That '70s Show: Season 1 [Blu-ray]
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Long before Ashton met Demi or Topher got lost in Traffic, the makers of Third Rock from the Sun stepped into the Wayback Machine and emerged with That '70s Show. It would go on to become the Fox Network's most successful sitcom since Married... with Children. Set in the Wisconsin suburbs of 1976, the action centers around 17-year-old Eric Forman (Topher Grace), his friends, and his family. He's an ordinary teenager, much like the slackers of Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused, with an interest in girls, cars, beer, and rock & roll (but not necessarily in that order).
Eric's friends include hipster Hyde (Danny Masterson), exchange student Fez (Wilmer Valderrama), and dim-bulb Kelso (Ashton Kutcher). Donna (Lora Prepon), Eric's neighbor, is also a friend, but she'll soon become something more, while Kelso already has a girlfriend, the bossy Jackie (Mila Kunis)--and a crush on Eric's sister Laurie (Lisa Robin Kelly). Kelso and Jackie will spend a good part of the first year breaking up just to make up, while Hyde pines for Donna and Fez for Jackie. Eric's family also includes father Red (Kurtwood Smith) and mother Kitty (Debra Jo Rupp). Donna's includes mother Midge (former Bond girl Tanya Roberts) and perm-sporting father Bob (Don Stark).
The first season boasts a period-perfect bevy of guest stars, including Danny Bonaduce ("Eric's Burger Job"), Eve Plumb ("The Keg"), and Marion Ross as Erics grandmother ("Sunday, Bloody Sunday" and other episodes). That said, if That '70s Show were just a nostalgia trip, it wouldn't have lasted for over seven seasons. Alas, lightning wouldnt strike twice. When the same producers followed-up with That '80s Show a few years later, it would soon disappear without a trace. Accept no substitutes: That '70s Show is the real deal--a retro-comedy, like Happy Days, with heart. --Kathleen C. Fennessy --This text refers to the DVD edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
So to the people who own the fox version
You don't need this one if you want original music used on the original uncut episodes
this DVD set is really well done, great packaging, and lots of neat extras, behind the scenes stuff. Its just a great collection. Season 1 is especially good because... well.... its the beggining of the whole thing. lots of classic episodes.
I've got both season 1 and season2 and I've already pre-ordered season 3 even though its not out for another 3 months HAHA
I think even if they released these as plain silver DVD's with no packaging or extras... just on show content alone, id still give it a 5 star rating!
Really, you cant go wrong, just buy it.
Truly 'laugh out loud funny'.
We're looking forward to all the subsequent seasons.
Most recent customer reviews
I love that 70's show . I was glad to get it on blu-ray. I hope the other seasons come out in blu-ray also.Published 17 months ago by tina
What more can I say, plays great, sounds great, quality is clear, no complaints, I am very happy with this productPublished on Nov. 15 2013
finally we can watch the best show anytime we want..i just can't wait until the rest of the seasons come out to buy.Published on Jan. 8 2005 by Cody