A talk with Ronald DeFeo, who in November 1974 at the age of 23 shot and killed his parents and four siblings in their home in Amityville, N.Y. DeFeo is interviewed from the Green Haven Correctional Facility in upstate New York where he's serving six 25-years-to-life sentences for the massacre of his family.
In a follow-up to his 1994 documentary "Gang War: Bangin' in Little Rock," director Marc Levin returns to the Arkansas capital to update stories of several gang members, including Leifel Jackson, an ex-convict now working in a community center. Also: interviews with Bloods and Crips; footage of police operations.
Cameras follow the Hostage Negotiation Team of the NYPD as members attempt to defuse potentially deadly situations. Members of the team, which was formed in 1973, discuss the difficulties of their work and are seen on the job.
Following the capture, escape and recapture of convicted Shenandoah Rapist Reynaldo Rapalo, who terrorized a Miami community in 2003, escaped from jail in 2005 while awaiting trial, and was caught and convicted in 2006.
A chronicle of the making of the original "Star Wars" trilogy, which began in 1977 with the debut of the original film, includes a profile of creator George Lucas, who is interviewed throughout. Also commenting: Mark Hamill; Harrison Ford; Carrie Fisher; Steven Spielberg; Billy Dee Williams; James Earl Jones; Irvin Kershner; and John Williams.
A history of piracy in the West Indies during the 17th and 18th centuries includes profiles of famous pirates and comments from historians. Among those profiled: Blackbeard, John “Calico Jack” Rackam, Anne Bonny, Henry Jennings, Henry Morgan and “Black Bart” Roberts.
An examination of life inside a facility for the criminally insane includes interviews with workers and patients; a study of treatment and therapy administered; and a review board debate concerning a patient's possible release. Filmed at Patton State Hospital in California.