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Ghost in the Shell 4K UHD Combo Pack

[Lion­s­gate, $23] Cel­e­brate the 25th an­niver­sary of one of the most crit­i­cally ac­claimed anime fea­tures of all time with this stun­ning re­mas­ter in Dolby Vi­sion / At­mos. Mamoru Oshii’s award-win­ning cy­ber­punk thriller is ac­com­pa­nied by full-length au­dio com­men­tary with English-lan­guage writer Mary Clay­pool, Eric Calderon (pro­ducer/writer, Afro Sa­mu­rai), Richard Ep­car (voice of “Ba­tou”) and an­i­ma­tion his­to­rian Charles Solomon, plus brand-new fea­turettes Ac­cess­ing Sec­tion 9: 25 Years into the Fu­ture and Land­scapes & Dream­scapes — The Art and Ar­chi­tec­ture of Ghost in the Shell, all wrapped up with beau­ti­ful new box art by il­lus­tra­tor Martin Ansin. [Sept. 8]

Rick and Morty Sea­son 4

[WBHE, $25 DVD | $30 BD] Buckle in and blast off on more wildly ir­re­spon­si­ble ad­ven­tures through the mul­ti­verse with Adult Swim’s fa­vorite mad sci­en­tist and his feck­less grand­son. All 10 episodes from the 20192020 sea­son (in­clud­ing Prime­time Emmy-nom­i­nated “The Vat of Acid Episode”) are taste­fully com­pli­mented by a flight of bonus fea­tures: A Day at Rick and Morty: In­side Sea­son 4, Creat­ing Snake Jazz, Di­rect­ing Rick and Morty, Sa­mu­rai and Shogun, Prop Process, Char­ac­ter Creation, An­i­ma­tion Chal­lenges and In­side the Episode for ev­ery ad­ven­ture. [Sept. 22]

Su­per­man: Man of To­mor­row

[WBHE, $25 BD | $40 4K] Daily Planet in­tern Clark Kent takes learn­ing-on-the­job to new ex­tremes when Lobo and Par­a­site set their sights on Me­trop­o­lis in the lat­est DC Uni­verse Movie. Rep­re­sent­ing a fresh style shift in the 40+ film se­ries, over­seen by DC an­i­ma­tion vet­eran Butch Lu­kic as su­per­vis­ing pro­ducer, Man of To­mor­row is di­rected by Chris Palmer from a script by Tim Sheri­dan and stars Dar­ren Criss and Zachary Quinto as Clark Kent and Lex Luthor. The set boasts new fea­turettes on Lobo and Mar­tian Man­hunter, two new DCUM “Look Backs”, two Su­per­man: TAS episodes from the vault, trail­ers and sneak peek at the next ti­tle. Pick up the Best Buy ex­clu­sive LE Gift Set and snag a fig­urine as well! [Sept. 8]

Weather­ing With You

[Shout! Fac­tory, $25 DVD | $30 BD | $35 LE SteelBook] Makoto Shinkai’s wor­thy fol­low up to global smash hit Your Name. tells the re­mark­able story of a teenage run­away to Tokyo who one day meets a bright, strong-willed girl with a strange and won­der­ful abil­ity: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky. Bonsu fea­tures in­clude “Weather Front” Fea­turette, Ex­plor­ing Makoto Shinkai’s Fil­mog­ra­phy, Trail­ers & TV Spots, Talk Show: Makoto Shinkai and Yu­miko Udo (BD only) and In­ter­view with Makoto Shinkai (SteelBook only). (Also! Make a note on your hol­i­day shop­ping list that a spe­cial Col­lec­tor’s Edi­tion 4K combo pack is due in Novem­ber.) [Sept. 15] ◆

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