The good thing about the X-Files I Want to Believe DVD is you do not have to be familiar with the series to enjoy it. All you need to know is Mulder and Scully worked or work for the FBI and look into paranormal stuff. The story develops on its own without much of the TV series’ baggage. I Want to Believe is a good creepy thriller. The DVD comes with an Extended Cut version.
When a pedophile priest (Billy Connolly) has visions relating to the disappearance of an FBI agent, Scully is asked to contact Mulder because the agency needs his help. Mulder is coaxed out of his forced retirement with a promise of past sins (whatever those are if you are not a fan of the TV series) being forgiven. Scully is not convinced the priest really has visions and has problems of her own with a deathly ill pediatric patient named Christian
No doubt there is some “bigger picture” to be read into this story but I failed to see it. I am not sure hardcore fans of the TV series will be totally pleased with this DVD, but X-Files I Want To Believe is a pretty good thriller and that is all that really mattered to this viewer.
The single disc edition of X Files I Want to Believe includes Body Parts, a special effects feature, deleted scenes, a gag reel, audio commentary by Chris Carter and Frank Sponitz. The 3 DVD version includes a digital copy, and a disc with a 3 part feature length documentary titles X Files Trust No One: Can the X-Files Remain a Secret?
The Blu-ray version of I Want To Believe include BD Live content The X-Files Dossier Agent Dakota Whitney a play along game, an interactive timeline with 8- clips from the show archives, real time index (red button) Bonus View Commentary (green button), Behind the camera (blue button), and Storyboard and concept art (yellow button), an isolated score track.