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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The show that redeems itself!
After the first 2 episodes (if you haven't seen this show before, like I hadn't until this First Season DVD Set) there's no way you're going to believe me when I tell you this is a solidly entertaining and extremely stylish show. It's impossible to put your finger on any one bad feature at the start of this series centring on a world of new mutants, because EVERY aspect...
Published on 22 May 2005 by Fantasy Lore

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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Sub standard quality product
I'm not rating the show itself which I thoroughly enjoyed but this re-release box set.

It's nice to have 5 episodes on a disc as it takes up less discs than the original releases. To me this does come at a cost as I found that the image doesn't play too smoothly and reminds me of many years ago of the playing DVDs on my computer. Not sure if this is because...
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The show that redeems itself!, 22 May 2005
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After the first 2 episodes (if you haven't seen this show before, like I hadn't until this First Season DVD Set) there's no way you're going to believe me when I tell you this is a solidly entertaining and extremely stylish show. It's impossible to put your finger on any one bad feature at the start of this series centring on a world of new mutants, because EVERY aspect of their introduction is hideously embarrassing and laughably poor in its execution (Shalimar's pouting being the least of the problems). But something I must mention- the special effects that illustrate some of the mutant powers are very poor effects indeed and so incredibly cringe-worthy. Trust me- you'll firmly believe within the first 10 minutes of the first episode that the only basis for this show is the 'X-Men' comics and a group of actors who happened to have some spare time between waitressing at Starbucks and auditioning for ketchup commercials (I can't begin to comment on the writing!). But from episode 3 onwards, EVERYTHING comes together and 'Mutant X' comes into its' own. It's surprising and quite admirable how the producers, actors and writers manage to turn around in a considerably short space of time what could have been an absolute disaster had it continued in the same painful vein of those early episodes. From awful to gripping in the blink of an eye, I guarantee and from then on things only get better, episode by episode, consistently excellent in my view until the thrilling finale to the season.
Admittedly, even at its height, 'Mutant X' remains Saturday afternoon, somewhat forgettable television (although probably a great show for all the family) and so does not come close to the enduring brilliance of shows like 'Alias', 'Firefly' or 'Dark Angel', or to other programmes geared to a more young-adult and above audience, but there are comparisons to be drawn from those shows. The fight scenes in 'Mutant X' (I risk saying) are even better than the fight scenes in 'Alias', the exploration of minorities in society and the importance of coming to celebrate our individuality is an improvement on the similar issues at the heart of 'Dark Angel' and the special effects (even the mutant powers before too long) are incredibly visceral and compliment the action very well and come to rival those of 'Firefly'. But what this show in its own right manages impressively and effortlessly is to convey a unique message in each episode. Although as a whole I would say that redemption is the key to the season- Mason Eckhart (the baddie) remains the unredeemable character- while all others are neither white nor black, but somewhere in between...even the members of our band of injustice-fighting heroes, which is refreshing.
I was also reminded of cult programmes like 'La Femme Nikita' (which shares a producer with M-X) and 'Deep Water Black', but this show has a tone all of its own, which again you'll find hard to believe after the first 2 episodes, which fail miserably in setting up a convincing world for these gifted characters. Some good points to convince you it's definitely not all bad- the sets and the locations in 'Mutant X' are SPECTACULAR, there are twists and turns in many of the stories that you won't see coming and aren't predictable for even the most jaded fan of the genre, and whether a new feature of this DVD or something the show already possessed- it has a slick, stark and quite beautiful look.
By episode (10), I wanted to write this review to extol the virtues of 'Mutant X', but I held off until I'd watched all 22 episodes just in case it took a turn for the worse and descended into the horror of the first 2 introductory episodes, but thankfully it remained enjoyable, fresh, classy television all the way through. So in summary, by the end of this first season 'Mutant X' has redeemed itself (and more!)- an extremely shaky start, but well worth your time and money.
Also...regarding this DVD package...the extras are numerous and appealing- tons of outtakes, a whole host of info. on the series and the commentaries were all impressive, while the plastic case is cheap but functional and the menus are attractive and very easy to use.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Sub standard quality product, 22 Jun. 2013
I'm not rating the show itself which I thoroughly enjoyed but this re-release box set.

It's nice to have 5 episodes on a disc as it takes up less discs than the original releases. To me this does come at a cost as I found that the image doesn't play too smoothly and reminds me of many years ago of the playing DVDs on my computer. Not sure if this is because the programme is so compressed on whether it is just a poor transfer.

Not a big fan of the packaging which is fold out cardboard with plasticv inlay trays. I am not a big fan of this style of packaging as it gets damaged and knocked too easily.

This set is released by Delta who I have never come across until now. The original relases were released by Contender if I remember rightly. I much prefer the quality of the original releases even if they take up more space.
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5.0 out of 5 stars what can i say its amazing, 7 Feb. 2015
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Amazing and explosive it keeps u wanting to watch episode after episode all in one day.thoroughly enjoyed this series one of the best out the there
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 6 Dec. 2014
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This review is from: Mutant X - The Complete Season 1 [DVD] (DVD)
Kids loved it.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good attempt, 1 Feb. 2012
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This review is from: Mutant X: Season 1 [DVD] (DVD)
Iam a long time fan of Marvel Comics in particular the X-MEN and i was curious as to how this series was.
It was a typical series nothing to make it stand out. The fight sequences were loughable with too much use of
the wire technique. The character powers were interestesting but not shown to its full potential due to poor
special effect/fighting technique (may have something to do with finances). The actors appeared to be posing more than
portraying their characters.
After saying all that iam still happy to have purchased it.
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