List of That '70s Show home video releases

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That '70s Show was released on DVD in Regions 1, 2 & 4 by Fox Home Entertainment at an increment of two seasons per year.

The complete series was released in Region 1 on October 14, 2008, the Canadian cost being almost double the U.S. price.

The DVDs contain various bonus features, such as the original promos for the episodes that aired on FOX on the original air date, retrospective interviews with various cast members, and commentaries by director David Trainer on selected episodes.

The first five seasons were released in four slimcases per season with one disc per slimcase, however, beginning with season six, FOX scaled back the sets to two cases with two discs in each. This was also a complaint among collectors. Other complaints of the sets were the reusage of Eric Forman's face twice on the spine and then the discontinuation of characters on the spine. Noticeably also, every set contained the season number on the spine except for season seven.

The music that featured many popular bands was predominantly removed or replaced with stock music on the DVD releases, in order to avoid paying royalties to the artists involved (unlike the actual run of a series, where studios would only have to pay royalties to the artist for that single episode, and maybe for syndication). Episodes were also often edited to remove content by cutting out lines that were deemed to be inappropriate.

Despite his brief appearance in the eighth season, Michael Kelso's picture is still on the front and back cover of the season's DVD. His portrayer Ashton Kutcher's name is credited with the cast which reads "and special guest star: Ashton Kutcher".

On May 4, 2011, Mill Creek Entertainment announced that they had acquired the rights to re-release the series on DVD in Region 1.[1] They have subsequently re-released all eight seasons on DVD[2][3][4][5]

On October 12, 2011, Mill Creek Entertainment announced that they were working on a Blu-ray Disc release of Season 1 and that it would be released on January 10, 2012. However, the date was pushed back to March 20.[6] Season Two Blu-ray Disc was released on October 16, 2012.[7] No further seasons were released due to poor sales.

On May 14, 2013, Mill Creek released That '70s Show - The Complete Series on DVD in Region 1.[8]

On November 3, 2015, Mill Creek released That '70s Show- The Complete Series on Blu-ray for the very first time.[9]

Unlike the Fox releases, the Mill Creek sets contain the original uncut broadcast edits, with most though not all of the original music intact.[10]

Season Episodes Release date Additional features
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 25 October 26, 2004
September 13, 2011 (re-release)
May 15, 2005 September 21, 2005
(Parts 1 and 2)

May 24, 2006
(Complete season)
"Hello Wisconsin!" Season One Featurette
That '70s Trivia Show
Promo-Palooza
2 26 April 19, 2005
September 13, 2011 (re-release)
September 19, 2005 September 21, 2005
(Parts 1 and 2)

May 24, 2006
(Complete season)
Audio Commentaries on "Halloween," "Hunting," and "Cat Fight Club"
Behind the Scenes Webisodes for "Kelso's Serenade," "Jackie Moves On," "Holy Crap!" "Red Fired Up," "Cat Fight Club," and "Moon Over Point Place"
Season 2 Featurette: A Talk with Director David Trainer
Season One: a Look Back
3 25 November 15, 2005
April 3, 2012 (re-release)
February 27, 2006 May 24, 2006 Promos for every episode
Director David Trainer and Producer Patrick Kienlen Audio Commentaries on "Too Old to Trick or Treat, too Young to Die," "Eric's Panties," and "Dine & Dash"
Director David Trainer Audio Commentaries on "Radio Daze," "Eric's Drunken Tattoo," and "The Promise Ring"
"A Look back at Season Three" featurette
Cast Member Introductions by Mila Kunis, Danny Masterson, Wilmer Valderrama, Debra Jo Rupp, Kurtwood Smith, or Don Stark on 18 episodes
4 27 May 9, 2006
April 3, 2012 (re-release)
August 21, 2006 August 9, 2006 Audio Commentaries on "Eric's Depression," "Class Picture," and "Hyde's Birthday"
Promos for every episode
A '70s Flashback: Laura Prepon and Mila Kunis
"Season 4 in 4 Minutes" featurette
Making Company: David Trainer on directing That '70s Show
5 25 October 17, 2006
September 4, 2012 (re-release)
April 2, 2007 April 18, 2007 "Season 5 in 5 Minutes" featurette
A '70s Flashback: Danny Masterson and Wilmer Valderrama
Promos for every episode
6 25 May 8, 2007
September 4, 2012 (re-release)
August 6, 2007 August 15, 2007
A '70s Flashback: Debra Jo Rupp and Kurtwood Smith
"Six Minutes of Season 6" featurette
Audio Commentaries on "Substitute," "Sparks," and "My Wife"
Promos for every episode
7 25 October 16, 2007
March 12, 2013 (re-release)
January 21, 2008 January 23, 2008 A '70s Flashback: Don Stark
3 Audio Commentaries
"Behind The Polyester: Writing That '70s Show" Featurette
"That Seventh '70s Season" Featurette
Promos for every episode
8 22 April 1, 2008
March 12, 2013 (re-release)
June 9, 2008 April 9, 2008 A '70s Flashback: Tommy Chong & Josh Meyers
That '70s Set Tour w/ David Trainer
Featurette:That '70s Show retrospective
Topher Grace-"Eric"
Ashton Kutcher-"Kelso"
Laura Prepon-"Donna"
Mila Kunis-"Jackie"
Danny Masterson-"Hyde"
Wilmer Valderrama-"Fez"
Kurtwood Smith & Debra Jo Rupp-"Red & Kitty"
Don Stark-"Bob"
Promos for every episode
The Complete Series Stash box 200 October 14, 2008
May 14, 2013 (re-release)
August 16, 2010 N/A Includes all of the bonus features on previous DVDs.
A "yearbook" including notes from the director, cast interviews, character timelines and photos.
A script from the final episode signed by the cast members.

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