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    Added on: 8/9/2002 12:44
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    Friends: Series 8 Boxset (UK)

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    The whole eighth series
    Certificate: 12
    Running Time: 506 mins
    Retail Price: £89.99
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    Every episode from Series 8:
    The One After "I Do"
    Monica and Chandler`s wedding reception is almost upstaged by the news that someone might be pregnant. Phoebe suspects it`s Rachel and comes up with a plan to cover for her friend. Meanwhile Ross tries to chat up a pretty single woman, Chandler has troubles on the dance floor, and Joey hopes to impress Chandler`s mum`s date, an important Broadway producer, with his acting ability.

    The One With The Red Sweater
    An excited Monica and Phoebe speculate about who might be the father of Rachel`s baby, whilst Joey, mistakenly thinking that Phoebe is the one who is pregnant, makes a gallant gesture. Meanwhile Ross and Chandler frantically try to re-stage generic wedding photos with other couples at the hotel when Chandler loses the film from his own ceremony and Monica can`t wait to open her wedding gifts.

    The One Where Rachel Tells...
    Everybody seems to know who the father of Rachel`s baby is except the man himself. When he finds out, he`s more concerned about other matters than his relationship with Rachel or his unborn child. Meanwhile, and fib about a gas leak to gain unusual entry into the newlyweds` apartment.

    A Picture`s Worth A Thousand Words
    Ross and Rachel`s attempt to explain how they wound up in bed together turns into an argument over who came on to whom - until Ross shocks the room by announcing that he has the whole encounter on videotape. Meanwhile, Monica and Chandler are excited at the prospect of hanging out with some other newly weds they met on their honeymoon, until they discover that their new "friends" gave them a false phone number.

    The One With Rachel`s Date
    Ross is horrified to learn that Rachel, pregnant with his child, is headed out on a date with a handsome actor, while Phoebe protests when Monica want to fire a cute but clumsy sous-chef who she fancies. Elsewhere, Chandler stops the promotion of a distant co-worker who`s mistakenly been calling him "Toby" for five years.

    The One With The Halloween Party
    At Monica`s Halloween party, Phoebe meets the fiancé (guest star Sean Penn) of her twin Ursula and finds herself attracted to him as well. Elsewhere at the shindig, Monica comes disguised as Catwoman and wonders if she could take down Phoebe`s Supergirl character while Chandler arrives as a bunny and mistakes Ross` giant hybrid "Spud-nik" costume for something found on a sidewalk. In addition, Rachel runs out of candy and resorts to paying trick-or-treaters.

    The One With The Stain
    Ross learns that pregnant Rachel wants to move out and find her own place, and suggests a vacancy in his building. However Joey gives Ross tough competition when he puts a nursery in their apartment in an attempt to make her stay. Meanwhile, Phoebe is ecstatic when Eric dumps her twin sister Ursula and chooses her instead, and Monica suspects that her new maid is stealing from her.

    The One With The Stripper
    On learning of Rachel`s pregnancy her father decides to confronts Ross in his apartment - just as he begins to snuggle up with his new girlfriend Mona (guest star Bonnie Somerville). Meanwhile, Monica feels guilty for denying Chandler a stripper for his bachelor party so she dials one up for his enjoyment...

    The One With The Rumour
    Monica bumps into an old high school friend and invites him to Thanksgiving dinner with the gang - unaware that he`s not exactly a fan of Rachel. Meanwhile, Chandler and Phoebe pretend to be enthralled with a televised football game so that they can avoid helping Monica in the kitchen while Joey vows to polish off the entire turkey single-handedly.

    The One With Monica`s Boots
    Chandler is annoyed when Monica spends a fortune on a luscious pair of black boots. Meanwhile, when Phoebe learns that Ross` and rock star Sting`s sons attend the same school, she angles to meet the celebrity and get concert tickets - but is caught out by his suspicious wife, Trudie Styler (as herself). In additon, Rachel tries to mediate between an angry Joey and his pregnant kid sister.

    The One With Ross`s Step Forward
    Ross becomes nervous when his new girlfriend, Mona, wants to mail cute Christmas cards with both of their pictures on it. When Rachel starts feeling the hormonal effects of her pregnancy, she desperately searches for possible romantic partners, including the ever-accommodating Joey. Meanwhile, newlyweds Chandler and Monica must deal with Chandler`s boss, who is enduring a divorce.

