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The X-Files: The Collector's Set [Blu-ray]

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (84 out of 85)

    Synopsis


    Before the black oil, the Cigarette Smoking Man, and the threat of global alien colonization, there was just Fox "Spooky" Mulder (David Duchovny) researching FBI cases with a paranormal bent in his basement office and Scully (Gillian Anderson), the skeptical agent with a degree in medicine and directions to debunk Mulder's findings. Thus, The X-Files: Season One is relatively devoid of the vast government conspiracy for which the series would become known, and serves mainly as an introduction to the show's two protagonists. Mulder, despite his reputation, is no kook; best in his class and well-known for his criminal profiling abilities, the rogue agent chose his path in hopes of finding his sister, Samantha, whom he witnessed -- or, at least, believes he witnessed -- being abducted by aliens. As eager as Mulder is to find an unearthly solution to his cases, Scully is equally determined to find an answer more consistent with the laws of science. Alone, both agents are somewhat blinded by their respective philosophies, but as partners they are able to complement one another nicely, and Scully's initial task is thrown to the wayside for a deep friendship and mutual respect that would test the boundaries of work, and ultimately the planet itself. ~ Tracie Cooper

    Cast & Crew


    • David Duchovny - Fox Mulder
    • Gillian Anderson - Dana Scully
    • Mitch Pileggi - Walter Skinner
    • Robert Patrick - John Doggett
    • Annabeth Gish - Monica Reyes




    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 85 reviews

    99%
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    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Collector's Set? I don't think so!

      Posted
      sthebody
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      This is the way you want to watch this show. The Blu-Ray has great picture and sound compared to the DVD version. There are no new special features on the discs compared to the DVDs but when it comes to the picture quality and sound there is no comparison. Especially the first few seasons that weren't even widescreen on the DVD. Some of the redone CGI is pretty good, some a bit cheesy, but it is still an awesome watch. Clyde Bruckman never looked so good. Ignore Best Buy’s claim in the title there is only (3) discs there is a lot more, around 56 discs or so. But at over thirty bucks a season – RIDICULOUS cash grab - no way - save some money and buy the individual seasons. I own the DVD Complete Collector's Edition Box Set which came in a thick flip top box and each season had its own book with colorful artwork holding the individual discs - it also came with the Fight the Future movie and a ticket to see I Want to Believe. It was a pretty well done set and UNIQUE like a collector's set should be. I had hoped this Blu-Ray set would replace my DVD set but this Blu-Ray set is nothing special. Basically they just took the individual seasons you can buy separately and stuck them in a cardboard box. The box does have some artwork on it but the slip over cover is pretty thin, not sure how durable it is going to be. They did leave enough empty space in the box so you can add a couple more cases but one thing that is really annoying is how the cases sit in the box. Once you remove the security stickers from the individual cases you can't tell which season you are grabbing, the cases stand upright so all you can see is the edge of the blue case. Gimme a break - they should have at least made it so you see the spines. To add insult to injury the cases are in there so tight it is a real pain to pull each one out and check which season you are grabbing. It will be worse once you slip in a couple extra cases in the open space. If you can get a good deal on the box set like I did (Deal of the Day) go for it, otherwise get the individual seasons separately for much, much, less. I wouldn't pay more than an extra five bucks for the box, I probably won't even use it. Do the math before you buy. Collector's Set? I don't think so!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of my favorite all time purchases

