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Ghost In The Shell SAC - Volume 3 UK DVD Details

Date: 2005 February 27 19:02

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Manga Entertainment have sent us the details for the UK release of Ghost In The Shell Standalone Complex - Volume 3. It's due out on 25th April 2005 and features more fun and games from the Laughing Man.

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Ghost In The Shell Stand Alone Complex Volume 3

There are three extraordinary animation films that have each broken new ground and pushed the anime genre into the mainstream worldwide. They are Akira (cyberpunk thriller), Ninja Scroll (samurai thriller and Ghost In The Shell (sci-fi thriller). Ask anyone what their favourite anime titles is and the answer you can expect many of them to say is Ghost In The Shell, one of the most critically acclaimed and highly popular anime films of all time.

Manga Entertainment is excited to announce the DVD release of the highly anticipated new anime TV series Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex. The series was co-produced by both Manga and Bandai and created by the revered animators at Japan’s Production I.G (Kill Bill, Ghost In The Shell), directed by Kenji Kamiyama (Blood: The Last Vampire, Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade) with music by Yoko Kanno (Cowboy Bebop). GITS:SAC Volume 1 was released on September 13th and featured the first four, thirty minute episodes of the explosive twenty-six episode sci-fi series. The complete series is being released bi-monthly over the year and presented on seven DVD volumes, five consisting of four episodes and two containing three episodes.

This all-new futuristic anime series continues the story of the acclaimed anime feature film Ghost In the Shell, which was based on the popular manga by revered Japanese comic book artist Masamune Shirow. Female cyborg Major Motoko Kusanagi and her fellow police officers of section 9 hunt down a host of criminals in both the real and online worlds. Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex utilizes the latest in full CG animation presenting illustrious characters and meticulous design along with dramatic animated action.

Key Selling Points

  • The most highly anticipated anime series of the year based on the smash feature film by Mamoru Oshii and the acclaimed comic book by Masamune Shirow.

  • Fully digital cutting edge animation produced by Japan’s revered Production IG

  • Key characters from original feature in all new dramatic series

  • Highest budgeted anime TV series ever produced in Japan

  • Directed by Kenji Kamiyama

Trouble At Home And Abroad!
Convinced that the cyber terrorist known only as the Laughing Man has resurfaced, section 9 accelerates their investigation. Major Kusanagi enters a virtual chat room devoted to the Laughing Man and has an unusual encounter. Are the people there and the views they express simply fantasy or do they speak the truth?

Meanwhile, a serial killer emerges who skins his victims alive in the unique pattern of a t-shirt: Section 9 must uncover the killer’s identity before he claims his next victim. Then Toga goes undercover at an institution for patients suffering from ‘closed cyber brain syndrome,’ but he finds more than he expects, including a clue in the Laughing Man case!

DVD Features


  • Anamorphic widescreen episodes 9-12

  • English 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound

  • Japanese 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound

  • English stereo 2.0

  • Japanese stereo 2.0

  • English subtitles

  • Interview with Akio Otsuka (Batou)

  • Interview with Kazuhiro Wakabayashi (sound director)

  • Trailers

  • Ghost In the Shell video game trailer

  • Character profiles


  • Anamorphic widescreen episodes 9-12

  • English DTS audio

  • Japanese DTS audio

  • English stereo 2.0

  • English subtitles

  • Quiz

Episode 9 – Chat! Chat! Chat!
Episode 10 – Jungle Cruise
Episode 11 – Portraitz
Episode 12 – Escape from

Source: Manga Entertainment
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