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  • Actors: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry
  • Writers: David Crane, Marta Kauffman
  • Format: Box set, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 25 Oct. 2004
  • Run Time: 510 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00064MW4M
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,770 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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All 24 episodes from the eighth season of the popular American sitcom. In 'The One After I Do' Monica and Chandler's wedding reception is awash with the rumour that Rachel might be pregnant. 'The One with the Red Sweater' sees Monica and Phoebe try to guess who fathered Rachel's baby. 'The One Where Rachel Tells' has Rachel confront the man responsible for getting her in the family way. 'The One with the Videotape' finds Rachel anxious when she discovers that Ross has a videotape of the night she and he spent together. In 'The One with Rachel's Date' Ross is shocked to discover that Rachel is going out on a date with a good-looking actor. 'The One with the Halloween Party' has Monica and Phoebe dress up as Catwoman and Supergirl for a fancy-dress party. 'The One with the Stain' sees Joey install a nursery in his apartment in an effort to persuade Rachel to stay living there. 'The One with the Stripper' has Rachel's father learn that she is pregnant and decide to confront Ross about his responsibilities. In 'The One with the Rumour' Monica invites an old friend to Thanksgiving dinner. 'The One with Monica's Boots' has Phoebe try to obtain tickets to a concert performance by rock legend Sting. 'The One with Ross' Step Forward' sees Ross worry when his girlfriend wants to send Christmas cards featuring pictures of the two of them together. 'The One Where Joey Dates Rachel' finds Joey and Rachel enjoying a surprisingly successful night out on the town. In 'The One Where Chandler Takes a Bath' Monica introduces Chandler to the concept of a relaxing bath. 'The One With the Secret Closet' has Phoebe perturbed by the noises Monica makes during massage. 'The One With the Birthing Video' sees Mona discover that Rachel has moved in with Ross. 'The One Where Joey Tells Rachel' finds Joey on the verge of revealing his secret love to Rachel. In 'The One With the Tea Leaves' Phoebe has an unpleasant date with a swinger. 'The One in Massapequa' sees the friends prepare to attend a wedding anniversary celebration for Ross and Monica's parents. 'The One With Joey's Interview' has Joey interviewed by Soap Opera Digest. 'The One With the Baby Shower' finds Monica trying to make amends when she forgets to invite Rachel's mum to her baby shower. In 'The One With the Cooking Class' Monica enrols in some cooking classes after her restaurant gets a bad review. 'The One Where Rachel is Late' has Ross fall asleep at the premiere of Joey's movie. 'The One Where Rachel Has a Baby (Part 1)' see chaos descend upon the hospital when Rachel goes into labour. Finally, 'The One Where Rachel Has a Baby (Part 2)' finds Rachel still in labour 21 hours later.

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The eighth season of Friends picks up just moments after Monica and Chandler said, "I do." But the focus of this season is firmly on Rachel's pregnancy, as the story progresses from fatherhood revelations in "The One with the Red Sweater" and "The One Where Rachel Tells..." toward complicated new feelings for Rachel, Ross, and Joey, culminating in the maternity ward two-parter "The One Where Rachel Has a Baby." But it's not all Rachel's pregnancy story. Standalone highlights include "The One with the Rumor" in which the "We Hate Rachel" club started in high school by Ross and a certain Mr. Jennifer Aniston (an uncredited Brad Pitt) is revealed; while "The One with Monica's Boots" has Monica and Chandler arguing over finances when Phoebe and Ross are arguing over the attentions of Sting's wife, Trudie Styler (cameoing as herself). Relationship complications fall upon Phoebe as "The One with the Tea Leaves" hooks her up with a stellar cameo from Alec Baldwin. "The One with Joey's Interview" has Matt LeBlanc in top form preparing to be interviewed by Soap Opera Digest. But time starts to tick faster for everyone in "The One Where Rachel Is Late," as Joey's WWI movie finally arrives, but is overshadowed by the wait for Rachel's overdue arrival. Naturally it's all build-up to the cliffhanger finale and a final emotional surprise. --Paul Tonks

