This entertaining US TV drama series was first broadcast in the late 1970's, opening with the feature-length pilot, which is more scientific in content than the rest of the series.
The story begins when Dr David Banner (Bill Bixby) attempts to tap into the hidden strength that lies within himself that humans possess, he regrettably decides to proceed with the experiment alone, without the usual assistance of colleague Dr Elaina Marks (Susan Sullivan), when the experiment goes wrong, David then discovers that when he becomes angry or upset he transforms into the super-strong, green Hulk, (played by Lou Ferrigno).
And when investigative newspaper reporter, Jack McGee (Jack Colvin) becomes obsessed with discovering the true identity of the Hulk, David Banner has to keep moving on, having been declared officially dead.
The pursuit of Banner by the doggedly determined McGee is reminiscent of the 60's US TV series "The Fugitive", when comparing David Banner to Richard Kimble, and Jack McGee with Lt Gerard.
Banner usually morphs into the Hulk a couple of times in each of the 50-minute episodes, as he finds himself in a different town or place in each story, where he often helps people in trouble or with their problems.
While searching for a cure for his condition, Banner must keep one step ahead of the persistant McGee, who usually shows up at the location of any sighting of the Hulk.
I've always enjoyed watching this series, which features an excellent central performance from Bill Bixby, whose kind and friendly David Banner was apparently mirrored in real life, with many speaking of Mr Bixby with great affection, I was saddened on hearing the news of his death in 1993, at the age of only 59.
This complete collection of five series is made up of the following:
3 feature-length episodes - The Pilot./ Death In The Family./ Married.
3 two-part stories - Mystery Man./ Prometheus./ The First.
73 fifty-minute episodes.
There's a very welcome bonus disc, which includes features on the creation, the success, and remembering the Incredible Hulk. With commentaries on selected episodes. Picture and sound quality are good.
The 24 discs are stored in 12 single-size cases, which are neatly stored in a strong and sturdy cube-shaped box, the talking "Press Here" button on the lid is a nice novelty touch.
My only gripe is with the fact that there's no booklet, no episode synopsis, and no subtitles, but this is still a great buy.