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Unit One - Series 1 [DVD]

Mads Mikkelsen , Lars Mikkelsen    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Mads Mikkelsen, Lars Mikkelsen, Soren Malling, Trine Pallesen
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: Danish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Arrow Films
  • DVD Release Date: 21 Jan 2013
  • Run Time: 580 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00A9YBW9K
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,987 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Unit One is a long-standing Nordic Noir thriller series that tells the story of a group of staunch crime experts from an elite unit within the Danish police force. We follow their fascinating yet frightening work in the Danish underworld and witness their unflinching commitment and affectionate solidarity when pitted against horrifying, yet all-too-real, examples of the extremes of human nature they face in the line of duty. Unit One is based on true criminal cases through the last 10 years.

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: Danish ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: 3-DVD Set, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: When a female police commissioner who has ambitions on behalf of her gender selects detective Ingrid Dahl as the new head of a Danish police travel unit, it does not come without problems for the young detective. She struggles to unite career and family, and she has to establish a cooperation with a team of detectives including the man who had expected to take her job. However, the initial uncertainty soon turns to trust and even friendship, and the team proves its worth investigating the nation's most vicious cases of murder and violent crime. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Emmy Awards, ...Unit 1 (Season 1) - 3-DVD Set ( Rejseholdet ) ( Unit One - Season One )

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95 of 98 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality Danish police drama from 2000 5 Dec 2012
By Mikey TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
Back in October 2000, Danish public broadcaster DR started the first nine episodes of what would become one of their most successful series ever. The series ran for 32 episodes with the last episode airing on New Years Day 2004 and regularly achieved domestic audiences in excess of 2 million, a feat that even the more recent The Killing - Series 1-3 [DVD] never managed.
This 510 minutes boxset contains the first nine episodes and features a wealth of Danish talent. Anyone familiar with other DR dramas will be accustomed to the high quality of the scripts, direction, acting, cinematography etc. Unit One is no different to Borgen: Series 1 & 2 [DVD] and The Killing in terms of quality.
Unit One had a successful run on Australia's SBS TV channel but has yet to be screened in other English speaking countries. Known in it's homeland as Rejseholdet (loosely translated as Flying Squad), the series became the recipient of an International Emmy in 2002 for the Best Drama.
I originally saw the programme after friends in Sweden recommended it to me soon after it's run there under the title Mordkommissionen. Having to rely on Swedish subtitles to follow the series, what immediately sprang to mind was "How can a country of such a small population produce such decent quality drama?"
The wealth of acting talent introduces us to the younger faces of some familiar names to UK viewers of Danish drama.
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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Has aged well since 2000..... 14 Dec 2012
By godzilla78 VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
I can only echo the positive review that already exists. Despite being over 10 years old at this stage, Unit One has aged quite well and is streets ahead of the star-centric cop shows we have on UK tv. Good to see this fantastic show is now available (I picked up the whole run of the show from an Australian source) for the UK market.

Unit One is a special roving task force set up to investigate crimes all over Denmark. So don't expect the see Copenhagen all the time like in Borgen or the Killing however some locations will be familiar to fans of Danish tv. The first episode introduces the new boss of Unit One, Ingrid Dahl (the wonderful Charlotte Fich, and if you are a fan of strong female lead characters ala Borgen/The Killing then she will be your cup of tea) as she gets to know her team while investigating the death of a fellow police officer. She has a rough time of it to begin with as internal politics and personal tragedy loom on the horizon.

Mads Mikkelsen is the other big name on the team providing support as the guy who will break the rules to get the job done, and anyone familiar with Danish tv exports in the last couple of years will indeed recognise quite a few faces throughout the series. The rest of the group are all likeable characters and each bring their own abilities and quirks together in order to solves the various crimes at hand. This really is a great show and well worth checking out.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Danish Noir 11 April 2013
By Remnant
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This series from the millennium period has been released on the back of the success of The Killing et al and it was worth digging out of the recent archives. A small team, Unit One - from the national crime squad, helps/takeover cases with/from the local police. Loosely based on real cases. It is entertaining and intelligent, superior to CSI this and that, more grounded in reality but for the time equally innovative. You can also see the origins of the later successes, The Killing and Borgen in this, as well as some of the same actors and now Hollywood star Mads Mikkelsen. I will be looking out for series 2.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyable with the human touch 3 Nov 2013
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Yes this released in 2000 but it lacks nothing because of that. Having watched many other Danish crime and political films this was up there among the best. Will now need to purchase series two.

Unit One is part of the Danish FBI (National Police) who work with local police on major crimes. Some stories are one episode long, some two. What holds them together is the story of the private lives of the team. If sub titles do not bother you then give this a go.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unit One 29 Sep 2013
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Another great Continental series of an ace team cracking crimes. Some familiar faces here too from various other Danish series.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More good Danish TV 18 Mar 2013
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If you liked The Killing, then you will probably like this. As the stories are shorter, they only take up one or two episodes, it is less intense and complex than The Killing, but nonetheless very good. This is why it only rates 4 stars. The acting is of a good standard. I hope they issue the later series on DVD.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars nordic noir 21 Mar 2014
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Unit one (season one) unavailable in local retailer's. If you like the BBC offerings of Nordic noir this is one to add to your collection.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nordic Noire - Great acting - gripping stories 28 Dec 2013
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This series is based on true-life stories, which makes the stories quite shocking when you start watching them. The acting is very good, and the characters are very 'human' and likeable. I recommend this series, and have already bought series 2 in case they sell out.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent series each episode delightful
I really enjoyed the whole of series one.The build up of different personalities throughout the series was captivating. Read more
Published 18 days ago by Elizabeth Gale
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Nordic Noir TV Series
I was hesitant in going for this series as i had just finished the brilliant 'Borgen' and 'The Killing' and therefore i thought this would not meet my expectations and thus it... Read more
Published 1 month ago by B. D. Compton
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
Very poor when compared with series such as Wallander, The Killing and The Bridge. Dialogue (as translated) and character development poor
Published 1 month ago by P E Soppitt
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor
The Amazon reviews were deceptive. This is a poor shadow of better Nordic noir shows, wooden and slow. Don't bother.
Published 1 month ago by Saul Pinhas
3.0 out of 5 stars Contemporary stories well told
A little dated now and not as fast paced as it might be but interesting developments in the personal lives of the detectives and in the crime stories with topics and themes that... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Doug Winten
4.0 out of 5 stars another great Danish series
lots off angst, action and dark overtones, but with surprising bits of humor popping up unexpectedly. Read more
Published 7 months ago by C. Hensley
3.0 out of 5 stars Unit one crime drama
As Danish/Swedish drama goes this is only fair. Bit boring & most of the episodes I found are too alike.
Published 9 months ago by Crowd Pleaser
1.0 out of 5 stars Nordic Noire?
My wife and I have become quite addicted to the Nordic Noire over the past few years and so looked forward to receiving this after reading the review. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Peter Cornish
1.0 out of 5 stars SUBTITLES CANNOT BE READ AS THEY FALL BELOW THE SCREEN - ALSO PICTURE...
I AM SO DISSAPOINTED WITH THIS SERIES. I WAS SO LOOKING FORWARD TO VIEWING IT - LOVE DANISH/SWEDISH FILMS & SERIES. IT WAS A COMPLETE WASTE OF MONEY.
Published 10 months ago by Iris Jones
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