Matlock Police - Volume 3
- Product Review (submitted on 14 March 2017):
Here we go again with another Instalment from the popular
MATLOCK POLICE series.
The outings in Volume 3 are impressive, however my 3 favourite episodes would have to be 'The Cowhand', 'Violent Thursday'
and 'Blow-ups Happen'.
The last episode being particularly well written by David Boutland.
The XR Falcon seen racing through the Streets, is a great Car even by todays standards.
I enjoyed the Incidental Music heard in this episode.
'Violent Thursday' is another firm favourite featuring the Tony Angelini character.
Luigi Villani was a greatly under used Actor with bugger all Tv experience, however after doing odd Jobs for Crawfords, he graduated to parts requiring speech.
The Tony Angelini character is a Gem, he tries very hard to get people to like him, fancies himself as a third Detective alongside Maddern and Curtis and never gets the Girl !.
Luigi later turned up as the same Character in the RYAN tv series,
still trying too hard and looking like a lost Puppy most of the time.
Charging only $7.00 for a Tune-up, Tony's the best mate a man could have.
I also like the locations where Matlock was filmed, there's the
'Olinda Hotel' in 'Violent Thursday' and a very long stretch of Road
can be seen somewhere in Lilydale during the same episode.
The new VH Valiant Police vehicles can be seen along with the updated and improved opening Credits.
There are 2 'bloopers' in 'Violent Thursday', however $10.00 says
no-one can spot them.
Matlock is starting to look more slicker and polished than the roughness of the early episodes.
There also seems to be a stable of Actors that are reused in all the Crawford Cop shows.
People who could be relied upon to give good performances.
Matlock Police remains my favourite Cop show and I look forward to purchasing Volume 4 when it's eventually released.