Golden Valley-based Mill Creek Entertainment specializes in budget home-video fare with titles like “Tales From the Prison Yard: 6 Film Collection” and “Street Heat: 6 Action Movies,” so its recent release of one of the finest TV Blu-ray sets available comes as a sweet surprise.
“That ’70s Show: The Complete Series” captures all eight seasons of the goofy, Wisconsin-set show that became a new generation’s “Happy Days,” with a little more sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll. Whether the show, which ran from 1998 to 2006, was reverently sending up "Star Wars" or hitting the disco dance floor, it lovingly re-created life in the laid-back decade and launched the careers of future stars such as Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis.
High-def quality and pithy extras — commentary, webisodes, trivia, featurettes — elevate the 18-disc set from the discount bin to the top shelf. Yet the whole mind-blowing experience sells from retailers like Best Buy, Amazon and Target for just $70 to $80. Now that’s groovy.