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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
I remember the 1982 series for an episode called "When Monsters Meet", featuring a classic battle between the Hulk and Quasimodo and his massive bat Salvatore in Notre Dame. I haven't seen it for a good 20 years and this is the best animated series of the Hulk, better even than the 1966 and 1996 series, definitely worth the pre-order.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 11 December 2012
The Hulk Cartoons from 1966 received more of a stellar treatment in the dvd packaging than the other four Marvel titles from the series.
The Hulk cartoons are packaged in a green dvd case with a four page comic book styled insert with original comic information. The cartoons are complete with the 18-20 second re-cap and title between each of the the 3 5-6 minute chapters that make up an episode.
The episodes were not broadcast in the original comic book chronology. Hulk was originally published in his own comic that lasted only six issues. Hulk was then published in "Tales To Astonish". All but Hulk #4 were adapted to these cartoons. To add to the enjoyment and continuity in the story they should be watched as below:

Hulk Chronology

#1 Origin of the Hulk (Hulk #1 - May 1962)
#2 Terror of the Toad Man (Hulk #2 - July 1962)
#10 The Ring Master (Hulk #3 - Sept 1962)
#11 Enter Tyrannus (Hulk #5 - Jan 1963)
#9 The Incredible Hulk vs. The Metal Master (Hulk #6 - March 1963)
#8 The Space Phantom (Avengers #2 - Nov 1963)
#6 Brawn vs. Brain (Tales To Astonish #60-62 - Oct-Dec 1964)
#3 Titan Rides the Train (Tales To Astonish #63-65 - Jan-March 1965)
#4 Power of Dr. Banner (TTA #65-68 - March-June 1965)
#5 Micro-Monster (TTA #68-71 - June-Sept 1965)
#7 Within the Monster Dwells the Man (TTA # 73-74 - Nov-Dec 1965)
#12 Terror of the T-Gun (TTA #75-77 - Jan-March 1966)
#13 The Man Called Boomerang (TTA #81-83 July-Sept 1966)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 14 November 2008
What can I say, Excellent! Packaging for the Incredible hulk, the episode booklet, the mini poster, 2 single sided discs, and I had worried as I had purchased the box set of the other Marvel 1966 heroes but this one includes the individual title pages with the recap. Although I was thinking the recaps are maybe not needed as the episode they recap is just before them on the disk I still like that they were included and I did want the 3 episode title pages. The theme song and closing music is at the beginning and end of the 3 episodes however, and I agree that works fine. This presentation may not be for everyone but then what is? If like me you are in region one all you should have to do is use your computer DVD and when inserted the program for viewing should pop up a screen asking if you want to change to region 2. You may be limited on changes so take note. I read that someone did not like that the recaps were not included on the others (Cap., Thor, Shell-head, and subby) but like I said, I didn't miss the recaps as much as the title screens. I hope others from the USA see this, I know we have been waiting for the license people to get it together and let these out to us; funny, I had to go to the UK to get my Marvel Super-Heroes. Hey, whatever works. so to recap, 5 stars for packaging, 5 for one sided disks, 5 for features, and 5 for the UK for getting them out, I would give all the above 10's if I could. In conclusion; as Stan would say, EXCELSIOR!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 28 March 2012
When I saw this available memeories flooded back to me of the 1982 series I watched as a child, I'll admit I'd never even see the 1966 series (but I will say the theme song gets stuck in your head...you wouldn't think so but it does) and I do remember the newest animation in the 90s after the success of the Fantastic Four and Ironman (who make appearances). I would have liked some special features to go along with this collection, an interview with Stan Lee, some kind of episode commentary from the 90s series, however, despite that small shortcoming there are literally 3 entire shows full of the Hulk in one package and that is well worth any fans time. Thanks for reading and have a nice day!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 13 October 2011
Wow this brings back childhood memories of watching this NBC cartoon version of the Incredible Hulk! It is so good to see this cartoon again with the actual name of Dr Bruce Banner who through a gamma radiation dosage transforms into the Incredible Hulk! I remember watching the TV series also but when on Saturday, I made sure I watched the Incredible Hulk cartoon. The newer Incredible Hulk cartoons suck they cant compete to this older one no time at all!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 10 February 2012
I bought this as a christmas present for my boyfriend. He used to watch the '82 and '96 series as a kid and loved them, so it was a real trip down memory lane for him, with the added bonus of a whole other series he hadnt seen before! :D Brilliant! :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 21 September 2011
Love the nostaligc feeling this give me. reminds me of my childhood. great quality on all three series.
starting from the 60's ,80's and finally the 90's.wonderful product.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
about time they released this series its only 13 episodes but they are far better cartoons than the 60s or 90s efforts the animation is classic 80s the theme music is also classic.hulk fights some quality enemies doc octopus,hunchback big spider like robots with aliens in them and many others the hulk himself looks brilliant. as a child i used to get quite scared when banner turned into the hulk.maybe the kids of today will get to see a descent cartoon series instead of the cheap poorly animated turd.
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19 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on 20 April 2010
I give the series 5 stars but if I had a choice, I would give this DVD Release Zero Stars. JUST SO YOU KNOW, THIS DVD IS EXACTLY THE SAME AS THE OTHER 2008 UK DVD RELEASE OF THE SAME SERIES WHICH I OWN AND CLEAR VISION HAVE CONFIRMED THAT THEIRS IS THE SAME.

I've been in contact with Clear Vision the DVD Company Releasing it and asked them a few things about their master copies. These are 100% edited with too much missing, so don't waste your money on it, wait for an uncut version.

