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Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex - 1st GIG Volume 1 (2 Discs)

Released on 27 September 2004

Format: DVD | Rating: 12 years & over

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The television series based on Masamune Shirow's Manga and Mamoru Oshii's highly influental film, 'Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex' takes viewers to futuristic society where technology has saturated citizens' daily lives. Along with the new technology comes new types of crime that exploits it, but female cyborg Major Motoko Kusanagi and her team of police, Section 9, devote their lives to chasing criminals, both on land and in cyberspace.

In these first four episodes, Section 9 will be called in to resolve a murder before it turns into an international incident, hunt down a runaway state-of-the-art killing machine and solve the mystery of a defective android. A high level conspiracy involving a mysterious computer hacker will lead them to their most challenging and dangerous case yet!

Episodes comprise:
1. Section 9
2. Testation
3. Android And I
4. Intercepter


An incredible roster of creative staff have been assembled for this project. Backed by the biggest budget ever for an animated TV series, composer Yoko Kanno (Cowboy Bebop, Escaflowne, Macross Plus, Earth Girl Arjuna), director Kenji Kamiyama (Blood: The Last Vampire, Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade) and the talented crew of Production I.G. (Ghost In The Shell: Innocence, Kill Bill) have joined together to create the ultimate anime series!

Disc 1:

  • Japanese or English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Japanese or English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
  • Interview with director Kenji Kamiyama
  • Interview with voice actress Atsuka Tanaka (the voice of Motoko Kusanagi)
  • Episode profiles
  • Character profiles
  • Image gallery
  • Manga previews
  • Disc 2:

    • Japanese or English DTS 5.1 Surround
    • English Dolby Digital (2.0) Stereo

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     Collecting Shells just got cool!

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    I'm a first time 'GITS' viewer and so was not sure what to expect.
    A very well animated production with good plot lines and a cinematic approach to the storboarding giving it a superior quality feel. E.G. The cars used are detailed and not generic. The watch on a characters wrist a chronograph with all the right detail.
    Use of the music is good and the use of 'stand alone' story episodes, with a 'complex' (i.e multipart) story episode is sure to make you wanting to see more.
    On the negative side, the whinny voices of the cool looking 'tachikoma' tank things, spoil the overall effect, but somehow the flaw adds to the charm.
    Unfeasibly dressed female lead is not actually directly exploited so hey, my 'modern man' credentials remain intact (I think!)
    If you think you may like this, chances are you will, volume 2 has just been ordered and I can't wait to see the next 4 episodes.

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    DirectorKenji Kamiyama
    Certificate12 years and over
    ScreenWidescreen 16:9 Anamorphic
    LanguagesJapanese ; English - Dolby Digital 5.1 ; DTS
    Additional LanguagesJapanese ; English - Dolby Digital (2.0)
    SubtitlesEnglish
    Duration2 hours (approx)
    RegionRegion 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.