This artfully constructed five-part series offers chilling evidence that American democracy has become a convenient lie; that a conspiratorial coup d'Útat removed a sitting president and then hid that fact from the Amer... more »ican people. This sounds like the stuff of wild-eyed paranoia, but these filmmakers did their homework well--interviews include levelheaded witnesses, suspicious government agents, and Dallas cops present in Dealey Plaza on November 22, 1963. Some of the "proof" (especially in Episodeá2, "The Forces of Darkness") seems a bit far-fetched, but the sheer number of unexplained facts is riveting. An autopsy attendant describes a procedure botched by meddling Secret Service agents. A deaf-mute eyewitness shares his recollection of uniformed men hiding a rifle and leaving the site of the assassination unchallenged. Eisenhower's security chief, present at the shooting, discusses fatal safety lapses--as well as mysterious shots coming from the opposite direction of the Texas School Book Depository. District Attorney Jim Garrison points out that Lee Harvey Oswald, a Marine assigned to Russian reconnaissance, operated a "Communist" organization out of a government intelligence office. Senator Ralph Yarbrough, present in the motorcade, tells of Kennedy's order to recall the troops from Vietnam--an order rescinded by the Pentagon three days after his death. But the most powerful elements of this documentary are the most personal, as hardened cops confess to lasting nightmares, as senatorial investigators tearfully recall the moment they realized the official story did not match the facts, and as simple bystanders share their lasting grief at having witnessed the gory death of America's innocence. --Grant Balfour« less
An absolutely AMAZING 5 hours long documentary created over the course of 15 years by several groups including A&E, History Chanel and others. The first installments were made independently in England, but subsequently bought and later segments were more professionally done. The people they were able to find with connections to that day is truly amazing. All the angles explored is sometimes down-right mind-boggling. Whatever is true, the official story obviously is not! Also to note, the final 3 segments are NOT included here. They were only aired ONCE due to the massive amounts of controversy they caused. The bottom line is that The Men Who Killed Kennedy contains a tremendous amount of intriguing information, though it needs to be approached with the same skepticism one would apply to any other source.
Parts 7-9 What They Don't Want You To See!
identityunknown | earth | 01/19/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Parts 1-6 are great. But Parts 7-9 are a MUST SEE.
DO NOT BUY THIS, MAKE THEM OFFICIALLY RELEASE PARTS 7-9
THE FINAL CHAPTER:
Part 7: Smoking Guns: (The Secret Service failings and possible autopsy fraud and cover-up)
Part 8: Love Affair: (A Woman comes forward claiming to be Lee Harvey Oswald's mistress.)
Part 9: Guilty Men: (See the allegations that Lyndon B. Johnson had JFK killed.)
I own parts 7-9 and they are the best parts!
It's time we find out why JFK was killed and why our government continues to cover it up."
Alan Dale Daniel | St. George, UT, USA | 03/17/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is a good overview of the assassination of Kennedy. True, it does focus on the conspiracy theories and it is not an unbiased look at the evidence; however, the interviews with people who have a lot to say are engrossing and the "evidence" produced is thought provoking.There is no doubt that evidence exists to dispute the findings of the Warren Commission report on the assassination of President Kennedy. This DVD presents a lot of that evidence in a organized fashion. It is good to actually see the people interviewed who say the shots were coming from the grassy knoll. I liked looking at the photographic evidence that critics claim show a person (badge man) shooting from the knoll (I don't see anything). The DVD at least allows you to see the people and the evidence and make a lot of judgments for yourself.A lot of the witnesses are not convincing to me, and a lot of the so called evidence just looks like junk. I have a natural tendency to distrust testimony from strippers (or former strippers) and I don't see what others say is clearly present in certain photographs. I am a lawyer (not a trial lawyer) so I suppose I look at evidence a little differently than most and probably take a more skeptical view, but I still like to see it myself and not let someone else tell me what something shows or who to believe.I think the DVD does raise significant questions about the killing of the President as presented by the Warren Report on the assassination. I have read portions of the Warren Report and I have read a few books on this subject authored by both the critics and those who support the Commission's conclusions. While I would say this DVD does contain some speculation that is impossible for the viewer to make an independent decision on, and it contains a lot of language that is less than clinical, it does present a lot of solid evidence. Actual interviews with the Dallas police officers who were there and who talked with Oswald and Ruby are just invaluable. So are a lot of the other interviews. Just a list of those who have been sent to an early grave that had facts to support a shot being fired from the grassy knoll is unnerving. To see some of those same people on screen telling their story near in time to the killing of the President is compelling. If you believe what they have to say a lot of the Warren Commission's findings are not accurate.If you are not interested in mysteries this isn't for you. In the end there are a lot of theories that can be supported depending on which set of facts you find to be most important. The assassination of President Kennedy is a mystery because so much is left unexplained. For example, there is no doubt the evidence in the National Archives has been corrupted. The brain is missing and at least some other evidence has disappeared. Once evidence has been tampered with a person is allowed to believe it is all under suspicion. The evidence is the foundation of analysis, and when that is gone mystery remains.So the viewer will not get a solid "we have it all figured out" explanation at the end. No murderer jumps up to confess in the last scene and reveal all. The mystery remains and the uncomfortable feeling that comes with mystery - real mystery - is there. We will probably never figure it out because the list of "oops" or whatever is almost endless. Criminal incompetence on the part of the Secret Service, incompetent medical examiners, missing evidence, incompetent police procedures, consistent failures to follow even the most elemental criminal evidence protection steps, failures to tape or record critical interrogations, failure to follow up important information, investigators ignoring certain aspects of the case (who were the men who displayed Secret Service credentials to the police on the day of the murder), inconsistent statements from important witnesses etc. This is a real mystery.A lot of people are murdered every year without explanation. The real world can be a messy and inhospitable place. We tend to want to think that the murder of the President of the United States would be different. With some of the best police agencies in the world working on the case we could figure it out and close the file and be at least comfortable with the idea that we know what happened. This film will not allow you to think that way. This was a messy event with a lot going wrong - as it usually does - and this DVD lets you know that. No nice world tied up in a nice package with a bow on it. No...this is reality. And a lot of it.A very good DVD and well worth the price."
MISSING THE BEST PARTS
Roger W. Gibson | Glendale, AZ United States | 11/23/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The version here, is missing the three "good" episodes -- the ones that aren't the same old clips we've seen for 40 years. "The Men Who Killed Kennedy, the Final Chapter" is the one you want.
If a version doesn't have;
. The Love Affair
. The Guilty Men
. The Smoking Gun
-- Then don't buy it."
Ben Hough | Vanderbilt, Pa United States | 08/26/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is probably the most complete documentary available on the assasination of J.F.K.. This video leaves no doubt that there was a definate conspiracy to kill J.F.K. in Dallas. It also proves that Oswald was merely a patsy and had nothing to do at all with the shooting. It brings forward several new witnesses as well as proving a complete cover-up by the Dallas Police Department and the F.B.I.. A must have for anyone interested in the events of November 22,1963. Well worth the price, as it clocks in at a little over 6 hours! It takes a long look at all the evidence and features a ton of information. A MUST HAVE!"