Jack Show (First Series plus Pilot)
Aunty Jack was unleashed upon
the world in the 1972 and itís off kilter humour caught much of the
country unawares. Picture it: make up, moustache, single golden boxing
glove, frumpy dress and attire. Played by Grahame Bond, Aunty Jack was a
character who would like to punch on but cringe at intimate talk.
The disc is packed with extras
and the history of the show and the main players in it have to be read
about to be believed. There are all seven episodes of the first series
included on this disc plus the pilot that not many people might have
seen. Aunty Jack has not been seen on the small screen for a very long
time so many of the fans might not have seen the pilot as itís quite
often what people do miss when a new series is released. Fortunately
now, they regularly do encores of pilot shows.
Episodes included are:
Pilot, Radio, War, Kulture, Anonymous, Family, Sex
I think this series will prove
to be popular, but be aware that some of the humour is cringe worthy.
The transfer is pretty crappy at times but purely because it was the way
that it was filmed in the first place, itís not an error of the
transfer. The audio is passable as well.
Give Aunty Jack a try and
revisit a different time in Australian comedy. These folks really
changed the way that Australians presented comedy and the show broke new
ground and offended many people for that time. See what you think.
Audio Commentary-Grahame Bond And
Maurice Murphy - Episode 'Kulture'
Seamless Branching-Golden Glove Feature-Special Colour Segments
Featurette-The History Of Aunty Jack