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Jul 4 17 5:39 AM
Are the Blu-rays still looking good so far, James?
Yesterday, I watched the darkest episode of the entire series----and one of the very best----"Deathmask". What an intense episode! We were talking recently on this thread of how the fact that "The Snare" is a two-man play makes it powerful, riveting, and compelling. We could say the same about "Deathmask". Though there are a lot of other people in the episode (heck! An entire lynch mob, in fact), the bulk of this episode is essentially a struggle of minds between David and Rhodes. As Rhodes' psychosis comes out during David's interrogation, and it becomes clear that he's the killer, David is trying to make him keep talking and confess on tape that he's the murderer. Top-notch, edge-of-your-seat type stuff, and an awesome performance by both Bix and Gerald Mccraney. McCraney appeared on TIH more than any guest actor, I believe, with a total of 4 appearances (Death in the Family, Ricky, The Disciple and Deathmask), but this is by far his best acting performance---should have been nominated for an Emmy for this one, in my opinion.
Soon I'll be watching another terrific performance by another TIH guest with multiple appearances on the show----Marc Alaimo in the underrated "Nine Hours". (Alaimo of course also appeared in "Alice in Discoland" and "The Slam".)
Jul 4 17 11:26 PM
Prometheus74 wrote:Are the Blu-rays still looking good so far, James?
"More like the Jolly green giant, and I wouldn't call him too jolly, Big Hulk greenish tinge to the skin, pretty mean looking"
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Jul 10 17 2:32 AM
dumas wrote:Harold isn't the only one to have a "Hulk gallery". Lafronde from Bring Me the Head of the Hulk had some posters of the Hulk in his room as well.
Jul 10 17 2:36 AM
Prometheus74 wrote:That scene where the eccentric older lady asks Jack Mcgee if it's true what they say in the National Register about the Six Million Dollar Man
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Jul 13 17 6:53 AM
pbar wrote:Excellent episode Claude, and the 'Hulk themed' ones are probably my favourite episode genre. I chose this one as a random episode to re-watch not too long ago. Always puzzled me why Bix only directs this one, I know that the usual reason is that filming the show was so intense and all of Bix's efforts were taken up with acting, but still, in his other shows he seemed to be a frequent director.
I'm not familiar at all with Bix's other shows. Let's say that I have a lot of catching up to do. But I agree with you that it's a shame that he only ever directed one episode of the series. Judging from how great a job he did with this episode, one can imagine how great he would've done with other eps. I'm wondering, however: Had he directed anything before on other shows, or was this his directing debut?
Well, my revisitation of one of my favorite series of all-time is going very well, and fairly quickly----I will be done probably in a few more weeks. Yesterday I watched "King of the Beach", an episode much-loved by fans because it features Lou Ferrigno in his first speaking role. That's the main appeal of that episode----otherwise it's just a sort of rehashing of "The Final Round" with bodybuilding instead of boxing. I actually find the previous ep., "Goodbye Eddie Cain" more interesting. It marked Jack Colvin's directing debut, and is a terrifically off-beat episode, with its 1940s "film noir" tropes. It even features a lot of antique cars. It's quite unique among the 82 episodes, being narrated by the private detective Eddie with tons of quirky quips. Like "Proof Positive", it sees David and The Hulk from the eyes of an outsider. Only this time, Bix isn't absent from the episode. The actress playing the "femme fatale" previously played the girl in the hospital in "Metamorphosis", who had suffered a neck injury at the concert and was now paralysed----very different role.
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