Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Borders 3 & 4 [Blu-ray/DVD] [4 Discs]

  • SKU: 4433704
  • Release Date: 10/13/2015
This release contains Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Borders installments 3 & 4 of the popular futuristic anime film series that follows the exploits of Motoko Kusanagi a spy who uses advanced infiltration tactics in order to neutralize her enemies.
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Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (77 out of 80)

Special Features


  • Inside the world of Ghost in the Shell part 1
  • Logicoma Heart
  • Ghost in the Shell: arise - episode:[JP]
  • Blu-Ray & DVD spots
  • Memory of GR - making of Arise
  • Commercial
  • Promotional videos
  • Theatrical trailers
  • Textless songs
  • U.S. trailer
  • Border: Less project
  • Ghost in the Shell new movie teaser
  • Trailers


Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars with 79 reviews

97%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Follow-up to 1 and 2

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    MarkTwainTimeTraveler
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    Follow-up review from previous 1 and 2; this will be much the same - they all should be in one package, but unfortunately they are not. 3 and 4 dive deeper into a mystery and involve more depth overall. For the curious, Arise (1 through 4 + New Movie) is a complete-sort-of prequel to the hit Anime series Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex; which is based on themes and characters presented in the original GiTS manga and later film. It features a much younger Major Kusanagi; within a younger appearing prosthetic body (simulating for her, and the audience, a feeling of "age" or what might call it for a Cyborg). It deals with many themes of "self" and identity throughout this mini-series, if a human were to become a cyborg could they still trust their own pysche if it were to be hacked. A larger mystery and story unfolds throughout as well with the Major the tip of the spear. And of course it's done within a layer of Cyberpunk with an excellent OST. The packaging comes within a box - two films per dual border set. While it doesn't add truly anything groundbreaking for GiTS in particular, it IS a decent entry for Sci-Fi Anime at the very least. If you're fan, its worth collecting.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Motoko K.'s origins & early evolutions

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    barry
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    If you've ever been curious or anxious to discover Motoko K's origin and metamorphosis into the stalwart Major Kusanagi, you'll need to view these continuing prequel episodes of her omnipotent "Arise-ing!" She's magnificent, beautiful, and never takes a step backwards for anyone, including Batou, who despite his might and prowess exists in a digitally unrequited state of love for her, her boss Aramaki, or any unsuspecting nefarious cyber arch-villians "Ghost in the Shell's/Arise's" creators can conjure up to challenge her. Come and experience Motoko's ghost-in-the-shell for yourself and see exactly what Batou is longing for!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great series

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    Rick
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    All GiTS movies and series are considered different, but this is supposed to be a kind of origin story, a prequel. It has 10 parts, parts 5-8 are presented here as ARISE Borders 3&4 The entire series is followed by the New Movie. Where are episodes 9 & 10? They got a Japan release as part of ARISE Alternate Architecture, and a stand alone as ARISE Pyrophoric Cult. They have not yet been released in the US with an English dub. WHERE ARE THEY? Since 9 & 10 are the end of the ARISE series, and have info used in The Nerw Movie its strange that they are not yet available.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    2015 Japanese TV series finally gets released!

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    whalter58
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    No new ground broken here story wise. Some characters don't look the same as previous films & TV versions. But nobody does this like real Japanese Anime from Japan. Be sure to get companion release Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Borders 1 & 2 for the whole series. And like I always say watch with English sub/Japanese language first , then watch again in English dub...while things are getting better with translations...hearing the original emotional intent of the Japanese actors is always best.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The series "Arises" again

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    Night13x
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    Being a major GitS fan since 1994, I can say the Arise series is an excellent prelude arc path in the GitS lore. This set covers Border 3 and 4 (hour long OVA movies) and has the exact same stellar video/sound qualities as the first Arise set. Hopefully, Funimation will bring over the last Border (episodes 9 and 10 in the TV adaptation) along with the movie followup that just came out to Blu-ray in Japan. Overall, if you like sci-fi and ever wanted to know who the inspiration to movies like the Matrix along, this movie is for you.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice take on familiar characters

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    E90Luv
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    So finally finishing the OVA, it's very nice to see a new series in the franchise. The younger, more sexed-up feminine Major is more inline with the manga. The plot hits on those tropes from the older series asking the question of what it means to be human, or what in the physical world defines humanity in a world overcome by cyberization. I must get the movie that takes place after the events of the OVA.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Arise! One and All!

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    Zombie65
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    I became a fan of anime some time ago. I saw 1 & 2 on Netflix. This is definetly the two that follow Boarders 1 & 2, and if you enjoy non-stop action; this 4 DVD Set is for you. Comes with both DVD & Blu-Ray discs. Great price! Add it to your collection, and if you haven't started your collection yet, this is a good place to start. Enjoy!!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Can't get enough ... Love it

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    FishyJay
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    I am thankful they continue to create more of these in the Ghost in the Shell series. The first legendary film blew me away with such great force that it left me wanting for more and more ... the films that follow can never out do the original, but they are a much welcomed and awesome continuation of a magnificent film creation ...

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