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5.0 out of 5 stars
Vintage X Files!, 2 Jan 2009
This DVD is thoroughly recommended. As one who watched the nine series when they aired on British TV and has watched the series on DVD several times since, this was the perfect follow-on to series nine. Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz have created another memorable X File experience.
There are so many reminders of the series: Mulder's sister, Skinner and Scully trying to find Mulder, pencils in the ceiling of Mulder's office, a reference to William, and Scully reaching for Mulder's hand in re-assurance. The hallmark low lighting of the TV series is used to perfection and Mark Snow's music is as evocative as ever.
The familiar tension between Mulder and Scully is evident from their first meeting as is the easily-missed humour between them. The story is a classic standalone X File with some gruesome scenes in the latter quarter of the movie that may not be for the squeamish.
This is another X File that I shall be watching many more times. Roll on movie 3!
Addendum: 11 October 2010: the Blu-ray edition provides stunning images, based on viewing the Director's Cut. Push the sound through hi-fi and the whole experience is thrilling - and chilling!