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Blu-ray News – NOW it’s official: The X-Files: The Complete Series is coming to Blu-ray on 12/8 (with specs)!

October 8, 2015 - 9:56 am   |   by
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As expected, Fox’s The X-Files: The Complete Series Blu-ray has been officially announced and is now back up on Fox Connect and open for pre-orders. As we reported before, SRP is $299 and street date is 12/8. But just for New York Comic-Con weekend, the price has been lowered to just $150! Now, if you order through Fox Connect, we don’t get the Amazon affiliate support… but then we’d never advise anyone NOT to take a deal that good. Our guess is that next week (post Con) it will be up for pre-order on Amazon for something in the $200-$270 range, and then it will be discounted a bit around Black Friday week. And we finally have specs! [Read on here…]

In any case, here’s another new picture of the open packaging. As you can see it appears that the outer box is a slipcase that encloses 9 regular Blu-ray style packages, one for each season. It can be ordered at Fox Connect, at www.x-filesblu-ray.com or (eventually) on Amazon)…

The X-Files: The Complete Series (Blu-ray Disc)

The set will include all nine seasons – all 202 episodes – and will have a slot in the box for the upcoming 6-episode X-Files miniseries (due to run on Fox in January). The video for all episodes will be 1.78:1 widescreen, with audio in English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio format (with Spanish and French Dolby Digital 2.0, and subtitles in English SDH, French and Spanish). You’ll also get 23 hours worth of extras, including…

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

All in all, not too shabby! Even at $299 it’s a great price, and at $150 on sale… whew! Also, it DOES appear that all of the exclusive Threads of Mythology DVD extras have been included along with the regular season DVD extras.

Here at the site today, we’ve posted Tim Salmons’ new Halloween Hangover review, which is none other than Arrow Video’s Region B Blu-ray release of The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. I’ve also posted my in-depth Blu-ray review of Universal’s newly-improved Spartacus: Restored Edition, which is well worth your time, attention, and money (just $15 to upgrade on Amazon). Enjoy!

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Also today, we have final cover artwork for Paramount’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. You can see that below (with Amazon pre-order links)…

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Stay tuned...

Bill Hunt

 

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