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Blu-ray: Crisp and Vivid Colors
on October 4, 2016
Content: FIVE STARS, Disc Case/Menus: FOUR STARS.
I'm a huge X Files fan and the first season is my go-to whenever I'm bored. Season two is great and still has that eerie feeling that the later seasons (and the revival) lacked. Season 2 starts out a little odd because Gillian Anderson was pregnant; directors were trying to hide her from the chest down which means that most of the scenes with her in it, she's standing behind a filing cabinet or poking her head around a corner. Episode 9 marked the first time she was back after having her daughter and her scenes go back to normal. I'm not a big fan of the early episodes in this season mostly because it lacked a lot of Scully's presence, but it's still completely worth watching. The later episodes are better, with "Død Kalm" ranking the best.
They touch on a lot of heavy topics during season two: sex, rape, assault and abduction, cults, and the death of a young child. It's typical subjects for the X Files--but it's something viewers may want to know ahead of time.
I'm not sure what some of the negative reviewers mean when they said their discs didn't include the final episode, "Anasazi." My disc set has all the episodes in the order they should they watched. I dislike two things about the blu-ray set: Season two is thicker than all the other seasons, so if you're displaying them on a shelf, it looks odd and out of place. And the disc menu is horribly set up; the screen and text are dark and it's difficult knowing what feature is selected. Then, when you click on the episode you want to watch, you then have to scroll down and hit "play episode only" or it plays all four episodes even through you've selected one specific episode. The DVD menus were much better laid out and easier to navigate.