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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!
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…
New evidence, new supporters, new life. Someone seriously needs to find who killed those three children and WHY???
I concluded my binge viewing of the three part series with this movie, strangely titled Purgatory. They really should have swapped names with number two, Revelations. But I digress, what's important is this movie comes back out as the objective good guy. This is more of the hero that the first film was and less of the witch hunt. It chronicles the recent updates of the case and shows off just how much attention the two previous installments have gotten the cause. It shows the process of the experts sorting through new and damning facts and material. Experts that were brought on board with funds from fans of the series, experts who would have never heard of the case had…
Still absolutely riveting, and although I'm seeing this in the wrong order; it still amazes me at how all this happened; and took so long for them to be freed; in such a ridiculous way.
The third in the series of HBO documentaries on the topic of the West Memphis Three.
The first documentary focused on the case as a whole. The second re-capped the first, but also brought things up to date a bit -- talking about the support the WM3 were now receiving, while also taking a (perhaps unfairly) long look at John Mark Byers, a guy who loves to preach that the WM3 will burn in Hell.
In this third film, we see Byers shift completely -- from wishing the WM3 were in Hell to protesting the state's unfair treatment of who he sees as three innocent men. But while Byers becomes the surprise good guy, Terry Hobbs becomes the replacement villain.…
Potentially the happiest ending I've ever seen.
Though it features a great deal of water-treading, repetition of facts already established by the two prior documentaries, and about a half-hour of time spent establishing another of the childrens' step-parents (Hobbs) as a major suspect, the Epilogue - in which the West Memphis Three are at long last freed - is undeniably powerful and moving.
Sure, it's a victory, but it's such a wicked compromise. And if the Alford plea scene in the courtroom fails to move you, you'd have to be made of stone not to be moved by John Mark Byers's complete reversal from being the villain of the first two films to being one of the biggest cheerleaders of the innocence of the West Memphis Three…
A great end to a great documentary trilogy.
A great conclusion (?) to the trilogy of Berlinger/Sinofsky HBO docs that gives so much light to the confusion faced in the 2nd installment and does a great job of summing up the events of the first two with peppering in new details here and there until we get to a big batch of new details. In 10 years since the 2nd look and almost 20 since the original case we see a lot of changes in the way these people live and behave. Extremists become more rational and the public generally becomes more open to the idea that these boys might be innocent. A great doc and must see for anyone interested in the case, but don't want to sink in the previous 4.5 hours as it fills you in pretty well (though I would still highly recommend the first one).
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