyone that has participated in this journey of bring the truth above board. And with the addition of James Files testimony, this DVD is stellar from beginning to end. It will be shocking to view some of the testimony in this new born truth that even at this minute is on going. So I give it a 5 star rating for sure. If you want more you will just have to purchase This Gem, You will be glad that you did...
52 of 54 people found the following review helpful
on July 9, 2013
I was looking forward to hearing from normal, ordinary, every-day American people that were there at the time, but I guess that is something that will never happen.
I guess that the title is true in one respect because there is confessions from the grassy knoll, but they come from people involved with the mafia, F.B.I. agents, C.I.A., historical footage of the assassination and the time leading up to the event, and after.
There is some of James Files confession, which was proven by Zack Shelton (a retired F.B.I. Special Agent) to be correct in full, and also evidence by forensic experts, medical people and authors.
This dvd brings forth more evidence on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, so it deserves five stars for being up-front with the evidence. I would like to get a dvd with the full confession of James Files, as I have never heard it in full.
I am in the same opinion as Richard Stilling (retired F.B.I. Special Agent), when he said, "The Attorney General, should empower a Grand Jury all the legal power of authority of a Grand Jury, to at least satisfy, the juradiction of a verdict. This Grand Jury, should have the authority, to go after whatever information necessary, to gather, what witnesses needed to be interviewed, and charge whatever people, regardless of whatever station in life, with violation of any crime, that have been committed. And basicly let the chips fly where they may."
Until this is done the answers that millions of people, not only Americans, ask with each new bit of evidence that is presented to them, the truth will never be known. This may never happen as the American Government knows that there is a coverup and wish to protect those involved. When there is silence or suppression of evidence, it can only mean one thing.
70 of 77 people found the following review helpful
on April 26, 2013
This latest dvd from Wim Dankbaar reveals that 2 FBI agents witnessed the autopsy of JFK,noting who was there and all the wounds in detail.The shot in the back did not exit his body,only went in about 2 inches at a downward angle and another FBI agent found this bullet on Kennedy's stretcher !!!,so no more magic bullet theory,the evidence in writing from the FBI themselves
and Hoover ignored it,I wonder why.Two shells found in Book Depos.,later changed to three.No prints on rifle say FBI,later found
after LHO had died.Comdr.Pitzer who had copies of the film taken at the autopsy was put on a CIA hit list and later died very
suspiciously,where is that film?Also written evidence from the embalmer of JFK stating that he plugged a small hole in the right
This dvd should be viewed by everyone as solid evidence that some FBI agents did their job properly,while others like Hoover
chose to ignore statements which would have meant the Single Bullet Theory could never of existed.Over to Arlen Specter....
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
When you're dealing with the facts surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, let's face it: there's an awful lot of ground to cover. For starters, any investigation into what truly happened on that fateful day in November, 1963 is now inevitably tainted by fading memories. Not only that but also any documentarian legitimately looking further into the matter is now tasked with filtering through volumes and volumes of deliberately misleading evidence and/or testimony - a veritable mountain of misinformation, much of which was generated by sitting politicians of the time and more who followed thereafter.
Yes, I can say that with tremendous legitimacy because - for those of you who don't know it - the last `official' word coming from the U.S. government (assuming it isn't additional deliberate misinformation) is that the death of JFK came as the result of a conspiracy. At least, that was the official determination as of 1979 when science gave investigators the chance to review audio of gunshots in greater clarity, and they realized that there were multiple shooters, not one, who perpetrated this dark deed.
(NOTE: The following review will contain minor spoilers necessary solely for the discussion of plot and characters. If you're the kind of reader who prefers a review entirely spoiler-free, then I'd encourage you to skip down to the last three paragraphs for my final assessment. If, however, you're accepting of a few modest hints at `things to come,' then read on ...)
Maybe I'm a bit jaded as a reviewer for CONFESSIONS FROM THE GRASSY KNOLL: THE SHOCKING TRUTH because I've always believed the assassination could only have been accomplished in the manner it was if and only if there were multiple participants planning and coordinating so many events before, during, and after the assassination in order for it all to have been pulled off so seamlessly. In fact, one could make the case that it's taken years for enough facts to come to life - to be examined and re-examined as we make technological advancements that help us further define specifics - in order for me to have the `learned' opinion I do. I could be wrong in this assessment, but, at this point, it would appear my opinion is that shared by a majority of people who've looked into the event.
That said, CONFESSIONS is a fairly impressive undertaking. Clearly, this documentary tries to cover a significant amount of material; given the fact that it's only two hours long, I tend to think that there's still an awful lot out there that couldn't make the final edit. As a viewer, I'm perfectly okay with that because what is here is shocking enough that I suspect it'll make a believer out of most who view it.
Still, that's a fairly treacherous position to begin with. Aren't the only people liable to pick this release up already convinced that the President died as a result of not just a conspiracy but a V-A-S-T conspiracy that stretched deeply into the highest towers of political influence? If that's the case, then that's really the crime, and I maintain it's a shame that more people - especially those who still insist Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone - won't examine just how many unanswered questions remain from the circumstances of that faithful day.
