More Details on the Japanese Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Blu-ray Disc Box Sets
AV Watch has some new details on mysterious Japanese Blu-ray Disc release for the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex series. Just as expected, it's actually not a single disc release, but a box set that includes the first 13 episodes of the series' first season (1st GIG) on the three discs. The second box with the rest of the season will be released on September 25, 2009. The two box sets for Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG will be released on November 25 and Dezember 22, 2009.
According to Bandai Visual product pages (1-2-3-4), all box sets will have a 5.1 DD English dub track, at the moment it's unclear if English subtitles will be included as well. Google translates a passage from the pages with "Japanese with subtitles (ON OFF possible)", I hope this means English subtitles like on the SAC compilation movies + Solid State Society release. The original Japanese track is available in Dolby TrueHD 5.1 and PCM stereo. Like some other tv series on BD, the episodes of both sessions will be encoded in 1080i.
Update: Bandai Visual has updated its Ghost in the Shell website with further information on the BD box set and makes it quite clear that they will only have Japanese subtitles! Guess I have to spend the 500 Euros elsewhere...
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