Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex ® - Solid State Society Premieres from Manga Entertainment and Bandai Entertainment

Jun 23rd 2007
JAPAN'S MOST POPULAR FILM COMES TO DVD!

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex ® - Solid State Society
PREMIERES FROM MANGA ENTERTAINMENT AND BANDAI ENTERTAINMENT

2034 AD, the Year of the Puppet Master. Section 9 is challenged like never before!
Burbank, CA – The Ghost in the Shell series reaches feature status in this full-length film, recently Japan's No. 1 theatrical and home video title. On July 3rd, Manga Entertainment and Bandai Entertainment release the animated Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex® - Solid State Society on DVD. The title will be available in a standard version and steelbook limited edition. SRP for the standard version is $19.97, with the limited edition SRP of $39.97.
The Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society feature, helmed by Kenji Kamiyama, is the latest entry in the ongoing saga of Public Security Section 9, a select counter-terrorist and crime prevention detail in the year 2034 specializing in cyber-war, now comprised of 20 field operatives with Togusa serving as the unit's leader. Mysterious suicides by several agents of the scattered Siak Republic confound Section 9, until they catch up with one of the Siak operatives. After a failed hostage-taking, the operative forebodes the arrival of an ultra-hacker calling himself “The Puppet Master”, before taking his own life.

More feigned suicides are discovered, confirming the involvement of this wizard who is bent on hacking into Siak cyberbrains and directing them to take their own lives. This sets the stage for a thrill-filled unraveling of events that push the resources and will of Section 9 to the brink.

Upon its theatrical release in September 2006, Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society rocketed to No. 1 at the Japanese box office, and is currently enjoying the same ranking in DVD sales in Japan. Videoscan reports more than 700,000 units of the two feature films and two seasons of the television series have left the shelves since their home video release in Japan.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society will arrive on U.S. shores in a standard DVD issue, at 109 minutes long, and rated PG-13. A limited edition, encased in a steelbook with embossed graphic cover will also debut on July 3rd, containing 3 discs of content, including featurettes like Uchikomatic Days, Work World File, Anime + Car Design – Designing the Future Car, Making of Tachikoma Robot, Storyboard Art, interviews with voice-over talent and much more.



Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society
Standard Edition


The DVD features:
· Anamorphic Widescreen
· Animated Interactive DVD Menus
· Japanese & English 2.0 & 5.1 Audio
· English Subtitles


Extras include:
· Uchikoma Days
· Trailer
· English Production Interview
· Storyboard Subtitles




Street Date: July 3, 2007
Cat. #: ISBN: 669198251702
Running Time: 109 Minutes
SRP: $19.97

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society

The Limited Edition features:
· Anamorphic Widescreen
· Animated Interactive DVD Menus
· Japanese & English 5.1 & DTS Audio
· English Subtitles



Extras include:
· Uchikoma Days
· World Work File
· Anime + Car Design – Designing the Future Car
· Making of Tachikoma Robot
· English Production Interview
· Mitsuhisa Ishikawa (Production I.G) Interview
· Storyboard Subtitles

Disc 1 - Main Program DVD
Features/Extras:
· Japanese & English 5.1 & DTS Audio
· Uchikoma Days
· Storyboard Subtitles



Disc 2 – Extras DVD
· Trailer
· World Work File*
· Anime + Car Design – Designing the Future Car*
· Making of Tachikoma Robot*
· English Production Interview**
· Mitsuhisa Ishikawa (Production I.G) Interview*
· *Japanese 2.0 Audio with English Subtitles
· ** English 2.0 Audio


Disc 3 – Soundtrack CD



Limited Edition (Steelbook)



Street Date: July 3, 2007

Cat. #: ISBN: 669198251764

Running Time: 109 minutes

SRP: $39.97

Manga Entertainment, Ltd. is an entertainment company specializing in the production, marketing and distribution of Japanese animation for theatrical, television, Internet, DVD and home video release worldwide. The Manga film library is marketed and distributed in the U.S. through Starz Home Entertainment. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in London and Tokyo. Manga is a division of Starz Media, a subsidiary of Liberty Media Group.

About Bandai Entertainment, INC.
Bandai Entertainment, INC. is a subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings (USA) Inc. and the premier distributor of Japanese animation on DVD and programming for television broadcast in North America. Titles include Cowboy Bebop, Escaflowne, Ghost in the ShellStand Alone Complex, Gundam Seed Destiny, My Hime, and many more. Additional company and product information is available through our website at www.bandai-ent.com.





Starz Media, LLC, is a programming production and distribution company operating worldwide. It includes the Film Roman, Anchor Bay Entertainment, and Manga Entertainment brands. Its units create animated and live-action programming -- including theatrical films -- and programming created under contract for other media companies. It distributes that programming, and programming acquired from outside producers, through home video retailers, theaters, broadcasters, ad supported and premium television channels, and Internet and wireless video distributors in the US and internationally. Starz Media is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation that is attributed to Liberty Capital Group, www.Starz.com.

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