VCI Entertainment announced this week a pair of new-to-DVD releases that will be available to collectors, film buffs and the public at large during the month of January.
Streeting on Jan. 20 will be the post-war comedy double feature of director Reginald Le Borg’s 1951 musical comedy, G.I. Jane, which is teamed with director Paul Landres’ 1949 film-within-a-film comedy, Grand Canyon.
In G.I. Jane, Tim Rawlings (played by none other than Tom Neal), who is working in the new medium of television, finds himself drafted into the Army and lets his imagination run wild. A remote desert island becomes his home, but not to worry as he manages to redirect a group of WACs to the base, including Jan (Jean Porter) and Lieutenant Adrian (Iris Adrian).
Following World War II filmmakers were able to take to the road and shoot on location (John Ford being the most notable among them). In Grand Canyon, film editor-turned-director Paul Landres took his company of actors to the actual Grand Canyon for this romantic comedy about a film company shooting on location who just happens to lose their lead actor to an injury and scramble to come up with a replacement.
The film’s cast is an interesting one, which includes Richard Arlan, Mary Beth Hughes, Reed Hadley and Grady Sutton.
On Jan. 27, VCI Entertainment will be releasing ten vintage episodes from the first season of the acclaimed Emmy-nominated crime series, Waterfront, starring Preston Foster as the skipper of the Cheryl Ann. Title of the DVD collection is Waterfront TV Series: Collection One, which leads one to believe that more episodes will be on the way.