Review Detail

9.3 2 10
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Special Projects January 08, 2015 2274
(Updated: September 15, 2021)
Overall rating
 
10.0
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
10.0
Audio Editing
 
10.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
HEAVEN'S GATE: Hmmmm

This is a film which in any form (to date) defys conventional reviewing.

All of the versions have an Altman like quality to them, namely a meandering through the chapters of people's lives swept up in the maelstrom of events around them and between them.

Plot elements come and go, but the visuals, acting, set design and landscapes remain.

So is this good? Well, since it is a recreation of what the director originally put out, I must judge it by that standard. TM2YC is not undertaking a creative endeavor or fix here but a "restoration". On that basis, and that alone I can and do give it 10s across the board. If this were an edit of a version that does not exist, it would still score high on technicals, but of course, less on narrative and enjoyment but that is inherent to the material available.

Nevertheless, this is a masterful piece of assembly and gem to have so been preserved.

A big salute to you Sir ! (or Ms.)

This is my GO TO version.



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