DVD Review: THE X-FILES REVELATIONS

The X-Files: Revelations

The movie, THE X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE, has just been released to theaters, but before you see it, let me recommend you get THE X-FILES REVELATIONS DVD first.

The X-Files Revelations is a two-disc DVD compilation of eight critical episodes, which have been selected by the series creator, Chris Carter. Each episode includes special on-camera introductions by Carter and producer Frank Spotnitz, revealing why each were chosen and how they relate to the feature film, The X-Files: I Want to Believe.

I want to talk a little bit about each episode featured on the DVD, but first I would like to say how big of a fan I was of The X-Files when I was younger, although I did stop at some point and never saw the last episode. Watching this DVD was great, it featured episodes I remembered and some that I didn’t. And overall it was a whole new experience to watch it now and the DVD features some of the best episodes.

Disc One:

Pilot (from Season 1) – For some reason I did not remember this episode, I didn’t even remember how Mulder and Scully originally got paired up. I think this is a great first episode to watch, it puts you right back into the show. Great choice.

Beyond the Sea (from Season 1) – I remembered this episode, just because it was a little scary for me. There is this scene where Scully’s father appears to her instead of the death row inmate, and that image has always stuck with me. So it was sort of fun to see the episode now that I am older.

The Host (from Season 2) – Another episode I remembered just because I thought the creatures were really disgusting. Not my favorite episode though, even today.

Clyde Bruckmans Final Repose (from Season 3) – I didn’t remember this episode, but I thought it was a really good one. Peter Boyle guest stars in it and he is absolutely brilliant. Actually Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz mention in their introduction that Peter Boyle did this episode before being cast on Everybody Loves Raymond.

Disc Two:

Memento Mori (from Season 4) – Probably my least favorite episode of the bunch. Mostly Scully-centered. I just felt there wasn’t much going on and I think the reason I didn’t like it as much is probably because I didn’t know all the backstories to the episode.

Post-Modern Prometheus (from Season 5) – This is my favorite episode of the bunch. The episode is entirely in Black & White and just has a totally different tone. Sort of inspired by Frankstein, it’s just great.

Bad Blood (from Season 5) – This is my second favorite episode on the DVD. Not only does it deal with vampires, it’s the funniest episode of the bunch. It’s the typical episode where each character tells their version of the story, and obviously Mulder and Scully do not see eye to eye, but in a really funny way. And as a bonus, Luke Wilson guest stars.

Milagro (from Season 6) – My third favorite episode. This is definitely a darker episode than the other ones, but just as great. The performances are amazing and the story is so captivating. A great way to end the DVD.

You can find more information about the DVD at xfilesrevelations.com.