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The X-Files Mythology Vol. 2 - Black Oil

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X-Files creator Chris Carter compiled this thematic DVD collection of episodes from the show's third through fifth seasons, all of which deal with a strain of alien life that uses humans as a host creature. The material on X-Files Mythology 2: Black Oil has been transferred to disc in the full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Surround. The original soundtrack is in English, with alternate dubbed tracks in French and Spanish included, as well as optional subtitles in ...
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Overview

X-Files creator Chris Carter compiled this thematic DVD collection of episodes from the show's third through fifth seasons, all of which deal with a strain of alien life that uses humans as a host creature. The material on X-Files Mythology 2: Black Oil has been transferred to disc in the full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Surround. The original soundtrack is in English, with alternate dubbed tracks in French and Spanish included, as well as optional subtitles in English and Spanish. The episodes "Talitha Cumi, "Max, and "Memento Mori" include bonus director's commentaries, and the set also features a timeline tracking the mythology of these episodes, as well as a documentary on the "Black Oil" cycle from Chris Carter.
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Special Features

Disc 1: 3X09 - Nisei; 3X10 - 731; 3X15 - Piper Maru; & 3X16 - Apocrypha.
Disc 2: 3X42 - Talitha Cumi with commentary by Bob Goodwin; 4X01 - Herrenvolk; 4X09 - Tunguska; & 4X10 - Terma.
Disc 3: 4X15 - Memento Mori with commentary with Rob Bowman; 4X17 - Tempus Fugit; 4X18 - Max with commentary with Kim Manners; & 4X21 - Zero Sum.
Disc 4: 4X24 - Gethsemane; 5X02 - Redux and 5X03 - Redux II, both in 1.78:1 aspect ratio; and the documentary "Threads of Mythology - Black Oil."
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Christina Urban
Special Agent Fox Mulder's David Duchovny passion for the X-Files -- cases the FBI considered unsolvable because of supernatural or paranormal elements -- had always been fueled by his belief that aliens had abducted his sister. But after his partner and friend, Special Agent Dana Scully Gillian Anderson, was mysteriously kidnapped and returned, Mulder pursued with even greater intensity "The Truth" about the government conspiracy to cover up the presence of aliens on Earth. This second volume in The X-Files Mythology picks up with Mulder and Scully discovering that a chip had been implanted in her neck during her abduction. After Scully takes the chip out, she and Mulder learn in "Nisei" and "731" that other female victims who removed their chips have been dying of cancer; then, in "Memento Mori," Scully is diagnosed with a tumor. The episode is an absolute tour de force for both actors. Later, the two-part "Redux" arc finds the Cigarette Smoking Man William B. Davis offering Mulder a deal...in return for the cure to Scully's cancer. Also notable on this set is the role played by Alex Krycek Nicholas Lea in Mulder's discovery of the Black Oil -- the alien substance that will infect the Earth, creating a slave race. Krycek shows up in "Piper Maru," is infected with the Black Oil later expelled in a cringe-inducing scene in "Apocrypha," and then accompanies his nemesis Mulder to Siberia in the highlight of the set -- the terrific two-part "Tunguska" and "Terma" -- to search for the secret to the Black Oil. It's never clear exactly whose side Krycek is on, or whether or not he's truly evil, but you have to feel sorry for him after seeing the frightening final scene in "Terma." Although it’s not part of this set, those who want all the intelligence available on the Black Oil should check out the 1998 X-Files feature film, Fight the Future, wherein Mulder and Scully uncover the process by which the evil substance will be spread across the Earth.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/2/2005
  • UPC: 024543190714
  • Rating:

  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Pan & Scan
  • Language: English
  • Time: 11:09:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 76,438

