Deal: Amazon DVD Box Set Blowout: X-Files, Angel, Alien, Harry Potter, and Much More!
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Amazon is having a big Box Set Blowout, which has lots of great deals on DVD box sets, so I’ve listed several items that I thought might be of interest.

But first, let me tell you what just happens to be the Gold Box spotlight item of the day: The X-Files: The Complete Collector’s Edition, which you can get for only $123.99. That’s 62% off the regular price and let me tell you, I’ve have been waiting for this item to not only go on sale, but to even be available at all — most times you can’t even get this, so I’m thinking that I might just need to gift this item to myself. It’s just too good to pass up. This comprehensive box set includes all nine seasons of the television series, the original feature film Fight The Future — another typically hard to find item — plus, the Mythology Threads featurettes.

And speaking of The X-Files, it looks like they’re selling a 2-pack of both movies — Fight The Future and I Want To Believe — in Blu-ray for $39.99: The X-Files Movie 2-Pack [Blu-ray]. (By the way, there’s still a chance to win a DVD or Blu-ray copy of the recently released I Want To Believe in the Geeks of Doom X-Files Contest.)

Feel free to let me know what you think about these offers and if you’re planning on taking advantage of them! See list of noteworthy items here below.

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Deal: Amazon’s 15 Days 15 Deals TV on DVD Sale!
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Just like their 2-week Video Game sale, Amazon is also having a 15 Days 15 Deals TV on DVD Sale, which runs through December 16, 2008.

Today’s deal is The Complete Monty Python’s Flying Circus – Collector’s Edition Megaset, which you might remember was up for grabs in a recent Geeks of Doom contest. If you weren’t one of the winners, now’s your chance to get this 21-disc box of every episode of the British comedy series along with tons of bonus features for only $74.99 (that’s down from the usual $159.99). Remember, each item offered is only available that day and while supplies last; each day will be a new sale item.

Also happening today is a big DVD sale, which includes 47% off TV shows on DVDs, like the 24 – Seasons 1-6 Box Set for $199.99, as well as a major discount on Star Trek The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager television series DVDs.

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Contest: ‘The X-Files: I Want To Believe’ DVD
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To celebrate the release today of The X-Files: I Want To Believe, which sees the return of Gillian Anderson as Agent Scully and David Duchovny as Agent Mulder, on DVD and Blu-ray, we here at Geeks of Doom have four (4) copies to give away to our readers!

We have 2 standard DVDs and 2 Blu-ray editions up for grabs, so be sure to let us know which version you prefer in the entry form’s *comments* field. For more information on this release from Fox Home Entertainment, see the About section below.

TO ENTER: Fill out the form below and submit. Entry form is here after the jump.

RULES: One entry per person. All entries must be in by Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at 9pm EST. This contest is only open to residents of the United States. No international entries will be accepted. Void where prohibited. Winners will be chosen randomly from valid entries and will be notified by email.

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Movie Review: The X-Files: I Want To Believe

The X-Files: I Want To Believe
Directed by Chris Carter
Starring David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Amanda Peet, Billy Connolly
Rated PG-13
Release date: July 25, 2008

“I can’t lose faith, Lancelot. It’s all I have left.” –Perceval from Excalibur

“How many times have we been here before, Scully? Right here. So close to the truth and now with what we’ve seen and what we know to be right back at the beginning with nothing.” — Fox Mulder from The X-Files: Fight The Future

“Let’s just say that I want to believe.” — Fox Mulder from The X-Files: I Want To Believe

The X-Files: Restoring Faith

The hedonistic glare of the Nineties is a distant memory. I remember my fervent weekly devotion to the X-Files television show. It was one of my favorite shows on network television. For me, the show was the very essence of Nineties television. In a post-Cold War landscape, it was time to turn the lens on ourselves. The show captured paranoia and conspiracy on a grand scale. The high concept pitch would have been The Parallex View meets Kolchak: The Night Stalker.

I would say the series worked very well for the first seven seasons. Why did it work? The relationship between David Duchovny‘s Fox Mulder and Gillian Anderson‘s Dana Scully was and will always be the core of the X-Files. Tamper with that dynamic and you do not have much to work with at all. As much as I adore every incarnation of The Avengers, it was always at its best with Patrick Macnee and Diana Rigg. Yes, Anderson and Duchovny have that kind of chemistry.

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