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GHOST IN THE SHELL (1995): 25th Anniversary 4K UHD - September 8, 2020

Old 09-09-20, 08:16 PM
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Re: GHOST IN THE SHELL (1995): 25th Anniversary 4K UHD - September 8, 2020

My copy also arrived early despite a delivery estimate of Saturday. Now I'm conflicted about whether to open it over the song issue.
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Re: GHOST IN THE SHELL (1995): 25th Anniversary 4K UHD - September 8, 2020

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I read on the Blu-Ray.com forums that some folks were having issues with flickering when enabling Dolby Vision?
I’m one of them. The common thread is OLED + Panasonic 820 (or 420, presumably) + Dolby Vision. If I change players (including another one with DV) or disable DV, everything plays great.
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Re: GHOST IN THE SHELL (1995): 25th Anniversary 4K UHD - September 8, 2020

Originally Posted by milo bloom View Post
How good is Manga Ent. about sending out corrected discs for errors?
Manga Ent. pretty much exists in name only. Not sure how Lionsgate handles it. Personally I'm not expecting anything. They can't top what Anchor Bay did with GitS: Stand Alone Complex BD (no acknowledgement of problems & blocked people on social media if they complained)*.

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Re: GHOST IN THE SHELL (1995): 25th Anniversary 4K UHD - September 8, 2020

^ got a link about the SAC issues? I'm interested to read about it.

Regarding this one... Ugh. Sounds like someone will need to combine the best aspects of this new release with the best aspects of the Japanese UHD disc.
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Re: GHOST IN THE SHELL (1995): 25th Anniversary 4K UHD - September 8, 2020

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^ got a link about the SAC issues? I'm interested to read about it.
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This was never acknowledged by Anchor Bay (and nothing from Lionsgate later on). At this point, I'm not sure if it will ever be fixed.
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Old 09-10-20, 12:42 AM
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Re: GHOST IN THE SHELL (1995): 25th Anniversary 4K UHD - September 8, 2020

Yikes!
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Re: GHOST IN THE SHELL (1995): 25th Anniversary 4K UHD - September 8, 2020

In addition to the audio and subtitle issues, the SAC Blu-rays from Anchor Bay also have a number of video problems and are missing all of the bonus features from the DVDs. The UK Blu-ray box set from Manga Ent. is better in all respects.
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Re: GHOST IN THE SHELL (1995): 25th Anniversary 4K UHD - September 8, 2020

Right. I love SAC and even though the blu-rays have been cheap at times, I never bit because of the issues.
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Re: GHOST IN THE SHELL (1995): 25th Anniversary 4K UHD - September 8, 2020

Ugh. I only have the compilation movies of SAC, so I'll definitely stick with DVDs to get the whole series.

Best Buy is saying my 4k set arrives tomorrow, I may leave it sealed for a while to see if I want to return it.

How was the Bluray version? I already sold off my DVD copy when I pre-ordered this.
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Re: GHOST IN THE SHELL (1995): 25th Anniversary 4K UHD - September 8, 2020

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Ugh. I only have the compilation movies of SAC, so I'll definitely stick with DVDs to get the whole series.
Sadly, those DVDs have aged really poorly. The transfers (especially the first season) are heavily edge-enhanced and have lots of compression artifacts.

If you like the show, the UK Blu-ray set is worth the investment. It has both seasons, accurate subtitles, a number of bonus features, and much better video quality than either the American DVDs or Blu-rays. And honestly, it's not that expensive.

https://us.zavvi.com/blu-ray/ghost-i.../11794988.html

The only problem with it is, like the American Blu-rays, the video has been frame rate converted from the original 60 Hz to 24 fps, which results in some occasional visible stuttering. I don't think it's too bad, honestly. Most other anime has jerky frame rate issues anyway, so you get used to it.

As I recall, the Japanese Blu-ray set was encoded at 1080i60 to avoid this, but it has no English subtitles or audio. There was a set from South Korea, I believe, that had 1080i60 video, good English subtitles, and the English dub, which is generally held up as the best release for English speakers, but it's long out of print.
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Re: GHOST IN THE SHELL (1995): 25th Anniversary 4K UHD - September 8, 2020

^ Thanks for all of those details! It's really too bad that there isn't a "perfect" release so to speak. I actually have the US Blu-ray set, but never got around to watching it. I may just go ahead and get the UK set from Zavvi, though I'm interested in finding out more about the last one you mentioned there, if for nothing else than knowing more about it, even if I can't get my hands on it.
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Re: GHOST IN THE SHELL (1995): 25th Anniversary 4K UHD - September 8, 2020

Thanks Josh, I'll keep those options in mind.
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Re: GHOST IN THE SHELL (1995): 25th Anniversary 4K UHD - September 8, 2020

My Best Buy order actually just arrived. It's a gorgeous looking steelbook, but I'm not unwrapping it yet.

