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  • Things We Lost In The Fire [2007] Things We Lost In The Fire | DVD | (14/07/2008) from £3.49  |  Saving you £16.50 (82.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    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.

  • The X Files: Season 2 [1994] The X Files: Season 2 | DVD | (11/10/2004) from £11.99  |  Saving you £23.00 (65.70%)  |  RRP £34.99

    Season Two, the 1994-95 run, of The X Files was the one where creator Chris Carter, having had a surprise hit when he expected a one-season wonder, started trying to make sense of all the storylines he had thrown into the pile in the first year. Moreover, he had to cope with Gillian Anderson's maternity leave by having Scully get abducted by aliens (back then, a pretty fresh device) for a few episodes and come back strangely altered. The season also inaugurated the tradition of opening ("Little Green Men") and closing ("Anasazi") with the show's worst episodes, both pot-boiling attempts to keep the alien infiltration/government conspiracy balls up in the air while seeming to offer narrative forward-thrusts or revelations. But it's also a show noticeably surer of itself than Season One, with its stars reading from the same page in terms of their characters' relationship and attitudes to the wondrous. Scully's no-longer-workable scepticism finally starts to erode in the face of Mulder's increasingly cracked belief. There are fewer marking-time leftover-monster-of-the-week shows--although we do get a human fluke ("The Host"), vampires ("3"), an invisible rapist ("Excelsius Dei") voodoo ("Fresh Bones")--and the flying-saucer stories at last seem to be going somewhere. The powerful two-episode run ("Duane Barry", "Ascension") features Steve Railsback as Mulder's possible future, an FBI agent burned out after a UFO abduction who has become a hostage-taking terrorist, which climaxes with Scully's disappearance into the light. The standout episode is also a stand-alone--"Humbug"--the first and still most successful of the show's self-parodies (written by Darin Morgan, who had played the Flukeman in "The Host"), in which the agents investigate a murder in a circus freakshow, allowing the actors to make fun of the mannerisms they have earnestly built up in a run of solemn, even somnolent, explorations of the murk. Other worthy efforts: "Aubrey", about genetic memory; "Irresistible", a rare (and creepy) straight psycho-chiller with little paranormal content; and "The Calusari", a good ghost/mystery. Rising deputy characters include Nicholas Lea as the perfidious Krycek and Brian Thompson as the shapeshifting alien bounty hunters. Notable guest stars: Charles Martin Smith, C.C.H. Pounder, Leland Orser, Terry O'Quinn, Bruce Weitz, Daniel Benzali, John Savage, Vincent Schiavelli, Tony Shalhoub. --Kim Newman

  • X Files: Season 7 [1999] X Files: Season 7 | DVD | (14/03/2005) from £12.95  |  Saving you £17.00 (48.60%)  |  RRP £34.99

    From Scully dicsovering the alien spacecraft in 'The Sixth Extinction' and Mulder finally learning the truth about his sister in 'Closure' to Mulder's own disappearnce and Scully's miraculous pregnancy in 'Requiem' these season seven episodes are a must for every X-Files fan! Episodes comprise: 1. The Sixth Extinction 2. The Sixth Extinction II: Amor Fati 3. Hungry 4. Millennium 5. Rush 6. The Goldberg Variation 7. Orison 8. The Amazing Maleeni 9. Signs And Won

  • X Files: Season 8 [2000] X Files: Season 8 | DVD | (14/03/2005) from £16.89  |  Saving you £18.10 (51.70%)  |  RRP £34.99

    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

  • The X Files: Season 5 [1994] The X Files: Season 5 | DVD | (27/12/2004) from £13.80  |  Saving you £21.19 (60.60%)  |  RRP £34.99

    Mulder continues his search for a cure for Scully's illness even as her genetically altered DNA takes her to the brink of death. Scully's DNA comes into play once again when it proves that she is somehow the mother of a little girl named Emily an incident that could only be related to her abduction years earlier. But in the end it is a young boy named Gibson Praise whose body may actually contain the elusive proof Mulder has been searching for so desperately. Episodes comprise:

  • The X Files: Season 4 [1994] The X Files: Season 4 | DVD | (27/12/2004) from £18.59  |  Saving you £16.40 (46.90%)  |  RRP £34.99

