The Box, often overlooked due to comparisons to No 96, is a fantastic and realistic time capsule into 1970's Australia. The story lines are handled well and there is a good mix of comedy and drama without resorting to slapstick. I particular love watching Judy Nunn play the marvellous and bitchy Vicki Stafford. While the character development is sometimes hindered by societal impressions of a 1970's career woman. Vicki Stafford challenged the dominant assumption that a career wasn't necessary or desired by women as their identity was defined by their domestic roles and relationships. Please release more volumes!
Posted by Patty on 30/06/2019
I’m just loving watching The Box DVDs. It brings back so many happy memories of 70’s TV, even the sponsors & suppliers in the credits bring back the era. Please release some more episodes as I’m dying to see it in colour!
more of the box!
Posted by wayno on 28/05/2019
best series from crawfords! please release season 5 &6!
Release all the volumes !!
Posted by Neil on 22/09/2018
The Box is a great show, well worth the purchase price. It brings back wonderful memories. It seems from all the other reviews I’m not the only one waiting for Vol 5. How much longer do we have to wait???
Still A Great Sthe how
Posted by Norman on 30/08/2018
The Box is 1 of my all time favourite shows please release the entire series on DVD
Excellent television from the 1970s
Posted by Margaret on 25/04/2018
The Box remains one of the best television programmes produced in this country. It has been almost 15 months since the release of volume 4. Please release further volumes of the show so we can enjoy one of the standout dramas from the seventies. It is a programme that deserves to be seen and not deteriorate on a shelf somewhere. How about releasing the film version of The Box as well. These reviews show there are lots of people wanting the release of subsequent volumes. Please don,t keep us waiting.
Posted by Vic on 11/03/2018
I've watched the whole set that has been released. PLEASE release more!
more of the box!
Posted by wayno on 4/03/2018
I have all 4 series & they are absolutely great viewing. crawfords great work guys! but when can we get our hands on series 5 ?
the box-series 5 ?
Posted by wayne on 4/03/2018
the box series 4 is top shelf,as are the first 3 instalments as well,please being series 5 out as soon as possible as there are a big number of fans of the show! kind regards wayne Cunningham.
Posted by JEN on 9/02/2018
Love watching this again via the DVD box sets. Please can you release Volume 5?
Posted by Martin on 3/02/2018
Patiently waitiong for volume 5, fantastic series!
The Box series 4
Posted by Big Box Fan on 6/10/2017
This long awaited series was well worth the wait. This series just gets better with each episode. The cast is fantastic. And the reproduced quality is very good. So check it out folks..From memory The Box, went to colour, so I look forward to series 5 & 6. Go Crawford's
Outstanding to see Real Australian tv drama
Posted by Paul on 22/07/2017
Love this show
A joy to watch - PLEASE release further volumes!
Posted by Chris on 19/07/2017
Enjoyed "The Box" as a kid (used to sneak into the hallway and peek as my parents watched it), and enjoying it much more as an adult. Production techniques are well above those of "Number 96", and it's a fabulous ensemble cast.
I dearly hope that more volumes will be forthcoming - it would be such a shame to see it end here!
Can't wait for more
Posted by Rick on 22/02/2017
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.
Posted by Fiona Douglas on 14/02/2017
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.