The Staircase DVD
This chilling, true-life documentary series brings viewers up close to a beguiling murder mystery and the intricacies of the modern legal system. Director Jean-Xavier de Lestrade follows the lurid, thought-provoking, high-profile trial of North Carolina author Michael Peterson, who was charged in 2001 in the murder of his wife. Was it a case of accidental death, or cold-blooded homicide? All eight episodes are presented in a two-disc set. 6 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English; "making of" documentary; interviews; biographies.