    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

  • The X Files Movie/The X Files: I Want To Believe [Blu-ray] The X Files Movie/The X Files: I Want To Believe | Blu Ray | (10/09/2013) from £10.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    The X Files: Fight the FutureBuried beneath the FBI's countless case files lie mysteries so strange so impenetrable that only two agents would ever dare confront them - Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson). Based on the hugely popular award-winning television phenomenon that ran nine seasons and in response to a worldwide demand from millions of devoted fans these thrill-packed films take The X-Files' inventive blend of paranoia horror and suspense to a whole new level! The X Files: I Want to BelieveIn The X-Files: Fight The Future Mulder and Scully risk their careers-and their lives-to hunt down a deadly virus that may be extra-terrestrial in origin and could ultimately destroy all mankind. Then when a fellow agent mysteriously disappears in The X-Files: I Want To Believe the pair enlist help from a priest with a questionable past...and a startling vision of the future. As sparks ignite between Scully and Mulder paranormal realities rise up to confound their work at every turn as the quest for truth continues.

  • Kalifornia [1993] Kalifornia | DVD | (06/05/2002) from £2.99  |  Saving you £13.00 (81.30%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Directed with a cool remove by Dominic Sena, Kalifornia falls somewhere between Badlands and Natural Born Killers. David Duchovny is a blocked author with a fascination for outlaw killers who hatches a plan to road trip through America's mass-murder landmarks to finish his book. He enlists the help of his frustrated photographer girlfriend Michelle Forbes, who desperately wants to leave the East Coast for LA, and they advertise for riding partners. Luckily for them, they wind up with a veteran killer, the greasy trailer-park ex-con Brad Pitt, who decides to skip parole with his cowering child-woman girlfriend Juliette Lewis. Duchovny is enamoured by gun-toting Pitt's recklessness and lawless disregard for, well, everything--simultaneously terrified and thrilled by Pitt's brutal beating of a barfly. Meanwhile, Pitt's leaving a trail of corpses in their wake. Pitt brings a ferocious magnetism to his part, but it's still hard to buy genial Duchovny's odd attraction; Juliette Lewis conveys a terrifying sense of victimization with her poor dumb creature. Despite the film's best efforts, it never really plumbs the psyche of Pitt's simmering psycho--he's just plain bad, you know--but it does fashion an effective little thriller out of the tensions brewing in the restless quartet. --Sean Axmaker, Amazon.com

  • The X Files: Existence [1994] The X Files: Existence | DVD | (05/11/2001) from £2.99  |  Saving you £12.00 (75.00%)  |  RRP £15.99

    The pretentiously titled Existence is another two-part X-Files yarn glued together to make a feature-length episode. Here the story concerns the birth of Scully's perhaps-alien-tinged child and proves the old maxim that you should stop watching any series when the characters start having babies. By now, newbie Robert Patrick is settled into the role of Agent Doggett, Scully's new partner on the X-Files, but David Duchovny's contract negotiations have enabled Fox Mulder, no longer in the FBI, to come back and hang about the delivery, clashing and then bonding with his replacement. The action content comes from a mild-mannered alien abductee transformed into an unstoppable killing machine, ripping through everything as he tries to prevent the upcoming nativity for reasons that (as ever) don't quite become clear. Also in the support cast are semi-regular Nicholas Lea as lurking plot-explaining conspirator Alex Krycek, and the more welcome Annabeth Gish, whose interestingly spiritual Agent Monica Reyes is being worked up as a replacement for Scully when Gillian Anderson gets out of her contract. Weirdly, The X-Files is in pretty good shape for a show that's been running this long--the performances and the direction are still strong, and outside the "continuing story" shows individual episodes hold up well. But this dreary muddle of running about (plus the odd decapitation) and agonised rumination (blathery philosophical musings about the miracle of life and childbirth) does not represent the series' strengths, suggesting that the best thing that could happen would be to get shot of the long-time stars and their played-out characters to make room for a revitalised show starring Patrick and Gish. On the DVD: The full-screen print, with the extra detail of the DVD image and Dolby Digital, allow you to pick up a lot more than from the murky telecasts. "Alex Krycek Revealed" Parts 1 and 2, a couple of character profiles, turn out to be very snippet-like Fox TV promo pieces, with some interview footage and behind-the-scenes stuff amid the usual teaser clips.--Kim Newman

  • Californication - The Third Season [DVD] Californication - The Third Season | DVD | (07/02/2011) from £11.25  |  Saving you £18.54 (53.00%)  |  RRP £34.99

    The most outrageous sexy & shocking show returns to DVD with Californication: Season 3! David Duchovny is back in his Golden Globe winning portrayal of author Hank Moody in the critically-acclaimed hit on Showtime. New University professor Hank Moody's life continues to spin gloriously out of control as he juggles trying to get his latest book published being a responsible parent and several new arousing affairs in this edgy series based in sunny Southern California. Epidodes Comprise: 1. Wish You Were Here 2. The Land of Rape and Honey 3. Verities & Balderdash 4. Zoso 5. Slow Happy Boys 6. Glass Houses 7. So Here's The Thing... 8. The Apartment 9. Mr. Bad Example 10. Dogtown 11. Comings & Goings 12. Mia Culpa

  • X-Files - I Want To Believe (1-Disc Edition) X-Files - I Want To Believe (1-Disc Edition) | DVD | (24/11/2008) from £2.99  |  Saving you £17.00 (85.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    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.

