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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Vol 1 in September

Update: This title has seen a two-week delay and will now arrive on Monday 27th September. The full announcement follows...


Manga Entertainment have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex TV Series - Vol 1 for 27th September 2004 priced at £19.99. The series was co-produced by both Manga and Bandai and created by the revered animators at Japan's Production I.G (Kill Bill, Blood: The Last Vampire and Ghost in the Shell). Directed by Kenji Kamiyama (Blood: The Last Vampire and Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade) with music by Yoko Kanno (Cowboy Bebop). GITS: SAC Volume 1 will feature the first four half-hour episodes of the explosive 26 episode sci-fi series. The complete series will be released over the next year and will be presented on seven DVD volumes, five containing four episodes and two containing three episodes.

This all-new futuristic anime series continues the story of the acclaimed anime feature film Ghost in the Shell which was based on the popular manga by revered Japanese comic book artist Masamune Shirow. Female cyborg Major Motoko Kusanagi and her fellow police officers of Section 9 hunt down a host of criminals in both the real and online worlds. In the first four episodes Kusanagi and Section 9 must resolve a hostage crisis, hunt down a runaway state-of-the-art killing machine, solve a mystery behind recent android suicides and investigate a high level conspiracy involving a mysterious computer hacker. Set in the not too distant future where technology plays a key role in everyday life, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex utilizes the latest in full CG animation presenting illustrious characters and meticulous design along with dramatic animated action.

This two-disc set includes the following features:

Disc One
  • Episodes 1-4 presented in Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English and Japanese DD5.1 Surround
  • English and Japanese DD2.0 Stereo
  • English subtitles
  • Interview with Director Kenji Kamiyama
  • Interview with Atsuko Tanaka (Japanese Voice of Motoko)
  • Episode Profiles
  • Character Profiles
  • Image Database
  • Exclusive Poster
  • Manga Previews
Disc Two
  • Episodes 1-4 presented in Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English and Japanese DTS Surround
  • English DD2.0 Stereo
  • English subtitles

Last updated: 31/05/2018 20:42:55

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