The X-Files rolls into its next season with Fox's release of The X-Files: The Complete Fourth Season on DVD. Each of these 24 episodes (spread over seven discs) are presented in 1.33:1 full-frame and feature well-saturated colors and dark black levels. While there is a bit of grain and dirt present in a few key scenes, overall, each of the episodes appears to be in excellent shape. The soundtrack is presented in Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround in English and French. Not surprisingly, the 2.0 mix is not as exciting as it could have been had Fox given fans a newly mixed 5.1 track. While the soundtrack may not impress, the good news is that it's void of any hiss or distortion that might otherwise mar the mix. No alternate subtitles or soundtracks are available on this set. The episodes on this disc include "Tempus Fugit, "Teliko, "Elegy, "Small Potatoes, and more. The extra features on The X-Files: The Complete Fourth Season should give fans some extra-added insight into the show. Starting off the set are two audio commentaries, with Frank Spotnitz on "Memento Mori" and Vince Gilligan on "Small Potatoes." Each of these tracks dole out equal parts technical and character information from the show. The short featurette "The Truth About Season Four" includes interviews with directors and producers Kim Manners, Paul Rabwin, R.W. Goodwin, Frank Spotnitz, Vince Gilligan, Darin Morgan, recording mixer David West, and several other cast and crew members. This is a very interesting, if all-too-brief, look at the inside workings of the show. A batch of interviews with various crew members (as well as creator Chris Carter) allow viewers yet more access into the world of The X-Files. A group of special effects vignettes is a great way for the viewer to see what it was like getting some of the creepy effects from the studio to the screen. Six deleted scenes are included which allow the viewer to see what was left on the editing room floor. Finally there's a large batch of TV spots and promotional materials for fans to peruse through, and some DVD ROM content for those in possession of a PC.