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
David Duchovny Special Agent Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson Special Agent Dana Scully
Nicholas Lea Alex 'Ratboy' Krycek
Mitch Pileggi Assistant Director Walter Skinner
Technical Credits
Chris Carter Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc 1
1. Alien Autopsy
2. Main Titles
3. Murder in Allentown
4. An International Mess
5. Japanese Espionage
6. One of Us
7. On the Talapus
8. We're All Dying
9. At Mulder's Apartment
10. Comparing Notes
11. Scully's Chip
12. Surveillance
13. Tracking the Train
14. Warning Mulder
15. End Titles
1. Death Squad
2. Main Titles
3. Interrogating X
4. Mulder on the Train
5. Testing the Chip
6. Doctor Zama
7. Eyewitness
8. Confronting the Killer
9. A History Lesson
10. A Bomb
11. Scully Explains
12. What Is It?
13. The Code
14. The Wrong Briefcase
15. End Titles
1. Deep Sea Diving
2. Main Titles
3. Melissa's Case
4. Constantly Amazed
5. 400 Roentgens
6. The Fighter Plane
7. The New Host
8. Commander Johansen
9. The Salvage Broker
10. Voices of the Dead
11. Skinner's Warning
12. Johansen's Story
13. Hong Kong
14. Alien Intervention
15. A Big Problem
16. Where's the Tape?
17. Like a New Man
18. End Titles
1. The Enemy
2. Main Titles
3. The Hospital
4. The Dark Sedan
5. Prognosis: Death
6. The Same Killer
7. The Krycek Connection
8. No Ordinary Oil
9. The Missing Tape
10. Serious Exposure
11. The Well-Manicured Man
12. Skinner's Guardian
13. The Silo
14. We Bury the Dead Alive
15. End Titles
Side #2 -- Disc 2
1. A Holy Man
2. Main Titles
3. No Wounded
4. A Meeting
5. Mulder's Mother
6. Arrested
7. Mulder Investigates
8. Jeremiah Smith
9. At the Summer House
10. Interrogation
11. Morphing
12. Visiting Mrs. Mulder
13. Colonization
14. Important Information
15. End Titles
1. Death on the Line
2. Main Titles
3. Pursued
4. The Work in Progress
5. Skinner Steps In
6. Finding the Body
7. The Future
8. Exchanging Information
9. The Apiary
10. A Human Inventory
11. At the Hospital
12. Death Trap
13. Marita Covarrubias
14. Healing Mrs. Mulder
15. End Titles
1. A Culture of Lawlessness
2. Main Titles
3. Biohazardous Materials
4. The Raid
5. Out of the Past
6. Destroy the Destroyer
7. The Diplomatic Pouch
8. Relatively Safe
9. A Foreign Policy Problem
10. The Lethal Rock
11. Follow the Pouch
12. Dead or Alive?
13. Cause for Concern
14. Tunguska
15. The Gulag
16. Troubling Questions
17. Subject for Experiment
18. End Titles
1. Time to Die
2. Main Titles
3. The Cold War Isn't Over
4. The Black Cancer
5. Peskow's Mission
6. Escape
7. Honorable Men
8. Contempt of Congress
9. Losing an Arm
10. The Wrong Question
11. Find Peskow
12. Unanswered Questions
13. The Angel of Death
14. The Set-Up
15. One Step Ahead
16. Why Are We Here?
17. A Fine Job
18. End Titles
Side #3 -- Disc 3
1. Scully's Mortality
2. Main Titles
3. A Small Growth
4. Investigating the Past
5. Kurt Crawford
6. Visiting Penny
7. Dr. Scanlon
8. Dana's Treatment
9. Vegreville
10. Mulder Wants to Deal
11. Breaking In
12. The Hybrids
13. Trapped
14. Dana's Decision
15. End Titles
1. Turbulence
2. Main Titles
3. Scully's Birthday
4. Max's Sister
5. Studying the Crash
6. Removing Evidence
7. A Missing 9 Minutes
8. Max Is Found
9. Hiding the Truth
10. A Trashed Motel Room
11. About Flight 549
12. A Second Crash Site?
13. Mulder Stays Behind
14. Under Water
15. End Titles
1. Capturing Mulder
2. Main Titles
3. Protective Custody
4. Mulder Gets Sprung
5. Max's Trailer
6. Debriefing
7. Mulder's Story
8. Mike Millar's Find
9. Max's Mail
10. Visiting Sharon
11. Baggage Claim
12. A Few Lights
13. An Intercept
14. Max's Archive
15. End Titles
1. Killer Bees
2. Main Titles
3. Destroying Evidence
4. Agent Mulder?
5. Surprise Visits
6. Skinner Is in Trouble
7. Inside the Wall
8. Mulder's Files
9. The Bees Emerge
10. A Package
11. Assurances
12. Bee Attack
13. Mulder Accuses
14. Skinner Threatens
15. End Titles
Side #4 -- Disc 4
1. Scully's Report
2. Main Titles
3. False Truths
4. A Dinner Party
5. At the Smithsonian
6. At the Site
7. Testing the Ice
8. Robbery and Assault
9. Dana's Brother
10. Transporting the Alien
11. Dana's Assailant
12. The Autopsy
13. Kritschgau Talks
14. Believing the Lie
15. End Titles
1. Flashback
2. Main Titles
3. The F.B.I. Connection
4. A Lie
5. At the Bureau
6. Snoops
7. An History Lesson
8. Out of the Loop
9. In the Ice
10. Level 4
11. Looking for Proof
12. In the Files
13. Scully's Meeting
14. Testing the Vial
15. End Titles
1. Scully's Fatal Illness
2. Main Titles
3. Help From Skinner
4. Exposure
5. Visiting Hours
6. A Microchip
7. Questioning Kritschgau
8. A Cure?
9. Reunion
10. Treatment
11. Losing Faith
12. Ballistic Evidence
13. The Hearing
14. At the Hospital
15. End Titles
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Menu

Side #1 -- Disc 1
   Nisei
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   731
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   Herrenvolk
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   Tunguska
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   Terma
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   Memento Mori
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   Tempus Fugit
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   Max
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   Zero Sum
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      Max Commentary by Kim Manners: On
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   Gethsemane
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   Redux
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   Redux II
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