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The X-Files: The Event Series [Blu-ray] [2 Discs]

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  • Release Date: 06/14/2016
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (285 out of 293)

    Special Features


    • Audio commentary on select episodes
    • Deleted scenes
    • 43:45-the making of a struggle
    • Season X-an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at the event series
    • Gag reel
    • Monsters of the week: the wildest and scariest from the original series
    • The X-Files: green production
    • Grace-from The X-Files' Karen Nielsen


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    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 293 reviews

    97%
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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      The Truth Is (Mostly) Out There

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      ANDM
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      If you're a fan of 90s sci-fi The X-Files needs no introduction, with a 9 year run on the FOX network and a feature film between seasons 5 and 6 featuring the exploits of two FBI agents, scientist Dana Scully and her partner Fox Mulder, a man driven by the abduction of his sister as a child to chase the paranormal. The show was an enormous hit during its original run, although it did peter out in its final seasons, and a subsequent feature film in 2008 made very little impact at the box office. But, now, 23 years after it went on the air, nostalgia is high and FOX has brought back The X-Files as a 6 episode "event." The results, unfortunately, are hit-or-miss. The middle 3 episodes (2-4) are quite good, with 2 and 4 being classic "MOTWs" (monster of the week) and 3 a funny one involving a creature who is turned into a man and finds out being a human isn't all that great. Episode 5 is just a mess, mixing a terrorist plot with tinges of Islamophobia with a bizarre mushroom trip by Mulder. None of it works. And episodes 1 and 6, dealing with a twist on the classic "mythology" about a conspiracy within the government to cover up and facilitate an alien invasion, are quite flat. Show creator Chris Carter feels rusty in his writing, and in his haste to cram so much material into just two episodes, does the viewer no favors. The extras on the Blu-ray are quite excellent, however, with several commentaries featuring Chris Carter, several show writers, and stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. There are also several thorough documentaries on the making of the new series. It's clear this was a labor of love for the cast and crew, it's just a pity the results are so uneven. However, if you're a die hard X-Files fan, 3 good episodes and some great extras make this well worth a purchase.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Long time fan of 'The X-Files'

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      ThugLife
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      As soon as I found out that there was going to be a new series, even though I heard it was gonna be a mini-series, I was completely on board. It was so good to see Mulder & Scully back doing what they do best. I hope that there's more episodes to come, because I want to see if Scully will ever get to see an alien, and if Mulder is gonna be there when she does, so he can say what we all want to hear him say to her, "I told you so!!" Lol. ...I just love 'The X-Files' series. I have both movies, all 9 seasons of the original series, the complete 'Lone Gunmen' mini-series, and even the PS2 game. I know that there's a 3 season series called 'Millennium' that goes along with 'The X-Files', as well as a lot of books, and a few comic books too, but I don't have them yet. Note that I said, "Yet". Lol. ...If you like 'The X-FIles' series, then you may also like 'FRINGE' & 'Wayward Pines'. Both shows are really good, but 'FRINGE' is up there with 'X-Files'. Its that good. It only has 5 seasons to the series, and there's also a book that goes with it, that explains some things that was going on in the background of the series, from someone elses view. I'm not gonna say who that person is, but this person is important in the series. If you don't get the book, its ok because its not that important, but if you become a big fan of it like me, then you'll want to know as much as you can about series. And you'll love Walter. Lol.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great, unique way to continue a series

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      jacob
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      Direct sequels are hot right now, Jurassic World, The Force Awakens, and Independence Day: Resurgence being the prime examples, and The X Files offers a fresh twist on this: bringing back a television show that had been off the air for 14 years, but had a movie version 8 years earlier, on top of the first movie version 18 years earlier. Two mythology and four standalone episodes. My only complaints would be the brevity of the season, and I feel that bringing back Cancer Man detracted from his amazing death scene in the series finale. I also feel that Skinner should be the FBI Deputy Director by now, and Doggett should be an Assistant Director. I would also like to see more of the classic mythology characters, like Strughold, Covarrubias, Jeremiah Smith, and Gibson Praise. I do appreciate what we do get, especially since they respect and acknowledge the passage of time. The bonus features are very well executed. I hope we get more seasons, as well as the third movie that Chris Carter wrote.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent release of a polarizing season...

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      HudsonHawk
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      While critics mostly bagged on the "limited series" run (aside from the Wereman episode, which received unanimous praise from them) fans on the other hand found a bit more middle ground, with some loving it and finding it to be comfort food of sorts, others not so much. I myself found a couple of the episodes EXCELLENT, a couple that were okay and maybe one that I wasn't so big one. All in all, it was great fun and tough to argue with what we got since we only had 6 episodes to bring us up to date, remind newcomers and old fans what went on before, AND give us new stuff. The blu-ray looks and sounds FANTASTIC, the compression quality on the bluray looks LOADS better than the original HD broadcasts on Fox. Also, it's loaded with some really nice bonus material including interviews, deleted scenes, episode commentaries and more goodies. If you're a fan of the show, fan of this miniseries run or just looking to complete your X-Files collection, it's a must buy.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      The X-Files Are Back...Sort Of

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      AJSJedi
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      So being a long time fan of the X-Files, and having seen the entire series during it's original run...suffice to say I was thrilled to hear it was coming back to TV. I was anxiously awaiting FINAL conclusion to the over reaching story arc of the show, that WOULD make sense RIGHT? Well the very first episode SORT OF touches on it, as does the last one. But the middle four were completely unexpected as they were the classic "monster of the week" type episodes. Not that it's a bad thing, but after all these years I want it to be finally resolved. Plus they introduced two new agents, whom i suspect will be having the torch passed to them. Not that they are terrible actors but the chemistry is just not there they way it is for David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. It left off with a cliffhanger, so I have no doubt it will be back but I have no idea when. For long time fans we are used to the wait. In the meantime I have this to watch over again!

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Content amazing, packaging lacking

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      Marlene
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      Having the X-Files Event Series on Blu Ray to review and enjoy is a joy. I have the iTunes version that was released with each episode of the series, but having the actual HD discs to play in my Blu Ray player (which I also purchased from Best Buy for this occasion) and project larger-than-life with my movie projector is a different quality of experience. The extra features on the Blu Rays (and DVDs) are delightful, chock full of interviews and behind-the-scenes workings of each episode. The writers (who are also the directors), actors, and many people on the production teams speak in depth about their work on the show. For fans of the show, it's a great glimpse into the working environment of making this series. I will complain that the packaging for the Blu Rays is lackluster. The art and design of the disks seem a bit cheap and not well thought out, and the case and discs feel flimsy. The content of the discs, however, shines.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Nice return of a classic series

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      Keith
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      I was a fan of the original series and enjoyed this return mini-series much more than I expected to. While the episodes varied in quality (I found the Chris Carter-penned episodes a bit dour compared to the others), I enjoyed the still-strong chemistry of the leads and the strong performances of all of the supporting cast. The Blu-ray has excellent video and audio quality, and includes a generous selection of great extras (commentaries, documentaries, etc.) I hope Netflix, the cast and crew are able to make Season 11 happen.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      X files The Event

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      JEDIMIKE64
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      There wasn't too many shows when I grew up that I had to watch every week, but X Files was the exception. I think the show lost something towards the end but I understand Dechovny and Anderson both wanted a break and do something else, as for the Event , It was good to see both back in action but I felt that we watched the pair do somewhat of a role reversal where Scully seamed to be the one to have the "I want to believe" attitude and Mulder being the straight FBI agent. Good to see but a little disappointed as well.

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