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X Files Season 4 Boxset | DVD | (22/04/2002)
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In Season 4 of The X-Files, Scully is a bit upset by her on-off terminal cancer and Mulder is supposed to shoot himself in the season finale (did anyone believe that?), but in episode after episode the characters still plod dutifully around atrocity sites tossing off wry witticisms in that bland investigative demeanour out of fashion among TV cops since Dragnet. Perhaps the best achievement of this season is "Home", the most unpleasant horror story ever presented on prime-time US TV. It's not a comfortable show--confronted with this ghastly parade of incest, inbreeding, infanticide and mutilation, you'd think M & S would drop the jokes for once--but shows a willingness to expand the envelope. By contrast, ventures into golem, reincarnation, witchcraft and Invisible Man territory throw up run-of-the-mill body counts, spotlighting another recurrent problem. For heroes, M & S rarely do anything positive: they work out what is happening after all the killer's intended victims have been snuffed ("Kaddish"), let the monster get away ("Sanguinarium") and cause tragedies ("The Field Where I Died"). No wonder they're stuck in the FBI basement where they can do the least damage. The series has settled enough to play variations on earlier hits: following the liver vampire, we have a melanin vampire ("Teliko") and a cancer vampire ("Leonard Betts"), and return engagements for the oily contact lens aliens and the weasely ex-Agent Krycek ("Tunguska"/"Terma"). Occasional detours into send-up or post-modernism are indulged, yielding both the season's best episode ("Small Potatoes") and its most disappointing ("Musings of a Cigarette-Smoking Man"). "Small Potatoes", with the mimic mutant who tries out Mulder's life and realises what a loser he is (how many other pin-up series heroes get answerphone messages from their favourite phone-sex lines?), works as a genuine sci-fi mystery--for once featuring a mutant who doesn't have to kill people to live--and as character insight. --Kim Newman
Return To Me (2000) | DVD | (29/01/2001)
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A romantic comedy vehicle for X-Files star David Duchovny, Return to Me costars Minnie Driver as Grace, an ailing waitress whose life is saved when she receives a heart transplant. Meanwhile, Duchovny's architect Bob is grieving over the death of his zoologist wife and sweetheart since childhood Elizabeth (Joely Richardson), killed in a car accident. A year on, he agrees to go out on a disastrous blind date redeemed by his encounter with the comely and witty Grace. Abetted by her redoubtable Irish Catholic grandfather (played by Carroll O'Connor), they hit it off and start dating. But when Grace accidentally discovers from whom she received the vital organ that saved her life the blossoming relationship is tested to its utmost. Return to Me is not for the hardboiled cynic-it's a gentle, funny and very charming tragi-comedy. It's sweetly chaste, too, with Grace's self-consciousness about the chest scar from her operation precluding any steamy sex scenes. All this adds to its old-world charm, which is further exacerbated by O'Connor and his ageing restaurant staff's late-night card games, in which they discuss the merits of Sinatra and Dean Martin and generally function as a seven dwarves-type collective to Driver's Snow White. James Belushi also chimes in as the lovably slobbish hubby of Grace's best friend. Ultimately, however, the success of the film is down to the shy chemistry between Duchovny and Driver. On the DVD: The feature itself is presented in 16:9 widescreen. Numerous extras include trailers, a deleted scene, a music video for the featured big band number "What If You Loved Me", and an audio commentary by writer/director Bonnie Hunt, in which she talks about the unpredictable joys of working with Sydney the Gorilla, whose on-screen performance outshines those of many of the humans. --David Stubbs
The X Files Movie | DVD | (31/01/2000)
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The definitive American television series of the 1990s. The X-Files comes to the big screen with an anticlimactic whimper. And how could it be otherwise? Why should material so perfectly realised in one medium necessarily translate well into another? The series is crisply and thoughtfully executed in just about every detail, but the heart of its appeal lies in the elegant handling of complicated and evolving ongoing story lines, which is not something movies are especially good at. The big-screen drive for closure cramps the creative style, though it may also help nonfans get a grip on the proceedings. We do get some invigorating thrills and chills, however, and a more satisfying sense of the scale of an all-enveloping human-alien conspiracy than ever before, but there's no more plot development here than in an average two-part season-ending. FBI black sheep Mulder and Scully have been temporarily transferred from the X-Files project to an anti-terrorist unit to investigate an Oklahoma City-style bombing. They uncover a new wrinkle in the Syndicate/Cancer Man conspiracy--basically an attempt to help one bunch of (benign?) aliens fight off another bunch who want to colonise Earth. A spectacular, ice-bound finale thrillingly staged by series-veteran director Rob Bowman offers Mulder (but not a conveniently unconscious Scully) his first clear look at a You Know What, which in some quarters qualifies as an epochal event. Martin Landau offers the agents some crucial clues, and several familiar TV faces (including the Lone Gunmen and Mitch Pileggi's indispensable Assistant Director Skinner) turn up briefly to wink knowingly at faithful fans. --David Chute
