And don't let the completely out of place, tacky cover and the fact that its animated drive you away. If you like your sci-fi brainy with more intellectual pieces to chew on give it a try, its like Blade Runner on steroids. I think both films are equally great.
Hmm... You must differentiate between the two movies and the TV series and its movie (Solid State Society). Same basic characters, but two slightly different universes. I like them both. Kusanagi rocks.
The Ghost in the Shell films are outstanding in every respect : superb and sublime . Cerebral science fiction and the finest examples of the CyberPunk genre . Anyone have any suggestions as to other films of this quality ?