Posted Tue Jul 8, 2014 at 12:00 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The anime classic will celebrate its 25th anniversay on Blu-ray in September. Pre-order the movie here.
In an early announcement to retailers, Starz/Anchor Bay is preparing 'Ghost in the Shell: 25th Anniversary Edition' for Blu-ray on September 23.
Set in the year 2029 and following World Wars III and IV, a Japanese-led Asian block dominates world affairs. The alliance maintains its international supremacy through its elite security force whose cybernetically enhanced operatives tackle an array of hi-tech terrorists and other threats to international security. These augmented agents can "ghost hack" (i.e., download their consciousness) via the now omnipresent internet into other machines and human/machine cross breeds. Major Motoko Kusanagi, a cybernetically augmented female agent, has been tracking a virtual entity known as the Puppet Master with her crack squad of security agents. The shape-shifting Puppet Master, a rogue creation of a rival agency of the security apparatus, has concluded that it is a life form in its own right, "born in sea of information," and requested political asylum and true physical existence in defiance of its creators.
Specs and supplements have not been detailed yet, but suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $24.99.
You can find the latest specs for 'Ghost in the Shell: 25th Anniversary Edition' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under September 23.
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