The follow-up to 1998’s first big-screen ‘X-Files’ film ‘Fight the Future,’ ‘I Want to Believe’ arrived in theaters this past summer over six years after the end of the television series. Again re-teaming David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as agents Mulder and Sculley, ‘I Want to Believe’ failed to ignite in theaters, grossing less than $25 million domestically.
Hoping to give the Chris Carter-directed thriller a second shot on video, Fox will debut the Blu-ray with multiple exclusives and Digital Copy on December 2, day-and-date with the standard DVD.
Complete supplements have not yet been revealed, but exclusive content confirmed so far includes a picture-in-picture (Bonus View) in-movie experience (featuring video commentary with cast & crew, behind-the-scenes footage and storyboards and concept art), an isolated score track and D-Box enhancement.
And in a first for the studio, the Blu-ray will include the BD-Live feature “The X-Files Dossier: Agent Dakota Whitney Files,” allowing users to search the files of the film’s characters.
Additional content shared between the Blu-ray and DVD include audio commentary by Carter and producer Frank Spotnitz, the “Trust No One: Can The X-Files Remain A Secret?” documentary, a pair of featurettes (“Body Parts: Special Make-up Effects,” “Chris Carter: Statements on Green Production”), deleted scenes, gag reel, still galleries, a music slideshow, theatrical trailers and a Digital Copy of the film.
Tech specs for the Blu-ray will see both the theatrical and unrated cuts of the film presented on a BD-50 dual-layer disc with 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 video and English DTS-HD Lossless Master Audio 5.1 Surround.
Suggested retail price for the Blu-ray has been set at $39.98.