I'm going to wait a bit to see if they do a fix for the discs.
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Re: GHOST IN THE SHELL (1995): 25th Anniversary 4K UHD - September 8, 2020

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As I recall, the Japanese Blu-ray set was encoded at 1080i60 to avoid this, but it has no English subtitles or audio. There was a set from South Korea, I believe, that had 1080i60 video, good English subtitles, and the English dub, which is generally held up as the best release for English speakers, but it's long out of print.
The Japanese BD sets does include English audio (no English subtitles). IMO, the Korean BD sets were the best release for English speakers. Unfortunately the re-stock for the plain edition stopped sometime in 2018. It's unclear if they will do another edition with same on-disc content.


JP 4K UHD
- Ghost in the Shell https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B07BBS1GJV
- Ghost in the Shell: Innocence https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B07BCJX9KH

JP - SAC BD-Boxes (includes English audio; no English subtitles)
- https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B0156BMLEU
- https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B0156BML5E

KR - SAC BD-Boxes (for reference)
- https://kimchidvd.com/en/20946/v.kimchi
- https://kimchidvd.com/en/20947/v.kimchi
- https://www.yesasia.com/us/ghost-in-...0-en/info.html
- https://www.yesasia.com/us/ghost-in-...0-en/info.html
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Re: GHOST IN THE SHELL (1995): 25th Anniversary 4K UHD - September 8, 2020

Picked up the Standard BD earlier tonight. Hopefully will give it a spin over the weekend.
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Re: GHOST IN THE SHELL (1995): 25th Anniversary 4K UHD - September 8, 2020

First time watching.
Steelbook is fucking beautiful
No Flickering (played on XB1X) ​​​​​​
No Audio sync issues (English Dolby Atmos) ​​​​​​
Don't care about credits song being wrong
Glad I blind bought this
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Re: GHOST IN THE SHELL (1995): 25th Anniversary 4K UHD - September 8, 2020

My copy arrived! I'll be opening it because, on the off chance they actually issue a replacement, there's no way they'd replacing anything but only the disc, not the entire steel book. For now, I'm ok with the known issues.
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Re: GHOST IN THE SHELL (1995): 25th Anniversary 4K UHD - September 8, 2020

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My copy arrived! I'll be opening it because, on the off chance they actually issue a replacement, there's no way they'd replacing anything but only the disc, not the entire steel book. For now, I'm ok with the known issues.
Yeah, I think I'm there too. The movie isn't embedded into my memory like other films, but I'm just glad to get an otherwise good copy.
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Re: GHOST IN THE SHELL (1995): 25th Anniversary 4K UHD - September 8, 2020

How do I redeem this digital code, it won't work in MoviesAnywhere. What is this other website it wants me to use?
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Re: GHOST IN THE SHELL (1995): 25th Anniversary 4K UHD - September 8, 2020

Steelbook down to $17.99

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/ghost-i...?skuId=6422207

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Re: GHOST IN THE SHELL (1995): 25th Anniversary 4K UHD - September 8, 2020

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How do I redeem this digital code, it won't work in MoviesAnywhere. What is this other website it wants me to use?
Lionsgate does not participate in Movies Anywhere. You can redeem the code using the movieredeem.com web site referenced on the form. Or, if you have a Vudu account, you can redeem there (but it will only be watchable on Vudu).

Note that the digital copy appears to be English dub only.
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Re: GHOST IN THE SHELL (1995): 25th Anniversary 4K UHD - September 8, 2020

I'm not generally a fan of putting slipcovers over SteelBooks, but the way the inner and outer layers of this one interact when you pull the case out is very striking. The problem it's giving me is that the protective sleeves I usually store SteelBooks in won't fit over the slipcover.



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Re: GHOST IN THE SHELL (1995): 25th Anniversary 4K UHD - September 8, 2020

Watched this earlier this evening.

Didn't notice any issues on a Vizio Set & Sony Player.
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Re: GHOST IN THE SHELL (1995): 25th Anniversary 4K UHD - September 8, 2020

Is there a preferred version to watch? I guess the difference is this one ending credit song? What’s the big deal? I’ll obviously watch this in Japanese, so which song is that and is the preferred?

That SteelBook is striking and if I knew before release, I probably would have gotten, but fine with regular 4K release...
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Re: GHOST IN THE SHELL (1995): 25th Anniversary 4K UHD - September 8, 2020

And how does the ScarJo movie, which Iím sure doesnít come close, compare to anime?

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