Three Ghost in the Shell S.A.C. Stories on Blu-ray

Three Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex Blu-rays are coming out on June 21st with The Laughing Man, Individual Eleven, and Solid State Society. It's nice that there will be more GitS in 1080p awesomeness, but I'm sure fans would much rather have the full S.A.C. seasons on Blu-ray than these edited-to-hell versions. Solid State Society was originally one movie, so that one is a safe buy, but The Laughing Man and Individual Eleven were both part of Stand Alone Complex seasons 1 and 2 respectively. I never watched these two movie versions when they were released on DVD. I already owned the series' DVDs and couldn't see how they could edit most of the episodes of a 26-episode season into a movie and have it make sense (or at least as much as the TV series made sense). Personally, I'm going to hold out for Blu-rays of the full S.A.C. seasons.

With these coming out soon, the full Stand Alone Complex seasons should be on the horizon.

Also, will the original Ghost in the Shell be on Blu-ray? GitS 2.0 is, but it has new CG scenes. It'd be really nice to get the movie on Blu-ray in it's original version.

- Shawn - 4/24/11