Following its successful UK nationwide theatrical release in October 2005, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence is now coming to Region 2 DVD on 27th February 2006 as a Deluxe Double Disc Edition.
The DVD boasts a host of never before seen extras including a world exclusive English language dub voiced by the original American Ghost In The Shell cast and a bonus booklet featuring a foreword by Jonathan Clements (co-author of The Anime Encyclopedia).
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence is a breathtaking technical and visual achievement that was four years in the making.
As equally groundbreaking as its predecessor, it seamlessly combines 2-D and 3-D CG animation techniques to produce an action-packed, sci-fi fable of a solitary cyborg struggling to retain what's left of his humanity in a world where the human soul is gradually fading into obscurity.
GITS 2 (it's an unfortunate acronym) was also the first ever anime film to be nominated for the Cannes International Film Festival's highly prestigious Palme D'Or. The Deluxe DVD will be available to buy from 27th February 2006 from Manga and will be priced at £19.99.
See our earlier news story here of when the eatmybrains crew met Heidi the Manga-babe at the UK Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence premiere.
* Widescreen presentation (1.85:1)
* The Making Of Innocence featurette
* Audio commentary by Mamoru Oshii (director) and Toshihiko Nishikubo (animation director) with subtitles
* English and Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
* English and Japanese Stereo 2.0
* English subtitles.
* English DTS
* Japanese DTS
* English subtitles
* UK exclusive "Face To Face Interview With Mamoru Oshii"
* Sneak Peak at Ghost In The Shell Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig Volume 2, Episode 5
* Full-length Japanese trailer
* Manga trailers.
18th Mar 05 'Golden Leg' Fung is a disgraced soccer star looking for a team to coach. 'Steel Leg' Sing is a young martial artist looking for an outlet through which to bring kung-fu back to the masses. Can you see where this is going?