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Animated Ghost in the Shell on 4K in September

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The original Japanese animated film “Ghost in the Shell in anime form from 1995 is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 8th, via Lionsgate – in celebration of its 25th anniversary. This news comes just as I had previously reported still it as a rumor earlier this month. The tech specs for the release include a 2160p 4K presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with Dolby Vision and HDR10 forms of High Dynamic Range as well as with Japanese & English language Dolby Atmos mixes and original Japanese 2.0 Stereo PCM sound mix. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that you’ll get the Blu-ray counterpart as well as a digital copy of the film. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon, as well as at retailers Best Buy, Target, and Walmart. It’s certainly worth noting that this release will also come in the form of an exclusive 4K UHD Blu-ray SteelBook which is now available for preorder over at Best Buy (pictured below).

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The bonus materials, featuring some new content, set to be included on the 4K UHD Blu-ray release are listed below.


  • Full-length audio commentary of Ghost in the Shell with Mary Claypool (Animation Writer and English Language Scriptwriter), Eric Calderon (Animation Producer and Writer), Richard Epcar (Voice of “Batou”), and Charles Solomon (Animation Historian and Critic)
  • “Accessing Section 9: 25 Years into the Future” Featurette
  • “Landscapes & Dreamscapes: The Art and Architecture of Ghost in the Shell” Featurette


  • Production Report & Digital Works Featuretes
  • Theatrical Trailer

Further below, after the break, you can find the full details about this upcoming release of the film on 4K UHD Blu-ray in the official announcement.

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Animated “Ghost in the Shell” on 4K in September


The original 1995 Japanese animated (anime) film Ghost in the Shell is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 8th, via Lionsgate, according to multiple retail sources. The film was directed by Mamoru Oshii and based on the manga (of the same title). This is believed to be both the English 5.1 surround mix and original Japanese 2.0 Stereo mix, in terms of sound. No official word yet on the tech specs or bonus materials, but stay tuned for when it gets a press release, final artwork, and such. In the meantime, speaking of which, it’s worth noting that this lacks that confirmation and still should be considered somewhat a RUMOR for the time being. You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray listed for preorder over at retailer Target. The 4K UHD Blu-ray release is also listed, but not yet as a functional preorder, over at retailer HD Movie Source — where it shows the same expected release date (9/8).

UPDATE: It’s still appearing that this will be coming out to 4K UHD Blu-ray as originally slated, as it now has a pre order listing over at Amazon — again, carrying that September 8th release date. There is still no specific cover artwork it seems, but I’m seeing this one on a few places — although it does not appear to be final. Stay tuned…