October 30th will see the release of a five-disc, six-film Barbara Stanwyck Signature Collection on DVD.
The movies included will be EXECUTIVE SUITE, MY REPUTATION, EAST SIDE, WEST SIDE, ANNIE OAKLEY, TO PLEASE A LADY, and JEOPARDY. The last two titles in the list will be released on a single disc.
Extras will include an EXECUTIVE SUITE commentary by director Oliver Stone (?!), radio productions of MY REPUTATION and JEOPARDY, trailers, shorts, and cartoons.
I am slowly coming to appreciate Stanwyck's work. I particularly liked MY REPUTATION; my review can be found here.
A briefer 2005 review of EXECUTIVE SUITE can be read here. It has upcoming airings on TCM on August 4th and September 10, 2007.
I'm looking forward to seeing EAST SIDE, WEST SIDE for the first time. It has a great cast including Van Heflin, Ava Gardner, and Cyd Charisse. It will be airing on TCM October 18th, shortly before the DVD set is released.
Speaking of Stanwyck, earlier this week I watched the documentary BARBARA STANWYCK: FIRE AND DESIRE (1991). It provided a satisfying overview of her life and career, with a number of good clips, although the narration -- written by Richard Schickel and delivered by Sally Field -- was too syrupy for my taste. It's worth looking for as an introduction to Stanwyck's career; it would have been nice if it had been included in this new DVD set.