The Criterion Collection released Heaven’s Gate to Blu-ray on November 20, 2012. Michael Cimino directed the film starring Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, and John Hurt.
Heaven’s Gate starts out in 1870. Jim Averill and Billy Irvine graduate from Harvard College. The Reverend Doctor gives the new grads parting words on the importance of education and associating a cultivated mind with an uncultivated one.
United Artists released Heaven's Gate to theaters on November 19, 1980; grossing $3.5 million worldwide on a budget of $44 million. Michael Cimino directed the epic western which starred Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, and John Hurt.