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Heaven's Gate: Restored Version - Preview

Heaven's Gate

Preview by Jack Foley

SECOND Sight is delighted to announce the release of Michael Cimino’s epic masterpiece, Heaven’s Gate in its fully restored glory, on Blu-ray and DVD.

Initially vilified by critics Heaven’s Gate is now hailed as a tour de force of American cinema and its recent theatrical re-release received huge critical acclaim.

The film has been lovingly restored under the supervision of the director himself and now, thanks to Second Sight Films, will be available in both Blu-ray and DVD formats as two-disc sets, on November 25, 2013.

Based on the Johnson County War of 1892, the film features an all-star cast including Kris Krisofferson, Christopher Walken, John Hurt, Jeff Bridges and Isabelle Huppert.

Harvard graduate James Averill (Kristofferson) returns to Wyoming as a marshal and finds tensions escalating and divisions growing in the local community. The powerful government-backed cattle barons are waging war on the immigrant settlers, they brand “thieves and anarchists” and are drawing up a “death list” for their hired mercenaries to act upon.

As hostilities mount, the inevitability of a full-scale and bloody war edges ever closer.

Special features include a new interview with Jeff Bridges and cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, and extracts from Final Cut: The Making and Unmaking of Heaven’s Gate, Michael Epstein’s acclaimed documentary based on Steven Bach’s book.

Win Heaven’s Gate: Restored Version on DVD

To celebrate the release of Heaven’s Gate: Restored Version on DVD and Blu-ray on November 25, 2013 IndieLondon has 3 copies of the DVD to give away. Simply answer the following question to be in with a chance of winning….

Q. What is the name of Kris Kristofferson’s marshal in Heaven’s Gate?

Simply send the answer to Heaven’s Gate: Restored Version competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email

Certificate: 15
Running time: 216mins
UK DVD & Blu-ray Release: November 25, 2013