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Brilliant Danish Crime Drama, Unit One, lands on DVD


Mads Mikkelsen starring series finally gets a UK release.

Posted 13th December 2012, 11:22am in TV

Oh we couldn’t be more excited for this title if we tried. One of the original Scandi crime series, Unit One, is finally getting a UK DVD release courtesy of Arrow Films’ excellent Nordic Noir label who will release Series One on DVD in a 3 disc box set on January 21st 2013.

The International Emmy award winning show stars Danish superstar Mads Mikkelsen (The Hunt, Casino Royale) as part of an elite mobile police force. Mikkelsen stars alongside a wealth of Danish talent recognisable to UK viewers from The Killing, Wallander and Borgen.

Charlotte Fich (The Killing, Wallander) stars as Ingrid Dahl, the new head of Unit One, who struggles to juggle her career and family life whilst attempting to prove that woman is the right choice for the coveted job. Love Sarah Lund? Trust us, you will adore Ingrid Dahl.

Based on real-life crimes from the past two decades, Unit One is a hidden gem that we ourselves had to get hold of from Australia so this is a most welcome UK release.

Head of Marketing, Jon Sadler, had this to say, “subsequent to the success of the BBC FOUR Nordic dramas, which we acquired home entertainment rights to; Wallander, The Killing, Borgen and The Bridge we have now delved deeper into a rich back catalogue of equally rewarding crime dramas, stretching back a decade and more. And whilst many of these series’ will not see a British TV transmission the fan-base and appetite for more product of a similar ilk exists to an extent for us to bring them directly to the market.”

The DVD of Series One of Unit One is on January 21st 2013.

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