This week we have a few new sci-fi goodies to be found on video shelves, including the festival-favorite Moon, an update to a great anime classic Ghost in the Shell, plus the animated Transformers: Season 2, Volume 2.
Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell), alone with the moon base’s watchful computer Gerty (voiced by Kevin Spacey), is close to finishing his 3-year contract with Lunar Industries when seeming disaster strikes. More of a drama than a traditional sci-fi action flick, director Duncan Jones tackles the psychological impact of isolation, along with a few additional twists, in this low-budget film.
Available from Amazon.com and other retailers. Retail price $37.95 (Blu-ray)
Ghost in the Shell 2.0
The 1995 classic anime film Ghost in the Shell returns in this 2.0 remake/remaster, reproducing the original animation with digital film and animation technology. Helmed by the original director, Mamoru Oshii, the movie follows Major Motoko Kusanagi in a future Hong Kong where the lines between cyberspace and human reality blur and merge.
Available from Amazon.com and other retailers. Retail price $27.97 (Blu-ray)
Transformers: Season 2, Volume 2
For those that don’t already have the Transformers: 25th Anniversary Matrix Of Leadership Edition [The Complete Series], the second half of season 2 is now available. Once again, Optimus Prime and the heroic Autobots must defend the innocent people of Earth against their archnemeses, Megatron and the power-hungry Decepticons. Complete your second season episodes with the 4-disc set that includes fan-favorite episodes such as The Secret Of Omega Supreme, The Search For Alpha Trion, Hoist Goes Hollywood and the two-part The Key To Vector Sigma.
Available from Amazon.com and other retailers. Retail price $29.99 (DVD)