  • The X Files Movie: Fight the Future [Blu-ray] [1998] The X Files Movie: Fight the Future | Blu Ray | (10/09/2013) from £8.25  |  Saving you £2.90 (22.30%)  |  RRP £12.99

    When a terrorist bomb destroys a building in Dallas FBI agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) put their lives on the line to try to stop the spread of a deadly virus that may be extraterrestrial in origin. This pulse-pounder takes the two from a cave in Texas down the halls of the FBI headquarters to an icy no-man's-land in Antarctica. Special Features: Feature: Extended Version Theatrical Version Audio Commentary: Extended Theatrical Original 1999 Commentary Video Commentary Alternate Bee Sting Scene Gag Reel Blackwood: The Making Of The X-Files: Fight The Future Visual Effects Scoring Making Of The X-Files Movie (1998) The X-Files Trailers The X- Files: I Want To Believe Trailer Concept Art Unit Photography Story Boards

  • The X Files : Series 7 [1999] The X Files : Series 7 | DVD | (22/09/2003) from £39.99  |  Saving you £-20.00 (-100.10%)  |  RRP £19.99

    With the original conspiracy plot arc fallen into a muddle of loose ends no-one could possibly fathom, once-hungry lead actors on the verge of big screen careers and making demands for more time off or shots at writing and directing, and the initial wish list of monsters-of-the-week long exhausted, it's a miracle The X Files is still making its airdates, let alone managing something pretty good every other show and something outstanding at least once every four episodes. Season seven opens with a dreary two-parter ("Sixth Extinction" and "Amor Fati") and winds up with the traditional incomprehensible cliffhanger ("Requiem"), but along the way includes a clutch of shows that may not match the originality of earlier seasons but still effortlessly equal any other fantasy-horror-sf on American television. Highlights in this clutch: "Hungry", a brain-eating mutant story told from the point of view of a monster who tries to control his appetite by going to eating disorder self-help groups; "The Goldberg Variation", a crime comedy about a weaselly little man who has the gift of incredible good luck, which means Wile E Coyote-style doom for anyone who crosses him; "The Amazing Maleeni", guest-starring Ricky Jay in a rare non-fantastic crime story about a feud between stage magicians that turns out to be a cover for a heist; "X-Cops", a brilliant skit on the US TV docusoap Cops with Mulder and Scully caught on camera as they track an apparent werewolf in Los Angeles (season-best acting from David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson); "Theef", a complex revenge drama with gaunt Billy Drago as a hillbilly medicine man stalking a slick doctor; "Brand X", a horror comic tale of corruption in the tobacco industry; "Hollywood AD" (written and directed by Duchovny), in which Tea Leoni and Garry Shandling are cast as Scully and Mulder in a crass movie version of a real-life X file; and "Je Souhaite", a deadpan comedy about a wry, cynical genie at the mercy of trailer trash masters who haven't an idea what to wish for. Among the disasters are: "Fight Club", a grossly laboured comedy; "All Things", Gillian Anderson's riotously pretentious religious-themed writing-directing debut; "En Ami", written and understood by William B Davis, the cigarette-smoking villain; and the very silly "First Person Shooter", the lamest killer video-game plot imaginable courtesy of distinguished guest writer William Gibson. Still essential, despite the occasional pits, but yet again you go away thinking that the next season had better come up with some answers. --Kim Newman

  • Goats [DVD] Goats | DVD | (03/02/2014) from £4.49  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Coming-of-age comedy drama directed by Christopher Neil and starring Graham Phillips and David Duchovny. Young intelligent stoner, Ellis (Phillips) moves to the East coast to attend the prep school his dad went to, leaving his New Age mother, Wendy (Vera Farmiga), and goat herder father-figure 'Goat Man' (Duchovny) behind in Tucson. Struggling to adapt to his new surroundings but excelling in all aspects of his school work, he begins to reassess his situation and learns some lessons about lov...

