Posted Fri Dec 23, 2016 at 10:00 AM PST by Tom Landy
The anime classic is getting a limited steelbook edition in March.
In an early announcement to retailers, Starz/Anchor Bay is preparing 'Ghost in the Shell (Limited Mondo Steelbook)' for Blu-ray on March 14.
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 $34.99.
You can find the latest specs for 'Ghost in the Shell (Limited Mondo Steelbook)' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under March 14.
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