Thanks so much for the next Volume. Hopefully now your other crime series releases are coming to an end (don't get me wrong, I love them too) the releases will be more often as it's been a year since the last one. We're getting close to the colour episodes and I'm so looking forward to that!! Considering how many episodes were made I hope I eventually see them all as I'm not getting any younger!!
Also hope that Chris Burke's time is coming to an end. She dominated both Volume 3 & 4!!
Thank you Crawfords. Keep up the quality work.
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The Box is an enjoyable and thoroughly enlightening immersion in life as it was in 1970s Australia.
This was a time of innocence and through the series we witness Australia struggling to grow up. We were very much a white Australia, laden with the homophobic, sexist and racist attitudes of the day.
The Box offers insight into this period of our social history both actively and passively. We see characters actively tackling the attitudes of the day; discrimination in its many and various forms. This is riveting: I am taken aback by their thoughts and views that we were still maybe 30 years away from our society understanding, let alone embracing.
And passively, the very topics the characters tackle are simply 'there'. Sexist and homophobic attitudes form the backdrop, which is as honest as it is unintentional. It's how things were.
It's a shame that Crawfords don't promote this iconic work for what it is. Rather, they are using the same pitch used in 1973 (a raunchy soapie) which is a grave injustice and would be unlikely to attract anyone.
Crawfords, why not promote The Box for what it truly is today: an authentic and fascinating record of a period of immense social change in Australia's history?
Long awaited release Posted by Robert Myall on 7/02/2017
Like the other Robert I've waited ages for this set of episodes. It is great to again see the familiar characters (and their conflicts!) It looks like there are some new characters and a few character returns to keep things interesting.
The picture and sound quality are fine and the menus easy to navigate. The show itself provides solid, fast-paced entertainment.
Thanks to Crawfords for another great release.
Well its about time Posted by Robert on 31/01/2017
Waited months and months for this but when it arrived last night it was awesome. I had just submitted a review a few hours ago but it seems to have been wiped out.
The Box is excellent. Outstanding picture and sound quality on the first 5 black and white episodes that I have watched to far.