  • Brad Pitt Collection - Mr And Mrs Smith/Kalifornia/Fight Club/Thelma And Louise/A River Runs Through It Brad Pitt Collection - Mr And Mrs Smith/Kalifornia/Fight Club/Thelma And Louise/A River Runs Through It | DVD | (19/02/2007) from £7.95  |  Saving you £25.09 (71.70%)  |  RRP £34.99

    Mr. & Mrs. Smith: After five (or six) years of vanilla-wedded bliss ordinary suburbanites John and Jane Smith (Pitt and Jolie) are stuck in a rut the size of the Grand Canyon - until the truth comes out! Unbeknownst to each other they are both lethal highly paid assassins working for rival organizations. When they discover they're each other's next target their secret lives collide in a spicy explosive mix of wicked comedy pent-up passion nonstop action and high-tech weaponry that gives an all-new meaning to ""Till death do us part!"" Kalifornia: Excitement adventure... and unimaginable terror await on the road to Kalifornia. Brad Pitt is outstanding and Juliette Lewis is utterly heartbreakingly convincing in this chilling psychological thriller co-starring David Duchovny and Michelle Forbes. When urban intellectuals Brian (Duchovny) and Carrie (Forbes) set out a cross-country trip to research a book about serial killers they share the ride with a couple they barely know - Early Grayce (Pitt) and his girlfriend Adele (Lewis). Locked in a car hurtling westword the four travelers struggle to find some common ground. But when they finally do connect Early's violent nature abruptly emerges and the petrified Brian and Carrie realise they don't need to go very far to learn about ruthless killers... because they're already face to face with one! Fight Club: Jack (Edward Norton) is a chronic insomniac desperate to escape his excruciatingly boring life. That's when he meets Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) a charismatic soap salesman with a twisted philosophy. Tyler believes self-improvement is for the weak; it's self-destruction that really makes life worth living. Before long Jack and Tyler are beating each other to a pulp in a bar parking lot a cathartic slugfest that delivers joys of physical violence. Jack and Tyler form a secret Fight Club that becomes wildly successful. But there's a shocking surprise waiting for Jack that will change everything... Thelma & Louise: Louise is working in a fast food restaurant as a waitress and has some problems with her friend Jimmy who as a musician is always on the road.Thelma is married to Darryl who likes his wife to stay quiet in the kitchen so that he can watch football on TV. One day they decide to break out of their normal life and jump in the car and hit the road. Their journey however turns into a flight when Louise kills a man who threatens to rape Thelma. They decide to go to Mexico but soon they are hunted by American police... River Runs Through It: Academy Award winner Robert Redford captures the majesty of the Montana wilderness and the strength of the American family in this acclaimed adaptation of Norman Maclean's classic memoir. Craig Sheffer stars as the young Norman and Brad Pitt stars as his brother Paul an irresistible daredevil driven to challenge the world. Growing up both boys rebel against their stern minister father. While Norman channels his rebellion into writing Paul descends a slippery path to self-destruction.

  • X Files Collector's Edition [DVD] X Files Collector's Edition | DVD | (29/10/2008) from £7.19  |  Saving you £13.80 (65.70%)  |  RRP £20.99

    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.

  • The X Files: Season 8 [1994] The X Files: Season 8 | DVD | (15/03/2004) from £13.99  |  Saving you £66.00 (82.50%)  |  RRP £79.99

    The eighth series of The X-Files was a year of brave decisions. David Duchovny's increasing dissatisfaction with the role meant he only appeared in a few episodes. The solution: enter Agent John Doggett (Robert Patrick) who basically stole the show within his first two minutes of screen time (and watch out for several Terminator 2 in-jokes too). Scully switched roles to being the believer alongside Doggett's sceptic in a year that was more reliant on the background story arc than ever before. Her pregnancy remained at the foreground, while a more prominent Skinner joined in a hunt for the abducted Mulder that drew upon the black oil, cloning and bounty hunting aspects of the convoluted alien conspiracy story. A distinct lack of guest stars or writers indicated maturity beyond the need for ratings stunts: dedicated fans were pleased to see cameos from sinister Krycek, the reliable Lone Gunmen and the return of the show's very first abductee. The real strengths of the series came from new characters, including alternative female role model Special Agent Monica Reyes (Annabeth Gish), and some terrific standalone episodes. Investigations covered a man going backwards in time, deaths aboard an oil rig, a contagion in the Boston subway tunnels and creatures resembling bats and slugs. Agent Leyla Harrison (named after an X-Files fan who died of cancer) got to ask all the petty questions regular viewers want to know themselves. This year turned out to be a remarkable achievement so late in the show's life. On the DVD: The X-Files, Series 8 is a six-disc box set with all the episodes presented in anamorphic 16:9 format with Dolby 2.0 sound. The extras are mainly confined to the final disc, though there are selected deleted scenes and "international" clips from the dubbed German, Japanese and Italian versions of the show on the other discs. Two audio commentaries for the episodes "Alone" (from director Frank Spotnitz) and "Existence" (from director Kim Manners) are supplemented by a routine 30-minute behind-the-scenes documentary, more deleted scenes (with optional commentary), character profiles and special effects clips. --Paul Tonks

