X-Files finally coming to Blu Ray!

While X-files remains a popular show to this day, a blu ray release has been curiously absent in recent years. The reason it took this long is because they painstakingly went through the process of remastering the whole nine seasons from the original 35mm negative. And not only did they remaster X-Files they also upgraded everything from the original 4/3 to 16/9 ratio which again is very painstaking work that takes a long time. Even after they were finished restoring the X-files, they were still hesitant to put it out on Blu Ray. Still the HD version was aired on German television and later appeared on Netflix.

(If you want to know more about the conversion process X-files underwent I can point you to the long running forum thread on bluray.com here! )

Now with the 6 episode X-Files revival happening next year Fox feels the time is right is for an X-files Blu Ray set.

And seeing as this set is coming out on December 8, Fox is hoping everyone and their alien cat is going to want this under their Christmas tree.

Looking back on the original show some episodes definitely feel dated by now but a lot really hold up well. No show did creepy atmosphere better at the time and it often featured stellar writing too (Darin Morgan, Vince Gilligan, Chris Carter). As happens with a mythology-driven show that runs this long, the plot got convoluted in later seasons and it really was a mess by the last two. As it is it still stands as one of the most iconic shows of the late 20th century.

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 SPECIAL FEATURES AND CONTENT:

Season One

  • Series Intro by Frank Spotnitz
  • Chris Carter Talks About Season 1
  • Deleted Scenes
  • International Clips
  • Deep Throat: Audio Commentary by Chris Carter
  • Erlenmeyer Flask: Audio Commentary by R.W. Goodwin
  • Special Effects Clip From Fallen Angel
  • Documentary: “The Truth About Season 1”

Season Two

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Chris Carter Talks About Season 2
  • Humbug
  • Documentary: “The Truth About Season Two”
  • Duane Barry: Audio Commentary by Chris Carter
  • End Games: Audio Commentary by Frank Spotnitz
  • Anasazi: Audio Commentary by R.W. Goodwin

Season Three

  • Deleted Scenes (w/optional commentary by Chris Carter)
  • Chris Carter Talks About Season 3
  • International Clips
  • Special Effects with Commentary by Mat Beck
  • Documentary: “The Truth About Season Three”
  • Threads of Mythology: Abduction
  • Talitha Cuma: Audio Commentary by R.W. Goodwin

Season Four

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Extended Scenes
  • Special Effects with Commentary by Paul Rabwin
  • Deleted Scenes (w/optional commentary by Chris Carter)
  • Tunguska – Interview With Chris Carter
  • Paper Hearts – Interview with Vince Gilligan
  • Memento Mori: Audio Commentary by Rob Bowman
  • Introduction to Memento Mori by Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz
  • Max: Audio Commentary by Kim Manners
  • Documentary: “The Truth About Season Four”

Season Five

  • International Clips
  • Deleted Scenes (w/optional commentary by Chris Carter)
  • Special Effects with Commentary by Paul Rabwin
  • Documentary: “The Truth About Season Five”
  • Threads of Mythology: Black Oil
  • FX Featurette
  • Introduction to The Post-Modern Prometheus by Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz
  • Patient X: Audio Commentary by Kim Manners
  • The Red and the Black: Audio Commentary by Chris Carter
  • The Post Modern Prometheus: Audio Commentary by Chris Carter
  • The Pine Bluff Variant: Audio Commentary by John Shiban

Season Six

  • Special Effects with Commentary by Paul Rabwin
  • Deleted Scenes (w/optional commentary by Frank Spotnitz)
  • International Clips
  • Two Fathers: Audio Commentary by Kim Manners
  • One Son: Audio Commentary by Frank Spotnitz
  • Triangle: Audio Commentary by Chris Carter
  • Introduction to Milagro by Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz
  • X-Files Profiles: Cigarette-Smoking Man
  • Featurette on Season Six
  • Documentary: “The Truth About Season Six”

Season Seven

  • Deleted scenes (w/optional commentary by Chris Carter)
  • Special effects sequences with commentary by Paul Rabwin
  • International Clips
  • Documentary: “The Truth About Season Seven” Behind-the-Scenes featurette
  • X-Files Profiles: A.D. Skinner and Samantha Mulder
  • Closure: Audio Commentary by Kim Manners
  • Documentary: “The Truth About Season Seven”

Season Eight

  • Special Effects by Mat Beck with Commentary by Paul Rabwin
  • International Clips
  • Deleted scenes (w/optional commentary by Frank Spotnitz and John Shiban)
  • Documentary: “The Truth About Season Eight”
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Chris Carter
  • Threads of Mythology: Colonization
  • X-Files Profiles
  • Within: Commentary by Kim Manners and Robert Patrick
  • Deadalive: Commentary by Frank Spotnitz
  • Vienen: Commentary by Rod Hardy

Season Nine

  • Deleted scenes (w/optional commentary by Frank Spotnitz)
  • Special Effects by Mat Beck with Commentary by Paul Rabwin
  • International Clips
  • Audio Commentary by Chris Carter, Vince Gilligan, John Shiban, Frank Spotnitz, Kim Manners
  • Documentary: “The Truth About Season Nine”
  • “The Making of ‘The Truth'”
  • “Secrets of The X-Files”
  • “Tribute to The X-Files”
  • Threads of Mythology: Super Soldiers
  • X-Files Profiles
  • Reflections on the Truth Featurette
  • Wonder Con Panel

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One Response to X-Files finally coming to Blu Ray!

  1. Rip Hunter
    Rip Hunter November 4, 2015 at 12:47 #

    *want*

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