Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Robert Patrick, Tom Braidwood
Genres: Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Chris Carter, creator of The X-Files, and Executive Producer Frank Spotnitz have deemed these eight episodes as essential viewing for fans who want to fully experience all the thrills, mysteries and nuances of the upcoming... more »
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An 8 episode introduction to the new movie
jd103 | 04/11/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I haven't seen the extras on here yet, so how can I rate it? In part, because several of these 8 episodes are among my favorites of the series. Included are:
*Pilot (Mulder & Scully meet, his abducted sister story, Cancer Man, aliens & abductees)
*Beyond the Sea (killer on death row, and the death of Scully's father)
*The Host (the Flukeman in the sewer, first call from X)
*Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose (great episode with Peter Boyle as psychic insurance salesman with predictions about the deaths of Mulder & Scully)
*Memento Mori (great complicated sad episode involving the cancer of Scully and others and the folks trying to save them)
*Post-modern Prometheus (great, funny, surreal, touching all describe this B&W version of the Frankenstein story)
*Bad Blood (another funny one as Mulder & Scully give their competing versions of what happened in a Texas town of vampires)
*Milagro (Interesting if not completely successful exploration of writing, love, and loneliness with a Scully obsessed writer)
Each episode is introduced by creator Chris Carter and producer Frank Spotnitz, explaining why they were chosen and how they relate to the new upcoming X-Files movie. Also included are the trailer for that movie, and over 30 minutes of Carter, Spotnitz, Duchovny, and Anderson at a panel discussion which took place in February.
Finally, you get an $8.50 ticket to see the new movie, which effectively cuts the price of this in half. It might be hard to go wrong buying this, even if like me, you already own the complete series."
Suzanne L. Feld | Ferndale (Metro Detroit), MI | 07/09/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I have to say, I'm a bit disappointed in this set. The description
made it sound like these were the episodes to see to go along with the
movie, and the intros were about how the episodes related to the
movie. And that's not the case *at all*. The intros are simply CC &
FS talking about them like on a commentary with no mention of the
movie, and in the very last one CC mentions that these are the
episodes you should see before the movie *if you've never watched the
series*. Of course the last intro is the best simply because GA is
standing behind CC with her chin on his shoulder and plays peanut
gallery to everything he says, but there's no more info about the
movie. The preview is the one from WonderCon, and the series
"trailer" is the one used to sell the DVDs, both of which are all over
YouTube. I haven't watched the WonderCon panel yet, I think most of it
is up on YouTube so it's not that appealing.
And the movie pass is not good at AMC theaters, which of course is most of what we have around here."
A great compilation of some classic X-Files episodes
N. Durham | Philadelphia, PA | 06/16/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"One thing that The X-Files was known for besides it's long winding alien conspiracy arc were the one-shot episodes that featured a "monster of the week" or something of that ilk. X-Files: Revelations compiles eight of these episodes, including the show's classic pilot episode that first introduced us to Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson). Also featured here is the classic "Beyond the Sea", with Scully coming face to face with an imprisoned killer (Brad Dourif) after the death of her father; "The Host" where Mulder comes face to face with a murderous sewer mutant; the humerous and touching masterpiece that is "Clyde Bruckman's Final Response" with Peter Boyle; the Frankenstein-esque "Post-Modern Prometheus"; and the hilarious "Bad Blood" that features a pre-fame Luke Wilson. Also featured here are "Milagro" and "Memento Mori"; which are two episodes I myself aren't as fond of compared to the rest featured here, but for the ultra-casual fan of the series, this compilation is a worthy pick-up to get you excited for the new, and long overdue, X-Files movie sequel. If you're a die hard fan and already own all nine seasons on DVD, there really isn't much reason to pick this up, but as said before, if you're only a casual fan of the series, this is worth getting."
Worth the money
Fletcherfan | Douglasville, GA United States | 07/07/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This video is not supposed to be released until tomorrow but that does not stop the Blockbuster employee from breaking street date. I bought this DVD this weekend on the strength of 2 things: 1) Free movie ticket up to $8.50 and 2) the Comicon panel that Chris Carter, Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny and Frank Spotnitz did at the WonderCon. I own all nine seasons and the movie so the episodes were nothing new. I paid $16 dollars so minus the 8.50 for the movie ticket- I paid 8 dollars to have a concise best of collection. I thought that the episode selection was excellent up to Milagro. I did not think that it fit with the other episodes but it is all supposed to lead to the film. If you buy it make sure that you get the movie money."