Posted Wed May 31, 2017 at 10:13 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
The live-action adaptation of the popular anime is coming to Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in July.
In an early announcement to retailers, Paramount is preparing Ghost in the Shell for Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, and Blu-ray 3D on July 25. In addition, a Best Buy Exclusive Blu-ray SteelBook and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray SteelBook will also be available.
Set in a world where people are enhanced with technology, Ghost in the Shell follows Major (Scarlett Johansson), who believes she was rescued from near death. The first of her kind, Major is a human mind inside an artificial body designed to fight the war against cyber-crime. While investigating a dangerous criminal, Major makes a shocking discovery – the corporation that created her lied about her past life in order to control her. Unsure what to believe, Major will stop at nothing to unravel the mystery of her true identity and exact revenge against the corporation she was built to serve. A "visually stunning" (Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly) "classic in the making" (Dan Casey, Nerdist), Ghost in the Shell also stars Takeshi Kitano, Michael Carmen Pitt, Pilou Asbæk, Chin Han, and Juliette Binoche.
The Ghost in the Shell 4K Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and Blu-ray Combo Packs are loaded with over 50 minutes of fascinating special features. Scarlett Johansson, director Rupert Sanders and other cast and crew take you behind-the-scenes to talk stunts, special effects and intricate fight sequences. Plus, take an in-depth look at the real-life science behind robotics; discover how cyber-enhancements give each character specialized super–soldier abilities; and learn about the original anime as well as the inspirations behind the visually stunning view of the future. The film also boasts a Dolby Atmos soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.
Specs and supplements have not been detailed yet.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $39.99. Suggested list price for the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray is $48.99.
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