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ghost in the shell complex

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  1. Miyazaki

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    What are these complex things?

    i see there is now a fifth one out, is it a tv series or somethin? :lease:

    How many are there of them?

    Cheers :confused:
     
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    Yeh GG. Its the Ghost in the Shell TV series.

    More of a Prequel to the 1st and 2nd Movie.

    Its good cyberpunk overall, there are some stand out episodes and some I could just do without.

    The "Complex #s" just denote the box sets I'm thinking.

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    It's a TV show from Japan based on Ghost in the Shell.
    I'm not sure many episodes they did in total.

    Quite cool story lines aswell. :)
    They have also released :dts: dvd aswell as a :dd: version
     
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    Cheers chaps! :thumbsup:
     
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    I think its 26 episodes in each Season (2 seasons have been made?)
    The reason its Called Ghost in the Shell - Stand alone complex - is because some episodes are stand alone = one off stories and the others are Complex = these ones have an on going story that slowly unravels through the series.
     
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    Hi,

    Captain Eyecatch is correct. Basically, the series goes like this:

    Ghost In The Shell - the movie (Based loosely on the Manga of the same name)

    Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex (26 episode TV series utilising characters from the GITS world, but not based on any particular section of the Manga stories.)

    Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence - The second movie (Loosely based on the GITS 2 Manga)

    Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Season 2 (A second set, of undetermined length, of TV episodes, continuing on from the original "Stand Alone Complex" TV show.)


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    Has this had the english subtitle release yet? or a PAL release?

    I suppose i should just spend 10 mins doing a search, but if ask that age-old question: which region version should i get? it dosent seem so lazy ;)
     
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    Hi,

    Ghost in The Shell 2: Innocence has not yet been released in the UK on a Region 2 disc. It will be due out in the next 2-3 months, providing the rights issues can be sorted out.

    There is a Region 1 release, but I've been told that the subtitles aren't particularly good, as they are only Subtitles For The Hard Of Hearing. What this essentially means, is that apart from subtitles of what each character says, you also get subtitles like "Wind howls in background", "Batou's gun emits bullet casings" etc, etc. This may be distracting to you.

    Another reason not to get the R1 edition of the 2nd movie, is that rumours abound that the Region 2 version may very well include a DTS soundtrack, newly remastered subtitles, and be a two-disc release as well, with lots of extras on the second disc.


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