What's new

RichMurphy

Supporting Actor
Joined
Jun 15, 2005
Messages
550
Location
Alexandria, VA
Real Name
Rich
Just checking it out on my projector and this version indeed looks far better than the Olive Blu-Ray. Looks like MGM actually did a new transfer. Maybe they will now do the same with THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD, another Ultra Panavision 70mm film which looks terrible on Blu-Ray.
 
Last edited:

haineshisway

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Oct 26, 2011
Messages
4,889
Location
Los Angeles
Real Name
Bruce
I, too, saw it at the Warner - but how did we afford that $2.85 top price??? :) As to the Amazon Prime transfer: Well, well, well - at long last a fine transfer of The Hallelujah Trail! Great color, sharp, stereo, overture. I wonder why they did it, unless the Olive license is up next year and Kino paid for this. Not sure if it's from large format but it does seem thinner than 2.35 to my eyes. Very sharp and just lovely and it's funny that when things look as they should the movie seems better, too.
 

usrunnr

Writer
Joined
Mar 28, 2012
Messages
515
Real Name
usrunnr
Some pics from my souvenir book from the Hollywood Warner's Cinerama 1st run.
IMG_0637_edited-1.jpg
IMG_0638_edited-2.jpg


IMG_0639.JPG
IMG_0640.JPG


IMG_0641.JPG
IMG_0642.JPG


IMG_0643.JPG
IMG_0645.JPG
 

RolandL

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Dec 11, 2001
Messages
5,319
Location
Palmetto, FL
Real Name
Roland Lataille
1604687611499.png


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.


"The Hallelujah Trail" opened June 23, 1965 for it's world premiere engagement at the Hollywood Warner Cinerama Theatre and ran for 26 weeks.
 
Last edited:

roxy1927

Second Unit
Joined
Jul 10, 2018
Messages
384
Real Name
vincent parisi
Half a year isn't bad. I thought it had a much shorter run at the Capitol in NY.
 

cadavra

Second Unit
Joined
Jul 28, 2008
Messages
411
Real Name
mike schlesinger
There is absolutely nothing to feel guilty about. It's a wonderful film with terrific performances from actors who were not generally known for doing comedy (Lancaster, Remick, Pleasance, Landau--and to that point Keith). Or Sturges, for that matter.

I wasn't nearly as fortunate. In my hometown of Dayton, the Cinerama theatre booked THE SOUND OF MUSIC, and it ran for over 2 1/2 effing years! Which meant that every single Cinerama film ended up playing in 35mm 2.35:1 at "normal" theatres, including TRAIL. It finally got the boot for 2001.
 

roxy1927

Second Unit
Joined
Jul 10, 2018
Messages
384
Real Name
vincent parisi
Then they should not have put World Premiere in the ad. It should have just said Gala Premiere which they always said about major cities that did not hold the first official performance. Can somebody produce the opening LA ad with World Premiere? Clearly PR copy is not to be trusted.
 

roxy1927

Second Unit
Joined
Jul 10, 2018
Messages
384
Real Name
vincent parisi
Very peculiar I must admit. No World Premiere ballyhoo which was de rigueur for roadshows. Just a Starts Tonight. Yet 7 days later the Capitol calls it a World Premiere. I am flummoxed.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Forum Sponsors

Latest Articles

Forum statistics

Threads
345,996
Messages
4,762,841
Members
141,628
Latest member
Yllanes
Top