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A huge plus of the movie is that instead of feeling like an overstretched episode, it feels more like a long arc of quality episodes stringed together while still feeling cinematic in its presentation. Solid State Society gives us everything we expect in a GitS story: a sci-fi universe that draws you in but never overwhelms, continuity in character development, rich and intelligent dialogue and plot that almost seems plausible down the road, and of course, some light philosophy and shades of grey. Even if you aren't an anime or a strict sci-fi fan, you might just enjoy this one.
Solid State Society is a Ghost in the Shell motion picture. Do not be fooled by the "Stand Alone Complex" subheading and think it is a few TV episodes or something. This means top quality animation, a great music soundtrack, a complete story from start to finish and not much in the way of needing to see previous content to enjoy. I should know, I've only seen the SAC first series and not 2nd GIG yet. It also has a bit darker feel than the TV series, as to be expected from the films. What is so impressive about the animation is (keep in mind I'm comparing this to previous GITS movies) the use of camera shaking, lens flares, and best of all tasteful use of 3D/CGI-type treatments. Personally I think GITS 2.0 completely ruined the original first film, as the added 3D elements painfully stood out in comparison to the 2D shots, but that's another story.
As for the blu ray, you get some extras but as I always watch with Japanese audio & English subs, I don't bother watching the English 'behind-the-scenes' extras. I will say, however, that the Japanese TRAILER that is included is incredible. So much better than the Bandai English trailer... I only wish there was a subtitle option for the Japanese trailer, but oh well. There are no inserts of any kind, just the disc in the case. The picture quality is brilliant; super-sharp, beautiful colors and of course looks great when colors are muted with the lovely washed-out tone that GITS commonly has. Sorry I can't say much about the audio quality as I just use headphones and play it on a computer, but it sure sounded great to me. Currently this movie is at a very affordable price, especially for anime on blu-ray so don't hesitate - Ghost in the Shell SAC - Solid State Society is worth it!
Note: It is dubbed in English, unlike Innocence. Amazon just has that fact incorrect
Thoughtful and considered anime is a rare thing, with the majority being so focused on the animation and less so on the story, or high on concept while being low on practice. Ghost in the Shell: SAC Solid State Society is the end of the Stand Alone Complex series, and while it's a good ending, it only serves to highlight how well made the series was, and how it could have continued for beyond the ~50 episodes produced.
While Arise is good, and serves as a well produced reboot, or prequel, to this long running series, Stand Alone Complex continues to be my favorite iteration.
My only true gripe is that the subtitles still have minor yet glaring mistakes that simply should not exist. For instance, near the end Batou refers to a Tachikoma and the sub reads "touch coma". Really? One of the most recognizable characters/words from the series and they mistake it for gibberish? An extremely minor gripe, to be fair.
Overall this is a fitting ending to the acclaimed series, but I'm selfish, and will always want more.
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Highly recommend watching Stand Alone Complex and 2nd Gig first if you have the opportunity. Don't expect much character building or explanation of their backgrounds. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Another great segment in the GITS series. I'm not going to spoil it for you, it's recommended.Published 9 months ago by crusher1122
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