Qty:1
Stand Alone Complex 2nd G... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by goHastings
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: ****RENTAL**** (One Disc) - 100% PRODUCT GUARANTEE!* Fast shipping on more than 1,000,000 Book , Video, Video Game, Music titles & More! We 100% Guarantee the full functionality of all used and previously viewed(rental) product, except its digital content
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$9.49
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: MJST-inc
Add to Cart
$11.14
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: Paint it Orange
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig: Ghost in the Shell - Volume 1 (Episodes 1-4)
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig: Ghost in the Shell - Volume 1 (Episodes 1-4)


List Price: $14.98
Price: $9.53 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $5.45 (36%)
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
20 new from $2.45 34 used from $0.01 1 collectible from $24.97
Amazon Price New from Used from
DVD
"Please retry"
1-Disc Version
$9.53
$2.45 $0.01


Frequently Bought Together

Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig: Ghost in the Shell - Volume 1 (Episodes 1-4) + Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, 2nd GIG, Volume 02 (Special Edition) + Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex  (2nd GIG, Volume 3) (Special Edition)
Price for all three: $56.71

Buy the selected items together

Product Details

  • Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Manga Video
  • DVD Release Date: September 20, 2005
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000A0GPFY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #309,222 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

  • Interviews, Trailers, and Weblinks

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

Shiro Masamune's groundbreaking cyberpunk thriller is back in an all new series! Major Motoko Kusanagi and Section 9 have faught countless international and virtual terrorism, but when a group calling themselves the "Individual Eleven" emerges, Japan itse

Amazon.com

Major Kusanagi and the other agents of Public Security Section 9 hit the ground running as the second season of the Ghost in the Shell broadcast series begins. The new storylines have a more overtly political tone than the previous sci-fi adventures about the Laughing Man and the scandals surrounding cures for "cyberbrain sclerosis." Chief Aramaki gets his funding restored when he resolves a hostage situation for the new Prime Minister. This terrorist incident is linked to the poor treatment of Asian refugees and their role in the economy of the world following World War IV. When military helicopters go haywire above a refugee compound, the government faces a potential uprising, while evidence suggests that an even bigger plot may be unfolding. In the unusually sardonic episode 3, Aramaki, Kusanagi, Batou et al. set up a hi-tech sting operation to trap a corrupt industrial mogul. The newly cognizant Tachikoma robots join the crew as "recruits." (Rated 13 and older: violence, violence against women, sexual situations, alcohol and tobacco use) --Charles Solomon

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
5 star
13
4 star
6
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 19 customer reviews
Its one of the best animated TV series out there.
Charlie
The stories are so complex and the pace of the series is so quick that many viewers complain that it is impossible to follow.
The Dilettante
This show looks like it might be great, once it gets past the exposition.
Sesho

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Xeon Negotiator on July 20, 2005
Format: DVD
That's right the whole gang from Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex is back. Fans of both the movie series and the original televised series are going to love the second season. Ghost in the Shell: SAC 2nd GIG is amazing from the first episode to the very last, and it all starts out right were the first season left off. But this time the threat is far greater to Japan and Section 9.

This DVD set includes the following:

Disc: 4 episodes in Dolby Digital (English and Japanese); bonus material

Episodes:
1. Reembody
2. Night Cruise
3. Cash Eye
4. Natural Enemy

Upcoming Releases:
Ghost in the Shell: SAC Official Log 1 - scheduled release date 10/25/05
Ghost in the Shell: SAC 2nd GIG Vol. 2 - scheduled release date 11/22/05

NOTE - If you see any anime items for sale that seem to cheap, they are BOOTLEGS. DO NOT BUY!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Sesho on April 16, 2006
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
The second season of Ghost in the Shell gets off to a very slow start, filled with talking heads that inform us how the political situation has changed since the previous series ended. It couldn't be more topical to contemporary America. You see, the main conflict of the show is being caused by a refugee problem. After the last war lots of Asians immigrated to Japan in search of a better life since their countries were poor and Japan was relatively rich. They were welcomed at first as a cheap labor force but over the years the Japanese began to think twice about the situation and realized that the immigrants are a huge tax burden. A new Conservative government has been formed, promising to deal with the problem once and for all. But there are elements within and outside of the government who are not prepared to wait for legislation. So, in the first episode here, a group called the "Individual 11" takes the Chinese Embassy hostage to protest against the parasitic immigrant population. Section 9 is called in to rescue the hostages, and if no innocents are killed, they are promised full reinstatement by the new Prime Minister. In the second episode, another human being/cyborg scarred by the war and its effects, fantasizes about mattering in a society that doesn't recognize the need for love in individuals. He constantly daydreams about killing all the people he despises and even falls for the Major, who he mistakes for a prostitute. In the third episode, "Cash Eye" is the name of a thief who is so good that she even tells her victims when she is going to rob them! It's up to Section 9 to stop her from robbing a multi-millionaire who will be busy giving a sex-doll soiree at the appointed time attended secretly by very high-up dignitaries.Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 7, 2005
Format: DVD
For a little more background:

Movies (The Puppet Master plotline):

Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell: Innocence

TV Series (The Puppet Master in the movies never existed):

Season 1: Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

Season 2: Ghost in the Shell: Second GIG

Manga

Ghost in the Shell: Different than the first movie, but related.

Ghost in the Shell: Innocence (I have not read it).

Ghost in the Shell: Man Machine Interface (a story set a few years after the first movie, it follows the Major in some later activities; it appears to take place after the second movie, but the second movie was published afterward, and they don't refer to each other as far as I know).

----------------------------

The second movie picks up after the first movie (the puppet master affair plotline).

----------------------------

I have seen almost the entire 2ng GIG series. It possesses a more gritty and tight feel and story than the first season. The animation style is markedly different. In fact, the whole production value, while quite high, was still lower than the first season. This was something of a disappointment to me, as I had expected them to exceed the past, not fall behind it.

The story, though, is still interesting as Section 9 fights for its own life and survival. We learn a great deal more about the past, and every episode is, like the first season, crafted with what I think is a certain sort of genius.

I await the end of the second season with great anticipation.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
34 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Xeon Negotiator on July 20, 2005
Format: DVD
That's right the whole gang from Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex is back. Fans of both the movie series and the original televised series are going to love the second season. Ghost in the Shell: SAC 2nd GIG is amazing from the first episode to the very last, and it all starts out right were the first season left off. But this time the threat is far greater to Japan and Section 9.

This DVD set includes the following:

3 Discs:
Disc 1 - 4 episodes in Dolby Digital (English and Japanese); bonus material
Disc 2 - 4 episodes in DTS (English and Japanese); bonus material
Disc 3 - Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex O.S.T. 2

Episodes:
1. Reembody
2. Night Cruise
3. Cash Eye
4. Natural Enemy

And a unique case to keep the DVD case(s) in.

Upcoming Releases:
Ghost in the Shell: SAC Official Log 1 - scheduled release date 10/25/05
Ghost in the Shell: SAC 2nd GIG Vol. 2 - scheduled release date 11/22/05

NOTE - If you see any anime items for sale that seem to cheap, they are BOOTLEGS. DO NOT BUY!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews



Forums

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in