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Great Crimes and Trials of the 20th Century [DVD]

Robert Powell , Robert Powell    Exempt   DVD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Robert Powell
  • Directors: Robert Powell
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 16 May 2011
  • Run Time: 650 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004KM61ZW
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 101,870 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Serial killers, gangsters, assassins and war criminals - Great Crimes and Trials sheds light on 26 crimes that shocked the world, bringing back memories of some of the most notorious cases of the twentieth century. The murders of John Lennon and presidential candidate Robert Kennedy, the unsolved Zodiac murders and the treasonous crimes of Lord Haw-Haw are all covered here in exacting detail, alongside other shocking stories of murder and mayhem. Narrated by Robert Powell, Great Crimes and Trials combines new and archive interviews to reconstruct each story, analysing the individual and his motive, explaining how the crime was committed and showing breakthroughs in investigations alongside details of the trial. With its researchers gaining unprecedented access to picture libraries and over 250,000 hours of archive footage, these are the definitive accounts of these appalling murders.


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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Season 3 26 Jun 2011
By ronmaz
This is season 3 of the TV show, even though it doesn't say so anywhere on the cover or on the Amazon website.
The episodes contained on this 4 disc set are:

Disc 1
The assassination of Robert Kennedy
Leopold and Loeb - Killing for thrills
DeFeo & Benson - Inheritance killers
Mark Chapman and the killing of John Lennon
Heidnik and Dahmer - Killers for company
Ma Barker and other public enemies

Disc 2
Pol Pot and the killing fields of Cambodia
The Zodiac killer & other unsolved serial murders
Judge Joe Peel and the Chillingwort murders
Leonard Lake - The Calaveras county serial killings
Sacco and Vanzetti - Anarchy and murder
Henry Lee Lucas - The highway stalker
Gaston Dominici and the Drummond murders

Disc 3
Donald Merrett - The murderous buccaneer
John Bodkin Adams and the other infamous doctors
John Duffy the railway killer
The Malmedi massacre and other Nazi war crimes
Lord Haw Haw - The treason of William Joyce
Sir Harry Oakes - The Bahamas murder

Disc 4
The trunk murders
Graham Young - The compulsive poisoner
Donald Hume and the Setty case
Browne & Kennedy and other police killers
Roy Fontaine - The deadly butler
The seige of Sydney street'
Buck Ruxton - The ravine bodies mystery
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4.0 out of 5 stars Alternative similar series (Ultimate Crimes) 7 Dec 2013
Ultimate Crimes: Headline Murders [DVD]

this 17 disc set contains 9 profiles per disc, thats 153 killers.
cant find a box set though so have to buy individually.

was going to buy this one but thing the 17 disc set will cover more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Delight for true-crime fans 22 May 2013
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Bought this as soon as I'd finished watching series 1 and this series does not disappoint either - good selection of crimes plus interesting contemporary film footage of the events.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars GREAT CRIMES AND TRAILS 19 May 2013
NOT BAD BUT WHAT AM I BUYING I THOUGHT IS WAS SERIES 1 SO I WAS NOT PLEASE. WHEN IT WAS SEASON 3 WHAT EVER HAPPEN TO SERIES 1 AND 2. A BIG. FIRM LIKE YOU. SHOULD HAVE THERES DVDS LIKE SERIES 2 THAT IS THE BEST ONE. BUT YOU CANT BUY THAT SERIES 2
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good but... 9 Mar 2012
By Bardot
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I am obessed with this show. It did say that there were 4 discs. Its not the whole series. I really wanted to see Surf the Murph. One day I'll get to watch the rest of Great Crimes and Trials.
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