      Posted
      Stylez
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Being the progenitor of many sci-fi TV shows that became global trends in recent years, the most legendary television programme of the '90s, THE X-FILES, is finally making its blu-ray appearance, after years in the process of remastering from the original 35mm negatives, presented in 16:9 widescreen format, and including new DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 tracks. All 202 episodes are featured, with more than 23 hours of special content across all 9 seasons, and including bonus features from the previous DVD releases, such as audio commentaries, deleted scenes and featurettes. For the first time, we have the chance to own a piece of television history in superior quality, in the fasion of the glorious "TWIN PEAKS: The entire mystery" set from last year that was also finally presented in HD and in its entirety. Having created a huge buzz months before its release, here is the complete and official details, for those who wish to know exactly what the box includes, and also what it looks like. Packaging: The box contains 9 cases, 1 for each season, and leaves a space reserved for the upcoming mini-series set (due to be released next year), all housed in a glossy, sturdy slide-off box set. All seasons are 6-disc sets (except for Season 2 which, being the longest, is spread over 7 discs), presented in double, not regular-sized, clear blue amaray cases. Each season contains all the episodes and special features from the individual seasons, which are now also available individually on blu-ray. No guides or booklets are included in the box, the only info available is an episode list and a special features list on the inside of each case. The discs of each season have different artwork on them. (Australian release features an additional 2 blu-ray discs for the feature films "Fight the future" and "I want to believe"; Japanese box, also, includes the 2 films, plus, a poster, a set of cards with commissioned artwork, and an episode guide). Picture/Audio: The entire show was originally broadcast in standard definition. As the series was launched after the early widescreen TV boom of the early '90s, it was filmed with widescreen in mind. The first 4 seasons were produced in 4:3 format. The series then went to a 16:9 widescreen format for the remainder of its run, as anamorphic widescreen displays were starting to become common. Thus, it now appears as originally intended, which is rather amazing to watch after 2+ decades (only the pilot was shot somewhat differently, and so the result is some unavoidable cropping in order to get it looking right; but that is a minor gripe that only eagle-eyed viewers will notice). The sharpness is astounding, it's even more impressive than some HD footage I'd seen on German TV a couple of years ago. The audio is equally impressive, crisp and clear. The extra features are presented in HD as well, indicative of the effort made to present a pristine package altogether. To those interested in buying this, this will be of interest: I bought the UK box set for €140 (about $150). Amazon.com's $270 price is ridiculous, but amazon.uk's £100 plus p&p is one of the best deals at the moment. Both UK and US boxes feature the exact same material, which is exactly what one will get when purchasing all seasons individually (but why not have the complete thing when you can buy it at a good price?). If I could recommend one of the 2 sets, I would go for the UK box, because the packaging is better-looking (thicker outer-box, and all 9 cases are double ones - US box has 8 normal ones + 1 double for Season 2). The notes I have included about the picture and audio quality and the remastering are based on selective viewing. Obviously it will take a while to watch everything on here, but I will make an update if I encounter anything worth sharing. Let's all rejoice, this is super exciting, I'm sure most avid fans of the show can share my enthusiasm! The truth is - finally - out there!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Boxed Set Of A Remastered Old Favorite

      Posted
      Bigosky
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I "wanted to believe" and after much waiting and patience, it's finally here. As has been done so often in the past few years with the meticulous remastering of some of my favorite TV Series, this one holds up to the best of them. When I saw it was going to be released, I immediately picked one up on the day of for the full price of $269 but then within the month, it dropped to a much more reasonable $129 for which the difference was generously credited back to me without issue. The quality of the material is excellent having been remastered from the original camera negatives. The sound is also remastered to multi channel surround to match the image. There are also plenty of extra features as well. If you a fan, don't miss picking up this set.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Finally.

      Posted
      irighti
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      The wait for a bluray set is finally over. There are a fair number of extras on the discs as well. The image quality is outstanding....aside from the one season (which fox is replacing). I purchased as a deal of the day. The set is no different than buying the seasons individually. The set just has an oversized box that houses them all....with room to add the recent revival episodes. I would advise making a price point and stick to it. This will come down in price...or pick up individual seasons on sale. If the set came with some other extras it would stand out and make it a no questions asked type of purchase.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      "Deal of the Day" what a price

      Posted
      joeyangel
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Hello, I'm a Hugh fan of all things outta this world, UFO's and other shows that are very well directed. Great show. Every day I get a email from Bestbuy and if you don't perhaps you might rethink it due to the prices. The X Files was in the deal of the day and it was $99.00 for the collectors set and this XFiles collectors set sells for $279.99 today regular price 08/20/2016 so I'm very pleased with X files and Bestbuy for having these and other great buys. So find your Deal or the Day and DONT delay. Season 1-9 all bluray. Thank you for reading Reviews help consumers

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The best boxed set out there

      Posted
      Symetri
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      This is absolutely the best boxed set for a TV show I have ever seen. I'm amazed the master on each eosiode. It was remastered in 16:9 and completely remastered digitally. It looks and sounds perfect and beautiful. It also has a space for the new season 10 that is airing end of January. It also contain hours of extras. The only complaint I have is all the extras are old and taken directly from the old DVD releases. I wish they had updated interviews etc. Other then that this set is perfect!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE

      Posted
      Brad
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      I'm a long time fan of the X-Files. I've been waiting a really long time for this set! And so far I'm not disappointed. The audio and video restoration are fantastic. Rewatching these episodes brings back memories. The only negative thing is the set doesn't include the two X-Files movies it's only the television series. But that's nothing huge because both movies are available on blu ray. So two thumbs up.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Great Series, poorly designed set

      Posted
      Alky
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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      The show is great and is worth having in your collection, but this so called collectors set is garbage. All this set is, is the collected seasons with a slot for the new mini-series in a cardboard box with artwork. Nothing special. You could buy all the seasons separately without the box and have the same thing. You would think that with how long it took fox for this to come out on blu-ray that they would make an awesome set and not just a boring cardboard box with some pictures.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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