If you're a conspiracy nut (like I am, and I'm perfectly comfortable admitting), then CONFESSIONS is right up your alley. Buy it or rent it; you're likely to discover a modest amount of new information you didn't know before. Talk it up amongst your friends, and maybe - just maybe - you'll convert them to members of the chorus instead of their remaining on the outskirts of reality.
While the DVD packaging materials don't specify these facts definitively, CONFESSIONS FROM THE GRASSY KNOLL: THE SHOCKING TRUTH appears to be a production of JFKMurderSolved.com. DVD distribution is being handled by MVD Visual. As for the technical specifications, the documentary looks and sounds mostly solid - there's some acceptable low quality footage that necessarily goes hand-in-hand when reviewing audio and video footage from an era so long ago. There are no special feature to speak of.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Odds are if you're here and reading about this product, then the subject matter already interests you. At this juncture, all you're needing to know is whether or not I - as a critic - believe it worth your couple of bucks. I think it is. There's enough material on here that reviews the various conspiracies from several angles that CONFESSIONS is a terrific overview. Additionally, I suspect there are a few facts - especially those associated to the confession of James Files - that might strike you as all-new. Spend the money - and the time - on the grassy knoll, and you'll be rewarded.
In the interests of fairness, I'm pleased to disclose that the fine folks at MVD Visual (A Division of MVD Entertainment Group) provided me with a DVD copy of CONFESSIONS FROM THE GRASSY KNOLL: THE SHOCKING TRUTH by request for the expressed purpose of completing this review.
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on September 29, 2013
I've bought several videos over the years of questionable source and production which have disappointed me. As I hadn't heard of this one and truthfully, I wasn't expecting much.
I was actually quite pleased with the way the video was produced, both from a content and presentation standpoint. It covered a lot of aspects of people and groups who had an interest in stopping JFK and their reasons for doing so. The materials were presented with sufficient detail and numerous people and sources were used and although at times the plots of the various people involved were complex, this production made them easier to understand and follow.
I've seen several 'what really happened to JFK' documentaries over the years and have never really been convinced of what I was hearing/seeing, as some of them really took me 'off the deep end' in terms of believing some of the materials they were presenting.
While some of the same themes are presented here, it was done in such a way as to more fully document and give credence to what is being said and why these elements were a force in the JFK assassination. Also included were interviews with various other people along with investigations others have done who have all helped to uncover the truth, as well as numerous articles, documents and other sources that help to tie these themes together.
Another difference in this documentary from all others I have seen in the past was the actual identification of who shot the fatal bullet killing JFK and an explanation of the events leading up to and occurring on that day in Dallas. When you put it all together, I found this documentary provides a much more plausible and convincing explanation of what happened that day than anything coming out of the Warren Commission.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on December 7, 2013
Excellent Documentary....very interesting...things not known before...appreciate the truth...never believed the warren commission lies...James Files is extremely detailed and very believable...but is still very sad...America was changed forever...
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 22, 2014
I am a JFK assassination junkie and this DVD shed more light on this topic. I was in the 6th grade at the time this horrible tragedy happened. Anyone who believes that Lee Harvey Oswald was the assassin is a damn fool. That would be like believing in Santa Claus. The Warren Commission was the biggest pack of pathological liars this century will ever know. And they buried the truth. When Lee Harvey Oswald said he was the patsy he was not lying. The assassination took place entirely on the ground at the grassy knoll of Dealey Plaza. And there were 2 possibly 3 shooters. And they were contracted from France. And they are more than likely still alive today. And you can also blame the Secret Service as well for such a botched job of protecting our President that day. They should of fired every agent the day after that assassination or even sooner. They DID NOT do their job the way they were trained. They were well aware of the danger imposed on JFK going to Dallas that day and did not take extra precautions to secure the entire area as JFK's limo went through the area of Dealey Plaza where our poor President was ambushed. There was no way that JFK's limo should of been first in line and that was a change that LBJ made at the last moment the truth be known. JFK's limo should of been at least 3 cars back. I feel a lot of times that the Secret Service was a part of the conspiracy.
12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on May 23, 2013
this video confessions from the grassy knoll has lots of very shocking information about the assassination of president john f kennedy that was not reveald to the public before this is a very good video.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on July 20, 2014
Donate all your 11-22-63 VHS tapes, DVDs, books....this is the one.
retired FBI agents review those harrowing proceedings and their interviews and commentary are presented in a very clear and compelling way.
If these individuals, including the more exotic witnesses like Judy Vary Baker and James Files, are actring, I'll hang up my rock and roll shoes.
Not to play spoiler here, but if you ever doubted the single bullet theory, or thought that there were four shots, not three; that Oswald had two aliases not self-generated; that Gerald Ford admitted to "adjusting" the bullet position from about 5 inches down from JFK's neck to right through his neck...check this out immediately.
Quality is superb..youtube is amazing but this disc stands alone.