The X Files: Season 3 | DVD | (11/10/2004)
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Focused lightning bolts, stigmata, possession, and ancient curses become secondary in Season 3 of The X-Files as more episodes are devoted to pursuing the increasingly complex story threads. "The Blessing Way" is an explosive start, introducing the Syndicate's well-manicured man (John Neville), while Scully's sister Melissa is shot and Mulder experiences Twin Peaks-like prophetic visions. We learn of medical records of millions, including Scully, who have been experimented upon ("Paper Clip"): the fast-paced train-bound two-parter "Nisei" and "731" suggests the experiments are about alien hybridisation. Krycek turns out to be hosting an alien in the next double-act, "Piper Maru" and "Apocrypha", in which Skinner is shot by Melissa's killer. Two great one-offs outside the arc are "Clyde Bruckman's "Final Repose", a bittersweet tale of foreseeing death (featuring an Emmy-winning performance from Peter Boyle) and Jose Chung's "From Outer Space", a spoof of alien conspiracy theories through an author's investigations into abductees. --Paul Tonks
Beethoven | DVD | (04/08/2008)
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A St. Bernard puppy 'adopts' a new home after escaping from dog thieves. The Newton family just haven't realised the trouble that 185 pounds of dog can get into...
Californication - Season 1 | DVD | (16/06/2008)
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Episodes Comprise: 1. Pilot 2. Hell-A Woman 3. The Whore of Babylon 4. Fear and Loathing at the Fundraiser 5. LOL 6. Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder 7. Girls Interrupted 8. California Son 9. Filthy Lucre 10. The Devil's Threesome 11. Turn the Page 12. The Last Waltz
Californication - Series 2 | DVD | (10/08/2009)
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David Duchovny returns to TV with his Golden Globe-winning portrayal of author Hank Moody in the critically-acclaimed Showtime hit Californication. Author Hank Moody's life is spinning gloriously out of control as he juggles his sex and drug addictions while raising a daughter and trying to win back the love of his life in this edgy series.
Things We Lost In The Fire | DVD | (14/07/2008)
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When Audrey Burke (Halle Berry) loses her husband in an act of random violence she forges an unlikely relationship with Jerry Sunborne (Benicio Del Toro) her husband's best friend. Jerry is a heroin user; his addiction has destroyed everything that was once important to him. As Audrey discovers that Jerry is the only person who can help her survive her loss Jerry finds the strength to overcome his own problems.
Connie And Carla | DVD | (15/01/2008)
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Struggling Chicago dinner theater performers Connie (Vardalos) and Carla (Collette) accidentally witness a mafia hit...and who subsequently hit the road running for their lives. Assuming the killers will never look for them in a place devoid of culture the pair head to Los Angeles where they assume new identities and find their middling talent at song and dance perfectly suited to new careers; as drag queens! Much to their surprise they inadvertently become the toast of the cabare
X Files Collector's Edition | DVD | (29/10/2008)
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The supernatural thriller is a stand-alone story in the tradition of some of the show's most acclaimed and beloved episodes and takes the always-complicated relationship between Fox Mulder (Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Anderson) in unexpected directions. Mulder continues his unshakable quest for the truth and Scully the passionate ferociously intelligent physician remains inextricably tied to Mulder's pursuits.
Californication - Season 5 | DVD | (16/09/2013)
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Golden Globe winner David Duchovny is back as the impulsive, talented novelist and screenwriter who returns to L.A. for all 12 episodes from the riveting fifth season. His career may be in the fast lane, but Hank is still stalled when it comes to women. Although he pines for the life he had with former lover Karen (Natascha McElhone) and daughter Becca (Madeleine Martin), his destructive ex-girlfriend has plans for their future and he can't seem to keep his hands off a bevy of new Hollywood b...
