Complete list. :-(
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
The complete inside story of the West Memphis Three.
A further investigation into the arrest of three teenagers convicted of killing three young boys in Arkansas who spent nearly 20 years in prison before being released after new DNA evidence indicated they may be innocent.
its amazing to watch all 3 films and wee the changes that these people go though and how stubborn the judge is for every appeal
3 men get convicted of a horrific murder on the fact they wear black and "worship satan " ...with no evidence whatsoever that they actually committed the crime.. how lovely is that?
its good to see that they get to finally live their lives but the shit they had to go though.. is jsut fucked
Fuck the State of Arkansas! Fuck them in their stupid backwards asses, and I'm referring to the prosecutors, police, original judge, and members of the state government who were involved in this case not the people of Arkansas. Also fuck Terry Hobbs. I can't say he killed those little boys, but he's a lying piece of shit either way. Also I'd like to say WOW! What a 180 by Mark Byers!
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I liked that we got new information here. It shows us sides that haven't been seen in the previous installments. What threw me for a loop was Mark Byers's complete 180 and now he is standing behind the WM3, at first I chalked it up to his craziness but after seeing and hearing his reason he seemed very sincere and that blew me away. It did seem like it turned the blame on Terry Hobbs very heavily, and while I do find that the new evidence seems more concrete than anything presented against the WM3, it seemed to me that the intent of the film makers was to put Hobbs in the same situation as the accused to makes us…
I watched all three of these films within a 24 hour period of each other, so the last day or so of my life has been inundated with the West Memphis Three. This one was a fitting conclusion to the sordid tale, regardless of your opinion on the judicial outcome. It was entertaining to see the familiar faces, including Mark Byers crazy ass, 10+ years later. As much as things change, things still tend to stay the same. My one main gripe is that they never tracked down the actual killer. But that's not exactly the filmmakers' fault.
Stylistically, it far surpasses the previous two films, but that's obviously due to the substantially larger budget HBO gave the filmmakers to…
Despite overlap with the first 2 films this is a solid conclusion to the Paradise Lost Trilogy. I can forgive it because of the shear amount of years between films. If you enjoy true crime documentaries I would say these 3 films are worth your time. Even if you know the outcome its still entertaining and enthralling.
New evidence, new supporters, new life. Someone seriously needs to find who killed those three children and WHY???
Casi 20 años después de los asesinatos de los 3 niños de Arkansas y la condena de los tres adolescentes supuestamente satánicos, las técnicas forenses han avanzado mucho y han aportado nuevas evidencias que pueden llevar a la reapertura del caso.
Técnica y narrativamente muy por encima de los dos anteriores, en la línea de los documentales de estos últimos años. Sirve como resumen de las dos primeras partes (aunque para tener una idea completa habría que ver el primero) y, a partir de ahí, desarrolla los frutos de las investigaciones de los años siguientes y sus consecuencias. Nos da, además, otra muestra de lo absurdo que puede llegar a ser el sistema judicial americano.
...And justice for all.
The 3rd film of what I think is the most extraordinary documentary series ever made. After all but accusing one father of the murders in the 2nd film, evidence now points somewhere else. This makes it harder to engage as the 2nd film left us in no doubt of the murderer's identity. Or so we thought. This runs more like a campaign film than the first two, but it is incredible nonetheless. Still unconvinced by the need to show actual crime scene shots.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The Paradise Lost trilogy started something that is becoming more and more ubiquitous. As the popularity of things like The Jinx, Making a Murderer, and Serial explode, true crime stories fill an important part of the pop culture landscape.
Yes, this particular story is decades old and has been "resolved" for several years, but many questions remain surrounding the case and even more questions that movies and series like this raise. Watching the original Paradise Lost a sinking feeling grows as the runtime dwindles - The West Memphis Three as they will come to be known didn't commit the horrific crime of which they were accused. It is almost painfully clear in the 1996 documentary which has a surprisingly objective…
I came into this without watching the previous two. As a result my rating and enjoyment was a little bit compromised. But it picked up a huge head of steam as it rolled and ended with a bang. I guess the aim of documentaries is not to be noticed - not to stand in the way of the story. Well I was sufficiently moved while watching this to forget anything but the human drama. In regards to the actual story - I always enjoy listening to legal characters speaking on justice but beyond this I found John Mark Byers and Damien Echols powerful fascinating characters. And Jason Baldwin was simply inspirational in his mental and emotional strength and grace. These three captured my mind and heart. For this reason this doco was a huge moment for me.
Definitely the most accomplished of the three films in this series. The earlier two have much less insight, and seem to rely on goading people into saying whatever they have on their minds whether it's based in fact or not. While there were some fascinating and terrifying moments from both of the earlier films, I felt they were mostly for shock value and didn't lend anything to the narrative.
In fact I wish I had watched West of Memphis and saved myself some time.
How many other cases could possibly be this convoluted? I would imagine quite a few. But hey, I'm a cynic about the justice system.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
No idea if there is a list for this yet, but I think I will keep this as kind of…