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While researching his book "In cold blood", writer Truman Capote develops a relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and, in particular Perry Smith, while both men waited for their date of execution on death row.

Based on the novel "Truman Capote: in which various friends, enemies, acquaintances and detractors recall his turbulent career" by George Plimpton.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.



In Cold Blood

A hard-hitting docu-drama about two ex-cons who ruthlessly murder a Kansas family in 1959 in order to steal their non-existent stash of money.

Based on the book by Truman Capote.

DVD release of the 1967 motion picture.


In 1959, Truman Capote was a critically acclaimed novelist when he read a short newspaper item about a multiple murder in a small Kansas town. Fascinated by the story, Capote and his partner, Harper Lee, travel to the town to do research for an article. However, as Capote digs deeper into the story, he is inspired to expand the project into what would be his greatest work, "In Cold Blood."

Based on the book by Gerald Clarke.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.