'Paradise Lost' Trilogy to Be Released as Box Set
The HBO documentaries that helped free the West Memphis Three will arrive to retailers as a collector's edition and include rare footage, bonus interviews and a photo book.
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.
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.
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.