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  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Rad design with almost perfect execution

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    Super rad packaging for the 25th anniversary celebration of one of the best sci-fi films of all times. An additional plus with it being the film’s 4K debut release. The artwork design and final product execution are perfect! Definitely something I’ll have on display for awhile. My only gripe, the “DISK MADE IN MEXICO” sticker is just slapped on right in the middle of the outer sleeve! Why go through all that amazingly perfect design and execution to RUIN it with a stupid sticker telling me where the disks were made?!! That really “grinds my gears!”

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Unique artwork

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    Owned for 5 months when reviewed.

    Love the artwork on this one. There are other versions for this movie, but this one is/was my favorite of the bunch.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Ghost in the Shell 4K

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    One of the great classics of Japanese animation finally in 4K and a luxury package.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    4K

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    You will not be dissatisfied with this 4k edition. The colors are amazing and the picture quality is outstanding. A definite must add to your 4k Anime collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Beautiful Steelbook

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Not the best 4k transfer. The whole movie is a hit or miss with the HDR. But it was worth to have the Steelbook.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    4k ghost

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    The classic in 4K! The steel case is beautiful and always nice to have a digital copy.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Top tier

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    An absolute beautiful steelbook with amazing colors and slipcase!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Decent movie, gorgeous SteelBook

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    This was my first time seeing this. Although it was fun to watch, I prefer the Scarlet Johansson one. As far as the 4K picture quality, I wasn’t impressed. Colors pop here and there, but overall the image of the animation is flat and soft, with some decent grain. The SteelBook is the only thing saving me from regretting this purchase.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    GHOST IN THE SHELL

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    Owned for 2 months when reviewed.

    The previous release of Ghost in the Shell contained the original cut of the film, presented with PCM 2.0 Japanese and English soundtracks. This release sports an English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless soundtrack and a Japanese LPCM 2.0 presentation. English subtitle options are also included. The 5.1 track is the clear winner. It's frequently dynamic and exciting, with full-featured sound effects and strong spacing. Helicopters zip around the stage, for example, and gunfire is met with considerable heft. Dialogue is clear and focused. Musical delivery excels, with a wide, healthy stage and strong clarity. It's worlds more potent and rich than the competing Japanese PCM 2.0 track. Every instance where the 5.1 track is big and exciting, the Japanese track is puny and narrow. Take, for example, a dialogue scene at about the 12-minute mark. In English, there's is an audible, hearty vehicle engine rumble underneath the dialogue. In the Japanese track, it's barely audible. A computerized voice heard around the 15:50 mark is full and offers a wide reverberating presence in English, whereas in Japanese it's flat and narrow. At the 19:40 mark, English track listeners will enjoy a big, immersive city landscape din that's comparatively flat and a sonic non-factor in Japanese. Examples such as these run rampant throughout the film. Those wishing to listen in Japanese will find a much more narrow, less precise, less robust presentation. English listeners are treated to a healthy, dynamic presentation.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Beautiful Steelbook Edition of a Classic Anime Mov

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    Owned for 7 months when reviewed.

    This is one of the must watch anime movies from last century, in the 1900s. Decades ago when animation was drawn by Asians and their hands with pencils. Although this movie was one of the first to utilize the computer graphics that have taken over a lot of the more complex scenes. Ghost in the Shell was still a sight to behold at the time. It's a great movie, although maybe a little convoluted and wordy. But if you're used to the cyberpunk anime or the series, this is definitely for you. And this edition comes with a beautiful steelbook. Even the slip cover is nice. If you can get your hands on it, it's definitely worth the price of entry.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    great movie, transfer is nice, beautiful packaging

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    Owned for 8 months when reviewed.

