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Masterpiece Mystery!: Skinwalkers: An American Mystery! Special DVD
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Navajo Tribal Police Officer Jim Chee and Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn investigate three unsolved homicides and an attempt on Chee's life that have left the Navajo Tribal Police baffled. Are the murders, some 120 miles apart, somehow connected, or are they random acts of violence? Is a Navajo witch behind it all? Chee and Leaphorn unearth clues that point toward one suspect, in this suspenseful mystery based on Tony Hillerman's novel.
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4.0

Apt titlle.

By gee

from Connellsville, PA

Comments about PBS Mystery!: Skinwalkers: An American Mystery! Special DVD:

I enjoyed this film almost as much as I enjoyed the book. I like the way the Navajo culture is explained.

 
5.0

Skinwalkers - A Gripping Hillerman Tale

By januarysend

from Scottsdale, AZ

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Comments about PBS Mystery!: Skinwalkers: An American Mystery! Special DVD:

Skinwalkers is an excellent film. Adam Beach as Jim Chee and Wes Studi as Jim Leaphorn are both believable and interesting. The story is a good portrayal of the place of menacing supernatural beliefs in Navajo lore, which weaves seamlessly through the suspenseful, modern police thriller tale. The setting is stunning, though the red rock colors and brilliant greens go a little over the top. The Navajo lands here in Arizona are not quite as breathtaking in real life. In the film, though, they are a stark contrast to the poverty, problems, and government neglect of the people, especially in the scenes in the abandoned paint factory, where the young boy is well on his way to death from lead poisoning. The supernatural aspects of the film are scary, as are the threats to the police investigators and the innocent boy. This film is a good introduction to the stories of Tony Hillerman and also to the unique history and culture of the Navajo people.

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5.0

For Tony Hillerman fans!

By Sammy's mom

from Selah, WA

Comments about PBS Mystery!: Skinwalkers: An American Mystery! Special DVD:

This is an excellent adaptation of Tony Hillerman's book.

Beautiful scenery, too!

Too bad there were only three of his books adapted for the PBS Mystery series. But I now have them all!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fascinating.

By Klik99

from Ontario Canada

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Comments about PBS Mystery!: Skinwalkers: An American Mystery! Special DVD:

Have read all Tony Hillerman's books and love every one. So happy actors were found who fit my imagination.. Great story around Navaho beliefs.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fine example of the original story.

By olddad

from Ventura CA

Comments about PBS Mystery!: Skinwalkers: An American Mystery! Special DVD:

This is a fine example of Hillerman's novel done well, and accurate in context.

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