On the brink of war
|The Sullivans tells the story of a typical Melbourne family during World War II. It was produced for television, won many awards and screened in more than 20 countries. This DVD contains the first four episodes which cover the last days of peace and the announcement of war all seen from a Melbourne perspective. |
The production values are very high and put many a more recent film to shame. 1939 Melbourne is convincingly recreated in the details of every scene.
In addition, this DVD contains excerpts from later episodes featuring a young Mel Gibson. By the time of the later episodes, the series had settled into more of an up-market soapie, so don't expect these later scenes to measure up to the main contents of the DVD.