There are no supplements on Disc One. Disc Two includes a 27-minute Production Report featurette, a 30-minute Digital Works technology highlight (subtitled in English), seven textual character biographies, biographies of creator Shirow Masamune and director Mamoru Oshii, and six-minutes worth of Ghost In The Shell trailers. Additional extras include trailers for other Manga titles, a Manga DVD catalogue, and Web links.
Based on a series of comic books by Masamune Shirow, Ghost In The Shell tells the story of a world caught in the grip of information overload
As with the previously released DVD, this new anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD looks great. While colors can be vibrant, much of the time hues appear understated. The animation has a moody appearance, that can give the illusion of atmosphere (like blurred underwater vision or haze under an interrogation lamp). Some shimmering details are noticed at times, and the animation can have a slightly veiled appearance at times. (Suanne Hodges)
With eight audio options available, this special edition version is sure to impress. Of those eight, two are Dolby
I want to see product reviews of home theatre equipment that non-millionaires can afford to own. Reading articles about $50,000 home theatre setups is admittedly rather fun but, in practical terms, the info is really useless to me. While Darling Wife and I make a decent living, there's no way we can spend that kind of money on a home theatre. What I also really like and want to see: Practical advice articles that help people who are at least minimally technically competent to assess their needs and assemble a home theatre. That is, a periodic (yearly? twice yearly?) in-depth look at points to consider and equipment to buy to assemble a good high definition home theatre. Ideally, it would examine several total package price points. If you're willing to spend $10,000, here's what we recommend in terms of equipment and how to connect/install them. If your budget is smaller, here's what we recommend. If your budget is somewhat larger than $10,000, do this instead. Yes, I know you have your reference systems section each month, but an explanatory article would be nice, too. Finally, keep us up-to-date on the development of high definition DVDs and DVD players. This is what I'd like to see.