    The One Where Joey Dates Rachel
    In order to prepare Joey for a big date, Rachel agrees to go out with him for a night on the town. However, things takes an unexpected turn when they dates is a success and they begin to regard each other in a way no one could have predicted. Meanwhile, Chandler racks up a record number of points on Monica`s new Mrs. Pac-Man game machine and, Ross is finally allowed to teach an honors class.

    The One Where Chandler Takes A Bath
    Joey is driving himself crazy with guilt over his secret affection for Rachel, but things become even more complicated when Monica mistakenly thinks he`s infatuated with Phoebe and tells her so! Meanwhile, Rachel breaks her promise with Ross not to learn the sex of their unborn child and takes a look at the doctor`s folder. Elsewhere, Monica regrets urging a reluctant Chandler to enjoy the pleasures of a soothing bubble bath... when she can`t get him out!

    The One With The Secret Closet
    Joey realises that his feelings for Rachel are excluding Ross from the joys of impending fatherhood and makes a gallant, if reluctant, suggestion that could change all of their lives. Elsewhere, Chandler is obsessed with finding out what`s behind the locked door of Monica`s forbidden secret closet while Phoebe convinces Monica to submit to her massage - then regrets it when her new found client responds in ecstasy with suggestive grunts and groans.

    The One With The Birthing Video
    A playful Monica goes all out for Valentine`s Day with sexy lingerie and X-rated entertainment. However, Chandler is too shell-shocked to respond after he accidentally views a birthing video meant for Rachel! Meanwhile, Ross has difficulty breaking the news to Mona that Rachel has moved in with him. Elsewhere, Phoebe tries to cheer up a depressed Joey by bringing him the world`s most cheerful dog.

    The One When Joey Tells Rachel
    A guilt-ridden Joey tells a speechless Ross about his true feelings for Rachel. The guys agree that Joey should tell Rachel during dinner, regardless of the potential consequences. Meanwhile, Chandler becomes nervous because Phoebe`s handsome new boyfriend, Don, shares numerous personality traits with Monica.

    `The One With The Tea Leaves`, `The One In Massapequa`, `The One With Joey`s Interview` and `The One With The Baby Shower`, `The One With The Cooking Glass`, `The One Where Rachel Is Late`, `The One Where Rachel Has A Baby - Part 1` and `The One Where Rachel Has A Baby - Part 2`.

    Special Features:
    Instant Episode Access

    Video Tracks:
    Standard 1.33:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Jane Sibbett
    Jennifer Aniston
    Matt LeBlanc
    Matthew Perry
    Charles Thomas Allen
    Courteney Cox
    John Christopher Allen
    Lisa Kudrow
    David Schwimmer

    Casting By:
    Ellie Kanner
    Leslie Litt
    Anthony Sepulveda

    Soundtrack By:
    Ian Christian Nickus
    Michael Skloff

    Director of Photography:
    Mikel Neiers
    Ken Lamkin
    Nick McLean

    Andy Zall
    David Helfand

    Costume Designer:
    Debbie Easton

    Production Designer:
    Adam Short

    Warner Bros

    Your Opinions and Comments

    10 / 10
    This box set is perfect for any Friends fan- I was laughing so much my sides split. It contains all episodes of Series 8 including the one where Rachel has a baby in which a familiar face comes back... Want to know who? Buy this! It`s great for anyone.
    posted by apsl on 7/12/2002 16:28
    7 / 10
    OK, so here we go again - same review as of the 7th season. What can I say? The seasons are so much alike.
    What else can be written about this series that hadn`t been written before?
    6 friends, one cafe, lots of laughs, a couple of tears, NYC (around that dreadful day in September 2001) - and there you go.
    The video transfer is good. The TV-to-DVD transfer is clean of any defects and the colors look a bit more lively than they looked on TV.
    The DD 2.0 soundtrack is ok. For this kind of sitcom, the lack of a DD 5.1 soundtrack is acceptable.
    The menus are still and silent.
    There are no extras in this disc set, which is truly a crime.
    Bottom line - one of the best sitcoms ever, with yet another funny season.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 13/11/2007 09:43