Ghost in the Shell

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Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell - Special Edition


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Mature Audience

Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over.

NOTE: Contains violence and offensive language

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"Existenialism, Anime, Cyborgs."
5 stars"
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Ghost in the shell is a relatively short anime film centring around the existential angst of the main protagonist, Major Kusanagi (A cyborg working for the government in a technologically advanced time which is remarkable in its believability). Watching this film, one can immediately see the parallels with several other films, such as “The Matrix”. Its influence is widespread whether we are aware of it or not. The plot is fairly unremarkable, if entertaining, but the real quality the film has that sets it apart is its remarkable existential philosophical angle it seeks to explore through the characters of the Major and Batou. The film is a perfect introduction to the works of Nietzsche, Camus, and Sartre, and all the more rewarding if one is already familiar with such works. It might take more than one viewing to fully grasp what the film is really about, but like all things worth doing, invest time and you will be rewarded. Highly recommended.

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"The Classic movie to start your collection off "
5 stars"

This for my was the movie the started me off on anime. This anime is a thought provoking movie that make you rethink the way that technology is going to be used in the future and make you think about life and what make as human. Great graphics in this movie for when it was done and a great second movie


2029 – A female cybernetic government agent, Major Motoko Kusanagi, and the Internal Bureau of Investigations are hot on the trail of “The Puppet Master”, a mysterious and threatening computer virus capable of infiltrating human hosts. Together, with her fellow agents from Section 9, they embark on a high-tech race against time to capture the omnipresent entity.

GHOST IN THE SHELL took the world by storm, exhibiting a new dimension of anime with unprecedented, mesmerizing cinematic expression. Seamlessly merging traditional cel animation with the latest computer graphic imagery, this stunning sci-fi spectacle challenged the boundaries of mainstream animation with detailed artistic expression and a uniquely intelligent story line.

Digitally Remastered Anamorphic Widescreen Feature

  • English 5.1 Dolby Digital-EX Surround
  • Japanese 5.1 Dolby Digital-EX Surround
  • Digital Works
  • Production Report
  • Ghost in the Shell Trailers
  • Madman Propaganda

Veteran director Mamoru Oshii skillfully creates the ultimate anime experience in this futuristic masterpiece based on the ground-breaking comic book by Masamune Shirow. A movie that questions human existence in the fast-paced world of the information age, this awardwinning, cyber-tech thriller has established itself as one of the best-selling Japanese animation films of all time.

“The first truly adult animation film to reach a level of literacy and visual excellence.” – James Cameron (Aliens/Total Recall)

Re-released on
October 16th, 2006
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
  • Special Edition
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.78 : 1
English, Japanese
Length (Minutes)
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
  • DTS Digital Surround 5.1
Country of Production
  • Japan
  • Animation
Box Dimensions (mm)
All-time sales rank
Top 5000
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