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Ghost In The Shell

Special Edition
Genre: Animé

Reviewed In Issue 93 (Feb 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

The Voices Of Richard George, Mimi Woods, William Frederick, Abe Lasser

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: 4.5
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Critics' Composite Score: 5
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Special Features
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.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Manga Video
(Catalog Number): M2004-9
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $34.98
(DVD Type): Two-Disc Set: DVD-9 & DVD-5
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 83
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1995
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 01/11/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Mamoru Oshii
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
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

DVD Picture:
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

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