  • The X Files: Season 1 [1994] The X Files: Season 1 | DVD | (19/11/2001) from £10.99  |  Saving you £24.00 (68.60%)  |  RRP £34.99

    In the first season of The X Files, creator Chris Carter was uncertain of the series' future, so each of the episodes is a self-contained suspense story; they do not delve deep into the ongoing X Files mythology or turn to self-parody and humour as do episodes in later seasons. Yet, these episodes display the elements for which the show would become famous: the cinematic production values and top-notch special effects, the stark lighting of the Vancouver sets, the atmospheric halo of Mark Snow's score, and the clever plots dealing with subjects ranging from the occult, religion, and monsters to urban legends, conspiracy theories and science fiction. Most importantly, Season 1 introduces FBI agents Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) and Fox "Spooky" Mulder (David Duchovny), two of the most attractive government officials around. Scully is the serious-minded medical scientist assigned to join Mulder on the X Files, a division of the FBI dealing with the paranormal. Mulder is the intuitive thinker with a dry wit, a passionate believer in the existence of paranormal phenomena and one of the few characters on television smart enough to figure out who the bad guy is before the audience does. Their muddled relationship, a deep friendship laced with sexual tension, provides the human heart in a world where the bizarre and horrible lurk in everyday society. The materials on the bonus disc provide some interesting trivia and background, but it is the 24 episodes themselves that make this seven-disc boxed set a true find. Those unfamiliar with The X Files often view all the fuss with the same scepticism with which Scully first regards her new partner's ideas. But just as she comes to realise the uncanny accuracy of Mulder's outlandish theories, newcomers to The X Files who sample a few episodes in this boxed set will likely find themselves riveted to their television late into the night. And undoubtedly, the shadows and creaking noises in the house that evening will seem more menacing than usual. --Eugene Wei, Amazon.com

  • The X Files: Season 5 [1994] The X Files: Season 5 | DVD | (14/10/2002) from £19.99  |  Saving you £15.00 (42.90%)  |  RRP £34.99

    The fifth season of The X-Files is the one in which the ongoing alien conspiracy arc really takes over, building towards box-office glory for the inevitable cinematic leap in The X-Files Movie (1998). The series opener "Redux" begins with Mulder having been framed for everything going. Scully finally sees a UFO ("The Red and the Black") before being presented with a potential daughter (the two-part "Christmas Carol" and "Emily"). By "The End", there's an enormous tangle of threads for the big-screen adaptation to unravel (or not, as it turned out). Cigarette Smoking Man is being hunted, playing every side against the middle, as well as chasing after information on Mulder's sister. Krycek is back, too, as is an old flame for Mulder in the shape of Agent Diana Fowley. If that wasn't enough to goad viewers into the cinema, there was the Lone Gunmen's 1989-set back story ("Unusual Suspects", with Richard Belzer playing his Homicide: Life on the Streets character), a musical number in the black and white Frankenstein homage "Post Modern Prometheus", and scripts co-written by Stephen King ("Chinga"), William Gibson ("Kill Switch"), and even Darren McGavin (who had inspired the show as Kolchak: The Night Stalker) in "Travellers". On the DVD: The X-Files, Season 5 extras include Chris Carter's commentary over "Post Modern Prometheus", which reveals the decision making behind shooting in black and white as well as the problems it caused. A second commentary is from writer/coproducer John Shiban on "Pine Bluff Variant", where he openly admits the influence of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold. Across the six discs (only 20 episodes because of the movie of course) you get credits for every episode, their TV promo spots, deleted and international versions of several scenes (some with commentary from Carter), and a couple of TV featurettes. The best of these is "The Truth About Season 5", talking to an excited Dean Haglund (Langly) amongst other crew members.--Paul Tonks

  • The X-Files: The Truth [2002] The X-Files: The Truth | DVD | (27/01/2003) from £2.99  |  Saving you £13.00 (81.30%)  |  RRP £15.99

    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

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