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The X Files: Season 1 [DVD] [1994]

David Duchovny , Gillian Anderson , Robert Mandel    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Robert Patrick, Tom Braidwood
  • Directors: Robert Mandel
  • Writers: Chris Carter
  • Producers: Chris Carter, Daniel Sackheim
  • Format: Box set, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 7
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 19 Nov 2001
  • Run Time: 1080 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004Y3O2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 49,235 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



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,

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All 24 episodes from the first season of the hugely popular paranormal detective show. Follow Agents Mulder and Scully as they battle corruption within the government and spooky goings on. Stand-out episodes from the first season include 'Ice', in which Mulder and Scully fly to a frozen Arctic out-post to investigate the eerie deaths of an entire team of scientific researchers assigned to drill deep within the earth to study prehistoric core samples. Others include 'Fallen Angel', 'E.B.E' and 'The Erlenmeyer Flask'.

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4.9 out of 5 stars
4.9 out of 5 stars
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great, great, and more great 22 Nov 2000
By A Customer
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.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
The series that started it all, the phenomenon that shook the world...Yes it's all here in one little box.
The box set contains all 24 episodes of X Files Season 1 and also commentaries from Chris Carter and behind the scenes/making of featurettes.
The main story behind the X Files is about an agent, Fox Mulder, who works for the FBI and deals in cases classed as "X Files", basically very weird and strange occurrences that make hours of quality viewing. Then along comes sceptical agent Skully who is far more down to earth and is always looking for a more plausible/biological explanation behind each case. Therefore you've got the perfect pretence for countless episodes of Mulder trying to persuade and Skully not believing (it gets a tad tedious, but at times you find yourself on Skully's side because it seems Mulder has a never ending supply of knowledge when it comes to weird happenings)!
Within the series a huge range of topics are covered. From the occult to AI. From alien/government conspiracies to worms and bugs. From spooky spectres and ghosts to fire wielding maniacs. The list is endless. Each episode is a stand alone but links can be made and huge plot developments are made in the second series.
All the episodes are brilliant, entertaining and sometimes downright scary. I would love to describe each episode in detail but that would take ages, so instead I'll briefly describe three (I'll give a back of the box description not a complete in depth plot analysis). Before I do I first want to greatly recommend you buying this. It's well worth the reduced price and unlike the other series it won't confuse you too much. The only bad points are the simple sets and average acting (although sometimes the acting is great) but that can be forgiven, it is the first series.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate in Cult TV Brought to you on DVD 12 Sep 2000
By A Customer
The X Files. It's all I need to say for you to know that I'm talking about the best television show to appear in recent times. Everyone has heard of Mulder and Scully and now you can own the first season of their quest in a handy DVD box set. I have been a fan of the X Files since the beginning. I enjoy the different stories each episode has to bring about the paranormal and the on-going mythology keeps you hooked. This is a must for any X File fan as the DVD set includes extras like interviews and behind the scenes footage and also includes deleted scenes. If you have never watched the X Files before, then this is a good place to start. You wont be disapointed. WE have been waiting for a while but finally, the DVDs are out there.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Too good for Words! 5 July 2001
By A Customer
It is great to get down to the very beginning of a show and to see its roots and the X Files has the best starting season of any TV show ever. It shows the unusual partnership between Mulder and Scully, the secret government conspiracies and "Deep Throat". All of the episodes are brilliant because none of them delve too much into the ongoing story lines and keep your interest longer. A must buy for any X Files fan or just if you want something brilliant to watch!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The first and best series from Mulder and Scully 16 Jan 2001
The first serires of the X files left me hooked to this day. The sight of Mulders dodgy suits and Scully with long hair are a trip down memory lane. The DVD set offers more backgroung info than the video version and for this alone the money is worth it. If you are new to Mulder and Scully's quest then this is for you. If you are a seasoned viewer like the rest of us, then sit back and remember how it all started.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best certainly first !!! 24 July 2004
The original series , I believe , is by far the best . The opening Pilot is gripping TV at it's best . The excellent Deep Throat episode remains to this day a strong favorite episode , beaten only by Detour ( Series 5 ) and also a series 1 episode Darkness Falls . It is certainly a 'must have' for any X-file fan .
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The first season of a truly great show 10 May 2004
Season 1 is the original and probably the best. Its made up almost entirely of stand alone episodes, only really season finale could be classed as "mythology". Its facinating to watch the start of the x files, the relationship beetween M + S. The pilot is great and the whole season is filled with classic episdoes like Squeeze, Ghost in the machine, ice, eve, genderbender, tooms, erlenmeyer flask and my all time favourite episode, Darkness falls. There are some weak links in the season like shapes and space but overall the quality is very high and all true x philes need this in their collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars sci fi
A great dvd series to collect watch again and again great stories and mysteries to keep you guessing 5 stars
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5.0 out of 5 stars Darkness Falls
The start of it all.Season 1 is almost all self contained episodes with more obvious budget restraints. Read more
Published on 3 Feb 2008 by Mr. M. Broad
5.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgia? Certainly! But great stand alone as well!
Given that the x-files has now been finished for 4 years (and many fans would argue it was finished before that, around season 7 maybe? Read more
Published on 23 July 2007 by R. SCANLAN
5.0 out of 5 stars Best television series of the nineties
The X Files: the best television series of the nineties. It is the most original, well written, well directed, and most of all magnificently acted TV series of all time. Read more
Published on 1 Jun 2004 by M. Brants
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliance
I was always a fan of the x files but buying this first series made me appreciate so much that i missed first time around. Read more
Published on 3 April 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars In the beginning......
The first Season of The X-Files is a televsion classic. Kicking off the partnership between Mulder and Scully, who could have thought the show would have stretched to a Season... Read more
Published on 28 Nov 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars The beginning....
You might find that you have a new best friend when you by this DVD set....
You might also find yourself saying things like "That reminds me of an X files... Read more
Published on 17 Nov 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars Likely to change your social life
So what is any fan likely to do when faced with a slick and glossy X-Files box large enough to prop open doors? Read more
Published on 20 Jun 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for all sci-fi viewers
Breath taking, thrilling... Every episode is charged with imagination, adrenaline. I really have to say that I watched religiously every single episode of season one. Read more
Published on 9 Mar 2001 by J D Chica Ramirez
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