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246 of 251 people found the following review helpful
on October 7, 2013
You can get series reviews everywhere. I write this to clarify what exactly this set consists of; I purchased the day of the Gold Box deal. I previously owned only three of the 'original' editions because they were SO honking expensive. The special features, on those sets, are to me not worth the extra hundred dollars, and I have not noticed any quality difference as far as this set's mastering/picture. I'm pretty sure it's the same data, just crammed into a smaller box and missing the 'bonus' disc.

This particular set did not come in a display box, as the official 'complete' release did. This is just a copy of each season and each movie packing-taped together and shrink-wrapped after the fact (each set within is still individually factory shrink-wrapped).
Don't flip out when you see seasons 1-4 are labeled fullscreen and 5-9 widescreen. They didn't gyp you; that's how they were aired and if fullscreen REALLY bugs you, wait for the rumored Blu-Ray release, because they will likely be widescreen. (The show was shot in wide from day 1, it simply wasn't aired that way because no one had widescreen TVs in 1993).

The sets are 'slimpacked' and each one has plastic 'pages' inside that two or three of the discs will snap into. They are not paper-sleeved as I have heard said of the slimline sets in the past (maybe they were when originally released?) It seems to be just fine for scratch protection and wear.

Overall, even at this current price, it's still a fair deal considering how many seasons there are and that each one is multiple discs, plus two movies, and we d not know for a fact there will BE a Blu-Ray release anytime soon. I would say,having seen both the slim and collector's editions, that it's NOT worth hunting older editions down individually for the bonus materials, though IF you find them individually for some insanely low price, go for it. Be aware, if you never saw the original box sets, you'll need a whole shelf. Some seasons, the box is three inches wide yet only houses one additional disc over these. Crazy.
When/if Blu-Ray finally appears, they will likely release everything they did with the 'collector' editions plus whatever new interviews they can drum up, PLUS all nine seasons in widescreen and with HD special effects (obviously they were originally mastered in SD). I don't need widescreen so much that I'll happily pay the several hundred dollars Blu-Ray will probably cost.
If this set goes on sale again, and you are on a budget, pick it up. There is no quality trade-off from previous releases.
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78 of 83 people found the following review helpful
on October 1, 2013
I have all of these discs which I have purchased over the years. If you are a fan or are a little young to have seen the X Files when it was broadcast and do not have access to streaming you will want to purchase this set. However be advised that the picture quality leaves a lot to be desired. Some episodes have a lot of digital artifacts that I do not believe is intentional. The series is dark but I do not think it was intended to be as dark as these discs sometimes are. But Amazon selling these DVDs at a cut rate may indicate that the long rumored blu ray release is coming. So that is good news.
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45 of 50 people found the following review helpful
on November 2, 2013
I was a little worried that this would only be the straight-up dvds, with no extra features, given that it was a megaset at this low price, but I was THRILLED to find it was all the seasons with their own bonus features, plus the movies and THEIR bonus features. Incredible deal for a great set...delivered quickly, packaged perfectly.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on November 2, 2013
Awesome price! No problem with DVD quality so far and I don't anticipate any. I am a VERY happy X-phile!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on February 6, 2014
This is a great set for the price. Does not come as a boxed set. It is individual cases shrink wrapped together.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on March 29, 2014
bought this complete set for my dad for christmas. he almost didn't get it.. and contemplated keeping for myself. It contains every episode and both movies. this is especially great since they stopped airing reruns.
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85 of 115 people found the following review helpful
on October 1, 2013
If you know and love the x files than you know if you do or don't want this set. This set is the thinpack release and will have far fewer special features.

This is an amazon shrink wrap grouping if sets the have lying around. This is something they se to do to clear stock. One might assume from rumors that this means it is true that a new set with blu ray might be coming out. Either way this is a fantastic set at an unbeatable price.

At one time the prices for these seasons were unbelievable. In 2005 season 6 cost 150 dollars alone. If bought as a grouping today the seasons and movies together could have cost hundreds. This deal is a really fantastic price. Most of the seasons sell for 17-23 brand new.

This is a great deal. The only drawbacks are that there still isn't a blu ray release. The only other slight issue that might make you want to hold off is that prime customers can stream every episode ever for free. The only other small disappointment is that you will have to live with a set that has reduced set if special features, especially for the early seasons.

The bottom line is that if you only care about possessing every episode ever with minimal frills then this is an unbeatable deal.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on November 29, 2013
Best show in tv history plus both movies at a ridiculously low price! What could be better? Okay, maybe if Duchovny hand delivered it, that would be even better.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on November 25, 2013
Good deal for these amazing collection I've been fan for years and waited an opportunity like this one. Certaily you won't be disappointed!. They were fast, amazingly well-wrapped and the price it's good. Happy Shopping!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on February 6, 2014
Bought for a Christmas gift. My son was very happy to see the 2 movies included in the series set.
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