Dreamworks has announced that it will release Mamoru Oshii's Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence on DVD on December 28. The film will be presented in 1.85:1 widescreen with a Japanese Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack with English subtitles. As has been the case with other Dreamworks anime releases there is no English dub version. Extras will include an audio commentary from Oshii, a Making of Ghost in the Shell 2 featurette and trailers. The SRP for Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence will be $29.99.
A number of other Ghost in the Shell items will be available by the time of the DVD release for GITS 2: Innocence, including several volumes of the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex TV anime from Manga Entertainment/Bandai (one of the hottest anime releases of the year so far, see 'Ghost in the Shell Anime Special Edition') as well as Ghost in the Shell (Second Edition) and Ghost in the Shell 2: Man Machine Interface (January) graphic novels (by Masamune Shirow) from Dark Horse Comics. Manga Entertainment is also planning a December release for a new Special Edition DVD of the first Ghost in the Shell movie with enhanced visual quality and Bandai America plans to release a Ghost in the Shell: Stand-Alone Complex PS2 game in November (GITS: Stand-Alone Complex starts its Cartoon Network run in November as well).