Dr. David Banner is a scientist who gets caught in the middle of an experiment gone bad. As a result, whenever Banner gets upset or stressed out, he turns into a huge green monster called the Incredible Hulk. To keep from being discovered, Banner lives a nomadic life, traveling from town to town in search of a cure, all the while trying to avoid suspicious reporter Jack McGee, who wants to expose Banner and the Hulk.
In my opinion, "Incredible Hulk" with Bill Bixby as Banner and Lou Ferrigno as the green-skinned Hulk was the best live action dramatization of a comic book series done for television. Ferrigno was the perfect person to play the Hulk (great facial expressions) and Bixby was the essential Banner. I was disappointed when it was cancelled, although I always wondered where Bixby always managed to find the new outfits after he exploded the old ones.
I thought it would be fun to see how this 1977 TV movie held up in comparison. First off, the pilot movie DVD, which might still be available individually (it comes with the awesome 1st season set which also includes commentary on the flick) on DVD, is pretty good for the price. I've only ever seen it in $5.50 bins in the various chain stores, so it's cheap, and in addition to the pilot it also includes the bonus fan-favorite episode Married. The DVD … more