UK Exclusive Ghost In The Shell Blu-ray Steelbook Teased in Trailer

Ghost_in_the_Shell_Complete_3d_steelbook_promo1File this under ‘very’ late, as the trailer became available two weeks ago, but UK Anime distributor Manga Entertainment UK have released a trailer which teases the upcoming UK Exclusive Blu-ray Steelbook release of the classic Sci-Fi anime movie, Ghost in The Shell.

There is not a lot to say, as the trailer is a 3D Artists impression of what the steelbook case will look like with both inside and outside artwork show. Once the ‘case’ has been shown then a clip of the newly remastered film is shown.

Just to make it clear this ‘High Definition’ release of Ghost in the Shell is the NOT the 2.0 Version and more importantly is NOT the ‘bonus’ included on the 2.0 Disc, this is the original film re-mastered in High Definition and will feature both English and Japanese audio languages.

This UK Exclusive Blu-ray Steelbook version of Ghost in The Shell will be released on the 29th September 2014 and is currently available to pre-order from a variety of different retailers.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked at ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the PS Vita, PS4 or Xbox One.

2 Responses to UK Exclusive Ghost In The Shell Blu-ray Steelbook Teased in Trailer

  1. Hourin says:

    Hi Scott
    I notice Robotics: Notes – Part 2, Fairy Tail – Part 10 and other Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack have region 4 DVD which I find is quite surprising since I take all the Blurays/DVDs you listed are released by British publishers and would have an fixed region 2 lock on it. Have they change their tune or are they all menu bypass type for both blurays and DVDs?
    Also why release Ghost in The Shell when there’s a superior version in Ghost In The Shell 2.0/Ghost In The Shell – Innocence any difference?
    I am thinking about buying Ghost in The Shell movies since I never watch it before apart from the series so any advice?

    • Scott says:


      The Blu-rays you mentioned are listed in the ‘REGION FREE’ section of the site. This section of the website is designed to showcase which ‘american’ (US) Blu-rays are compatible on UK Blu-ray players and are NOT British/UK released titles.

      The reason American releases will have ‘multiple’ regions on them is because they will be authoring them on behalf of other distributors across the world, such as Madman & Hanabee in Australia and Manga Entertainment in the UK.

      The reason the site lists Region B compatible Blu-rays from other countries is because not every anime series is released on Blu-ray in the UK , for example half of the titles listed in Region Free section is not available in the UK, even in DVD form – so it’s nice to have that option.

      The Review section, and news of upcoming releases, is for UK Releases (since this is a UK based site after all).

      In terms of Ghost In The Shell getting a HD Re-release the 2.0 version featured new scenes and new CGI animation – it looked nice but it lost some of its appeal and made it feel like a completely different film. The HD release of the ‘original’ version means that people who prefer the original film (such as myself) will be able to enjoy it.

      Ghost in the shell 2.0 also used ‘orange’ styled CGI animation to mimic those seen within the sequel, Ghost in the Shell: Innocence.

      The movies feature the same characters as the TV Series but it has a more ‘mature’ approach with nudity and violence. Futhermore don’t expect the Series and Movie to have the same ‘vibe’ as they don’t. The movies are slow and progressive, while the series is fast-paced and entertaining – but both are equally good in their own right.

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