'Paradise Lost' Trilogy to Be Released as Box Set

 

The three HBO documentaries that helped free Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley, Jr. and Jason Baldwin -- aka the West Memphis Three -- from a certain death in prison will be released as a collector's edition box set on Nov. 6.

STORY: Peter Jackson's 'West of Memphis' Reveals New Witnesses in Long-Running Case

Paradise Lost: The Child Murders At Robin Hood Hills, Paradise Lost 2: Revelations and Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, which were all directed by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, document the experiences of the accused, from trial to sentencing to long-awaited freedom 18 years later thanks in part to the help of entertainment luminaries like director Peter Jackson (whose West of Memphis doc was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics following its Sundance debut) and Johnny Depp in what turned out to be a true Hollywood ending.

VIDEO: Peter Jackson, Amy Berg 'West of Memphis' Sundance 2012 

The three-DVD set will include more than an hour of rare footage, a never-before-seen interview with Baldwin on the morning of his release from prison and a collectible booklet featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes photographs chronicling the nearly two decades during which the films were in production. 

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