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Paradise Lost - The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills

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One of the most influential documentaries in recent years, the Sundance favorite PARADISE LOST is an emotionally raw, must-see crime doc from two of today's most exciting filmmakers--Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky (the team behind Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, Brother's Keeper).

This dark odyssey began with the tragic murders of three 8-year-old boys, whose bodies were discovered in a shallow creek in West Memphis, Arkansas. The community demanded justice, and one month later the police delivered: three local teenagers accused of sacrificing the boys as part of a Satanic ritual. Despite overwhelming public antipathy towards them, defendants Damian Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley steadfastly maintained their innocence. Although the trial produced virtually no physical evidence connecting the defendants to the crime, the town, the jury, and the police felt that they had their killers, and used the young men s penchant for heavy metal music and black clothing and a fascination with the Wicca religion as evidence of their guilt.

With unprecedented access to all the players, Berlinger and Sinofsky captured the events as they unfolded before their cameras. From actual courtroom footage and clandestine jailhouse interviews to behind-the-scenes strategy meetings and intimate portraits of grief-stricken families, PARADISE LOST is a shocking yet uniquely American real-life drama.

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  • Actors: Jason Baldwin, Steven Branch, Christopher Byers, John Mark Byers, Melissa Byers
  • Directors: Bruce Sinofsky
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: Docurama
  • DVD Release Date: October 25, 2005
  • Run Time: 150 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (305 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000AYEIY0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #99,360 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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This film motivated me to do my own research and I read as much material on the case as I could possibly find--especially arguments from those who maintained that the three teenagers are guilty. To be honest, I had a natural skepticism about the West Memphis Three's claims of innocence. A coworker of mine was brutally murdered some years ago and two of her "friends" who were also coworkers were arrested for the murder. I refused to believe it at first. But it became clear over time that the evidence was overwhelming and conclusive. Still there were those who refused to believe the facts and zealously argued their friends' innocence. When all is done and said - it does come down to facts and whether or not one chooses to face reality and believe facts.

First, please allow me to correct a few misconceptions from some of the other reviewers.

The Michael Moore mentioned in the credits refers to one of the little eight-year-old child murder victims, not the filmmaker.

A couple of reviewers mentioned a necklace worn by Damien Echols which supposedly had blood on it from some of the victims. Actually, nothing more determinable than common blood types was found. One almost microscopic spot on the pendant was consistent with the blood type of Damien Echols (one of the accused), the other micro-spot was consistent with the blood type shared by both Jason Baldwin (one of the accused) and Steven Branch (one of the eight-year-old victims) -- as well as 11% of the rest of the Caucasian population of the United States. All experts agree that tiny micro-spots of blood can be transferred by a number of ways--especially a teenage boy wearing the necklace against their bare skin. Police photos verify that Jason Baldwin had also worn Damien's necklace.
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Paradise Lost is definitely one of the most mind-blowingest movies I've ever seen.

Not that it's in my list of all-time favorite films; it's just that this is the kind of film that really knocks you back: it'll change your mind about a few things and really make you think. You won't be able to forget it.

Have you ever been in a plane when, just for second, it abruptly loses some altitude, and your stomach seems like it dropped through the floor? You're gonna feel like that for a couple of days or so after seeing this movie.

Without telling you too much, here's what you need to know: there has been a murder in rural Arkansas, and some local boys who don't quite fit in (i.e., they have been dressing in black and listening to Metallica) are fingered for it. The film, a gut-wrenching documentary, follows them through their trial and analyzes the evidence for and against their innocence. The film is especially recommended if you enjoy documentaries that get into forensic evidence.

I'm sure this happens a lot, but in this particular case the three boys had the good fortune of having HBO make a documentary about the trials while they were happening. Ever since then, they've had a big following of people who -- while perhaps not saying the three are innocent -- at least insist they were given capital sentences on some rather flimsy evidence. If you love stories of where the American justice system really goes off the rails -- not in one aspect or incident but systematically -- this film will be hard to match.
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"innocent until proven guilty." these are beautiful words belonging to civilized societies, and yet these words are also casually cast aside once emotions arise in the wake of violent crimes. the "paradise lost" documentaries present the case of the "west memphis three," a case that's been driven by christian fears of the occult and of heavy metal music. this episode of the miscarriage of justice is extremely compelling and intriguing, and should be considered mandatory viewing for all citizens who might some day serve on a jury.

in the quiet town of west memphis, arkansas, three young boys were found brutally tortured and murdered in 1993 with almost no evidence left at the crime scene. after a high profile investigation with no progress, the local police finally arrested three teenagers who would later be known as the west memphis three: damien echols, jason baldwin, and jessie misskelley, jr. the three outsiders wore black clothing, listened to heavy metal music, read unpopular books, and consequently their behavior was considered strange by the community around them. this was enough to get much of the community up in arms against the west memphis three before the trial even began.

what really struck me about this case was the sheer poverty of evidence here. the only real piece of evidence was misskelley's taped confession; everything else was circumstantial and shaky at best. misskelley had a low iq of 72, was questioned by the police for about 12 hours without a lawyer present, and then had his confession taped at the very end of that interrogation after professing his innocence for most of that time. the confession tape clearly showed the police's questions were leading misskelley to say what the police wanted.
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