Manga Entertainment UK have acquired the distribution rights to the new Ghost in the Shell movie, otherwise known as Ghost in the Shell: The Movie, and will be releasing it on Blu-ray and DVD later this year.
The news of this announcement comes from the official Manga UK Blog which reveals that the film will be released on the 9th May 2016 on both DVD and Blu-ray. The film itself takes place shortly after the events of Ghost in the Shell: Arise and sees the newly recruited members of the ‘yet-to-be-named’ section 9 face off against a new cyber-terrorism threat.
This upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release will be available in English, with the dub produced by FUNimation Entertainment, and in Japanese with English subtitles. A Synopsis of the film can be found below.
Synopsis: Set in a futuristic Japan after the end of a brutal world war, science has advanced by leaps and bounds giving humanity the choice to prolong life and reduce suffering with the use of sophisticated cybernetics. With all of humanity linked into one system of minds and personalities known as ghosts, the biggest threat to civilization is the cyber terrorists capable of hijacking people’s bodies and memories.
When a ghost-infecting virus known as Fire-Starter begins spreading through the system resulting in the assassination of the Japanese Prime Minister, Major Motoko Kusanagi and her elite team of special operatives are called in to track down its source. As they delve deeper and deeper into their investigation, they uncover traces of government corruption and a shadowy broker that bears an all-too-familiar face.
When your target can be anywhere and look like anyone, the only choice you have is to trust your ghost, and hope you aren’t infected too
Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie is currently scheduled for release on Blu-ray and DVD from the 9th May 2016; but in the meantime you can check out the US Trailer for the film.
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