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Ghost In The Shell

Format: DVD
Runtime: 82
Aspect Ratio: 1.85
Street Date: 03/31/98
  • Additional 30 Minute Program: The Making of "Ghost In The Shell"
  • Complete Movie Production Report
  • Interactive Menus
  • Digitally remastered feature film
  • Languages: English, Japanese, Japanese with English Subtitles and Closed Captioning

Essence Of Anime: Ghost In The Shell

Format: DVD
Runtime: 82
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Street Date: 09/04/07
  • Additional 30 minute program on the "Making of Ghost in the Shell"
  • Digitally Remastered Feature Film
  • Languages: English, Japanese, Japanses with English Subtitles

Ghost In The Shell - Special Edition

Format: DVD
Runtime: 82
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Street Date: 01/11/05
  • Two Disc Special Edition
  • DISC ONE - Digitally Remastered Anamorphic Widescreen Feature/ Custom Motion Interactive Menus/ English, Japanese, Spanish, French, Italian, German/ English Subtitles
  • DISC TWO - Character Dossiers/ Creator Biography/ Director Biography/ Digital Works/ Production Report/ Ghost in the Shell Trailers/ Previews/ DVD Catalog/ Web links
  • Poster Included

Synopsis

2029 – A female government cyber agent and the Internal Bureau of Investigations are hot on the trail of a "The Puppet Master" – a computer virus capable of invading cybernetic brains and altering its victim’s memory. Created by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and codenamed "Project 2501", this 'hacker' is actually a prototype virtual agent which has now defied its makers by seeking asylum within a new host body outside of the electronic net. Now the two agencies must maneuver against each another in a violent, high-tech race to capture the omnipresent entity. Ghost in the Shell took the world by storm exhibiting a new dimension of anime with unprecedented and mesmerizing cinematic expression. Seamlessly merging traditional cel animation with the latest computer graphic imagery, this stunning sci-fi spectacle broke through the boundaries of mainstream animation with detailed artistic expression and a uniquely intelligent story line. The film has gone on to inspire a generation of filmmakers and has become the most revered anime feature of all time. Veteran anime writer/director/producer Mamoru Oshii, working in conjunction with the animators at Production I.G. (Blood: The Last Vampire, Kaidohmaru, Kill Bill) brought to life Masamune Shirow’s vision (originally serialized in 1991 in Japan’s Young Magazine manga). This excellent cyberpunk thriller was co-produced by Manga Entertainment and enjoyed both critical and popular success at the U.S. box office before becoming the first Japanese animated film to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Top Video Sales Chart (August 24, 1996).

 

Details

Year: 1998
Genres: Animation/Anime/Etc
Director(s): Mamoru Oshii

Awards

World Animation Celebration Awards World Animation Celebration Award - Winner, Best Theatrical Feature Film
World Animation Celebration Awards World Animation Celebration Award - Winner, Best Director of Animation for a Theatrical Feature Film - Mamoru Oshii