The X Files: Essentials [DVD]
Get £1 Off Amazon Video*
|Price:||£1.26 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details|
Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) is a service Amazon offers sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's warehouses, and Amazon directly does the picking, packing, shipping and customer service on these items. Something Amazon hopes you'll especially enjoy: FBA items are eligible for and for Amazon Prime just as if they were Amazon items.
If you're a seller, you can increase your sales significantly by using Fulfilment by Amazon. We invite you to learn more about this programme .
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently Bought Together
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
This DVD set is being advertised on the premise that it is preparing you for the upcoming movie "The X-Files: I Want To Believe", but I am sensing a slightly different motive. Looking at the selection of episodes that have been chosen for this release, it appears that each one covers a totally different genre. We have the "Pilot", which covers aliens. "Beyond The Sea", covering ESP. "The Host", covering a monster-of-the-week story. "Clyde Bruckman" and "Bad Blood" covering comedic and narrative episodes. "Memento Mori" covering drama...
The point I am making is that this is almost a 2-DVD advertisement to non-watchers of the show saying "Hey, look at all the stuff we can do, go out and buy the whole series!"
From the episodes chosen, it certainly does not work as a lead up to a movie. The stories are too varied and would confuse a new viewer as to what The X-Files is trying to be.
In my opinion, this set works for an avid fan to be able to purchase a new piece of X-Files merchandise in 2008 and to place on their shelves next to "The Truth" that they bought back in 2003.
My advice to new viewers who are intregued by the upcoming movie is to either buy the whole set and start watching now, or to just go see the movie with an open mind.
I'm sure the new movie alone will be a perfect advertisement to new viewers to go and buy the series, without this set ever needing to be released.
This 2-DVD set is not a thorough initiation into the X-Files world. It merely skims over the surface of one of the most in-depth and intelligent television shows of our generation.
PS: It gets 5 stars because I am one of those people who will probably be sucked into buying this so I can place it next to MY copy of "The Truth".
but i can't fathom how you can have a collection of 8 definitive X Files episodes and not include either one of the episodes Tooms or Squeeze. these are by far at least one of the most "definitive" X Files episodes and has been voted by fans as a favourite numerous times.
but they have included the questionable "Post Modern Prometheus" - a special all black and white take on the Frankenstein story with no cannonicity with the rest of the series - it is unarguably a unique and special episode, but it's definitely not one that should be seen by someone who's never seen the show before.
also included is the comedy episodes Bad Blood and Triangle. these rare comedy episodes of the X Files are undoubtedly hilarious, but only to fans of the X Files, someone who hasn't seen that many might be left thinking every episode is like these. they are definitely not "definitive" X Files episodes.
in all i would recommend this to people who are fans of the show but not fans enough to buy a season box set. otherwise i really don't see any point in purchasing this dvd, if only for the extras.
a hardcore fan of the show will likely already have these episodes and more on dvd or would rather get a season box set, and a non-fan of the show shouldn't see these episodes without seeing many others beforehand.
The trouble is, there were better episodes that could have been chosen. Some are certainly astute choices, such as the Pilot and the tragicomic Clyde Bruckmann episode from S.3; but that sea monster thing from S.2? The episode based on Bogdanovich's Mask in S.5? As a fan who recently trawled through all nine years on DVD, often watching several episodes per day, I feel sure a better selection could have been made, even up to the last three seasons. I happen to think S.7 better than S.6 and there are many fine episodes in the Doggett/Reyes era.
So which would I have chosen? Nine maybe, one from each season: "Pilot" (the rapport established); "Aubrey" (very scary); "Clyde Bruckmann's Final Repose" (very moving); "Paper Hearts" (ref Mulder's sister); "The End" and "The Beginning" (Gibson Praise double-bill); "Theef" (grisly folk magic), "Vienen" (black oil rig) and "Improbable" (the one with God in it).
Only scratches the surface, but comedy and horror in abundance.
No substitute for living the story in full.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great series-spanning introduction to the series and an excellent reminder to those who have seen it before. It's like a mini (or is that a maxi) movie. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Philip J. Brand
8 episodes of the best of the x files,i fully recommend this a good double dvd series to watch again and againPublished on 19 May 2014 by D.W.hattermann
this is just rehashed x-files at its worst. They are essential for one place, the bin. What I do not understand is why they called it essential. Read morePublished on 2 Sept. 2013 by Blade