About The Series: A chance encounter between charismatic actress Lana Clarkson and legendary music producer Phil Spector ended in a fatal shooting that forever warped his legacy. How could one of the most important figures in 20th century pop music also be a monster? This four-part docuseries peels back the layers of one of Hollywood’s most tragic crimes to paint a more human portrait of Lana Clarkson and the deeply disturbed man convicted of her murder.
Description: SPECTOR, a four-part documentary series about enigmatic, legendary music producer Phil Spector and what happened on the fateful night of February 3, 2003 when actress Lana Clarkson was shot dead in his mansion. This documentary series revisits the sordid story of Phil Spector, the producer of iconic rock hits like the Ronettes’ “Be My Baby” and the Beatles’ Let it Be who in 2009 was eventually convicted for the 2003 murder of actress Lana Clarkson.
Episode 1: “To Know Him Was To Love Him” Original Air Date: Nov 6, 2022:
A frantic 911 call reporting the shooting of a woman brings police to an LA mansion belonging to eccentric, legendary music producer Phil Spector. The woman is actress Lana Clarkson, and Spector claims she committed suicide. Detectives investigate Clarkson’s rocky relationship with Hollywood looking for a suicide motive, but Spector’s long-running reputation for volatility throws suspicion on him. Series premiere.
Episode 2: “California Dreams” Original Air Date: Nov 13, 2022:
As Phil Spector’s success grew, so did his paranoia. He became increasingly erratic, controlling and volatile, hindering his career. Meanwhile, Lana Clarkson’s star rose. After making a startling discovery in Spector’s castle, detectives become convinced Clarkson’s death was a homicide.
Episode 3: “A House of Blues“ Original Air Date: Nov 20, 2022:
Lana Clarkson struggled to secure new roles as she entered her 40s. Concurrently, Phil Spector returned to the Hollywood spotlight. The two stars collided at the House of Blues where Clarkson took a job as a hostess, and the night ended in her tragic death. Spector faces trial for murder and professes his innocence to the public, making it difficult to find unbiased jurors. The prosecution presents witnesses who testify to Spector’s violent behavior while the defense relies on the lack of physical evidence.
Episode 4: “How Will You Remember Me?” Original Air Date: Nov 27, 2022:
Lana Clarkson’s murder case ends in a mistrial when the jury can’t reach a unanimous decision, devastating her family. However, a second trial with a new jury ends in Spector’s conviction and the iconic music producer would himself die behind bars. In the wake of his death, those left behind question Phil Spector’s legacy. Series finale.
TOTAL RUNNING TIME : 3 Hours 28 Minutes
J. Mac (verified owner) –
Wow. What a story. I’ve always been a big fan of Spector as a producer; he helped produce some of the most iconic music ever. His eccentric behaviour was also legendary, which is documented here in great detail featuring footage that is beyond rare. Absolutely riveting. Not just the story, but also the beautiful transfer to DVD by the geniuses at MVR. Perfect audio and video. Another wonderful offering available EXCLUSIVELY AT MVR. An absolute treat.