20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best
season 3 is probably my favourite series. some of the best in the entire series are in this season. you should buy the first 2 seasons before this as alot of the episodes are a continuing story. like all seasons you get a few average episodes that are a bit dull or confusing, but there's so many good ones it wont matter. this really is value for money with all 24 episodes...
Published on 20 Oct 2004 by supernova-heights
2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the best
I'm making my way through the DVDs as I missed most of the episodes on TV.
Season 3 has some very good episodes but the season get dragged down by the tongue in cheek / comedy episodes that just weren't funny, but rather boring. Too many of them stop the season being as enjoyable as 1 and 2.
The underlying conspiracy moves along in a few episodes but...
Published on 2 Aug 2007 by A Jeremiah
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best,
This review is from: The X Files: Season 3 [DVD]  (DVD)season 3 is probably my favourite series. some of the best in the entire series are in this season. you should buy the first 2 seasons before this as alot of the episodes are a continuing story. like all seasons you get a few average episodes that are a bit dull or confusing, but there's so many good ones it wont matter. this really is value for money with all 24 episodes at 42 minutes each spread over 6 dvds. thats 1100 minutes of x-files. the new packaging is great. 6 dvds sit nicely is a well designed case but sadly the 7th bonus disc is left alone and just sits loose in a slot in the back of the booklet which isnt ideal. but the bonus disc contains mainly interviews and deleted scenes that won^t get viewed much. all in all another amazing set finally at a bargain price.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a darker season that delves deep into the mythology and becoming consistantly entertaining all the way through...WOW!!,
This review is from: The X Files: Season 3 [DVD]  (DVD)season three still contains the thrills and the chills needed for great sci fi...and this season remains fantastic all the way through.
Clyde Bruckmans final repose-5/5
War of the Corphorages-4.5/5
teso dos bichos-2/5
Jose Chungs From Outer Space-4/5
paves way for the excellent fourth season:)
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great season,
This review is from: The X Files: Season 3 [DVD]  (DVD)This third season of the X-Files is probably one of the best the show has produced and includes some of my favourite episodes. The season begins with Mulder missing, assumed dead, and the two part episode that follows resolves last season's cliff-hanger well. The season quickly returns to the monster-of-the-week type show that it was always best at; if there is a problem with this season it is that it gets back to normal somewhat too quickly. Season highlights have to be: Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose a sweet story about a man who can predict the future and a serial killer; Hell Money about a dangerous game played during a Chinese holiday; and Jose Chung's `From Outer Space' a light-hearted episode that pokes fun at the whole UFO culture as well as the show itself. The show is universally well made, well written and well acted and these early seasons are thoroughly entertaining.
11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Every episode is my favourite episode!,
This review is from: The X Files: Season 3 [DVD]  (DVD)No, actually my favourite episode is "Syzygy". The one where these people think that their kids are being killed by satanists. Season three is one of the best seasons mostly because of the work of Darin Morgan (Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose, War of the Coprophages, Jose Chung's From Outer Space). War of the Coprophages is probably his most famous episode. It's about killer cockroaches. I'll probably have to watch it again (I've seen it twice) because I didn't understand it. People thought "Donnie Darko" was hard to understand (I developed a theory right after watching it) but War of the Coprophages is complicated and has a lot different explainations to it. It's in this episode that Scully is actually right most of the time! Another good episode is "Revelations". It's the first episode in which Mulder and Scully switch places, Scully being the believer and Mulder being the sceptic. It was the first time I was shouting at the TV telling "Mulder" to shut it instead of Scully! One of the most frightening episodes is "Grotesque". It's about serial murder and demonic possesion and has quite a few disturbing scenes. This episode can compare with most things that "Millennium" has done (Not all things. Millennium was brutal!). I recommend this!
