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[08/30/05 - 12:00 AM]
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit-- the Second Year Dvd

[via press release from Universal Studios Home Entertainment]

LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT-- THE SECOND YEAR DVD

NBC'S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, TEN-TIME EMMY-NOMINATED CRIME DRAMA

LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT -- THE SECOND YEAR DVD

INCLUDING ALL 21 EPISODES PLUS EXCLUSIVE BONUS FEATURES ARRIVES IN STORES SEPTEMBER 27, 2005 FROM UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. -- August 30, 2005 -- The newest DVD collection of NBC's highly rated crime series Law & Order: SVU hits retail shelves September 27, 2005, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Spawned from one of the most successful brands in television history, creator-executive producer Dick Wolf's Law & Order: SVU has consistently captivated viewers and critics alike with its provocative storylines ripped straight from today's headlines. With fans of the show demonstrating a tremendous appetite for Law & Order programming, viewers can truly enjoy the additional bonus materials and extensive behind-the-scenes footage exclusive to the DVD.

The ten-time Emmy-nominated series chronicles the gritty, day-to-day world of the New York Police Department's elite Special Victims Unit and stars Christopher Meloni as Detective Elliot Stabler and Mariska Hargitay in her Golden Globe Award-winning role as Detective Olivia Benson. Season Two also features the addition of Ice-T as Detective Odafin Tutuola and B.D Wong as forensic psychiatrist George Huang. Dann Florek, Richard Belzer and Stephanie March round out the powerful cast of Law & Order: SVU-The Second Year, which also boasts a star-studded guest roster including Eric Roberts, Margot Kidder, Richard Thomas, Karen Allen, Chad Lowe and others. Timed to coincide with the September 20, 2005, Law & Order: SVU Season Seven premiere on NBC, the three-disc collection arrives in stores on September 27, 2005 priced at $59.98 SRP.

The brainchild of Law & Order brand creator-executive producer Dick Wolf, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit has consistently been one of NBC's top performers, and regularly wins its Tuesday time period, monopolizing audiences by a wide margin in ratings, share and demographics. The series also continues to break records with its dual-window USA Network airings, and has been renewed through 2006. This year the show received three Emmy Award nominations, one for Hargitay (her second) as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, and two for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series category (Amanda Plummer and Angela Lansbury). Wolf's additional series, the original Law & Order and Law & Order: Criminal Intent, have met with equally loyal popular and critical acclaim and their highly collectible full season DVD collections have been consistent best sellers. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is a Wolf Films production in association with NBC Universal Television Studio.

More information is available at www.LawAndOrderDVD.com.

SPECIAL BONUS MATERIAL

- Profiles of detectives Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler
- Cast interviews reacting to the types of cases they are involved in
- Cast interactions with real SVU detectives
- Behind the Scenes on the Law & Order: SVU set
- Deleted Scenes you won't see anywhere else

SYNOPSIS

Each episode of this hard-hitting and emotionally charged drama follows an investigation by the New York Police Department's elite Special Victims Unit. The series centers on Detective Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni), a seasoned, seen-it-all veteran of the unit, and his tough but compassionate partner, Detective Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay), as they try to solve the city's most heinous crimes. Joining them in their fight against sexual predators are Detectives John Munch (Richard Belzer) and Odafin "Fin" Tutuola (Ice-T), forensic psychiatrist George Huang (B.D.Wong), Assistant District Attorney Casey Novak (Diane Neal) and their tough but supportive supervisor, Captain Donald Cragen (Dann Florek, reprising his Law & Order role).

TECHNICAL INFORMATION
DVD
Street Date: 9/27/2005
Pre-Order Date: 8/23/2005
Copyright: 2005 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Price: $59.98 SRP
Selection Numbers: 28662
Number of Discs: 3
Running Time: 15 Hours and 23 Minutes
Layers: Dual/Dual (Double Sided)
Aspect Ratio: Full Frame (1:33:1)
Rating: NR
Technical Info: English Dolby 2.0 Stereo/Captioned; English and Spanish Subtitles

For artwork or screeners, please log on to our Web site at www.ushvpublicity.com or fax your request to Universal Studios Home Entertainment Publicity at (818) 866-0226.

Universal Studios Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80%-owned by General Electric, with 20% controlled by Vivendi Universal.





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