Entries tagged Stand Alone Complex
[...]Kenji Kamiyama and Production I.G’s Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society movie will be converted into stereoscopic 3D. Kamiyama himself is overseeing the conversion, and I.G will also add a newly animated opening sequence.
Well, great news for Ghost in the Shell fans who don’t want to import expensive Blu-ray Discs from Japan! A few days after the announcement, that the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex movies The Laughing Man, Individual Eleven and Solid State Society will be released in Japan on Blu-ray Disc as individual releases, Right Stuf added the US Blu-ray Disc versions for all three films to their catalogue. Distributed by Manga Entertainment and authored by Bandai Entertainment, the discs are supposed to hit US stores with English subtitles and dub on December 7th.
[via Anime on DVD, thanks Tratious!]
A few days ago, Bandai announced to release the three Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex movies, which are currently only ‘available’ in a ugly, expensive and out of print Blu-ray Disc boxset, as individual Blu-ray Discs.
The Laughing Man, Individual Eleven (compilation of the first two seasons/GIGS) and the sequel Solid State Society will hit the Japanese stores just in time for Christmas, on December 22nd. Just like in the box set, the individual releases will include English subtitles and the English dub.
Talking of Stand Alone Complex, Manga Entertainment UK made some statements on Twitter regarding an European Blu-ray Disc release of the series. According to them, the Japanese companys won’t allow complete Blu-ray Disc box sets to be released outside of Japan, so Manga would have to release the series on individual volumes with about four episodes…
Moe Master muhootsaver has found the probably first full resolutions screenshots taken from the Japanese Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Blu-ray Disc release.
Sadly the picture quality isn’t quite what I expected and this looks look more like an upscale than a proper HD transfer.
With the PQ being like this, I guess it isn’t such a tragedy that the box sets don’t include English subtitles after all…
[via Can you Moe?]
Bandai Visual has released the first pictures of the first (of four) Blu-ray Disc collections for Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Blu-ray Disc Box that just break my poor little tachikoma-loving heart.
While the last Blu-ray Disc collection with the Laughing Man and Individual Eleven compilation movies, and Solid State Society was pretty much ugly as hell but included English subtitles, this one (coming from Honneamise on August 29th) would actually look great in my (and probably everone’s) collection but sadly won’t include English subtitles.
Oddly enough the English dub will be included (even if it’s only in lossy DD 5.1) again, so the sad lack of subtitles probably isn’t because of the usual licensee hullabaloo but because BV hates me and doesn’t want my money…
mmh, sometimes it really pays off to read the entire news entry and follow the links within. The ANN entry on the Jin-Roh live-action adaptation (some of you might remember it) leads to their complete report of the Production I.G panel on Anime Expo 2009 where the following paragraph gives some hope to all Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex fans and tachikoma lovers:
During the question and answer session, one fan asked about the possibility of a third season of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. Terashima-Furuta answered that she expects the project to happen, but that the director is currently tied up in other projects.