X Files: Season 8 | DVD | (14/03/2005)
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From the arrival of Agent John Doggett in 'Within' and Mulder's miraculous resurrection in 'Deadalive' to the birth of Scully's baby in 'Existence' these Season Eight episodes are a must for every X-Files fan! Episodes comprise: 1. Within 2. Without 3. Patience 4. Roadrunners 5. Invocation 6. Redrum 7. Via Negativa 8. Surekill 9. Salvage 10. Badlaa 11. The Gift 12. Medusa 13. Per Manum 14. This Is Not Happening 15. DeadAlive 16. Three Words 17. Empedocles 18. Vienen 19. Alon
Californication: The Fourth Season | DVD | (13/02/2012)
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The Showtime original series Californication ended Season Three with the bad-boy novelist being hauled off to jail for assaulting the boyfriend of his troublemaking, underage, former fling Mia. His home life with Karen and Becca is in ruins, but the scandal surrounding the publication of his latest book has turned him into a hot Hollywood commodity - in more ways than one. Can Hank navigate the mess he's made of his life and come out on top? Find out with all 12 debaucherous and decadent Season Four episodes in this 2-disc set.
Beethoven's Complete Dog-Gone Collection | DVD | (16/02/2015)
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Includes: Beethoven Beethoven's 2nd Beethoven's 3rd Beethoven's 4th Beethoven's 5th Beethoven's Big Break Beethoven's Christmas Adventure Beethoven's Treasure Tail
Baby Snatcher (Re Release) | DVD | (07/04/2008)
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The X-Files: The Truth | DVD | (27/01/2003)
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The guest cast list for The X-Files: The Truth runs almost to the first commercial break, suggesting how many plot strands this season-and-series finale needs to make room for, with many old characters (including ghostly appearances for the dead ones) popping up. Mulder (David Duchovny), teasingly absent for the final season, is suddenly back, accused of murdering a super-soldier who isn't supposed to be able to die. He faces a military tribunal, defended by AD Skinner (Mitch Pileggi), as guest stars trot out testimony that fills the double-length episode with explanations recapping nine years of confusion as creator Chris Carter tries to spatchcock his impromptu conspiracy theories into a real plot. Last-season regulars Robert Patrick and Annabeth Gish are shunted aside as Scully (Gillian Anderson) and Mulder get to dodge a last-scene explosion and wind up in a pretty silly clinch-with-philosophy in the face of vaguely imminent apocalypse. Seriously, if the franchise is to continue on the big screen, how about ditching the embarrassing alien conspiracy mess and doing a monster story? On the DVD: The X-Files: The Truth comes to disc with a lovely widescreen transfer, a 13-minute "Reflections on the Truth" featurette that, though it hits the self-congratulation button a couple too many times, has a little more meat than the puff pieces included on previous releases, and a bonus episode ("William") that is unfortunately another of the maudlin ones, this time resolving the plotline about Scully's super-baby. --Kim Newman
The X-Files - Essentials | DVD | (14/07/2008)
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The X-Files Essentials is an exclusive insider's pass to the science-fiction television phenomenon! Selected by eight-time Emmy Award nominated series creator Chris Carter himself this DVD features eight essential episodes which include special on-camera introductions by Carter and producer Frank Spotnitz revealing why each were chosen. These eight essential episodes span seasons 1-6 and cover a variety of paranormal and unexplained cases centering on alien abductions psychic phenomenon and life forms not quite human that set the stage for the eagerly anticipated sequel. Also featured on the collection is the February 2008 WonderCon panel session with Carter and Spotnitz as well as series stars David Duchovny (Mulder) and Gillian Anderson (Scully) making their first fan convention appearance together in several years and taking questions from fans in an interview spanning over 38 minutes. Episodes Comprise: 1. Pilot 2. Beyond the Sea 3. The Host 4. Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose 5. Memento Mori 6. The Post-Modern Prometheus 7. Bad Blood 8. Milagro
Phantom | Blu Ray | (19/08/2013)
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Ed Harris plays the captain of a Cold War Soviet missile submarine who has secretly been suffering from seizures that alter his perception of reality. Forced to leave his wife and daughter, he is rushed into a classified mission, where he is haunted by his past and challenged by a rogue KGB group (led by David Duchovny) bent on seizing control of the ship's nuclear missile. With the fate of humanity in his hands, Harris discovers he's been chosen for this mission in the belief he would fail. ...
The X Files - The Complete Collector's Edition | DVD | (19/11/2007)
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Now you can own the entire adventures of The X-Files in this bumper DVD box set. every episode from all 9 seasons of this multi-award award-winning show are available for the first time in this exclusive Collector's Edition. Don't miss the opportunity to see how the phenomenon all began back in 1993 and how it came to a close 9 years later!
X-Files - I Want To Believe | UMD | (02/08/2010)
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The X Files The Sequel