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Gorgeous New Quad Poster for Cimino's 'Heaven's Gate' Re-Release

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June 12, 2013
Source: Empire

Heaven's Gate

What one loves about life are the things that fade. Time to appreciate some cinema of past. A gorgeous new UK quad poster has debuted for the re-release of Heaven's Gate, the 1980 Michael Cimino anti-western that initially bombed on release. There's a restored version that runs a full 216 minutes which will be shown in theaters in the UK (nothing in the US as of yet - it's also available on Criterion Blu). The poster doesn't show any of the cast, like Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, John Hurt, Isabelle Huppert, Jeff Bridges or Willem Dafoe, mostly horses. But it is fresh film art for one of Hollywood's great disasters given new life.

Here's the full UK quad for Michael Cimino's Heaven's Gate, first released in 1980. Originally from Empire:

Heaven's Gate Poster Art

The definitive final cut - restored and back on the big screen! Michael Cimino's bleak anti-western based on events in 1890s Wyoming. Sheriff James Averill attempts to protect immigrant farmers from wealthy cattle interests, and also clashes with a hired gun, Nathan Champion, over the woman they both love, Ella Watson. Both men find themselves questioning their roles in the furious conflict between wealthy landowners and European immigrants attempting to build new lives on the American frontier, which culminates in a brutal pitched battle. This "Director's Cut" of Heaven's Gate was personally supervised by Michael Cimino and Joann Carelli, and is also available on Criterion Blu-ray now. No US re-release is planned, only in the UK.

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