Back in April we brought you some exciting news about The X-Files from our friends at Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment when they announced “The X-Files” – The Event Series Blu-ray & DVD Special Features. I’m back today with a look at that offering.
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“The X-Files” – The Event Series
Almost 14 years after the original series run, the next mind-bending chapter of “The X-Files”™ is a thrilling, six-episode event series from creator/executive producer Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reinhabiting their roles as iconic FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Mitch Pileggi also returns as FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner, Mulder and Scully’s boss, who walks a fine line between loyalty to these investigators and accountability to his superiors. This marks the momentous return of the Emmy®- and Golden Globe® Award-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history.
- Screen Format: 16:9 (1.78:1)
- Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD-MA / Spanish 5.1 DD / French 5.1 DTS
- Subtitles: English / French / Spanish
- U.S. Rating: TV-14
- Deleted & Extended Scenes
- Gag Reel
- The Makings of a Struggle
- Season X: An In-Depth Behind-the-Scenes Look at “The Event Series”
- Monsters of the Week: A Recap from the Wildest and Scariest from the Original Series
- “The X-Files” – Green Production PSA
- Short Film – Grace by Karen Nielsen
- Commentary on “Founder’s Mutation” with Chris Carter and James Wong
- Commentary on “Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-Monster” with David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Kumail Nanjiani and Darin Morgan
- Commentary on “My Struggle II” with Chris Carter and Gabe Rotter
- Order on Amazon
The Blu-Ray looked simply outstanding. My exposure to The X-Files isn’t nearly as much as you’d think as I caught an episode here or there during college and then on various re-runs. I won’t bother going in to a recap of the plot as there are much better resources out there and I’d do it a disservice seeing as I’m not a huge fan of the series. That said, I can give you my feedback on what I saw on screen and it was pretty damn impressive. The colors were bright when they were supposed to be, were muted when they should be and everything was crisp. The CGI that’s here is clearly CGI but I’d say that’s pretty par for the course. Hell even projects with HUGE budgets have some pretty terrible CGI in them.
As for the audio it was more than sufficient. This is a pretty dialog heavy show so you need to be able to hear and understand what folks are saying. While I got confused a time or two it wasn’t based on the Blu-ray’s audio track. There were a couple of times when the situation lends itself to something loud or melodic and the audio kept up. Well done.
Check out a couple of the special features below:
“The X-Files” – The Event Series “4345 The Making Of A Struggle – Crashed Saucer”
The X-Files – The Event Series “4345 The Making Of A Struggle – Cigarette Smoking Man”
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