Superhero Films – The Incredible Hulk (1977)

The Incredible Hulk Bill Bixby Lou Ferrigno

Marvel Comics’ answer to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – The Incredible Hulk comes smashing onto primetime television!

While doing some tinkering in his lab Dr. David Banner gets a little sloppy and becomes exposed to a high dose of gamma radiation. He seems to be fine until….he gets angry, which brings about the biggest, strongest, greenest, most famous alter-ego ever!

Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno star as Dr. Banner and The Incredible Hulk. Despite being continually on the run from a pesky, determined reporter (Jack Colvin) and desperately trying to find a cure for his monster, Banner always finds the time to help out the weekly guest star every episode. It’s a sure bet he’ll be losing his temper at some point and Ferrigno will show up and cause some destruction.

Filmed with miles of rip-away wardrobe, a lot of slo-mo action and one of the saddest superhero themes ever, I check out the 1977 television movie pilot that kicked off the television series.

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