    It's rare that animated movies in 4k would boast significantly more details over there standard Blu-Ray counterparts, but this one looks sharper and is really about its HDR capabilities. There are some stand out scenes where colors really pop off the screen. If you are already familiar with this movie then you already know that the colors throughout the film can have a muted tone or lack of vibrant colors, so when colors are there to be seen, this is where this 4k transfer really shines. The story itself is one of the best in anime, a true classic. If you purchase the steelbook, this is one of the best steelbook packaging I own. The translucent slip cover with major Motoko Kusanagi in her skin and underneath on the steelbook itself is her endoskeleton the two images merge when the slip cover is on the steelbook. Beautiful art and design. Sound is a little flat, maybe a slight, very slight improvement over the standard disc.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Solid Release

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    I bought this mainly for the bonus features since I own the remastered Japanese Blu-ray. The picture is good, though not as good as the Japanese BD. Still, it's solid. The subtitles are accurate unlike the previous North American Blu-ray. The subtitles match the Japanese Blu-ray and the North American DVD releases. Unlike the previous North American Blu-ray, there aren't any missing sounds. The bonus features are pretty entertaining. The commentary is kind of fun if for no other reason than to hear the adaptive scriptwriter tell the story of her meeting with the film's director. I'm impressed that the old US trailer was remastered and included as a bonus feature. All in all, this is a solid release.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Ghost in the Shell - Upgraded to 4K

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Over the years, the original Japanese Anime film Ghost in the Shell has been released many times, each of which has had problems with the release. The new 4K release is not without problems but is by far the best release so far. The pluses - the colors are richer and has never looked finer, a bit of grain is still present but not distracting, and the English translation has been corrected and is the most accurate so far. Negatives - the film’s original end credit song—Kenji Kawai’s (Chant 3 – Reincarnation) has been replaced by the Passengers’s (One Minute Warning), so this release isn't true to the original film release. In addition the slip cover art has been censored, they've covered her nipples and masked her gun. So if you a fan of this movie this is the best version available if you can look past the original end credit song being removed as the improved picture, sound, and translations are far the best in this version than any prior release. Also there are new special features included on the 4K disc and the Blu-ray disc has the previous special features carried over on to it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    A Shell of a SteelBook Worth Double-Dipping for…

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    I tend to shy away from designs that deviate too much from a film's original promo art, but there are so many strengths to be had in this SteelBook release that warrants a purchase. The slipcover (another addition that I usually find unnecessary with SteelBooks) is a vividly colored image of the Major's face printed on translucent materials in which you can see a peek of the SteelBook's cover. Removing the slipcover fully reveals the Major's face in construction, equally lush with color and spanning throughout the front/spine/back cover of the SteelBook. The interior art is a bit simplified in comparison, showing a new image from the film's climax. The 4K & Blu-ray discs themselves are no afterthought; both designed to resemble circuit boards with a finely embossed finish. The contents themselves are what really won me over. Within are a generous amount of special features curiously absent from Manga/Anchor Bay's BD SteelBook and while they're both in the same aspect ratio, the aforementioned doesn't quite fill the entire screen. This Lionsgate release gives it an IMAX-like ratio and while I was only able to watch the Blu-ray disc for now, the remastered image looks beautiful as ever. All in all, this is when package design equates as a work of art and truly makes the most of its medium. While I still love that Manga/Anchor Bay's SteelBook captures its original 1995 spirit, this new shell is definitely worth double-dipping for.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Very nice package and movie

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    Owned for 4 months when reviewed.

    One of the top nicest looking steelbooks I own. I really like the transparent slipcover trend that also worked really well on Knives Out and recent Halloween and Evil Dead steelbooks. The picture and audio on the UHD are great. The package is very nice. I bought this movie without having seen before and I don't regret it. I'm not really big on anime, but this is a great movie to have in my collection and the extra features are really interesting.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    The Anime that got me hooked on anime

