"The Hunger" had good hosts (Stamp and Bowie), good writers and actors, strong cinematography set design and lighting (and nudity). On the other hand, the stories could be rather predictable; whether that's a flaw of the original stories or if the problem was in their adaptation, I don't know.
York Entertainment has put many if not all of the episodes out on videotape and DVD. I don't believe there's a box set of them all, unfortunately. They put them out in collections of four to a tape/disc. This one appears in one titled "The Hunger Presents Wetwork" with the tagline "Soak It Up." Other episodes on here are The Face of Helene Bournouw, The Other Woman, and The Falling Man. The episodes aren't in their original broadcast order. It's possible the host's introductions are mismatched, but I don't know.
This episode involves a man who gets work as a catcher on a bridge. He seems to be the one white man among a crew of native Americans. His job is to catch heated rivets and pass them to the riveters. He shows off by climbing up to the job, dancing around on the girders, and sliding down when the job is done. He's attracted to a young woman married to the old foreman, but is advised to leave her alone.
There's some very nice location and aerial photography in the episode, and even though the ending lacks some impact it at least is less predictable than in many other episodes. The manner of a death in it is also neat.
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