At about 45 minutes per episode, you're advised to double-check that you're strong enough to lift it, and young enough still to watch it.
In the meantime, a series of (much) smaller 4-DVD sets will be released, building up to the big one.
Not the final box artwork, but mind-blowing nevertheless
The series ran 1979-1986 in Australia, and spasmodically around UK regional TV ever since, never getting a full run on network television. While initially intending to be a serious drama, the very low budget and increasingly wild plots made it appealling as a violent, black comedy soap opera - a genre all of its own.
With an entertaining roster of characters, both regular and incidental - my favourite was always "Vinegar" Vera, the malicious warder - I'd certainly watch this if it were repeated on TV now. But a box set of 179 DVDs? I'll have to think about that.
Vera and Meg always played bad warder, good warder
Do you want to know more?
More great colour stills and info about the series here.
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