Fans of Ghost In The Shell who demands in the best in picture quality, rejoice. Because, very soon, you will be able to get your hands on the Ghost In The Shell: 25th Anniversary Edition. That’s right. Time flies. It has been two and a half decades since the first anime movie was released (in 1995).
This must-have for fans will be delivered as 4K UHD Combo Pack which will include Blu-ray and Digital 4K Ultra HD as well as Digital 4K Ultra HD on September 8, 2020. With the 25th Anniversary Edition, you can relive the glorious anime flick in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, along with commemorative artwork from pop illustrator Martin Ansin and new bonus material.
Here’s the synopsis for those who need a refresher:
“2029: A female cybernetic government agent, Major Motoko Kusanagi, and the Internal Bureau of Investigations are hot on the trail of “The Puppet Master,” a mysterious and threatening computer virus capable of inﬁltrating human hosts. Together with her fellow agents from Section 9, Kusanagi embarks on a high-tech race against time to capture the omnipresent entity. Director Mamoru Oshii‘s award-winning cyber-tech thriller, based on the beloved manga by Shirow Masamune, is lauded as one of the leading Japanese animation ﬁlms of all time.”
If you pick up this copy, you can expect special features including a full-length audio commentary by animation writer and English language scriptwriter (Mary Claypool), animation producer and writer (Eric Calderon), voice actor of “Batou” (Richard Epcar) and animation historian and critic, Charles Solomon, plus two brand new bonus featurettes: Accessing Section 0: 25 Years into the Future and Landscapes & Dreamscapes – The Art and Architecture of Ghost In The Shell.
As you can see, the Ghost In The Shell: 25th Anniversary Edition really is a fan must-have. That’s not it. In addition to the 4K UHD Combo Pack, it will also be available in an exclusive SteelBook set featuring artwork award-winning Mexican artist Orlando Arocena. But that, apparently, will only be available from Best Buy.
The SteelBook edition and the Blu-ray 4K UHD copy can be pre-ordered now on bestbuy.com for US$19.99 and US$17.99, respectively. As for the 4K UHD Combo Pack, it will sell for US$22.99 when it becomes available on August 9, 2020. Keep going to catch the official movie trailer.