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X-files disc question
Topic by: EmpressStephanie
Posted: June 22, 2008 - 12:56 PM PDT
Last Reply: June 24, 2008 - 12:45 PM PDT

author topic: X-files disc question
post #1  on June 22, 2008 - 12:56 PM PDT  
It looks like the 7th disc in every season is labeled "documentaries, promotional clips, etc"

Anyone rent these? Are they worth renting? What kind of documentaries?
post #2  on June 23, 2008 - 10:32 AM PDT  
> On June 22, 2008 - 12:56 PM PDT EmpressStephanie wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> It looks like the 7th disc in every season is labeled "documentaries, promotional clips, etc"
> Anyone rent these? Are they worth renting? What kind of documentaries?
> ---------------------------------

Here's a short description from of the extras from the X-Files Season 7 (picked at random because it's one of my favorite seasons) -

"Besides the nicely done documentary titled, "The Truth About Season Seven" most of what you can expect from this set in the way of special features are from audio commentaries. Writer/Director Chris Carter gives an informative, if not strange commentary for every episode. A lot of what he has to say seems strange at times, but it is always entertaining and interesting.

There are 10 deleted scenes included on this set. Now we could have just been given the scenes to watch as any normal special feature, but this set has chosen to do something very different. Here each deleted scene is spliced together with the original footage to give you an accurate view of how it was supposed to be included. They pulled it off by having the original footage in black and white, and the deleted footage in full color. This was really neat, and I hope other studios are taking notes.

We get 13 special effects sequences with commentary by Paul Rabwin. These were interesting to watch, but I'm not real big into these kinds of effects sequences. They're usually good for a one-time view, but even that sometimes feels like it was a waste of time. But, it was nice to have them included on the set.

We get a couple audio commentaries on a couple episodes by people other than Chris Carter as well. In the episode "All Things" we get to hear a commentary by none other than Gillian Anderson. I liked listening to her take on what was going on, but most of all I just loved listening to her voice. She better get involved in voiceovers for video games and such, because she's got a seductive, yet intellectual voice coming out of that delicate throat of hers. Vince Gilliagan also gives a audio commentary in the episode "Je Souhaite." This was a nice commentary, and I was listening hard, but I was still thinking of Gillian. Sigh.

Rounding out the rest are 17 international language clips, 44, yes you heard correctly, 44 promotional TV spots, an all-new DVD-ROM called "Maitreya 2.0" and a Playstation2 game preview."

I'll try to watch one later today and give you a better idea of what to expect.
post #3  on June 23, 2008 - 6:01 PM PDT  
X-Files! YAY!

One of my favorite moments was in the last season (i think) when Mulder and Scully are on a stakeout on Christmas Eve and Scully says, "Did you heard that" and Mulder confesses, "Sorry, that was my attempt at a left cheek sneak".

The look she gave him could ignite a thermonuke. I have often wondered if that scene was to speak.
post #4  on June 24, 2008 - 12:45 PM PDT  
k I think I can pass on the extras disc.

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