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12 March 2001 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The case of the West Memphis Three, its questionable circumstances and the parties involved are followed up years later. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win See more »
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Hopefully we find a paradise and it's not as hokey and as gray at the one that has been endured for far too long See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Damien Wayne Echols ... Himself
Melissa Byers ... Herself (archive footage)
Norris Deajon ... Himself
Tim Sullivan ... Himself (archive sound)
Chris Worthington ... Himself
John Mark Byers ... Himself
Kathy Bakken ... Herself
Burk Sauls ... Himself

Jason Baldwin ... Himself

Jessie Misskelley ... Himself (as Jessie Miskelly)
Debra Shue ... Herself
Grove Pashley ... Himself
Anna Masek ... Herself
Ruth Carter ... Herself
Bill Pritcherson ... Himself
Gregory Fleming ... Himself
Marcia Ian ... Herself
Mara Leveritt ... Herself
David Burnett ... Himself
Gary Gitchell ... Himself

Dan Stidham ... Himself
Richard J. Ofshe ... Himself
John N. Fogleman ... Himself
Jessie Misskelley Sr. ... Himself
Brent Turvey ... Himself
Barbara Turvey ... Herself
John Shaver Jr. ... Himself
Frank J. Peretti ... Himself
Michelle Echols ... Herself
Pam Echols ... Herself
Gail Grinnell ... Herself
Scotty Battershell ... Himself - Polygrapher
Ray Brown ... Himself - Court TV
Dale W. Griffis ... Himself
Chris May ... Himself - Channel 7 (archive footage)
Karen Fuller ... Herself - Channel 7 (archive footage)
Val P. Price ... Himself
Harry Mintzer ... Himself (as Dr. Harry Mintzer)
Gregg Jarrett ... Himself (archive footage)

Leeza Gibbons ... Herself (archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steven Branch ... Himself
Christopher Byers ... Himself

Pam Hobbs ... Herself
Terry Hobbs ... Himself
Ted Koppel ... Himself - Newscaster (archive footage)
Michael Moore

Directed by
Joe Berlinger 
Bruce Sinofsky 
 
Produced by
Nancy Abraham .... supervising producer
Joe Berlinger .... producer
Michael Bonfiglio .... associate producer
Sheila Nevins .... executive producer
Bruce Sinofsky .... producer
 
Original Music by
Metallica 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Richman  (as Bob Richman)
 
Film Editing by
M. Watanabe Milmore 
 
Makeup Department
Angela Green .... key makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Loren Eiferman .... production manager
Bruce Sinofsky .... post-production supervisor
 
Sound Department
Philippe Desloovere .... sound editor (as Philippe 'Des' Desloovere)
Ken Hahn .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Karas .... sound recordist
Ray Palagy .... sound editor
Tony Pipitone .... sound editor
Michael Reilly .... sound recordist
Randy Ward .... sound editor
Rick Wessler .... sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Carrier III .... aerial photographer
James D. Cooper .... additional photography (as Douglas Cooper)
Philippe Desloovere .... additional photography (as Philippe 'Des' Desloover)
Randy Drummond .... additional photography
Nancy Schreiber .... additional cinematography
Paul Snow .... assistant camera
Dyanna Taylor .... additional photography
John Thoma .... additional photography
David J. Thompson .... assistant camera
Alex Zakrzewski .... additional photography
 
Editorial Department
Paul Collins .... on-line editor
Allan Rogers .... film colorist
 
Music Department
Abigail Kende .... music clearance
 
Other crew
Michael Cruickshank .... production assistant
Richard Hofstetter .... legal services
Sabrina Padwa .... legal services
Maura Wogan .... legal services
 
Thanks
Cliff Burnstein .... thanks
Jenny Golden .... thanks
Cate Latting .... thanks
Debra MacCulloch .... thanks
Peter Mensch .... thanks
Marc Reiter .... thanks
Dina Tyler .... thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"Revelations: Paradise Lost 2" - USA (theatrical title)
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Trivia:
The only film of the trilogy to be a TV project instead of receive a theatrical release.See more »
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Anachronisms: At one point the on-screen date for a trial scene is listed as January of 1993. The murders didn't occur until May of that year.See more »
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References The Exorcist (1973)See more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Hopefully we find a paradise and it's not as hokey and as gray at the one that has been endured for far too long, 27 January 2012
Author: Steve Pulaski from United States

Paradise Lost 2: Revelations picks up just a few years after the original documentary, Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills. During that documentary, we were informed massively about the murders and mutilation of three second graders on May 5, 1993 in West Memphis, Arkansas. The three convicted seemed to be judged by a shady, flawed confession by one of the men and their personal appearances and interests.

This is not only a sequel to a fantastic documentary, but it's a documentary that sheds light on something very, very frightening; a biased judicial system that reacts on present emotions, unclear evidence (when there hardly is any), and the personalities of the accused. It seemed that the three men were judged more on their likes and interests more than the actual murder. The three men are Damien Echols, now 24, Jessie Misskelley Jr., now 23, and Jason Baldwin, now 21.

The focus seems less on them and more on the smaller characters incorporated in the large story and the backlash and uproar the original HBO film caused. In the beginning of the documentary, we are acquainted with a local support group made up of people from all over the United States who saw the original Paradise Lost documentary, were outraged, and started their own support club. Three brave adults even came up with the idea to start a website in support of the nicknamed "West Memphis Three" (a surprising thing since internet was still pretty new and vague at the time).

The three people behind the website are shown at numerous points in the film accepting collect calls from prison from Damien Echols and holding a live, somewhat informal chat through their website. Damien is on speakerphone, people in the chat room ask him questions, and another writes down Damien's spontaneous responses as quickly as possible.

John Mark Byers, the stepfather to Christopher Byers, one of the three boys mutilated in the woods, is brought to the foreground here. He has got to be one of the most unsettling, eerie, and vicious documentary characters I've ever seen. He speaks in the southern twang you can't ignore, and his six foot eight presence equipped with his strong, muscular build is astonishing. Although he appears to be an upset father about the death of his son, he copes with his anger in a mean-spirited, hateful way. In one scene he goes as far as setting up fake graves for Baldwin, Echols, and Misskelley Jr. and proceeds to douse the graves with lighter fluid before striking a match and incinerating it all.

Byers is suspected in being involved in the murders of the three kids, and is victim to much gossip. On one of the boys, I believe Stevie Branch, but I could be wrong, there appears to be a bite mark. The prosecution insists it's a belt buckle imprint, but it impeccably resembles a purposeful bite mark. Oddly enough a few years after the original film's completion, Byers' wife, Melissa, died of "undetermined" circumstances.

Again, despite noted limitations present in the film, directors Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky seem to have an unprecedented amount of access to everything case related. Sadly, because of the notoriety of the original Paradise Lost, the film has a few more limitations than the first one did. There are some instances where the film goes to a black title card saying Berlinger and Sinofsky were not allowed to film in the designated area at the designated time. Still, the video we do see is provocative, astounding, and shows us more than one may believe.

Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills was a strong, turning point in documentary filmmaking because of its unbiased nature and its attitude to "show it all." Paradise Lost 2: Revelations is an impressive and well made documentary as well and it has the power to sway our opinions of the case itself and/or drastically change them. All I can say at this point is that hopefully we find a paradise, and it's not as hokey and as gray at the one that has been endured for far too long by these boys.

Starring: Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley Jr., and Jason Baldwin. Directed by: Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky.

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what about the girl from the 1st movie who testified... bmoviebimbo
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