Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Incredible Hulk - The Complete Fifth Season|
Actors: Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno, Jack Colvin
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
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The Incredible Hulk - The Complete Fifth Season
Keith Dancer | 09/03/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm so very excited that the fifth and final season of The Incredible Hulk is finally here. During the late seventies and early eighties, I really enjoyed the show and hated it when it got cancelled. Bill Bixby was my all time favorite actor and although he died in 1993, his spirit will live on by his best roll as Doctor David Banner. Although he did not want to be in the show at first, his agent, incouraged him to do so and it became the greatest show that he was ever in. I was also sad that there were several episodes that were never filmed and I wish that they could have been because when the series ended, it left serval unanswered questions such as when Doctor David Banner finally be cured of The Incredible Hulk. That was finally answered by the final television movie of the series known as "The Death of The Incredible Hulk", which I highly reccommend for any Incredible Hulk fan. I felt glad for Lou Ferrigno as The Hulk because Bill Bixby incouraged him throughtout the entire series and he became a great actor because of it. However, I felt sorry for Jack Colvin, who played investigative reporter Jack McGee because although his articles of finding The Hulk was never resolved in the capture, they became his obsession and through it all, he became a better actor. Jack Colvin died three years ago but Bill Bixby, his spirit lives on."
The end is here...sadly
O. B. Tryggvason | Gardabaer Iceland | 11/19/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The final season of "The Incredible Hulk" consists of just 7 episodes and I'm not really all that sure as to how many of these were actual season 5 episodes. The fourth season was cut short due to a writers strike, had a late start and only 18 episodes. Before the fifth season got underway the show had already been canceled.
As is, this is easily the weakest season overall. Of the 7 episodes, three are worthy of the best the series had to offer.
1. The Phenom: BAD. Bad acting, bad story, lame Hulk action and an overall silly overtone ruin this one.
2. Two Godmothers: Nothing special. Stretches credibility, even by Hulk standards, weak writing and lame acting. OK Hulk-out in the middle but this is overall a forgettable affair.
3. Veteran: Pretty good. Overall a suspenseful episode with a good plot twist, solid acting, good Hulk action and some nifty flashbacks.
4. Sanctuary: Solid. I'd read some bad reviews for this one but I was pleasantly surprised. It's nothing special but it's entertaining nonetheless. I did find it odd to cast Diana Muldaur (previously cast as David's sister in the Season 3 episode "Homecoming") as the head nun.
5. Triangle: Solid. OK affair in which David falls for a woman but fate rears it's ugly head and sends him on his way once again. Nice twist in the end and this proved to be Jack McGee's swansong in the original series.
6. Slaves: BAD. Nice scenery, nice location, OK story and good actors on paper but all is for naught in this very lame episode. Horrible sequences and beyond bad acting performances sink this puppy. It's a credit to Bixby that he managed to keep a straight face among these actors who are not having a good day.
7. A Minor Problem: Good. At least the series ended on a high note with this suspenseful and somewhat offbeat episode. Good story, eerie atmosphere in the beginning and great Hulk action ensure that the final episode is a gem for Hulk fans.
I wish the series had had a proper conclusion but the TV movie "Death of the Incredible Hulk" at least provided some form of closure to fans. This fifth season is a no-brainer purchase for fans and if they're anything like me, they'll find that overall this is a real keeper, just as the first four seasons.
The extras are solid. A nice 18 plus minute featurette with Ken Johnson and co. and a great gag reel which displays Bixby at his comical best.
Sad ending to a great show
picardfan007 | USA | 08/09/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you saw any of the commentary in the earlier season sets; Bixby's son in real life passed away from an infection. Sadly I do believe it influenced the production. It showed in Bixby's energy and approach. I was disappointed the show left when it did. There was so much more we could have seen. Too bad there was never a series finale. It deserved so much better.
The show was cancelled due to a management change at CBS. However the remaining episodes are worth your time. Without giving an analysis of remaining ones, they were at least intellegently written. If this show is ever brought back to TV, I hope the powers that be get someone as good as Bill Bixby."
Marcos E. Ruiz Rivero | 10/06/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As a fun who grew up with the TV series, i am glad i can watch them again... I am enjoying it so far..."