Originally Posted by LexInVA
I picked up the GITS Anniversary Blu-Ray at WalMart for $10. Not worth buying if you already own the earlier BD of the 2.0 version, unless you absolutely want it for the sake of being a completist.
Darn!! I was just at Walmart this evening. I wish I would have seen your post earlier. I would have checked for it. I see it's close to $16 at Amazon and close to $18 at BestBuy. $10 sounds like an excellent price.
EDIT: Why was it only $10? I just checked Walmart online and it's $19 there. Was it some kind of special in store price? If so I guess I can stop by Walmart again this weekend. Otherwise I'll probably pick it up from BestBuy with a price match to Amazon.
EDIT: Now I'm confused. I have Ghost in the Shell 2.0 and from what I can find apparently it's just Ghost in the Shell with new audio and updated 3D computer graphics in certain scenes.
So what is the difference between Ghost in the Shell 25th Anniversary and Ghost in the Shell 2.0?
EDIT: just looking at Blu-ray .com GITS 25th Anniversary is on a 25GB BD with DTS-HD MA 5.1 english and only LPCM 2.0 Japanese.
While GITS 2.0 is on a 50GB BD with DTS-HD MA 6.1 English(and LPCM 2.0 English) and DTS-HD MA 6.1 Japanese(and LPCM 2.0 Japanese)
I do see GITS 25th has an aspect ratio of 1.85:1 which matches the original aspect ratio while GITS 2.0 has a 1.78:1 aspect ratio.
Both versions use MPEG-4 AVC for the video
I don't see what GITS 25th Anniversary gives you over the previous version. It seems like it should be inferior to GITS 2.0.