Almost seven years after the series was first shown in America, the UK can finally get their hands on the first season on DVD.
The episodes themselves are brilliant, as any fan will know. The DVD quality is perfection itself; sharp picture, and great sound. There are numerous extra features that come with the episodes. There is instant scene access - very useful for a TV show like the X Files - and subtitles.
That's it, you think? Well no, that's not it. On the seventh disc that comes in the set, there are two television trailers for each episode (more entertaining than they sound), interviews about half of the episodes from the first season, a documentary on the first season, more than ten "Behind The Truth" mini-documentaries, and the DVD-ROM game. Now how many lines did that take up?
All of these features are great, especially the game. Not exactly long-lasting, but very entertaining.
In summary, any X Files fan MUST buy this, no questions asked. Don't hesitate if you don't have a DVD player: if your computer has a DVD-ROM drive, you can watch them just as comfortably. The picture and sound are still great, and so long as you have a decent sized monitor and a nice chair, it's fine.