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TCFHE Press Release: The X-Files: I Want To Believe (DVD/Blu-ray)


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#1 of 21 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted September 16 2008 - 04:35 AM

TO FIND THE TRUTH AND UNCOVER THE SECRETS, YOU MUST BELIEVE!

The X-Files

I Want To Believe



David Duchovny And Gillian Anderson Return As Agents Mulder And Scully
In The Supernatural Thriller From Series Creator Chris Carter
Available December 2nd On Special Edition DVD And Blu-ray Disc
With Digital Copy From Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

--Blu-ray Disc Marks The Studio’s First Ever BD-Live Release
With Advanced Interactive Experience--

CENTURY CITY, Calif. – The truth is finally out there on DVD and Blu-ray! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents The X-Files: I Want To Believe, a gripping feature film based on the global phenomenon that descends onto DVD and Blu-ray Disc (BD) on December 2nd. Marking the Studio’s first foray into BD-Live, The X-Files: I Want To Believe BD release takes full advantage of the high-def format’s “web-enhanced” functionality with exclusive features, games, additional content and connectivity to other BD-Live users and X-Files fans nationwide. “The X-Files Dossier” allows BD-Live connected users to create their own Special Agent avatar that can browse through Agent Dakota Whitney’s case files on clairvoyance and post their own notes and theories to her files online and download other profiles directly to their BD player memory files; plus fans can become an agent-in-training by helping Agent Drummy solve several forensic challenges (with new cases posted weekly to the studio supported BD-Live web portal for the first several weeks of release). Additional BD-exclusive features include picture-in-picture commentary with series creator Chris Carter and producer Frank Spotnitz along with “The X-Files” Complete Interactive Timeline on-screen track chronicling the entire series mythology.


Plus fans can also delve deeper than ever before with “The Ultimate X-Phile Edition” DVD and BD packed with over three hours of bonus features content including an unrated “Extended Cut” of the film with never-before-seen footage seamlessly branched back into the movie plus the all-new feature-length documentary “Trust No One” that reveals exciting secrets about “The X-Files” universe.

“Releasing The X-Files: I Want To Believe as our first BD-Live release was a natural,” noted Mary Daily, Executive Vice President, North America Marketing. “One of the most compelling elements of The X-Files franchise is how the mythology inspires fans to create and share their own theories about the characters and storylines. The extras on this release take full advantage of the BD-Live technology and bring that interactive experience to a level never before possible.”

A standalone story described as a “skillful thriller” (Roger Ebert; Chicago Sun-Times) that picks up six years after the series ended, The X-Files: I Want To Believe finds Fox Mulder (David Duchovny; “Californication”) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson; The Last King of Scotland) reunited after leaving their careers at the F.B.I. behind them. Forgotten by their former employer that ignored their unique investigations, the duo is called upon once again when several women begin to disappear and body parts turn up buried in the snow of the Virginia wilderness. With Mulder’s steadfast belief in the paranormal and Scully’s ever present skepticism, the investigation leads them to a shocking discovery that tests their faith and questions what is truly possible. Directed by series creator Chris Carter (“Millennium”) from a story he penned with executive producer Frank Spotnitz, The X-Files: I Want To Believe features an ensemble cast that includes Billy Connolly (The Boondock Saints), Amanda Peet (“Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip”), Xzibit (Gridiron Gang, 8 Mile) and the return of series veteran Mitch Pileggi as F.B.I Assistant Director Walter Skinner.

The X-Files: I Want To Believe will be available on single-disc DVD for $29.98 U.S. / $43.48 Canada; the three-disc Special Edition DVD with Digital Copy will be priced at $34.98 U.S. / $45.98 Canada and the BD-Live enabled Blu-ray Disc with Digital Copy for $39.99 U.S. / $49.98 Canada.

