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Fox Announces Both X-Files Films on Blu-ray in December

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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has officially announced X-Files: Fight the Future and X-Files: I Want to Believe are coming to Blu-ray Disc on December 2 individually and in a two-pack. I Want to Believe is being released day-and-date with the DVD edition.

Both X-Files films will be presented in widescreen 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio on BD-50 discs.

Fox has gone back to the archives for Fight the Future and is offering a number of high definition Blu-ray exclusive bonus features.

  • BonusView picture-in-picture commentary by creator Chris Carter, director Rob Bowman, co-producer/writer Frank Spotnitz and producer Daniel Sackheim (Blu-ray exclusive – separate audio commentary track also available)
  • Blackwood: The Making of The X-Files: Fight the Future featurette (Blu-ray exclusives, HD)
  • In-Movie Features via BD remote direct access (Blu-ray exclusive)
    • Real-time Index (Red Button)
    • BonusView Commentary (Green Button)
    • Behind The Camera (Blue Button)
    • Storyboards and Concept Art (Yellow Button)
  • Visual Effects featurette (Blu-ray exclusive, HD)
  • Scoring featurette (Blu-ray exclusive, HD)
  • Gag Reel (Blu-ray exclusive, HD)
  • Alternate Bee Sting Scene (Blu-ray exclusive, HD)
  • Theatrical Trailers (Blu-ray exclusive, HD)
  • Still Galleries (Blu-ray exclusive)
  • Enhanced for D-Box Motion Code systems
  • The Making Of The X-Files Movie featurette (1998)
  • Original DVD Commentary by creator Chris Carter and director Rob Bowman (1999)

X-Files: I Want to Believe will be the first Fox Blu-ray title to include BD-Live functionality. The full list of extras are as follows.

  • Includes both the Theatrical Version and Unrated Extended Cut of the film
  • Audio commentary by Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz
  • Body Parts: Special Make-up Effects featurette
  • Chris Carter: Statements on Green Production featurette
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • Music Slideshow – Dying 2 Live by Xzibit
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Still Galleries
    • Collectibles
    • Storyboards
    • Concept Art
    • Unit Photography
  • Trust No One: Can The X-Files Remain A Secret? feature-length documentary
    • Part 1 You Can Go Home Again
    • Part 2 Misinformation

    • Part 3 Don’t Give Up
  • Digital Copy of the film for portable media players
  • BD-Live web-enabled content
    • The X-Files Dossier: Agent Dakota Whitney Files create your own Special Agent avatar profile to browse through 5 X-Files case files on clairvoyance; users can also participate in several online forensic challenges with Agent Drummy
  • BonusView mode
    • The X-Files Complete Interactive Timeline featuring over 80 video clip segments from The X-Files archives
    • Picture-in-picture commentary with Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz*
  • In-Movie Features via BD remote direct access*
    • Real-time Index (Red Button)
    • BonusView Commentary (Green Button)
    • Behind The Camera (Blue Button)
    • Storyboards and Concept Art (Yellow Button)
  • Isolated Score track
  • Enhanced for D-Box Motion Code systems

*available on extended cut only

The X-Files: Fight the Future and The X-Files: I Want to Believe on Blu-ray will carry SRPs of $39.99, while the two-pack saves some money with an SRP of $59.98. Check back regularly for high resolution cover art and pre-order information.

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