Acclaimed director John Sturges (The Magnificent Seven, Bad Day at Black Rock, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral) turns the legends of the West upside down in this rip-roaring western comedy about the year Denver was nearly deva... more »stated by a droughtof whiskeyand had to have fortywagonloads imported through very harshand very thirstyterritory! Academy AwardÂ(r) winners* Burt Lancaster and Martin Landau team with OscarÂ(r) nominee** Lee Remick inthis beautifully filmed epic adventure that "wins both laughs and thrills" (The Hollywood Reporter)! Also starring Jim Hutton, Brian Keith and Donald Pleasence, this irreverent and literally dry look at frontier life is "possibly the funniest western ever made" (Los Angeles Times)!« less
Deborah A. from SARASOTA, FL Reviewed on 8/15/2010...
Sorry I can't rate and review this DVD as I only got the sound and no picture on it. Sounded like fun, though.
Hilarious Western insanity. . . .
John A. Kuczma | Marietta, GA USA | 12/01/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you can imagine a comic twist on Wild West legends, it's probably in this film. Burt Lancaster shows a part of his talent that few are aware of: he is a superior comic actor. A sprawling lampoon of Calvary vs Indians, whiskey-swilling miners vs temperance workers and man vs woman, the Hallelujah Trail is a mad-cap roller coaster ride through the back trails of the classic western. If you love boots and saddles, comedy or Burt Lancaster, this is a must see. Just keep the tissues handy and find a soft place for falling out of your chair or off the couch. They don't get much better."
Hallelujia, now I see it !!!
William J. Finn | Sarasota Florida | 10/30/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"John Sturges directed so many of my favorite films, from "The Great Escape" to "The Magnificent Seven", that I have to pay hommage to his great humorous homage to The West. One of the earliest films to lampoon it's leads (but nicely) it stands out as both a tribute to all the great Westerns as well as a campy send-up as well. And what a cast! Burt Lancaster demonstrated a talent for comedy that I would never have thought at the time. And Jim Hutton, Brian Keith, Lee Remick....One of Sturges' regular contributers, Elmer Bernstein wrote an emcompassing score that went right to the heart of things.Very recommended, especially if you loved westerns."
Terrible DVD Transfer
Cary Loeser | Evergreen, Colorado | 04/14/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"MGM has made the decision to offer this presentation of Hallelujah Trail on one side (two layers) of a DVD disc, requiring more compression of the video image than we normally see on higher quality DVD's. This has resulted in a DVD that is positively painful to watch due to digital artifacts. MGM should be embarrased about releaseing such an inferior product."
Hallelujah Trail DVD, Great Movie, very poor quality...
W. Munch | Ohio | 03/22/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Just received my DVD of Hallelujah Trail. If not in your collection, add it! One fantastic funny classic movie you'll watch again and again, but....My old VHS duel tape copy was mastered from a better copy of the film than the DVD. Several spots where film burns are noted, grainy, pixilated, jumpy too. And audio? Just causing the Dolby light to turn on is not Dolby (plus it is a mix down Dolby audio).I'm Very Very disappointed, not in the movie, but by the lack of quality andattention given to the transition to DVD. If not for the longevity of the DVD to preserve this classic it would not be worth the purchase price. I would hope someone takes the time to view the DVD a see the very poor attempt to create a DVD.Thank you MGM for taking the time to make the DVD available, but I had hoped the expected quality would have been preserved...."