"Ghost in the Shell" Limited Edition Steelbook [Blu-ray Disc] £14.99 at Store.HMV.com
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"Ghost in the Shell" Limited Edition Steelbook [Blu-ray Disc] £14.99 at Store.HMV.com

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Found 14th Mar 2017
The 1995 Anime is being re-issued on 20 March 2017 just ahead of the forthcoming movie with Scarlett Johansson as The Major, on general release in the UK on 31 March 2017 (with previews on 29th & 30th).

This item at HMV is the Limited Edition Steelbook variant of the Blu-ray Disc release offered for pre-order at £14.99 (with free postage).

Also included is a bonus 22-page booklet.

Description

In a futuristic world where cyberspace, artificial intelligences and cyborg cops are the norm, only the Ghost (the indefinable element of human consciousness) exists to determine who is alive and who is purely a creation of the Net. Major Motoko Kusanagi is an elite officer in the Shell Squad who has been so heavily modified that little more than her Ghost remains. She is assigned to finding a computer criminal who is skilled enough to hack into the minds of his victims, and she finds that he uses humans as puppets to do his evil deeds. Things soon take on a more sinister twist. The special edition box set features the original subtitled version of the film and a documentary into the making of the piece.

From Amazon.co.uk

The skilful blending of drawn animation and computer-generated imagery excited anime fans when this science fiction mystery was released in 1995: many enthusiasts believe Ghost suggests what the future of anime will be, at least in the short term. The film is set in the not-too-distant future, when an unnamed government uses lifelike cyborgs or "enhanced" humans for undercover work. One of the key cyborgs is the Major, Motoko Kusanagi, who resembles a cross between the Terminator and a Playboy centrefold. She finds herself caught up in a tangled web of espionage and counterespionage as she searches for the mysterious superhacker known as "The Puppet Master."

Mamoru Oshii directs with a staccato rhythm, alternating sequences of rapid-fire action (car chases, gun battles, explosions) with static dialogue scenes that allow the characters to sort out the vaguely mystical and rather convoluted plot. Kusanagi's final quote from I Corinthians suggests that electronic evolution may compliment and eventually supplant organic evolution. The minor nudity, profanity and considerable violence would earn Ghost in the Shell at least a PG rating. --Charles Solomon --This text refers to the DVD edition.

Details

Actors: Akio Ohtsuka, Atsuko Tanaka, Iemasa Kayumi, Kouichi Yamadera
Directors: Mamoru Oshii
Format: Animated, Dubbed, Limited Edition, Surround Sound
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Region: Region B/2
Classification: 15
Studio: Manga Entertainment
Release Date: 20 Mar. 2017
Run Time: 82 minutes

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£10.99 but unavailable to (pre-)order:
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£29.99:
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This appears to be exactly the one I got about 2 years ago, which kinda overrules any possible application of the phrase "limited edition" for either batch.
Googlyhead

This appears to be exactly the one I got about 2 years ago, which kinda … This appears to be exactly the one I got about 2 years ago, which kinda overrules any possible application of the phrase "limited edition" for either batch.



Why? Both production runs could be in limited quantities.
I can't believe you're defending misleading marketing blurb...

Do they give you the option to view the non-remastered scenes? They are ageing badly already.
crumpo

I can't believe you're defending misleading marketing blurb...



I'm not...

crumpo

...Do they give you the option to view the non-remastered scenes? They … ...Do they give you the option to view the non-remastered scenes? They are ageing badly already.



I will let you know following the release date, if you are still interested by then.
Good deal considering this has been OOP for a long time. I have this steelbook and it's definitely worth getting.
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this edition may contain NO added material (apart from a leaflet & Tin box)!

Review 1

Review 2





Edited by: "railwaygun" 15th Mar 2017
railwaygun

this edition may contain NO added material (apart from a leaflet & Tin … this edition may contain NO added material (apart from a leaflet & Tin box)!Review 1Review 2



"Review 1" is the (North American/Region 1) 25th Anniversary Edition from 2014.

"Review 2" is for the Region 1 release for this year, but you can clearly see the included booklet within the UK (Region 2) product listings...

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Trailer & Featurette
[ youtube.com/wat…fa4 ]

Extended Clip
[ youtube.com/wat…q64 ]

Building Jump Extended
[ youtube.com/wat…9uw ]

International Trailer
[ youtube.com/wat…fIU ]

"Human" Trailer
[ youtube.com/wat…Nns ]

Shelling Clip
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"Section 9" Featurette Trailer
[ youtube.com/wat…AUQ ]

Trailer #2
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Trailer #3
[ youtube.com/wat…ANM ]

Final Trailer
[ youtube.com/wat…p0o ]

First 5 Minutes + ALL Trailers
[ youtube.com/wat…LZs ]

All NEW Clips + Trailer (2017)
[ youtube.com/wat…WKM ]

How Weta Workshop Made Ghost In The Shell's Thermoptic Suit!
[ youtube.com/wat…pKk ]

[ ghostintheshellfilm.co.uk ]
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