The X-Files: Season 8 DVD was released in USA and Canada on November 4, 2003, March 12, 2004 in Europe and April 14, 2004 in Australia. The DVD is a 6 disc set, containing all 21 episodes from the eighth season, as well as several special features.

No. Overall No. in season Title Director Writer Air Date Prod. code U.S. viewers (millions)
Disc 1
1621"Within"‡Kim MannersChris CarterNovember 5, 20008ABX0115.87
1632"Without"‡Kim MannersChris CarterNovember 12, 20008ABX0215.1
1643"Patience"Chris CarterChris CarterNovember 19, 20008ABX0413.3
1654"Roadrunners"Rod HardyVince GilliganNovember 26, 20008ABX0513.6
Disc 2
1665"Invocation"Richard ComptonDavid AmannDecember 3, 20008ABX0613.9
1676"Redrum"Peter MarkleStory: Steven Maeda & Daniel Arkin

Teleplay: Steven Maeda
December 10, 20008ABX0313.2
1687"Via Negativa"Tony WharmbyFrank SpotnitzDecember 17, 20008ABX0712.37
1698"Surekill"Terrence O'HaraGreg WalkerJanuary 7, 20018ABX0913.3
Disc 3
1709"Salvage"Rod HardyJeffrey BellJanuary 14, 20018ABX1011.7
17110"Badlaa"Tony WharmbyJohn ShibanJanuary 21, 20018ABX1211.8
17211"The Gift"‡Kim MannersFrank SpotnitzFebruary 4, 20018ABX1114.6
17312"Medusa"Richard ComptonFrank SpotnitzFebruary 11, 20018ABX1313.8
Disc 4
17413"Per Manum"‡Kim MannersChris Carter & Frank SpotnitzFebruary 18, 20018ABX0816.0
17514"This is Not Happening"‡Kim MannersChris Carter & Frank SpotnitzFebruary 25, 20018ABX1416.9
17615"Deadalive"‡Tony WharmbyChris Carter & Frank SpotnitzApril 1, 20018ABX1512.4
17716"Three Words"‡Tony WharmbyChris Carter & Frank SpotnitzApril 8, 20018ABX18N/A
Disc 5
17817"Empedocles"Barry K. ThomasGreg WalkerApril 22, 20018ABX1712.46
17918"Vienen"‡Rod HardySteven MaedaApril 29, 20018ABX1611.8
18019"Alone"Frank SpotnitzFrank SpotnitzMay 6, 20018ABX1912.7
18120"Essence"‡Kim MannersChris CarterMay 13, 20018ABX2012.8
Disc 6
18221"Existence"‡Kim MannersChris CarterMay 20, 20018ABX2114.00
Special Features
  • Commentary by Frank Spotnitz on "Alone"
  • Commentary by Kim Manners on "Existence"
  • A documentary, "The Truth About Season Eight"
  • Seven deleted scenes with optional commentary by Frank Spotnitz and John Shiban
  • Seven special effects sequences with commentary by Paul Rabwin
  • Character profiles on John Doggett, Alex Krycek and Gibson Praise
  • 42 promotional television spots
  • 6 international language clips
  • A DVD-ROM game: "Existence"


Fox Home Entertainment re-released every season of The X-Files on Region 1 DVD in 2006 in slimmer packaging. However, some discs were omitted therefore some special features listed above may not be present on the newer Region 1 Sets. Fox Home Entertainment also re-released the The X-Files on Region 2 DVD in slimmer packaging in late 2004/early 2005, the content was exactly the same as the original releases.

This is the only season box set to have a 18 certificate in the UK, due to the exorcism theme of the episode "The Căluşari", as the first season box set and the following box sets from the third season onwards have a 15 certificate

See AlsoEdit

The X-Files
The Lone Gunmen
The X-Files DVD's
The X-Files Mythology
The Lone Gunmen
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