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Stephane

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Has any seen or heard anything about this title being released to DVD?

The movie is called "Ghost in the Shell".

Thank you for the replies in advance.

Stephane
 

Matt<>Broon

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Are you thinking of the recent TV series (only aired in Japan AFAIK) or the 1997 film?

The film is definitely out on DVD (try www.rightstuf.com) and I would imagine the TV series Ghost in the Shell : Stand Alone Complex is due out some time in the not too distant future.

Edit : Blast, Beaten to it by Jeff. If you need more info then I suggest a quick search for the 'Novice Anime Discussion' thread which is never far from the top page and www.animeondvd.com for reviews etc.
 

Stephane

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Hmm Could not find it on IMDB to get more info on it. But I will look at my local future shop once more. Could not find it there either.

Thank you for the info.

Stephane

I knew that I would get an answer of this. That is why I like this forum.
 

Woo Jae

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Stephane:

You can try such popular online anime stores such as www.rightstuf.com. Or even www.animecornerstore.com (they are a bit pricey but they do offer great well packaged goods, great communication and service).

Please check out the Novice Anime Thread http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...=&pagenumber=1 on this forum for more entertaining suggestions.

My advice? Try the movies first, then delve into OAVs (Original Animated Video - Straight to Video release) and TV series...
 

Elvie

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Future Shop stores are notorious for carrying only a few anime titles, and then only 1 or 2 copies at most. They did have lots of copies of things like Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away when it was first released. Now, they usually only have 1,2 or 3 copies in each store.

That said ... if your local FS store gives you grief, they do have it in their online store Ghost in the Shell. A Canadian online store that also carries it, is CNL.com . However, it is cheaper from Amazon.ca GITS if you're going to order it online.

Just a couple of suggestions :)
 

Dan Rudolph

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Ghost in the Shell was the first DVD I ever bought. (Though technically, A Bug's Life came with my player and I may have bougth Chasing Amy earlier. I purchased them within a few days of each other, at any rate.) It's highly recommended to any fan of action movies

Any news on the new TV series coming to the US?
 

Jeff Kleist

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Someone has the TV series, most likely Bandai. They will not be allowed to release it stateside until the series finishes release in Japan.

More than likely the guilty party who has it will stand up at Anime Expo or Otakon
 

Matt<>Broon

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I imagine Jeff is right on the money with Bandai as the Japanese DVD release is being handled by Bandai Visual. Don't expect to see it on TV or anything until it's been fully run out over there.

They're up to disc 6 I believe currently.. Which means I'm about to get the second box with groovy red strips in the post!! Hurrah! I kind of hope they keep the look for the US release because I think it works so well, however since this is a definite double dip for me (no Japanese speaking friends) I wouldn't mind so much if they changed it.

The series itself is great as are the transfers, designed for widescreen and with a thumping DD5.1 soundtrack. Sadly if you're thinking of getting the R2 Japanese discs you will need to speak good Japanese. There is no english subtitling. Or subtitles in any form come to think of it. :frowning:

Also of interest might be the fact that Production IG and Masamune Shirow are working on a new Ghost in the Shell film for a Japanese release in 2004! :eek:
 

Jeff Kleist

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No Tony, I mean OSL at all and uncut. Miramax habitually dub-only's Asian films and butchers them
 

Matt<>Broon

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I'm a relative newcomer to the world of Anime but thanks to my long standing experience with HK action films and similar the name Mirimax doesn't fill me with confidence Tony. :frowning:

I can't recall a release the fockers haven't bungled completely. :angry:

Aaah well, maybe the region 2 will have an english subtitle track. :rolleyes
 

Chris Beveridge

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Eh?

Bandai has stated before that they have it. Even Production I.G. said it at one time. Quite some time ago in fact. What Bandai does not have is TV rights to it, but it's sounding like they're in the situation where their dubbed version would be used on the TV run by those who do.
 

Terry St

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That said ... if your local FS store gives you grief, they do have it in their online store Ghost in the Shell. A Canadian online store that also carries it, is CNL.com . However, it is cheaper from Amazon.ca GITS if you're going to order it online.
CNL does carry some hard to find anime titles, but their prices are absolutely horrendous. GitS is really easy to find at other stores fortunately. If you have to order it online, amazon.ca or dvdsoon.com are probably your best bets. The A&B Sound nearest to me typically has it on the shelves, but I think it's one of the larger branches, so YMMV. Walmart might be another place to try too.
 

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