For those of us who were alive then, this DVD is a wonderful collection of actual footage taken from the news of the day. The Zapruder film is also included. I was only 10 years old that day, but I remember the talk that it might have been a conspiracy, from Day 1.
This DVD goes far to convince me that Oswald may not even have been the one to fire the shot from the book depository!
This film raised many questions in my mind. Why did the shooter not fire on the President when the car was below the window? That was the clearest shot. Instead, he waited until the car had passed, and was down the street(to coordinate with the other 2 shooters?). Why didn't they allow Oswald an attorney? Why did they wash the car immediately, not even checking for the bullets? Why was Oswald kept at the courthouse for so long? He wasn't transferred for 2 days, at which time he was killed.Why were so many reporters and anyone else allowed in the courthouse?? Why was the Zapruder film kept from us for 12 years? Why was Oswald arrested only one hour after the crime, and charged with the 2 murders? As far as I can see, the only evidence was that Oswald had acquired the gun(they couldn't have known that yet), and the bullet found with Governor Connely was fired from the same gun(they couldn't have know that yet), and he worked at the book depository. Not only that, the story was circulated so fast, it was as if it had been written before the crime! Why were the interviews with the eyewitnesses and the doctors who attended the President not shared with us at the time? And not the least importantly, it was clear from the Zapruder film that the first shot came from behind, the next 2 from the front. The doctors on the film also say so.
This makes me a little angry. At the time, we were assured that Oswald was the lone gunman. But now I see that that was impossible. Both the doctors and the eyewitnesses said at the time that he was shot twice from the front. That was deliberately suppressed.
It becomes glaringly obvious with this collection of footage that no investigation was performed. If there had been, then the facts would have been available. I wonder who planned that trip to Dallas for the President??
If the "pristine" bullet was placed next to Governor Connely, to tie the murder to Oswald's gun, then it would indeed be pristine! The shooters may have fired off several shots from the gun beforehand, keeping shells and bullets to stage the scene.
And when the policeman was killed, and someone called the dispatcher, I wondered if the caller was the killer? He might have done it to bring attention to Oswald, having followed him, or arranged to meet him. Was Oswald, as he said, a patsy?
There is one absurd scene where Congress holds a hearing, at which they call in the man with the umbrella in the Zapruder film. He says it was only an umbrella, and he wasn't signaling. I wondered if he was the same guy as in the film? I couldn't tell. They could have brought some paid actor in to say anything.
I give it 5 stars, because it includes so much raw information from those days. It's also enjoyable to see footage from my childhood, with all those familiar faces. There wasn't enough information to solve a crime, but enough to convince me that it was a conspiracy.