Ghost In The Shell - S.A.C. - Vol. 1 details
|Starring:||KŰichi Yamadera, Akio √Ētsuka, Michael Sorich, Tamio √Ēki, Richard Epcar, Steve Bulen, Tamio ‘ki, Sam Sheffer, Gina Connell, Iemasa Kayumi, TesshŰ Genda, Atsuko Tanaka, Donald Salin, Steven Jay Blum, Richard Cansino, Tom Carlton, Akio ‘tsuka, Akio Otsuka, Koichi Yamadera|
|Genres:||Animated, Anime, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, World Cinema|
Ghost In The Shell - S.A.C. - Vol. 1 - Disc 1 - Dolby Sound
|TBC Disc 1|
Ghost In The Shell - S.A.C. - Vol. 1- Disc 2 - DTS sound
|TBC Disc 2|
|Run time:||2 hours 20 minutes|
|Rental release:||27 Sep 2004|
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Good anime, shame about disc 2 contentBy Sloan (28 reviews) from Portadown, Northern Ireland , 05 Jan 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]WARNING! Do not rent disc 2 in this set. You get exactly the same set of episodes, but with DTS sound. I wish the description (or a previous reviewer) had warned me of this, then I wouldn't have wasted the rental. As for the episodes they are very enjoyable and action packed, with great animation. The title sequence is gobsmacking!
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ghost in the shell -seriesBy a customer , 01 Sep 2011loved the films, hadn't quite realised the difference it would make, with this being from the series. Adults -no, kids -yes.
Cannot give bad review though, as the animation is, as ever; second to none, it's just the simplified story-lines are not enough to make you be able to watch it; unless a. you're a kid, or b. you're of any age and mad for manga. -either way -fair do's but just not for us...
5 Stars if you prefer DubbedBy a customer , 11 Jun 2011Very good series but Subtitles are so out of sync and are in such a terrible font this is the first time ive found subbed completely unwatchable which is a same as its my preference.
So depending on what you prefer this series is either very good or great.
ghost in the shell s.a.cBy LoveFilmDamo (1 review) from Leeds , 24 Oct 2010If you like the film's then you need to watch the serie's. I loved the film's so i thought i would give the serie's a try as there is quite a few. The only negative thing that i found is that the episode's are approx 20min each, it seem's i start to get into it and then the episode end's :(
Worth a rent and just rent the single disc :)
Stand Alone Complex - An IntroductionBy AxlReznor (40 reviews) from Leighton Buzzard , 11 Aug 2010
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideFirst, a warning to those who are fans of the original Ghost In The Shell movie by Mamoru Oshii... this TV series bares little resemblance to that landmark title.
Instead, it sticks closer to Masamune Shirow's original manga that inspired both movie and series. Whereas the movie was a journey into the psyche of Major Motoko Kusanagi, the series plays out more like a futuristic police procedural with the Major just one character in an ensemble. There is even room for a bit of humour, though nowhere near as childish as that found in the manga.
Volume One of Stand Alone Complex contains the first four episodes of the series, which really serve as an introduction to the characters.
The first episode opens in much the same way as the movie, with Section 9 already mid-mission. The second episode has the team tracking down a rogue tank after its designers consciousness is transferred into it. The third episode sees the Major and co. investigating a spate of suicides by androids.
It is only the fourth episode that really ties into the series-long story arc, introducing the mysterious character known as The Laughing Man, at the same time as focusing on Togusa... the first episode to relegate the Major to a supporting performance.
The animation is amazing, especially considering the budget constraints on TV projects. Similarly, the voice-overs in both Japanese and English are some of the best I've heard in anime. These episodes give you a good Ghost In The Shell primer, but with only one episode that really drags into the greater mystery at work, it's the least impressive of the volumes that make up the complete series.
Helps to flesh-out the main Ghost in the Shell seriesBy a customer from Manchester , 21 Jun 2007Worth watching if you've seen the main Ghost in the Shell movies and enjoyed them (I have/did). If you haven't seen them or didn't enjoy them, this is more of the same but in bite-sized episodes, so best to avoid. IMHO none of them match the first movie, but they're all consistently intriguing