With the recent release of the special 1000 print edition of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex selling out almost completely, fans had been wondering on whether they would be able to get their hands on the series without the special contents. Today, we can happily bring you some good news!
Distributor Manga Entertainment have officially confirmed that Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex will be available as a complete seasons 1 & 2 collection on both Blu-ray and DVD starting 6th August 2018. These will not include the OVA compilations or the Solid State Society but those have already been released separately.
The Blu-ray release of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex will be available at SRP £54.99 with a current price of £39.99 available on Zavvi. Amazon also have a listing available. The discs will be identical to the recent collector’s edition release so that’s 4 discs per season. Both the English & Japanese audio with English subtitles will be included.
The DVD release of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex will be available at SRP £39.99 with a current price of £29.99 available on Zavvi. Amazon also have a listing available. It’s not entirely confirmed on whether the discs are identical to the previous releases or new authors but we do know that there will be 14 discs in total for this release (around 7 per season). Both the English & Japanese audio with English subtitles will be included.
Plot Synopsis via Zavvi:
In the not so distant future, mankind has advanced to a state where complete body transplants from flesh to machine is possible. This allows for great increases in both physical and cybernetic prowess and blurring the lines between the two worlds. However, criminals can also make full use of such technology, leading to new and sometimes, very dangerous crimes. In response to such innovative new methods, the Japanese Government has established Section 9, an independently operating police unit which deals with such highly sensitive crimes.
Led by Daisuke Aramaki and Motoko Kusanagi, Section 9 deals with such crimes over the entire social spectrum, usually with success. However, when faced with a new A level hacker nicknamed “The Laughing Man,” the team is thrown into a dangerous cat and mouse game, following the hacker’s trail as it leaves its mark on Japan.
So there you have it, all of Ghost in the Shell is now available on Blu-ray for the UK & Ireland from Manga Entertainment – that’s the original film, the 2.0 version, Innocence, SAC Solid State Society, SAC Compilation films, ARISE, the ARISE movie and now Stand Alone Complex TV series! If you still want to get your hands on the collector’s edition release, there are some stock left over on Zavvi but not for long since it is almost out of print!
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