The X-Files - The Complete Fourth Season - The Complete Fourth Season (1997)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
X-Files
David Duchovny
Gillian Anderson
William B. Davis
Mitch Pileggi
Movie Details
Genre Suspense; TV Series; Adventure; Sci-Fi
Director Cliff Bole; Rob Bowman; N/A
Writer Chris Carter; Vince Gilligan
Studio 20th Century Fox
Language English
Audience Rating NR (Not Rated)
Running Time 1065 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
In season four, The X-Files continued to expand the breadth and complexity of the mythology established in the previous two seasons while developing a deeper, romantically ambiguous relationship between its photogenic leads, FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson). New players such as United Nations official Marita Covarrubias and virus-carrying bees joined familiar faces like Cigarette Smoking Man, Alex Krycek, the blockheaded Alien Bounty Hunters, and the Consortium in the growing cast of a global struggle involving multiple factions of alien forces. It was a season in which Mulder and Scully seemed to lose ground to the global forces surrounding them, in which Mulder was infected with the black oil and Scully discovered she had cancer. With even the loyalties of Assistant Director Skinner and Mulder's mother in doubt, Mulder and Scully learned to trust only each other in their pursuit of the truth.

The show also continued to take breaks from the dizzying, heavy mythology to serve up standalone episodes with the show's unusual blend of sophisticated humor and creepy paranormal explorations. In "Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man," the show parodied the scope of the public's conspiracy paranoia, implying that Cigarette Smoking Man was involved in everything from JFK's assassination to the Buffalo Bills' four straight losses in the Super Bowl. The three previous seasons had not exhausted the list of popular paranormal phenomena to tackle, and season four covered a wide range of topics from invisibility ("Unrequited"), past lives ("The Field Where I Died"), and inbreeding ("Home") to shape-shifting ("Small Potatoes") and golems ("Kaddish"). The X-Files proved, again, to be that rare science-fiction show that could both frighten and touch its audience, telling intelligent stories that resonated with the skeptic in each of us, all the while sprinkling in a few laughs. --Eugene Wei

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Product Details
Edition 7 Disc
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 024543020059
Release Date 2001
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Custom Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 7
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Dolby Box set