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|The Incredible Hulk - The Complete Third Season|
Actors: Bill Bixby, Lou Ferrigno
Genres: Action & Adventure, Television
Primetime Emmy® Award Nominee Bill Bixby and the iconic Lou Ferrigno return as The Incredible Hulk in Season Three of the action-packed, unforgettable series! Rejoin heroic scientist David Banner (Bixby) as he continues ... more »
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Strong season of The Incredible Hulk
O. B. Tryggvason | Gardabaer Iceland | 06/26/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Third Season of The Incredible Hulk in many ways betters Seasons One and Two. The stories here are overall more exciting than in the Second Season and there are fewer lulls. You also get more insight into David Banner and (very pleasingly) Jack McGee. But there's one thing I did miss here; Two-parters. Season Two had the knockout episodes "Married" and
"Mystery Man" which were stretched to feature length. Here the episode "Homecoming" could easily have been a two-parter. David finds his way back home and makes up with his sister and father, whom he had always blamed for the death of his mother. It's a great episode which only fault is that it's too short.
Some great highlights here include "The Snare" and "The Psychic" which are two outstanding episodes. "The Snare" lifts it's plot from the short story "The Most Dangerous Game" which has been filmed several times. A recluse hunter on a remote island invites David to spend the night and before you know it David is fighting for his life for the hunter has become bored with hunting animals. "The Psychic" is very emotional with some incredibly sad overtones. Bixby's former wife Brenda Benet plays the psychic, who can see what David becomes and she also forsees Jack McGee's imminent death. Those who know something about Bixby's life will know that Benet committed suicide excactly one year after the death of their son Christopher. "The Psychic" aired shortly after Benet and Bixby had gone through a tough divorce. Both give exceptional performances here.
Some episodes which are considered lulls I actually found very entertaining. "Blind Rage" was a thrilling episode where David becomes blind, "The Slam" was an entertaining episode where David gets arrested and sent to a work camp. That episode also stars Robert Davi and Charles Napier. Softer episodes such as "Long Road Home" and "Falling Angels", which are considered not good, well I found them very entertaining.
"Broken Image", "Death Mask" and "Equinox" are also outstanding episodes. "Broken Image" is the one where Banner and McGee meet face to face, "Death Mask" is where Banner is suspected of multiple murders and "Equinox" is the one where McGee corners Banner in a costume party. They're all great. It's also great to see a whole episode devoted entirely to Jack McGee in "Proof Positive" and the late Jack Colvin excels there, as always.
The guest stars in the Third Season are much better than in the previous two seasons. There's much more consistency in the acting department here with supporting actors and that's one of the things that particularly plagued the Second Season. Bradford Dillman was a great villain in "The Snare", Paul Koslo is especially appealing in "The Long Road Home", Robert Hogan is marvellous as the scam artist in the mediocre episode "The Lottery", Brenda Benet is superb in "The Psychic", Gerald McRaney is very good and creepy in "Death Mask", Marc Alaimo showed some strong acting in "Nine Hours" and John Marley was fantastic is Banner's father in "Homecoming". An episode always goes down better with good performances from it's guest stars and there's no shortage of that here.
Not many episodes were dull but if I had to name someone I'd go with "Babalao" and "Sideshow". Those were below average.
Overall, this is a strong season of The Incredible Hulk. Bill Bixby doesn't falter once as David Banner, Jack Colvin is excellent as Jack McGee and Lou Ferrigno is up to the task again."
Troy J. Strobel | Antigo, WI | 07/06/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Classic TV! :-)
I am in my late 30's, so I was around 8 or so when the Incredible Hulk first came to television back in the late 70's/early 80's. I have some memories of a few of the episodes and watching them again after all this time is pretty cool. :-) Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno did a great job on the show. Too bad that the execs at CBS thought the show was too expensive - it could have gone on for a few more good years.
If you remember the Hulk from when you were a kid or want to show your kids how good television used to be, grab a copy of the Hulk. You won't be disappointed."
The hulk rules !!
Randy P. Abrams | HUNTINGDON VALLEY, PA United States | 07/22/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Thanks to the new release of the Incredible Hulk movie with Ed Norton, Universal has released the third and fourth seasons of this great series. I hope they consider completing the rest of the series releases on dvd so a whole new gerneration of viewers could see the remarkable performances of Bill Bixpy and Lou Ferigno. These shows are timeless !! This series is very highly recommended by myself and many others for sure !! ENJOY !!"
Desent season ,but not as good as the other's
lonesome crow | ca, | 06/09/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For the record , I am not saying this season sucks, because it didn't, but what I am saying is it doesn't hold up as seasons one two or four. My first critisism is that the season opener and finale were by far some of the dumbest episodes ever , I know that most everybody hates the episode Babalou or however it is spelled , but for now I cannot comment on this it has been a long time since I have seen that one. the other thing is since they really didn't have the hulk wearing his torn shirts anymore which is what I liked as a kid (which it looked like they tried to bring that back on what was the few of season five), they started doing the torn pants which was kinda better ,but it made seasons one and two look ironic,on why it took season three for them to come up with that . plus they seen they couldn't make up there minds on if they were going to do it on all episodes. however the show was not in vain as it did have some great episodes my favorite being "deathmask". I always liked seeing films where serial killers who prey on women get whats coming to them. I would have also wanted them to have made a sequel to "homecoming" on later episodes or seasons. And how his family coped with his problem.But this season as well as the whole series is worth purchasing they quality of the pictures are restored very well, but I wonder why Universal could restor all the hulk episode, but stopped on later season releases of "Emergency"?"