Special Unit 2 - The Short-Lived UPN Cult Phenomenon Will Finally Get Onto DVD!

May 6, 2015

 

Special Unit 2 - The Short-Lived UPN Cult Phenomenon Will Finally Get Onto DVD!

 

This is great news! Saw it for the first time more than 2 years ago, really loved it, such a shame it got cancelled after only two seasons.

 

Visual Entertainment, Inc. (VEI) is well-known in North America for TV-DVD releases (in both the USA and Canada) of some highly acclaimed television shows, including Cagney & Lacey, The Equalizer, Nash Bridges, Hell's Kitchen, Diagnosis Murder, McMillan and Wife, In Search Of..., The Mod Squad, John Byner's Bizarre, (Chef Gordon) Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, and many more. Now the Toronto-based studio is announcing that in the 3rd and 4th Quarters of 2015 they are releasing a huge slate of new TV-DVDs, and one of the classic television programs included in that slate will be Special Unit 2:

 A sci-fi drama that focuses on a special, deep cover Chicago Police department unit that has been formed to combat monsters and folklore characters threatening the city. Officers Nick O'Malley and Kate Benson played by Michael Landes and Alexondra Lee are in charge of this clandestine unit and have the responsibility to hunt down these threatening creatures from an outer world.

This show is just ONE item taken from a very impressive list of 12 named shows (see our eleven other news posts today for those items). NOTE that specific release dates have NOT BEEN SET so far...nor do we have details or package art at this time, either; just the heads-up to expect this release during the second half of the year. Also, VEI's president, Jeff Sprigg, notes that there are "Many More Releases Coming!"

This UPN show ran for just 2 seasons starting in 2001, with only 19 regular weekly episodes produced in all (6 in the first season, and 13 in the second...plus there was an unaired pilot which typically isn't included in the episode count). The program developed a small but passionate following, and has been highly wanted on DVD release for years. VEI's upcoming plans to bring Special Unit 2 represent the first disc release for the show, whose guest stars include a pre-Smallville Tom Welling, sci-fi icon Mark Sheppard, Star Trek: The Next Generation's "Q": John de Lancie, Jack Coleman from Dynasty, Heroes and the upcoming Heroes Reborn, and Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the just-released Avengers: Age of Ultron). Stay tuned for updates, as further developments occur!

 

*Update September 2nd 2016 - At this time, there's nothing new to report, so it's more likely the show will not be released on DVD after all! Thank you Visual Entertainment, Inc. (VEI) for getting our hopes up for nothing.

 

Source: TVShowsOnDVD

January 21, 2013

 

Special Unit 2 not on DVD but on You Tube!

 

Unfortunately Special Unit 2,  als called SU2, has never been released on DVD before and ths is a shame, it's a very entertaining tv series! Action, Humor, Great Cast, Fun Stories. Luckily there is a way to watch SU2 via You Tube! Recently found out about it myself. Few files have been reported to have sound problems but overal they are okay! All episodes are spit in five parts. of course it's certainly not perfect quality but at least you can watch it. Enjoy, while it lasts! Here you can find it: SU2 on YT


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