Page Fletcher is "The Hitchhiker," walking a lonely road where darkness is always by his side and terror lurks around every turn. Pick him up if you dare. He will guide you to your destination, where the good are spared and the wicked are damned.]]>
The Hitchhiker, Vol. 2
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These are some of the best eps from this set:
Perfect Order / February 17, 1987 - Will a model do anything it takes to pose for one of the world's most eccentric photographers?
Cabin Fever / May 12, 1987 - The tables are turned when a young man goes to work on a houseboat.
Out of the Night / October 29, 1985 - A man wonders aimlessly searching for something or someone and along the way he finds out a startling secret.
Secret Ingredient / May 5, 1987 - A glib salesman gets his comeuppance when he finds out that all isn't what it appears. (This is my favorite ep from the set.)
The storylines and themes do not revolve around a hitchhiker, rather it was narrated/hosted by Page Fletcher (The Hitchhiker) who had the tightest jeans in Hollywood. He always opened and closed each ep, sorta like the Crypt Keeper (but not nearly as funny).
The set is closed captioned, includes subtitles and includes audio commentary for 3 of the eps by one of the directors and Harry Hamlin who was in one of the eps. By the way, I posted a pic of the 2 discs and the insert.
I would like to see more DVD sets of this series (including some complete season sets) come out as I am sure many fans would just gobble them up. Or at the very least Home Box could provide some eps to YT or even Crackle or FearNet.Read more ›
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The Hitchhiker began on HBO, but was eventually sold to USA network. The series focused on story lines that, while violent, could often be explained through reason and science rather than the supernatural. Although the third season had a truly great episode ("Nightshift," which is not featured on this compilation), The Hitchhiker's typical episode was lackluster at best. Personally, I still find it entertaining, but I'd be remiss to call it a "good" show; it was often confusing and/or terrible. The episode on this compilation entitled "O.D. Feelin'," for example, is more like a morality play put on by a high school drama club than a professionally-produced TV show. Surprisingly, both Gene Simmons (as "Mr. Big" the least original character name in history, even if it deliberately represents an archetype) and Sandra Bernhard (with a lousy voice-over dubbed to make her character more convincing as a man) appear in "O.D. Feelin'."
When making these DVD compilations, the producers seem to have chosen the shows based on star power (I use the term loosely, most of the more prominent "stars" from this series are B-listers who gained small amounts of fame after appearing on The Hitchhiker) rather than quality. I have watched volumes one through three, and as a true fan of anthology horror, I found only one episode to be on the same level as, say, Tales From the Crypt, or even Tales from the Darkside (which had MANY bad episodes)--or even The Ray Bradbury Theater.
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worth the buy if you want to keep the series together because theyre affordable and decent to watchPublished 7 months ago by jessica f
I enjoy this series from beginning on HBO to ending on the USA channel.
Many guest stars from the 80s and 90s.
Great stories many strange
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