Bandai and Manga Announce Stand Alone Complex 4

Jan 3rd 2005
VOLUME FOUR ON DVD JANUARY 25, 2005

Chicago, IL- Manga Entertainment and Bandai Entertainment are proud to release the fourth volume of “Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex” in both Standard and Limited Editions versions on January 25th, 2005. The DVDs contain four exciting half-hour episodes encoded directly from high - definition masters, featuring superb surround sound plus bonus extras.

 “It just doesn't get any better than this.” – Video Store Magazine

Based on the popular manga by Shirow Masamune, this all-new futuristic anime series presents a new of Shirow's Masamune's work first brought to life in the acclaimed anime feature film Ghost in the Shell. Female cyborg Major Motoko Kusanagi and her fellow police officers of Section 9 hunt down a host of criminals in both the real and online worlds.

In Volume 4, A band of terrorists claims to have possession of a girl who was kidnapped some years ago, but when the Major and company are called in to resolve the situation, they realize that something is very wrong—the girl appears to be the same age she was when she was kidnapped! Things get even tougher as the team is assigned to guard a very wealthy and reclusive businessman who is a target for assassination by an international crime syndicate.  As machines learn to evolve and human emotions cloud judgment, Section 9 will come face to face with a brave new digital world. 

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Volume Four
Studio: Manga & Bandai     
Sales & Distribution: Anchor Bay Entertainment
Running Time: 100 minutes   Suggested Age: 13 & up

Limited Edition (2 disc set with collectors ID card)  
Suggested Retail Price: $29.98
Selection: M2522-3   Barcode: 6-69198-25223-5
Disc One: 16x9 Anamorphic, English & Japanese Language Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, English subtitles, Interviews, Trailers

Disc Two: 16x9 Anamorphic, English & Japanese Language DTS 5.1 Surround Sound, English Subtitles, Interviews, Trailers,

Standard Edition (single disc): Suggested Retail Price: $24.98
Selection: M2520-3   Barcode: 6-69198-25203-7
16x9 Anamorphic, English & Japanese language Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, English Subtitles, Interviews, Trailers  

Each new DVD volume released will feature new interviews from the production team and the series' voice actors. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex combines action, adventure, political intrigue and ethics into a masterfully told sci-fi anime series.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex” has been proclaimed by many as one of the landmark animated features for television having recently made its debut in the United States on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block. For more information regarding the world of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, trailers, contests, DVD information, and more, please visit www.ghostintheshell.tv

                                    

 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

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, Cowboy Bebop, Wolf's Rain, and Witch Hunter RobinBandai 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. 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. Additional company and product information is available through our website at www.bandai-ent.com.

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