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must-have!,
This review is from: The X Files : Season 3 Collectors Box Set [VHS]  (VHS Tape)Back in the day, I was an X Phile. The recent ending of the series was a bittersweet moment for me; I realised that the series had well peaked and that it was time for the truth, but part of me remembered the time when the X Files was a classic, creating storylines and characters and plots that were absolute genius. This season three boxset is a stroke of brilliance; Chris Carter at his best, mastering and balancing the conspiracy episodes with personal issues of our heroes, Mulder and Scully. Fans of the show will be, like me, reminscing about the days when the X Files was as undeniably brilliant as they were in the season three episodes. If you are not aquainted with the show, these episodes are ideal for you, because although the conspiracy is well established, you will learn insight into the two main characters and their situations, as well as being able to enjoy some of the finest episodes the X Files ever produced, and if you're a fan of the show, you'll know just how fantastic these episodes were, and how they preceded the (equally?) brilliant season four. Without the depth seen in the season three episodes, season four episodes such as 'Paper Hearts' and 'Elegy' would have been risky and possibly not as well done as they were with the support of episodes like 'Wetwired' and the absolutely perfect 'Jose Chung's "From Outer Space" '.
5.0 out of 5 stars Eight. Two. Five. One. Seven.,
This review is from: The X Files: Season 3 [DVD]  (DVD)After the pulsating season 2, season 3 not only manages to equal its forerunner; but eclipse it.
The spectrum of episodes expands here, with a significant focus on the mutating mythology arc - which now introduces an 'oil-like' substance amongst other things. The stand-alone episodes are the strongest yet - some of which start to evolve into `thriller' episodes that are neither `Mythology' nor `X-File', and for the first time we see a new kind of show dynamic with the inclusion of the first `personal' episodes: `Avatar' doing a great job of fleshing out A.D. Skinner.
Season 2's `Humbug' introduced a comedy element to the show, which accelerates in season 3 through the bonkers `War of the Coprophages' before culminating in the immaculate `Jose Chung's from Outer Space' (Home of the infamous Mulder `Yelp' upon seeing a dead body).
For the first time in the show's history, we also see the first signs of fracture between Mulder and Scully. A mechanism so brilliantly dealt with by Duchovny and Anderson that it acts simply as an amplifier to the deepening relationship between the two agents.
It's hard to put into words the strength-in-depth this series has. Usually once a series achieves it's zenith, the quality will naturally dip slightly, but here the season's entire duration peaks: `The Blessing Way' and `Paper Clip' bring to a close arguably the best `full-length feature' the show ever made (AKA `The Unopened File'), `Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose', `Nisei' and `731', Piper Maru (Gillian Anderson's first daughter's name), `Apocrypha', `Pusher', `Quagmire' and `Wetwired' being among the best episodes of the show created to (the then) date.
Alas any work of near perfection will always have its blot, and this comes in the form of arguably the worst X Files episode to date: `Teso Dos Bichos' being the smudge on an otherwise perfect canvas.
The features are akin to the first two seasons (as is the packaging) and are definitely worth watching, offering huge insights into the behind-the-scenes making of the show.
This was the season where the X Files engine was firing on all cylinders. A lot of fan favourites are here; the `train' episode, the `Loch-Ness Monster' tribute, the `lightning man one' and `that Chinese gang' episode (as they are sometimes affectionally referred to), etc. Without predisposing the following seasons, it's fair to say this season was the show's peak.
A true Masterpiece.
5.0 out of 5 stars Gruesome!,
This review is from: The X Files: Season 3 [DVD]  (DVD)Some of the stories will make you squirm being as gruesome as possible without modern explicit violence, if you like the unexplainable you will love this.
5.0 out of 5 stars X Files DVD,
This review is from: The X Files: Season 3 [DVD]  (DVD)I bought these for my partner for Christmas. He has watched these repeatedly. Great for the dedicated X files fan.
5.0 out of 5 stars TV at it`s best !!,
This review is from: The X Files: Season 3 [DVD]  (DVD)Yeah , fond memories flood my mind whenever I think about this wonderful season !!!The show was peaking with great themes and stories as the show had past its was not a fluke as we were successful in season 2 , part . The entry of spoof episodes , namely Joss Chungs from outer space was and is beyond measure with Jesse Ventura playing a MIB !!! Whatever happens over the coming years for me or I have to endure ,I will always remember growing with this series and season !!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic,
This review is from: The X Files: Season 3 [DVD]  (DVD)If your a sic fi fan. You need to watch the x-files. A great concept and great story... And great actors. Watch now.
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