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    My first copy of this seminal film was on a dinged up VHS that I literally played to death. I had never see anything like it (only finding Akira after first viewing GITS) - the subtle dusting of CGI that vaulted Project I.G.’s fluid animation to something hyper-real, the gorgeous backgrounds, colorful cast, a “lived-in” near future that seemed like it could be on our very real horizon, the contemplative score and the film’s willingness to linger and let us imagine, dream and truly wonder just what being human means. Fast forward 25 years and GITS’s impact on pop-culture is indelible, inspiring animated and live-action films, video games all things cool. Though it didn’t invent it, when I think “cyberpunk,” I think Ghost in the Shell. 25 years have also seen various transfers of the film, from VHS to DVD to Blu-Ray and now UHD - through all that innovation, GITS both evolves and retains its elegance. With the UHD transfer, GITS has never looked better, it’s swelling soundtrack, fully uncompressed, is one of its standouts. Colors pop, some of the more kinetic scenes seem almost 3D, jumping off the screen. The steel book packaging, if you are lucky enough to find one without the swelling aftermarket price tag is gorgeous - one of the Best Buy has offered. TL;DR - Even if you already own a copy of this amazing film, or if you are like me and feel compelled to pick up every iteration of GITS, this is a must buy. And if this is your first “jack-in” to this groundbreaking opus, then I envy you. Enjoy.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great quality images for a classic movie

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    I don't have to tell you about how good the movie is. This is one of the movies that introduced Japanese animation to Western audiences, it's been endlessly analyzed by philosophers and film buffs. You can watch this over and over and continuously find new things to think about. As for the image quality, older chemical film tends to make the transition to 4K better than older films that were shot digitally. As expected, this looks beautiful on a good 4K TV.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great treatment of an Anime classic

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    Owned for 2 months when reviewed.

    This is an anime classic, and in my mind it sits alongside Akira as one of the best. Like Akira, it's a hugely influential movie in terms of style -- any recent movie I can think of with even a hint of Cyberpunk/Techno-Noir aesthetic owes a great debt to classics like Ghost in the Shell and Akira (not to mention Blade Runner, which in turn clearly influenced these movies). But enough about the movie. The 4K UHD disc itself is excellent. The resolution bump from 4K isn't hugely noticeable, but the higher bitrate and better encoding is -- the overall improvement is well worth the price of admission. The English dub audio sounds great, too (I haven't yet watched it with the Japanese track).

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    The next level for an anime classic

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    So much has been said about this movie already, so I will only share some of my observations about what I got from playing it on my home system. As I don't have a 4K TV yet, I couldn't watch that disc, but the standard Blu-ray sufficed. For my first session I perused the Japanese Dolby TrueHD 5.1 track, and it has somewhat more definition of clarity than the original stereo track, although some of the dialogue could have been more aggressively mixed to keep it from being buried. The English subtitles were largely a direct port of the script used with older editions of the movie (with the exception of a line from Batou getting changed for no real reason, at one point). The picture overall was beautiful, except for some of the brighter computer screen images which looked a little oversaturated at times, particularly with complex graphics. The only possible disappointment was the use of The Passengers' song "One Minute Warning" in the end credits, which was used for the original American release of the movie back in 1996; because the original Japanese version of the movie is featured on the disc, they could have stuck with the original score by Kenji Kawai, but ended up not doing so. Apart from that, however, the movie holds up as well as it always has, as a true classic, and I would not hesitate to recommend getting it (again) despite any perceivable discrepancies.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Incredible Steelbook For An Incredible Movie.

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    I have watched this movie multiple times, and it never gets old. I have an older copy on blu-ray, but this copy comes in a beautiful steelbook case, possibly my favorite steelbook in my collection. Not only that, but it's also both blu-ray and 4k. When it comes to the quality, despite being a 25 year old movie, the animation still holds to this day, and will look even better in 4k. The only difference with this version is that the end credits song is different. Other than that, it still has the special features (except that two of them are on the blu-ray disc and not the 4k disc). Overall, I had countless times to own another copy of this incredible film, but I'm glad to had waited to get this steelbook. Ghost in the Shell is a classic.

    I would recommend this to a friend