|Discover the origin of The Incredible Hulk with the TV series pilot that helped to inspire the "Hulk" phenomenon. While conducting a research project about superhuman strength, Dr. David Banner bombards his own system with gamma radiation, unexpectedly transforming himself into the powerful beast, The Incredible Hulk.|
"PILOT" EPISODE: While conducting a research project about superhuman strength, Dr. David Banner (Bill Bixby) bombards his own system with gamma radiation, unexpectedly transforming himself into the powerful beast, “The Hulk” (Lou Ferrigno).
BONUS EPISODE "MARRIED": Searching for a way to control his sudden “Hulk” outbursts, Banner travels to Hawaii to see a psychiatrist for help and embarks on journey that proves to be more than professional.
Editor's NoteIncredibly popular during its run from 1978-1982 on television, THE INCREDIBLE HULK has become something of a pop culture landmark, with both Bill Bixby's portrayal of Bruce Banner and Lou Ferrigno's portrayal of The Hulk becoming virtually synonymous with those characters. In this, the pilot episode for the series, we see how Dr. Bruce Banner acquired his alter ego, The Incredible Hulk. During a research experiment on superhuman strength, an accident at the lab bombards Dr. Banner with gamma radiation, transforming him into The Incredible Hulk and beginning his long journey to rid himself of the giant green crime fighter.
Cast & Crew
|Reza Badiyi - Director|
Customer Reviews of Incredible Hulk
The Incredible Hulk [I Am No Movie Critic]7/23/2012
I first saw this series when it premiered on TV oh so many years ago. To re-watch it on DVD was an excellent opportunity to bring back memories of that time. Even with all the hokey moments the Incredible Hulk Series Premiere is still great television entertainment for today. Thumbs Up.
Complete with GREAT remastering6/8/2012
Like so many other Hulk fans, I WAITED a few years for the complete season to finally come out. I ignored the "Ultimate Collection" set issued in 2003, in the hopes that a season by season box set would arrive. It finally did, and I'm thrilled. Although there isn't much in terms of bonus material, (the interview with Kenneth Johnson is the same as the intitial release of the pilot episode) the quality of remastering is good. Picture is very clean and clear and the sound is good mono. It would have been nice to have some commentary from the celebrity guest stars. Though they were not well known at the time (Loni Anderson, Gerald McRaney) it still would have been nice to have them reminisce about their appearances on the show. Despite these minor quibbles, it's nice to have all of season one COMPLETE without the cuts and edits when it appeared on syndication. Great set for Incredible Hulk fans!