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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By John Corbett on 26 Feb. 2005
Format: DVD
I have to be honest from the start and say I was never the biggest fan of Friends. I never managed to get into it, finding it amusing at best and only watching it casually if there was nothing else on.
However, that was some time ago and on the high praise from some friends of mine, I decided to have a gamble on one of these new re-releases of the well-known series, starting with this one because it's got the episode with Brad Pitt in from the 'we hate Rachel Green club.' This is kind of sad now they've split in real life, but I've always been curious to see this episode. What I wasn't prepared for in the least was the comedy, addictiveness and surprising depth this series explores.
It begins with people discovering that Rachel is pregnant. Some funny situations lead to a huge laugh when we discover who the father is, and yet another memorable moment when the father himself discovers the truth! How Rachel and those close to her deal with her pregnancy and the inevitable events leading up to it is often funny, but very moving at times too, giving a real insight into what it must be like for single mothers going through pregnancies, minus the comedy moments of course.
This series is exceptional and I'll be watching it over and over again for a long time to come. I recommend you do the same. Haven't finished it yet though, so I can't wait to see how it all turns out!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A. O'Malley on 15 Nov. 2006
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There are funnier things than Friends on television, but nothing as long-lasting and consistently funny. In Season 8, the acting and directing (as well as visual quality) have improved from the early series, whilst it has lost none of its inventiveness and sparkle.

The season kicks off right after Monica & Chandler's "I do" and with the finding that Rachel is with child. Her pregnancy comes up in all 24 episodes. From the identity of the father ("Oh no- don't tell me it's her!"), to the possibility of marriage ("What, because that's your answer to everything?") and breaking the news to the parents (I particularly loved Rach explaining to her father why Ross won't marry her: "He says I'm damaged goods"). The question comes up: can the pair commit themselves to raising the child together whilst continuing their separate love lives as before? Certainly, it's not the sort of thing that blights lives: Rachel has a stable career and can afford to refuse a husband. It is perhaps in recognition of how anaesthetised it is that halfway through the season, she meets a much younger woman with far fewer financial means in the same situation. Interestingly, there is no mention whatsoever of the possibility of abortion.

Also involving R&R, an old friend from High School returns bearing an old and dark hatred (played by Brad Pitt, who is not mentioned in the credits for some reason) and that old favourite, a woman demanding sex from a man (nobody as attractive as Jennifer Aniston can be so pathetic at sexual provocation). Meanwhile, see Phoebe spell out her name ("P as in Phoebe..."), Joey reminiscing about his first good review ("Everything else was just terrible; Joey Tribbiani was abysmal."), Monica splurging on a pair of ill-fitting boots ("They're killing me, one toe at a time!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rik Lewis on 4 Aug. 2009
Format: DVD
Friends is the pinnacle of American comedy, a truly amazing series which captured everyone's hearts. The cast is amazing, the writers always original and inventive, this series grew over the 10 years and always managed to become better and better. Owning the whole collection is a must!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on 4 April 2009
Format: DVD
I am a Friends addict i have seen all the friends episodes 100 times each and more i love it that much!!!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By S. J. Smith VINE VOICE on 9 Sept. 2003
Format: DVD
For over eight seasons now Friends has consistantly hit the mark in the humour stakes. It's never failed to strike a chord with it's audience, never revelled in it's own hype, never gone through the motions or suffered from old-age-gag-redo syndrome. Nothing but fresh. Fresh jokes, fresh scenarios, fresh delivery, each and every episode. To be commended.
Well, you'd think so wouldn't you?
In actual fact though, the 'EMMY' awards (America's TV Oscars) have passed 'Friends' by year in and year out up until now. And for what reason? Some would argue that 'Frasier' deserved the award that it claimed each year as the cast of Friends looked on with brave, plastic smiles. Some would argue that now the competition is less apparent, i.e Frasier doesn't air any more so who's left to stand in the way?
However, one award in eight seasons...some would argue that Friends has been hard done to. Okay, it may not have the same subtle touches of Frasier but it always hit the target. It's cast may be picture perfect examples of modern, unobtainable beauty, but their constantly neurotic character execution keeps them human, keeps them familiar and keeps them funny.
This season is no different from any other. The standard is still high, the acting still priceless and the stories still appealing. It's got everything. If you're already a fan then you need no encouragement...in fact, why are you even reading this!? However, if you're new to the whole Friends deal...I suggest you start at Episode One/Season One and fall in love with Friends like the rest of us.
For the established fan base...I heard recently from buddies in North America that there are plans for a 'Joey' spin-off show after season ten! Yay!!!
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