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Ghost in the Shell 2.0 (R2/UK BD) in October - Updated

Manga have announced the UK DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of Ghost in the Shell 2.0 on 26th October 2009. In 1995, the animated cyberpunk action-thriller Ghost in the Shell stunned moviegoers and anime fans alike by seamlessly merging traditional animation with the latest CG imagery to create an intelligent and artistic sci-fi spectacle unlike anything seen before. The film enjoyed both critical and popular acclaim at the international box office before going on to reach even greater success on DVD.

Now, director Mamoru Oshii (The Sky Crawlers; Avalon) has revisited his classic masterpiece to create a newly enhanced "director's cut" for cinemas in the form of Ghost in the Shell 2.0. Containing over 90 altered and enhanced scenes and an all-new soundtrack that includes dialogue re-recorded by the original actors (with the exception of one new voice cast member who adds a unique spin to the plot), this new release will open in selected UK cinemas on 2nd October before arriving on DVD and Blu-ray at the end of the month.

"Only a hundred thousand people saw [Ghost In The Shell] in cinemas back in 1995," remembers Oshii. "To this day, most people have only seen it on video. That's why I really wanted people to have a chance to see it on the big screen, and I really hope they do. In terms of CGI, there are over 90 cuts that have been altered and enhanced. And with extensive use of filter effects and colour correction techniques throughout the rest of the film, it's fair to say that pretty much the entire movie has been enhanced in some way."

Priced at £19.99 RRP on DVD and £24.99 RRP on Blu-ray Disc, features are outlined below...

DVD - A 2-disc set, the first disc features the new Ghost in the Shell 2.0 presented in anamorphic widescreen with Japanese and English DD2.0 and DD5.1 Surround audio and optional English subtitles. The second disc is the original Ghost in the Shell movie/DVD release from Manga which includes the same extras listed on the Blu-ray version below.

Blu-ray Disc - Includes both Ghost in the Shell 2.0 and the original version of the film on 1-disc. Features include:

  • Ghost in the Shell 2.0
    • 1080P 1.85:1 Widescreen
    • Japanese and English 6.1 DTS-ES (DTS-HD Master Audio)
    • Japanese and English 2.0 LPCM
    • Optional English subtitles
  • Ghost in the Shell (Original version)
    • 1080i 1.85:1 Widescreen
    • Japanese and English DD2.0 Stereo
    • Optional English subtitles
  • Making of Ghost In The Shell: Production Report (1080i)
  • Theatrical Trailer (1080i)
  • Character Profiles
  • Creator Biographies

Last updated: 27/04/2018 12:59:06

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