Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex comes to Deluxe Edition Blu-ray on June 4! Pre-order yours today, exclusively with Zavvi.
Packaged in a rigid collector’s box, this edition comprises the 52 episode series, three films and four hours of extras alongside a 140 page in-depth companion book. Read on for an exclusive excerpt from the book that’s been specially translated for this release, and a first look at the ‘Cyberpunk’ chapter page!
Cyberpunk – Etymology
Excerpt from page 6
Cyberpunk is a form of science-fiction that appeared in the 1980s, a movement influenced by technological fantasies and upheavals as well as an obsession with transhumanism. Often, the action takes place in a not-so-distant future.
Cybernetics is an indispensable part of cyberpunk stories. It is a transdisciplinary science focussing on the principles that govern human beings and so-called evolved machines. Thus, mankind coexists alongside robots or androids, even cyborgs, as they themselves are partly cybernetic. Even more important is the concept of a network: information is the capital element of a hyperconnected society. The Net becomes an extension of reality, making the hacker a modern criminal. In the early 80s, a new wave of international authors emerged – made up of more vicious, fierce artists from the “counterculture” movements of the 60s and 70s wherein activist youths fought against cultural imperialism. The term “punk” denotes these people who go against the grain of a society dominated by conglomerates. Through these dystopian futures and disenchanted anti-heroes, cyberpunk continues to be an alarming and creative form of expression.
MORE exclusive excerpts are on their way – keep your eyes peeled!
Our Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Deluxe Edition Blu-ray includes:
52 episodes (SAC & 2nd GIG) and 3 films (The Laughing Man, Individual Eleven & Solid State Society) across 11 Blu-ray discs
4 hours of on-disc extras including a treasure trove of cast & crew interviews
A rigid collectors box with metallic finish
140 page in-depth book with interviews, character profiles, timelines, episode sumamries, image gallery and more