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A guilty pleasure of mine, The Hallelujah Trail is now showing in a gorgeous new HD transfer in HDnet movies. The overture is gone but I’m happy to finally see a beautiful new transfer of the film!
 

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so what does it look like? Probably won't be a disk though, unless all the crap ones have sold out.
 

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Looks fantastic. I just noticed the restored version is on Amazon Prime HD and including the overture. One of Elmer Bernstein’s best scores.
The HDnet movies version looks better. Not sure why.
 
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Looks fantastic. I just noticed the restored version is on Amazon Prime HD and including the overture. One of Elmer Bernstein’s best scores.
The HDnet movies version looks better. Not sure why.
What makes you think it’s the restored version on Amazon?
 

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The recent Olive blu ray was a travesty. It bordered on VHS quality. Now the image is sharp and bright. It was shot in Ultra Panavison 70mm. It was shown in Cinerama.
The MGM logo at the beginning is the new logo. The overture is in black as oppose to the still photo on the Olive
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blu ray release. The Olive blu ray is unwatchable. I can absolutely say it is a new master and is a vast improvement. I saw THE HALLELUJAH TRAIL in Cinerama at least 10 times when it was it its Reserved Seat engagement. I still have the program, which I purchased. It is a silly and now ,not pc. However it is a guilty pleasure and tonight on HDnet Movies, it was the first time I was finally happy with the image as well as the sound of Elmer Bernstein’s great score. I cannot say it is a restoration but a quality new master has been made.
 
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But is this supposed new master in the correct aspect ratio (2.76:1) or the same old cropped 2.35:1?
 

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Wow. I just threw the Amazon Prime version up on my projector. What an amazing difference. The Olive Blu-ray is definitely a piece of garbage by comparison. The sound has also been upgraded to 5.1. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1 and not Ultra-Panavision, though. So they need to make this available for sale somewhere so we can own it.
 

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Wow. I just threw the Amazon Prime version up on my projector. What an amazing difference. The Olive Blu-ray is definitely a piece of garbage by comparison. The sound has also been upgraded to 5.1. Aspect ratio is 2.35:1 and not Ultra-Panavision, though. So they need to make this available for sale somewhere so we can own it.
Last night, I added it to my Amazon Prime watchlist. I didn't see a HD version for sale so is this definitely in HD? I never did buy the Olive BD because of the bad reviews.
 

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Thanks for this notification. Though I think the movie has serious problems, if I'm going to watch it again, I want the image to be worth my time.
 

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Wasn't this one of those super duper roadshow flops that ran only a couple of months first run? Hope it comes out on bluray. To have seen it 10 times first run I imagine you would have had to have gone once a week. Had I been old enough during the roadshow era I would have done the same thing.
 

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But is this supposed new master in the correct aspect ratio (2.76:1) or the same old cropped 2.35:1?

I saw some of this on HDNet the other day too and was very surprised to see how good it looked. Looked 2.76 to me with beautiful sharpness, clarity and color. Definitely a big improvement on the Olive transfer.
 

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Last night, I added it to my Amazon Prime watchlist. I didn't see a HD version for sale so is this definitely in HD? I never did buy the Olive BD because of the bad reviews.
The new HD master is on Prime. The awful old SD transfer is available for purchase.
I am glad I recorded it awesome HDNet Movies.
 

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Wasn't this one of those super duper roadshow flops that ran only a couple of months first run? Hope it comes out on bluray. To have seen it 10 times first run I imagine you would have had to have gone once a week. Had I been old enough during the roadshow era I would have done the same thing.
I saw it growing up when I was in San Diego. It played for 13 weeks. I went almost every Saturday
 
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