Reminds me of my younger years and the beginnings of Australian televion. A must see
Posted by Patricia on 20/05/2019
very enjoyable viewing
Just finished episode #094 this morning
Posted by Robert on 29/06/2017
1972 seems to be moving ahead at quite a pace. Lots of good story's in this set some were really creepy and very different from any of the American Cop shows. Interesting to see some of the actors that appear later on in both Prisoner Cell Block H and The Box just 18 months later on. IF I had to cast a single negative thing about the series it would be the repetitive use of some actors including Gerard Maguire and Margaret Cruickshank and a few others. This is not a knock on there performances but how many times can the same actor be used over and over again. At least with Gerald they made an attempt to make him look different in some of his appearance's. Margaret looks the same in just about every show. Especially in the scene where she plays the daughter of Fred Bett's character. Reminded me of the way those two appear together on The Box. Over all the series continues to rock. Will be starting Volume 5 in another 2 weeks so its almost time to order volume 6. And while I'm here America needs volume 5 of The Box. . . .
Posted by wayne on 14/03/2017
Takes me back to when i was a kid..I used to come home from schooland watch Matlock.Great memories.Thank you for releasing Matlock on DVD..I never thought i would ever see them again.
Posted by Unknown on 14/03/2017
Nice to see the shows from my younger years
Keep it up can't wait for next volume
Great crime series
Posted by Peter Criddle on 14/03/2017
Matlock Police is an excellent show. It's action at its best as the police work through the mysteries. We can also see what the world was like back in the 70s.
Matlock rreturns to prime time
Posted by mark ruyssenaers on 14/03/2017
Like all the Crawford police productions they are all good to watch again and return to the 70's and forget about the present.
ANOTHER ACTION PACKED VOLUME OF MATLOCK POLICE...
Posted by Anthony Crossley. on 14/03/2017
Volume 4 of Matlock Police is the best one yet.
The ‘Ghosts’ episode is very atmospheric, however the tension between Joe Czoski’s Wife and his mother was never explained.
‘Robbery’ is an action packed episode with much to offer, including John Stanton giving his typical Schizoid performance.
Jill Forster also makes an appearance alongside her future husband - Mr Stanton.
‘The Recurrence of Brandy MacBain’ is an outstanding episode and proves if a production has
good writers, ordinary can become extraordinary, as this episode surely is.
One scene that’s always stayed with me is the one where the woman steps out of the Wardrobe
and says in a man’s Voice ‘You killed my Baby’ !...
A simple scene, but very effective in conveying fear and confusion.
If I had to criticise ‘The Recurrence of Brandy MacBain’, it would have to be the implausible
How could a Man dressed as a woman find work as a Teacher ?.
Despite this, the episode is involving and very watchable.
Did anyone notice the 2 different Kombi Vans in the ‘Collision Course’ episode ?.
Look at the size of the Tailgate Window which changes between scenes.
‘Bedlam’ is Tom Richards first appearance as Senior Detective Steve York, however he
can be seen in several earlier episodes.
The storyline works well and is quite funny, with Fred Cul Cullen playing his usual drunken
routine a little too well.
‘Poor Jacko’ highlights bullying and how easy it is for someone to be victimised.
I related to ‘Jacko’ on a personal level and thought he deserved a fair go.
It’s a shame Crawford’s did’nt make better use of Actor Jack Allen, as he did’nt appear in
‘Adam’s Disciple’ was excellent and featured a typically good performance by Keith Eden playing
a Religious nutter.
Matlock Police is now (1972) looking more polished, but never had the gloss or popularity
of Homicide, but no matter I still like the show and will continue purchasing new Volumes.
One important thing that’s overlooked about the Crawford Releases is they represent a time capsule of the way Melbourne and its surroundings looked during the 1960’s and 70’s,
Including old Cars, fashions, phone boxes, hairstyles, actors, etc...
These old Tv programs reflect a time when Australia was a much better country,
where there was prosperity and hope for the future.
People were happier during this time, which is sadly no longer the case.
Posted by Unknown on 14/03/2017
Posted by S. Gleeson on 14/03/2017
This volume of Matlock Police is terrific, even if the beginning credits of the 1973 season are not as effective as the fast moving action of the 1972 season. It is interesting to see some of the actors in this volume, such as Lynda Keane and Shane Porteous who went on to starring roles in The Box the following year. The episode with husband and wife John Stanton and Jill Forster is particularly well acted with an ending that shows how very good the acting standards were in the Crawfords shows in the seventies.