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Mamoru Oshii directs with a staccato rhythm, alternating sequences of rapid-fire action (car chases, gun battles, explosions) with static dialogue scenes that allow the characters to sort out the vaguely mystical and rather convoluted plot. Kusanagi's final quote from I Corinthians suggests that electronic evolution may compliment and eventually supplant organic evolution. The minor nudity, profanity, and considerable violence would earn Ghost in the Shell at least a PG rating. --Charles Solomon
I loved this anime movie the first time I saw it (years ago) and this was my chance to finally add it to my DVD collection. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Mark Cook
It's a very interesting film, way ahead of its time. Excellent visuals and a great plot. Definitely one of the better animes that I have seen.Published 25 days ago by Joseph Moore
Visually inspiring and filled with symbolism and deep philosophical questions about the nature of the self and what it means to be human in a world where technological advances... Read morePublished 28 days ago by Olalekan Adefolalu
Great for cyberpunk fans, good packaging and just having a marathon now :)Published 1 month ago by A.D.
Great old anime I never seen before so It was a good new story to me.Published 1 month ago by Brian L.
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I partly agree with J.O. Booker. I wasn't part of the original "scene", though I was exposed to it before it went mainstream in the West. His sentiment is common to all niche cultures that make it to the spotlight (an excellent example that comes to mind is the Norwegian black metal... Read More
Mar 28, 2010 by sentinel | See all 18 posts
|What DVD or DVD set of "Ghost in the Shell" would you recommend for a...||
Try the original movie, then do SAC. 2nd Gig is the sequel to SAC.
Mar 17, 2008 by Scott Saxon | See all 10 posts
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The original series did have two openings, this is common for longer series, to change opening animations and theme songs. usually half way through, or in the case of Eureka Seven, every 13 episodes. Adult swim just used the later opening theme for the whole series. Adult swim tends to do that,... Read More
Mar 17, 2008 by Scott Saxon | See all 2 posts
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