Lionsgate is proudly joining the ceremony as Mamoru Oshii’s cult animated cyberpunk classic, Ghost In The Shell, gets a tricked-out home release beginning September 8 on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital 4K Ultra HD) and Digital 4K Ultra HD.
The re-release commemorates the 25th Anniversary of one of the most critically acclaimed anime films of all time, based on the iconic work of mangaka Shirow Masamune. The new version also boasts a Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos remastering, with featured fan-favorite commemorative artwork from pop illustrator Martin Ansin, and much more.
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 comic book by Shirow Masamune, is lauded as one of the leading Japanese animation ﬁlms of all time.
Ghost in the Shell is voiced by Atsuko Tanaka (Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, TV’s “Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex”, “Ghost in the Shell 2.0”), Akio Ôtsuka (Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, Paprika, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots), and Kôichi Yamadera (Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, Ninja Scroll).
4K / BLU-RAY / DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES
• Full-length audio commentary of Ghost in the Shell with Mary Claypool (Animation Writer and English Language Scriptwriter), Eric Calderon (Animation Producer and Writer), Richard Epcar (Voice of “Batou”), and Charles Solomon (Animation Historian and Critic)
• “Accessing Section 9: 25 Years into the Future” Featurette
• “Landscapes & Dreamscapes: The Art and Architecture of Ghost in the Shell” Featurette
ADDITIONAL ARCHIVAL BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES
• Production Report & Digital Works Featuretes
• Theatrical Trailer