US FAN SHOULDN'T BE MADE OR HAVE TO PUT UP WITH ALL THESE EDITED SYNDICATED VERSIONS WHICH RUINS THE QUALITY. SO LET'S NOT BUY THIS DVD RELEASE WHICH WILL HOPEFULLY GO INTO CLEAR VISION'S FUTURE PROFILE AND MAKE THEM GET ORIGINAL MASTER COPIES OR FORCE WHO THEY GET THEIR MASTER COPIES FROM TO HUNT FOR THE ORIGINALS.

Marvel's Incredible Hulk 1982/Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends 1981-83 - are very, very hard to find uncut because In 1978/79, Marvel Signed a contract with Depatie Freleng Enterprises, to Produce The Fantastic Four 1978 for NBC TV and Spider-Woman 1979 for ABC TV. In 1980/81, Marvel directly took over the the studio and called it - Marvel Productions Ltd. A Cadence Company. At First in 1981, Marvel Produced The Amazing Spider-Man, but NBC Turned it down, which made it get released as a syndicated series, while NBC Required a version of Spider-Man that would increase girl viewers, which is how they created Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends.

There were 13 episodes in Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends Season 1 1981. One of them guest starred the The Incredible Hulk, which was a very popular episode, so in Season 2 & 3 1982/83, NBC Included A New Incredible Hulk cartoon.

The 1981 Season Of The Amazing Spider-Man/Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends - didn't feature Stan Lee's Voice Narrating the show, it wasn't until the 1982/83 season that Stan Lee narrated The Show, but the 1981 Episodes Of Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends, when repeated in the 1982/83 season - had Stan Lee's Voice Added to them.

Officially in the United States, no Half An Hour Master Copies Were Created In Original First Production For The 1982/83 Season Episodes on NBC, they were shown and produced to be part of a one hour NBC Saturday Morning Show, because back in them days, videos and future use of productions was not part of the contract, which made them not worry about producing them otherwise including BELOW -

(THE INCREDIBLE HULK AND THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 1982 SEASON 2 ON NBC)
(THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN AND THE INCREDIBLE HULK 1983 SEASON 3 ON NBC)

Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends/Incredible Hulk - are segments of the above shows.

Remember the USA have about 4-5 commercial breaks in a half an hour show which is how they were produced to be broadcast in America. Unfortunately in the original one hour shows when Stan Lee Narrates the show - there are Commercial Bumpers which are separate segments to the show it's self of when they say the show will be back after the commercials and say the show has now returned - but to which in these shows it was Stan Lee him self who said the show will be back and spoke of the story including the return after each commercial which continued as the same story Stan Lee was Narrating in the commercial bumpers up to a certain part of the actual show after the commercial bumpers plus the same the other way around before the commercials each time which are part of the same story production to the viewers but not the same production segments.

The Only original 1982-83 half an hour Master Copies were produced for international Syndication in places like the UK, which were more uncut than this DVD Release, as long as they are a PRE 1987 Videos/16MM Films, but still have a few bits missing due to what I explained about NBC's Original One Hour Versions.

But Then, via the the most Un-Original Master Copies used now World Wide, just like this DVD release - in 1986 Marvel's Distributors(ARP Films, seen at the end of the credits in all PRE 1987 Versions) sued Marvel for not keeping to part of their agreement, due to their original distributors prophet agreement made in 1976 via cartoons they made before and after - which when Marvel Took Over Depatie Freleng's Studio in 1980/81 - Marvel made lots of third party agreements for series such as G.I. Joe/Transformers/Muppet Babies plus much more and released their own videos them self's without involving ARP Films now that Marvel Owned their own studio, but hadn't ended their contract with ARP Films - which went against their ARP Films contract.

Then In 1987 NEW WORLD took over as distributors for Marvel Animation, who in 1988 created new edited REMASTERED COPIES TO ALL OF MARVELS WORK MADE BEFORE THEY TOOK OVER AS DISTRIBUTORS, and cut all the brief short scenes out that I explained only exist in the original One Hour NBC Versions, plus so they could fit more commercials in on TV which deleted lots of Stan Lee's Narrating too, plus they edited the background music and moved it all out of place of the segments due to them cutting scenes out making them have to edit and move the music background which since 1988/89 - we in the UK and other International countries haven't even had our PRE 1987 Versions used for public releases or TV any more which had a few scenes already cut out of the PRE 1987 One Hour NBC Versions, but now we are stuck with the worldwide fully edited NEW WORLD Master Copies, which have too much cut out that I've just explained.

JUST SO YOU KNOW - Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends work the same as the 1982 Incredible Hulk series. Clear Vision's DVDS Of them are just as bad as their 1982 Incredible Hulk DVDS which are just Re-Releases of the 2008 releases I own. If you will notice in the Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends ending credits - all 24 episodes have the same dated credits which are only Season 1 really because the 1982/83 ending credits were the one hour show titles I've explained that NEW WORLD Edited in 1988 of Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends to fit in with the season 1 1981 episodes which ruins the show way, way too much.

This is the 59TH Most Demanded Un-Released on DVD Series in the USA, which I think is partly why it isn't available yet in the USA, due to fans wanting the originals which are lost at the moment.

DISNEY OWN THE DVDS RIGHTS IN THE USA, MEANING I THINK OUR ONLY HOPE IS THAT DISNEY IN THE USA, FIND THE ORIGINAL ONE HOUR NBC MASTER COPIES FOR FUTURE DVD RELEASES.
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on 10 January 2015
Well I am excited to be able to get my hands on such a great series of episodes but the DVDs wont play the words onscreen say regional limitations 😞 so disappointed 😞 I hope that Amazon will ship me a playable series
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