Win 1 of 3 copies of Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society
17th Aug 07
We at eatmybrains.com can quite simply not get enough of Ghost in the Shell. And why do we keep going back to it when essentially we're mainly here to talk about horror and cult movies? Because it's brilliant, that's why. From the original ground-breaking manga in the mid 90s, to a beautiful if a bit long winded sequel, to two full length and very good TV series, to this accompanying movie, the quality goes from strength to strength. We'll have a full review for you in a couple of days.
Anyway, to celebrate Monday's release we've got 3 copies on DVD to give away. Just answer the question below. And the usual rules apply (i.e. only open to UK residents over 15, this comp will be open for about a week, etc).
In the meantime, why not head down to HMV on Oxford Street, London, and check out their Anime Day on Monday. From 1pm they're going to have signings, games, bands and gifts (although I'm not entirely sure what) to celebrate the launch. It promises to be a blast!
To win a copy of this DVD answer the following question.
Who is the original writer of the Ghost in the Shell manga, who is also responsible for Appleseed and Black Magic M-66?
Send your answer to Jim@eatmybrains.com and we'll pick one of the correct entries out of the magic hat we have at the beginning of September.
The highly anticipated third feature-length film in the Ghost In The Shell series, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society, comes to DVD (as a double disc edition) this summer boasting an extraordinary storyline that will delight and astonish fans in equal measure.
Written and directed by Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost In The Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG; Blood: The Last Vampire) and produced by the same creative team responsible for the hugely successful Stand Alone Complex series, this completely new and all-original chapter in the action-packed sci-fi saga is as thematically and visually breathtaking as its predecessors.
The year is 2034; two years after Major Motoko Kusanagi left Public Security Section 9, the elite counter-terrorist and anti-crime unit specializing in cyber warfare. In that time, Section 9 has increased its appointed personnel to 20 operatives, with Togusa taking over as leader of the unit.
Section 9's latest assignment sees the team confronted by a rash of mysterious suicides involving operatives of the disbanded Siak Republic, many of whom had sought asylum in Japan. They manage to track down Ka Gae-Ru, a former Siak Colonel who has taken a hostage in the hope of negotiating safe passage out of the country. Confronted by Section 9, a fearful Gae-Ru issues a cryptic warning that The Puppeteer is coming, before killing himself. Investigations suggest that The Puppeteer is an ultra-wizard hacker who is not only responsible for the recent spate of suicides but is also behind a series of child abductions. But who is the Puppeteer and what is the connection to the so-called Solid State Society? An unexpected encounter between Batou and Major Motoko leaves the former with his own theory, one that is almost impossible to comprehend.
The two-disc Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society (cert. 15) will be released on DVD (£19.99) by Manga Entertainment on 20th August 2007. Special Features include: Uchikoma Days; Storyboard Subtitles; English Production Interview; World Work File; Anime and Car Design – Redesigning the Future Car; Making Of Tachikoma Robot; Mitsuhisa Ishikawa (Production IG) Interview.
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