Synopsis:
Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny re-team to unravel a bizarre case right out of “The X-Files.” Amidst an eerily deceptive calm, F.B.I. agent Monica Bannan is abducted. Not only does the search for the missing woman ignite sparks between partners Scully (Anderson) and Mulder (Duchovny), it defies the boundaries of science, the supernatural and the terrifying spaces in between!


DVD Specs:
The X-Files: I Want To Believe single-disc and Special Edition DVDs are presented in widescreen (2.40:1 aspect ratio) with English 5.1 Dolby Surround and Spanish/French Dolby Surround, plus English and Spanish subtitles. Individual disc bonus features as follows:

Single-Disc DVD
· 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
o Collectibles
o Storyboards
o Concept Art
o Unit Photography

Three-Disc “The Ultimate X-Phile Edition” DVD
Includes all of the above single-disc content plus the following additional bonus features:
· Trust No One: Can The X-Files Remain A Secret? feature-length documentary
o Part 1 – “You Can Go Home Again”
o Part 2 – “Misinformation”
o Part 3 – “Don’t Give Up”
· Digital Copy of the film for portable media players

Blu-ray Disc Specs:
The X-Files: I Want To Believe BD is presented in widescreen (2.40:1 aspect ratio) on a 50GB dual-layer disc authored in BD-J with AVC (MPEG 4) compression with English 5.1 DTS HD Lossless Master Audio and French / Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital. The BD includes all of the above standard-def DVD special features, plus the following BD-exclusive elements:
· BD-Live web-enabled content
o 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
o The X-Files Complete Interactive Timeline – featuring over 80 video clip segments from “The X-Files” archives
o Picture-in-picture commentary with Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz*
· In-Movie Features via BD remote direct access*
o Real-time Index (Red Button)
o BonusView Commentary (Green Button)
o Behind The Camera (Blue Button)
o Storyboards and Concept Art (Yellow Button)
· Isolated Score track
· Enhanced for D-Box Motion Code systems
· Digital Copy of the film for portable media players

*available on the Extended Cut version only



THE X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE
Street Date: December 2, 2008
Pre-book Date: November 5, 2008
Pricing: $29.98 U.S. / $43.48 Canada (Single Disc)
$34.98 U.S. / $45.98 Canada (Special Edition)
$39.99 U.S. / $49.98 Canada (Blu-ray Disc)
Catalog Numbers: 2254351 (SD)
2254891 (SE)
2254378 (BD)
Feature Run Time: 104 minutes
Extended Feature Run Time: 108 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
DVD Rating: Unrated
Closed Captioned: Yes

 

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#2 of 21 OFFLINE   Sam Favate

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Posted September 16 2008 - 04:41 AM

All this multiple edition stuff is too confusing. So does the Blu-ray have all the content of the 3-disc X-Phile edition? If not, why not?

#3 of 21 OFFLINE   Dale MA

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Posted September 16 2008 - 04:54 AM

Man that sounds great. I'm not usually an extras kind-of guy but I'll check all this stuff out.

"The X-Files Complete Interactive Timeline" could be really, really cool.

The Region B edition had BETTER include all of these extras and the extended cut of the movie - it would really piss me off if Fox dropped anything from the Region B BD like they did for Aliens VS Predator Requiem because I thought the movie was really good and it's my most anticipated Blu-ray of the year!


It's nice to see we're getting everything for once, it also looks like the BD exclusives are really starting to amp up, which may cause more people to jump in.

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#4 of 21 OFFLINE   ChrisCook

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Posted September 16 2008 - 07:26 AM


I'm definitely a big fan of extras. Frank Spotnitz wasn't kidding when he said this would be loaded with them.

The X-Files: Fight the Future comes out on BD the same day as well.

http://www.thedigitalbits.com/#believe

This one I'm really excited about as I only have the non-anamorphic DVD release. Great sounding extras on the first film, too. I just hope the audio and video quality is not a miss.

You can also buy both films on BD in a 2-pack.

