Ghost SAC: Volume 3 DVD- November 23rd

Oct 15th 2004
MANGA ENTERTAINMENT AND BANDAI ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS

VOLUME THREE OF



ON DVD NOVEMBER 23, 2004


“Top Notch Production” - Official Sony Playstation magazine


Chicago, IL- Bandai Entertainment and Manga Entertainment proudly present Ghost in the ShellStand Alone Complex Volume Three on DVD November 23, 2004. Produced by Japan's acclaimed animation studio Production I.G (Kill Bill, Blood: The Last Vampire), this highly popular and best-selling 26 episode anime sci-fi series is being released bi-monthly on seven DVD volumes. The third DVD volume follows closely on the heels of the North American television premiere of Ghost in the ShellStand Alone Complex which begins airing on Cartoon Network's “Adult Swim” programming block beginning November 6th at 11PM.



Available in both a Regular Edition and a Special Edition, Volume Three contains four exciting half-hour episodes encoded directly from high-definition masters, and features state-of-the-art Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound in English or Japanese, interviews, and other exciting bonus features. In addition, the Special Edition contains a second DVD with DTS audio and an exclusive Ghost in the ShellStand Alone Complex t-shirt available nowhere else.



The series follows agent Major Motoko Kusanagi and her fellow police officers of Section 9 as they continue to hunt down a host of criminals in both the real and online worlds. Convinced that the cyber-terrorist known only as “the Laughing Man” has resurfaced, Section 9 accelerates their inquiry to include eavesdropping on a chat room whose participants are not who they seem to be. They are also found investigating a facility for the treatment of children with “'cyberbrain closed shell syndrome” – a malady which renders the victim unable to cope with the cybernetic interface in their artificial brains. In the meantime, Kusanagi's right-hand man, Batou, must confront a serial killer with connections to his own dark past.



Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Volume 3

Street date: November 23, 2004 Pre-book date: October 26, 2004

Sales & Distribution: Anchor Bay Entertainment

Running Time: 120 minutes

Genre: Sci-fi/Action/Adventure

Unrated. Suggested 16+. Contains animated violence. Parental discretion advised.


Limited Edition (2 disc set with free t-shirt!)
SRP: $49.98 Barcode: 6-69198-25222-8


Disc one: 16x9 anamorphic widescreen, English and Japanese language Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, English subtitles, Interviews, Trailers

Disc two: 16x9 anamorphic widescreen, English and Japanese language DTS 5.1 Surround Sound, English subtitles, Interviews, Trailers
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Standard Edition (single disc)
SRP: $24.98 Barcode: 6-69198-25202-0
16x9 anamorphic widescreen, English and Japanese Language, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, English Subtitles, Interviews, Trailers


© 2002-2004 Shirow Masamune-Production I.G/KODANSHA. All Rights Reserved.


Visit www.ghostintheshell.tv for previews, trailer, contests, information and more.
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Bandai Entertainment, INC. is the premier distributor of Japanese animation on DVD home video in North America. The company has distributed notable titles like Mobile Suit Gundam Seed, Wolf's Rain, Cowboy Bebop, and Witch Hunter Robin. Bandai Entertainment, INC. is a subsidiary of Bandai America Inc., who makes the toys for the hit television series, Power Rangers, Digimon, and Mobile Suit Gundam. All U.S. operations are headquartered in a large, ultra-modern facility in Cypress, Calif. Bandai Co., Ltd. is the third largest toy company in the world comprising 53 subsidiaries in 18 countries. In addition to toys and children's entertainment, Bandai Co.'s global interests include video game software, multimedia, music and full-length feature films, vending machines, trading cards, candies, and licensed apparel. Bandai Entertainment is headquartered in Cypress, California and additional company and product information is available through our website at www.bandai-ent.com.



Manga Entertainment Inc., an Anchor Bay Entertainment Company, specializes in the production and distribution of Japanese animation for theatrical, DVD and home video release worldwide. Manga's cutting-edge film catalog also features Asian live-action, cult, pop-culture and international animation. Manga films are distributed in the U.S. through Anchor Bay Entertainment. Manga has offices in London and Tokyo, and is headquartered in Chicago. www.manga.com

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