Earlier today I described the brand-new release from the TCM Vault, the UPA Jolly Frolics Collection.
Looking ahead, there's another very interesting release coming from the TCM Vault later this year: Women in Danger - 1950s Thrillers. It will be released on June 4, 2012.
The set is comprised of four restored and remastered films from Universal, making their DVD debut:
WOMAN IN HIDING (1950) starring Ida Lupino, Stephen McNally, Howard Duff, and Peggy Dow
FEMALE ON THE BEACH (1955) starring Joan Crawford and Jeff Chandler
THE UNGUARDED MOMENT (1956) starring Esther Williams
THE PRICE OF FEAR (1956) starring Merle Oberon and Lex Barker
The films will be introduced by Ben Mankiewicz. Extras include publicity materials such as photos, posters, and lobby cards.
I saw FEMALE ON THE BEACH last year at the Noir City Film Festival and would probably buy the set on that basis alone. As I wrote in my review, I'm not certain I would precisely call it a good movie, as it had its moments of pure hokum, but I enjoyed it tremendously. It provided a grand evening of romantic melodrama, and I'd enjoy seeing it again.
It's great to see more Universal films slowly trickling onto DVD. I'm looking forward to this set and will hope for even more Universal films in the future!