#5 of 21 OFFLINE   Scott D S

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Posted September 16 2008 - 10:20 AM


I missed this film in theaters but I'll definitely rent it. It'll be nice to flex my new PS3 and see what she can do.Posted Image

I know this is slightly off-topic but with all of Fox's cool BD exclusives (and recent upgrades on catalog titles like Batman and The Omen), it certainly bodes well for when Fox gets to the Alien films!

#6 of 21 OFFLINE   Dale MA

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Posted September 16 2008 - 11:20 AM

More specs and artwork up at DVDTimes!

DVD Times - The X-Files: I Want To Believe (US BD) in December

DVD Times - The X-Files: Fight the Future (US BD) in December

#7 of 21 OFFLINE   Bleddyn Williams

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Posted September 17 2008 - 02:06 AM

Note that this feature is absent from the Blu specs....

· Trust No One: Can The X-Files Remain A Secret? feature-length documentary
o Part 1 – “You Can Go Home Again”
o Part 2 – “Misinformation”
o Part 3 – “Don’t Give Up”

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#8 of 21 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted September 17 2008 - 05:47 AM

^ Just before they list the Blu-ray specs, it says "The BD includes all of the above standard-def DVD special features, plus the following BD-exclusive elements:"

#9 of 21 OFFLINE   ChrisCook

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Posted September 17 2008 - 09:33 AM

Are the trailers for both films (especially Fight the Future), being included on Blu-ray? I'm a little unclear on this.

#10 of 21 OFFLINE   Peter Raber

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Posted September 17 2008 - 12:52 PM

I want to pre-order the 2 pack of both movies in Blu-Ray already, but they're not listed on Amazon yet. How long does it usually take them to get things up there?

#11 of 21 OFFLINE   ChrisCook

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Posted September 17 2008 - 07:49 PM


It's now up on Amazon:

Amazon.com: The X-Files 2-Pack (I Want to Believe / Fight the Future) [Blu-ray ] [Blu-ray]: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson: Movies & TV

#12 of 21 OFFLINE   Joseph J.D

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Posted September 18 2008 - 01:27 AM

I'm definitely picking up the 2-pack. I missed the theatrical run of X-Files:IWTB and am looking forward to finally watching this one. The abundance of extras is also a major plus.
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#13 of 21 OFFLINE   Peter Raber

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Posted September 18 2008 - 05:41 AM

Thanks. I just put in my order. Nice price. $44.95 for both in Blu-Ray.

#14 of 21 OFFLINE   Ron-P

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Posted September 18 2008 - 05:47 AM

Nice, pre-ordered it!
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#15 of 21 OFFLINE   Jonathan_Clarke

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Posted September 18 2008 - 07:48 AM

Thanks for the link. It didn't come up when I typed X Files in the search. I added it to my wish list. Let's see if BB has a better deal.
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#16 of 21 OFFLINE   Bleddyn Williams

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Posted October 24 2008 - 06:53 AM

According to DVDtimes, the Blu-ray in the UK will be a two-disc set, although it seems to have the same features as the US...

DVD Times - The X-Files: I Want To Believe (UK BD) in November

#17 of 21 OFFLINE   Dale MA

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Posted October 25 2008 - 12:36 PM

However, it seems the UK is not getting a BD release of Fight the Future... Posted Image Posted Image

#18 of 21 OFFLINE   JediFonger

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Posted October 29 2008 - 02:50 AM

ordered the 2 movie package =P. i luv XF =). hopefully the seriez comes out on BD soon.

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Posted October 29 2008 - 04:01 AM

We got a quick look at this at Fox last week, looks really solid!

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#20 of 21 OFFLINE   JediFonger

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Posted October 29 2008 - 04:24 AM

THE TV SERIES!?!?!!? Posted Image Posted Image i know i know, just the movies. but one can only hope right? the original CG elements for the TV series would need to be upgraded... if they do it right.




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