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The X Files Movie Finally Heading to the UK
Posted June 21, 2013 10:43 PM by Webmaster
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment will finally bring The X Files: Fight the Future (1998) to the United Kingdom. Directed by Rob Bowman and starring David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, and John Neville, the film will be available for purchase on September 2.
Agents Mulder and Scully (David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson) make their big-screen debut as they attempt to locate the source of a deadly virus, possibly brought to earth by aliens thirty-seven thousand years ago. As usual, their investigation reveals a potential FBI-cover up, brings them into contact with conspiracy theorists (this time a paranoid doctor (Martin Landau)) and leads them to the door of the all-powerful, yet anonymous, Syndicate. Contains interviews with the stars and previously unseen footage.
Also on September 2, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment will release a Limited Edition SteelBook which will contain The X Files: Fight the Future as well as Chris Carter's The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008), starring David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, and Amanda Peet.
Finally? I hate to say it, but this movie is more than 10 years old and it's out for the longest time in the UNited States, released and re-released and bargain valued to death. Talk about being backwards. I thought the U.K. usually gets Blu-ray and DVD releases before the United States?
I'm quite sure the unseen footage was incorporated into the film back as far as the VHS home release back in..yikes the late 90s? Just flavour pieces, expanding the role of the Syndicate but I may be in error.
It would be nice to hear a new commentary for the piece the old DVD release was mostly Chris Carter reminding everyone how important he was. I'll definitely buy this for the first film, if only to see Duchovny defacing that Independence Day poster again
I have the French double-pack Blu-Ray of this and the 2nd X-Files movie. This version also states extra footage, but as previous posters have said, this is the same version that was originally released on VHS and DVD in the UK. The more interesting version (also included) is the original theatrical version, although I can't say I actually noticed the differences.
The "unseen footage" is a tiny snippet (41 seconds) of some extra waffle that tied it into the series mythology. I won't spoil it just in case anyone hasn't seen it (though i can't imagine anyone being interested who hasn't), but you can read what it is here - http://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=505