Ghost in the Shell 2.0 (Special Edition)

It Found A Voice... Now It Needs A Body
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 23 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: January 12, 2010
  • Originally Released: 1995
  • Label: Manga Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, Japanese
    • Subtitles - English

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Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh96%

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 88,180
Rating: 3/4 -- The drawing style is remarkable in a story that reveals a Japanese preoccupation with roboticized culture and hard-edged sexuality. Full Review
Chicago Tribune
Aug 16, 2017
Conjures up a dazzling, futuristic cityscape that, sadly, is not matched by the human landscapes at the heart of the story.
Time Out
Jun 24, 2006
Rating: 5/5 -- Mamoru Oshii's Ghost in the Shell will always strike a chord with those directly affected by bodily displacement. Full Review
RogerEbert.com
Mar 7, 2019
Sublimely realised, intellectual ponderous, cheesy fun.
Uncut
Dec 1, 2003
Rating: 9/10 -- Ghost in the Shell is a masterpiece of transhumanism-themed science fiction and should be on the list of anyone who enjoys complex narratives as well as incredible action. Full Review
The Movie Sleuth
Nov 7, 2018
...Richly imagined....Slick and visually dazzling...
Sight and Sound
Jan 1, 1996
...A knockout vision of a machine-run cityscape...
Entertainment Weekly
Jun 21, 1996

Product Description:

The makers of "Akira" present another milestone Japanimation epic in this futuristic odyssey about an elite half-cyborg female agent sent out to apprehend a cyber-genius data thief who is plundering the very contents of people's minds. Contains nudity and violence. The Collector's Edition includes a special 30-minute documentary on the making of the film.

Plot Synopsis:

Another visually sensational animated film from the producers of the acclaimed "Akira."
Major Motoko Kusanagi is a beautiful cyborg who works for Section 29, Japan's secret police force, in the year 2029. Motoko's supervisor, Aramaki, orders her to find Puppet Master, a sinister computer terrorist created by a rival organization.
Helping her is fellow cyborg Bateau and the almost entirely human agent Togusa. Because their prey has the ability to hack into the minds of his enemies, the evil villain must be stopped as soon as possible.
But as the tough cops close in on their target, Motoko realizes that she and Puppet Master seem to have a lot in common.

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Production Notes:

  • Shown at the 1996 Berlin and South by Southwest Film Festival.
  • Released theatrically in New York City March 29, 1996.
  • Produced by Kodansha in association with Bandai Visual and Manga Entertainment.
  • James Cameron, who directed such science fiction movies as "The Abyss" and both "Terminator" films, had this to say of "Ghost in the Shell": "Stunning... the first truly adult animation film to reach a level of literary and visual excellence... an important visionary work."
  • Voices: Richard George (Bateau); Mimi Woods (Major Motoko Kusanagi); William Frederick (Aramaki); Abe Lasser (Puppet Master); Christopher Joyce (Togusa); Mike Sorich (Ishikawa); Ben Isaacson (Nakamura); Hank Smith (Minister); Steve Davis (Diplomat); and Phil Willimas (Willis).
  • Copyright 1995 Masamune Shirow/Kodansha Ltd./Bandai Visual Co., Ltd./Manga Entertainment. English Language Version Copyright 1996 Kodansha Ltd./Bandai Visual Co., Ltd./Manga Entertainment Inc.

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  • Sales Rank: 46,043
  • UPC: 013138508898
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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