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HTF DVD Review: The Incredible Hulk - The Complete Fifth Season
12 replies to this topic
Posted October 13 2008 - 07:38 AM
Posted October 14 2008 - 06:19 AM
These should Have been released with version 4. Is this set full retail? If So I guess I'll Netflix them.
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Posted October 14 2008 - 04:37 PM
I agree that these episodes should have been included with Season 4 but I'm still going to buy them. This is one of my all time favourite shows and I want to complete the series. I found the weaker episodes to be enjoyable. It's too bad the series ended the way it did. I would have liked David to have found a cure, thus giving the series a ending that ties everything up. The She-hulk idea sounds interesting, would have been cool to see. Great review, Kevin.
Posted October 14 2008 - 09:51 PM
Since Best Buy has the final set priced at $22.99 and maytbe even cheaper than that, I'll still pick up the final season ...
Posted October 15 2008 - 12:20 AM
I know there are rights issues involved, but if the studio was going to put out the final 7 episodes as a "season," they should have included the TV films that followed the show's cancellation, and a documentary on what was to be the final movie, before Bixby's untimely death.
Posted October 15 2008 - 01:06 AM
If I remember correctly the TV movies were not produced by Universal. I have the two movie set DVDs and they were released by Anchor Bay & 20th Century Fox. At any rate I will be buying this set to complete my collection. I don't remember the episodes and at around $23 I really can't go wrong. I'm most interested to see the gag reel.
Posted October 15 2008 - 07:17 PM
The TV movies had very little to do with the original series aside from continuing Bixby as Banner and Ferrigno as the Hulk. (I believe the first one also has Colvin make an appearance, but the other two don't.) The first two movies were clearly intended to promote other Marvel heroes (Thor in the first, Daredevil in the second). But the plots were completely outlandish when compared to the more sensitive material usually on display in the series. The final movie eschewed that for a more conventional tale of Banner again trying to find a cure and/or romance only to find evil terrorists and more Hulkouts. None of these were anything like what Kenneth Johnson had in mind, or would have made if anyone would have given him the opportunity - as he did get to do with Alien Nation years later.
Posted October 16 2008 - 02:02 AM
I agree, especially about the outlandish plots of the first two movies. They made the Hulk story seem even more improbable in my opinion. I think the Death of the Incredile Hulk was the best, although it did have a sad ending. I know they would have continued to produce movies if Bixby didn't die. If I remember correctly on one the DVDs someone said they planned to continue the story with the Hulk having Banner's brain and being able to talk. In a sense I guess it's good the way the story ended because they would have beaten a dead horse too many times. Bixby directed The Trial of the Incredible Hulk & The Death of the Incredible Hulk and in my opinion did a much better job on the final movie. It's too bad Jack Colvin wasn't in the final movie.
Posted October 22 2008 - 04:28 AM
I pikced up the final season. I'm glad to have finished the series. What bothers me is that Universal should have put these discs in two slim cases instead of two standard cases. It just takes up unnecessary space on the shelf.
Posted October 22 2008 - 05:27 AM
It's another lame attempt by Uni to make the set appear to be more than it actually is, thus "justifying" its high MSRP. This set's episodes average $4.28 per -- which is about double the previous sets'. I picked mine up at Target for $15.99. Does anyone have the complete series set? I'm curious to see the interior configuration.
Posted October 23 2008 - 02:00 PM
Kenneth Johnson showed this same gag-reel to fans at the 2006 Bionicon convention (which Lou Ferrigno also attended.) I asked him why there weren't any bloopers of Lou, and he said, "Louie wouldn't give us clearance to show them." I assume that reason also applied to the DVD release. Too bad, since KJ said there was some pretty funny stuff of Lou and prop mishaps, tripping/slipping/falling, wig malfunctions, green make-up smears, and more.
Posted November 02 2008 - 01:19 PM
I have seen the complete gag reel. It goes on a bit longer, including blown lines by guest characters (the episode "Babalau" seems to get lots of attention here...) and it also includes an endless series of shots from "Married" of the crew trying to break down the loft set for the mid-episode Hulkout. According to Kenny, this scene (simply staged to have the Hulk take apart the set while punishing the guys who beat up David) was murder to film because the loft simply would not collapse. There are shots of guys jumping up and down on it, and it still won't go. And this footage just goes on and on and on. I find it pretty funny in its outrageousness, but I understand why it didn't make it onto the DVD cut.
Posted November 05 2008 - 10:08 AM
I'm waiting for the R1 boxset to come down a lot in price before buying it. I thought somewhere around $15 is a good price for just 7 episodes.