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The X-Files - I Want To Believe: 'Rumor Mill' Says to Expect the Classic TV Show on Blu-ray


Our friends at The Bits heard that an upgraded-to-HD version is in the works

Posted by David Lambert
11/19/2012
 
Our friends over at The Digital Bits have recently redesigned their website, and with the re-launch they've also resurrected their "Rumor Mill" column as of a week ago. Their first post there is a doozy, too, asking "Is Fox bringing The X-Files to BD in 2013 as well?"
    "A number of our industry sources are now telling us that Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is planning (and in fact may already be gearing up to) release their classic TV series The X-Files on Blu-ray. As fans will already be aware, the first four seasons of the show were produced in 4x3 format, like many TV programs of its era. The series then went to a 16x9 widescreen format for the remainder of its run, as anamorphic widescreen displays were starting to become common. The entire show was still broadcast in standard definition - not actual high-definition - and the visual effects and post-production were finished in SD...Our sources say Fox has likely decided to "rebuild" the seasons in high-definition, in much the same way that CBS has done with Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Provided all the original camera negative has been properly stored and archived, it'll presumably be an easier task as the show featured fewer and less elaborate visual effects."
There's more over there, of course, so head on over and read the full write-up for yourselves. Our thanks to reader Eric Robert Wilkinson for pointing out this item to us; we had somehow overlooked it. We'll be keeping a sharper eye out, hopefully, because - as we said up top, and as "Spooky" always said - I Want To Believe! Stay tuned, of course, and we'll keep you apprised as further developments occur.

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