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"Paradise Lost" Documentary Resurfaces

Followers of the West Memphis Three saga are soon to be rewarded for patiently awaiting the DVD release of "Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills," which hits shelves on Oct. 25, according to the official WM3 site. Strangely, the sequel, "Paradise Lost 2: Revelations," has been readily available in the DVD format for some time, but the original film has been frustratingly absent from the marketplace since it went out of print on VHS.

For those who aren't familiar with the movies, they're documentaries about the brutal slayings of three young boys in West Memphis, Arkansas, and the ensuing mockery of a trial that put three teenagers behind bars for the crimes. Both films can be difficult to watch at times--for a variety of reasons. But once you've seen them, they keep calling you back to see if you've missed something that will bring you down solidly on one side of the evidence or the other.

The North American release of "Paradise Lost" will feature directors' commentary, 45 minutes of new footage and other stuff, but there's still something to be said for the packaging of the U.K. double edition of both movies, offered by It will be self-explanatory to those who have seen the films.--Pete Mesling

Posted by Pete on October 7, 2005 7:26 PM
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