Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Complete Series Collection - Deluxe Edition (Zavvi Exclusive) Blu-ray £100.98 delivered
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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Complete Series Collection - Deluxe Edition (Zavvi Exclusive) Blu-ray £100.98 delivered

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Found 2nd Apr
I've been waiting for this for years - my favourite anime series coming to Blu-ray with limited edition book and 3 movies. It's expensive, but bear in mind this is limited to 1000 copies, so should sell out quickly!
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I really want this because it's my favourite anime but I can't justify £100. The three films are already available and cost about £8 each, so that leaves £76 for the two series and the 140 page book. That's a lot of money, especially when after the exclusivity agreement is up there'll likely be a non-limited version release.

For those interested it'll be running at 23.97fps, not the 30fps original (which we have never got anyway, being as our DVDs were 25fps). There's also some issues around this actually using less discs than the French collection which gets a bit of a slating for picture quality.

Here's a comparison between the Japanese DVD and Blu-ray, so there's a noticable difference on that encode but it won't be the one on these discs.
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Valad36 m ago

I really want this because it's my favourite anime but I can't justify …I really want this because it's my favourite anime but I can't justify £100. The three films are already available and cost about £8 each, so that leaves £76 for the two series and the 140 page book. That's a lot of money, especially when after the exclusivity agreement is up there'll likely be a non-limited version release.For those interested it'll be running at 23.97fps, not the 30fps original (which we have never got anyway, being as our DVDs were 25fps). There's also some issues around this actually using less discs than the French collection which gets a bit of a slating for picture quality.Here's a comparison between the Japanese DVD and Blu-ray, so there's a noticable difference on that encode but it won't be the one on these discs.[Image]



I know what you mean. It is expensive. There's no denying it, but it's a chance to finally own it on Blu-ray which still comes in cheaper than any import when I last checked the prices. It's a collector's edition, so there could be a 'standard' cheaper one coming in as well.
Not sure something that is Zavvi exclusive is really a 33% saving on the RRP, given that they set it...
Considering the official (Manga UK) announcement was on 28 March, & Anime UK News had details on 22 March 2018, the limited edtion run (of 1,000 units) has not sold out quite as quickly as I would have expected.

[ animeuknews.net/201…ay/ ]
[ https//an…se/ ]

[ twitter.com/Man…385 ]
[ mangauk.com/gho…ay/ ]

Plus... it's Zavvi.

The Hut Group never seem to be able to fulfil any of my orders properly; either on their own sites or via eBay.

Such a nuisance


PS. Don't believe the £50.00 drop in price either. The suggested retail price was £99.99.
I don't think it's particularly expensive, considering it is composed of two (long) series and 3 movies, and comparing the number of discs to the French version doesn't mean much to me without details like BR-25/BR-50 SL/DL for a start.
What does grate is simply saying "we couldn't get the proper source material so we just did it all at 24fps". What? Really? Just hobble it right out the gate and try to convince people that it's still some kind of definitive collection?

Even being a complete anime Luddite and expecting the actual animation to be more like 10fps; at the very least I'm going to wait for some kind of review/comparison, and certainly not worry about the "limited/collectors/get it first" stuff
ordered this the other day. i actually expected the box to be a lot bigger than it looks, looks rather thin for the amount of discs and a book (maybe its A4 size or similar size to AllTheAnimes Ultimate Editions?). the price id say is rather good though considering you usually pay around £40 for a collectors edition of a series plus factoring in the films and collectors packaging its about on the money.

seen as the Japanese releases go for around £250-300 per series its a bargain.
wiggywig13 h, 10 m ago

ordered this the other day. i actually expected the box to be a lot bigger …ordered this the other day. i actually expected the box to be a lot bigger than it looks, looks rather thin for the amount of discs and a book (maybe its A4 size or similar size to AllTheAnimes Ultimate Editions?). the price id say is rather good though considering you usually pay around £40 for a collectors edition of a series plus factoring in the films and collectors packaging its about on the money.seen as the Japanese releases go for around £250-300 per series its a bargain.



The size of the item, for those interested...

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Mine was dispatched this morning.
alababaju19 m ago

Mine was dispatched this morning.



Same here. Can't wait!
Felis31st May

Same here. Can't wait!


Thanks by the way for posting this deal. Never spent this much on a box set before but I'm a big G.I.T.S. fan and I really wanted this. Never heard about it and would have missed it if it wasn't for your post! Thanks l!
alababaju12 h, 54 m ago

Thanks by the way for posting this deal. Never spent this much on a box …Thanks by the way for posting this deal. Never spent this much on a box set before but I'm a big G.I.T.S. fan and I really wanted this. Never heard about it and would have missed it if it wasn't for your post! Thanks l!



No problem:). Same here (about the spending). Did you get yours yet? I'm still awaiting delivery.
Felis2nd Jun

No problem:). Same here (about the spending). Did you get yours yet? I'm …No problem:). Same here (about the spending). Did you get yours yet? I'm still awaiting delivery.


I'm actually not in the UK at the moment so I sent it to a relative. I hope it arrives when someone is home or I'm just quietly going to cry if it gets lost.
alababaju3rd Jun

I'm actually not in the UK at the moment so I sent it to a relative. I …I'm actually not in the UK at the moment so I sent it to a relative. I hope it arrives when someone is home or I'm just quietly going to cry if it gets lost.



I got mine yesterday, so the 'release date'. Looks beautiful:) Hope you got yours as well!
Felis5th Jun

I got mine yesterday, so the 'release date'. Looks beautiful:) Hope you …I got mine yesterday, so the 'release date'. Looks beautiful:) Hope you got yours as well!


Any chance of you posting some photos of the real thing? Zavvi's shabbily mocked up images aren't helping sell it to me.
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JubilantPigeon12th Jun

Any chance of you posting some photos of the real thing? Zavvi's shabbily …Any chance of you posting some photos of the real thing? Zavvi's shabbily mocked up images aren't helping sell it to me.


Sorry for delay - here you go. Hope it helps.
Felis8th Jul

[Image] [Image] [Image] Sorry for delay - here you go. Hope it helps.


Thanks, good photos. Looks like it's sold out now anyway, so that'll save me from myself 😞
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