'Heaven's Gate' Blu-ray Announced

Posted Fri Aug 17, 2012 at 06:00 AM PDT by

Michael Cimino's epic (and legendary) 1980 western starring Kris Kristofferson rides to Blu-ray this winter.

In an early announcement to retailers, Criterion is preparing 'Heaven's Gate' for Blu-ray on November 20.

A visionary critique of American expansionism, Heaven’s Gate, directed by Oscar winner Michael Cimino, is among Hollywood’s most ambitious and unorthodox epics.

The 2-Disc Blu-ray set will feature a 1080p digital transfer, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include: New illustrated audio interview with Cimino and producer Joann Carelli; New interviews with actor Kris Kristofferson, soundtrack arranger and performer David Mansfield, and second assistant director Michael Stevenson; The Johnson County War, a video interview with historian Bill O'Neal about the real-life conflict that inspired the film, and its resonance in popular culture; Trailer and TV spots; and a booklet featuring an essay by critic and programmer Giulia D'Agnolo Vallan.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $49.95.

You can find the latest specs for 'Heaven's Gate' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under November 20.

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Heaven's Gate (Blu-ray)
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