Heaven's Gate: The Untold Story DVD

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Heaven's Gate: The Untold Story DVD

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1999 USA Sergio Myers



  • Directed by Sergio Myers
  • Written by Sergio Myers

Heaven's Gate: The Untold Story (1999) -- On March 22, 1997, Hale-Bopp made its closest approach to Earth, at 122 million miles. DO and his followers meticulously cleaned the house, took out the garbage, polished the silver and packed their things. The sign was above; the time was now. Outside, the bougainvillea were in full bloom as the group began executing "The Routine," a document they'd created that precisely choreographed how teams would help each other to wash down phenobarbital-laced helpings of applesauce and pudding with vodka, a lethal combination that did its work painlessly. "Lie back and rest quietly," the ritual instructed, which they did, covered in purple shrouds, a $5 bill tucked in their wallets, waiting for the "elixir of life" to cause drowsiness, then a coma, and finally a circulatory-system collapse. No one knows the exact timeline, but within three days, all the members of Heaven's Gate were dead.

1999 festival winner, EBE award, "Best Documentary" (also, selected to screen in the Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival, in NY, Nov. 1999)

Heaven's Gate: The Untold Story DVD is offered as a compact edition. This transfer is manufactured on demand and is presented on premium DVD-R with thermal disc print in a clear plastic wallet. Important: This title has been manufactured from the best-quality video master (rated 8/10) currently available and has not been remastered or restored.