Exclusive: Lionsgate Previews Video Extras for 4K Release of Ghost in the Shell Film in Video
Lionsgate provided ANN with an exclusive clip on Friday for its Ultra-High Definition (UHD) 4K Blu-ray Disc and Digital 4K Ultra HD release of Mamoru Oshii‘s 1995 Ghost in the Shell film. The clip features Stefan Riekeles sharing insights about art director Hiromasa Ogura‘s creative process for creating the background art for the film.
Lionsgate describes the film:
2029: A female cybernetic government agent, Major Motoko Kusanagi, and the Internal Bureau of Investigations are hot on the trail of “The Puppet Master,” a mysterious and threatening computer virus capable of inﬁltrating human hosts. Together with her fellow agents from Section 9, Kusanagi embarks on a high-tech race against time to capture the omnipresent entity. Director Mamoru Oshii‘s award-winning cyber-tech thriller, based on the comic book by Shirow Masamune, is lauded as one of the leading Japanese animation ﬁlms of all time.
Lionsgate will release the film on Ultra-High Definition (UHD) 4K Blu-ray Disc and Digital 4K Ultra HD on September 8. The remaster will feature Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, and it will include new bonus featurettes and artwork from illustrator Martin Ansin. The release will commemorate the film’s 25th anniversary.
In the year 2029, cybernetic government agent, Major Motoko Kusanagi and the Internal Bureau of Investigations are hot on the trail of “The Puppet Master”—a mysterious and threatening computer virus is capable of infiltrating human hosts. Working closely with her fellow agents from Section 9, the Major embarks on a high-tech race against time to capture the omnipresent entity.
Oshii and Production I.G‘s 1995 film is based on Masamune Shirow‘s manga of the same name. Manga Entertainment released the film in the United States on VHS in 1996, and Anchor Bay Entertainment released it on DVD in 1998. Manga Entertainment re-released the film on Blu-ray Disc in 2009, and Anchor Bay Entertainment also re-released the film on Blu-ray Disc in 2014, and again in 2016. The film began streaming as Starz Programming on Canada’s Crave streaming service in April. Oshii directed the Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence 2004 film as a sequel.
Production I.G produced <!–Mamoru Oshii's Ghost in the Shell and Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence films in 1995 and 2004, respectively, as well as–> the 2002 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex television anime and its TV sequel, original video anime (OVAs), and film. In 2013, Production I.G adapted the material into the Ghost in the Shell Arise prequel OVA, which it later remixed into a television series. Most recently, the studio debuted Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie in 2015 and the Ghost in the Shell VR Diver smartphone video in 2017.
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