Cold Blooded: The Clutter Family Murders
In 1959, the murder of a family in Kansas shocks a town to its core. Shortly thereafter, author Truman Capote arrives in the town to write the novel “In Cold Blood”, which eventually spawns the modern True Crime genre. In this extraordinary docu-series, acclaimed filmmakers Joe Berlinger, Alison Berg and Kahane Cooperman painstakingly separate fact from sensationalism and “non-fiction.” Mixing re-enactments, rarely-seen archival footage and interviews with friends and family of both the Clutters and their killers, COLD BLOODED is a gripping attempt to restore humanity to victims of a truly horrific act of violence. Think you know everything about this famous case? Prepare to be surprised.
1. Farm Family Slain
The gripping story of a notorious crime that shocked a nation. In November 1959 four members of the Clutter family were brutally murdered in their home in a small Kansas farming community.
2. Killers on the Run
Kansas law enforcement survey the aftermath of this seemingly unmotivated crime, while criminals Perry Smith and Richard Hickcock go on the lamb. New insights and never-before-seen details are revealed.
3. The Intruders on Trial
Taking a fresh in-depth look at the legendary case, part three of COLD BLOODED digs into the resulting investigation and convictions of Perry Smith and Richard Hickcock, along with the ensuing media coverage.
Very well done. I was born and raised in Kansas and remembered this story growing up. I do think it focused on the killers more than the famliy though.
First, I really think this was a well done documentary. Second, there is only one thing that really bothers me. Truman built this " friendship" with the key investigator of these horrific murders. Yet he almost has an infatuation with one of the murderers if not both. How? This was clearly not an issue of picking sides rather playing both sides for personal gains. Its kind of karma that he couldn't live with himself after the last chapter was written.
I think they treated these 2 men way too well to be cold blooded killers among other things. I'm sorry but everyone involved should be ashamed and the family should be livid.