Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 

or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.

Watch it Instantly
Includes the Amazon Instant Video 48 hour rental at no extra charge. (Learn more)
Sell Us Your Item
For up to a $0.85 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Fulfillment Express US Add to Cart
$22.55  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Have one to sell? Sell yours here

Ghost in the Shell 2.0 [Blu-ray] (2009)

Atsuko Tanaka , Akio Ôtsuka , Mamoru Oshii  |  NR |  Blu-ray
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)

List Price: $19.99
Price: $9.70 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $10.29 (51%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Monday, April 21? Choose Two-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy
Ghost in the Shell 2.0   -- --
Ghost in the Shell 2.0   $2.99 $13.99

Other Formats & Versions

Amazon Price New from Used from
Blu-ray 1-Disc Version $9.70  
DVD 1-Disc Version $7.69  
 
 
Buy This Blu-ray and Watch it Instantly
Watch the Amazon Instant Video rental on your PC, Mac, compatible TV or compatible device at no charge when you buy this Blu-ray disc from Amazon.com. Your rental will expire 2 days after you begin watching or 30 days after your disc purchase, whichever occurs first. The Amazon Instant Video version will be available in Your Video Library and is provided as a gift with disc purchase. Available to US customers only. See Terms and Conditions.
 
 
Disney Easter Sale: Up to 44% Off Hit Titles on Blu-ray DVD
Build your Disney Easter Basket and save on various hit titles including, Frozen, The Jungle Book: Diamond Edition, The Pirate Fairy, Saving Mr. Banks and more on Blu-ray and DVD. Learn more

Frequently Bought Together

Ghost in the Shell 2.0 [Blu-ray] + Akira: 25th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray/DVD Combo) + Ninja Scroll [Blu-ray]
Price for all three: $44.72

Buy the selected items together


Product Details

  • Actors: Atsuko Tanaka, Akio Ôtsuka, Kôichi Yamadera, Tesshô Genda, Masato Yamanouchi
  • Directors: Mamoru Oshii
  • Format: Animated, Blu-ray, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Manga Video
  • DVD Release Date: November 24, 2009
  • Run Time: 83 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002NUULNG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,463 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Ghost in the Shell 2.0 [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

Special Features

• Ghost In The Shell 2.0 (Original Movie)
• Making of Ghost In The Shell: Production Report
• Theatrical Trailer
• Character Profiles
• Creator Biographies

Editorial Reviews

A film that has spawned a thousand imitations but never been bettered Mamoru Oshii's legendary anime film GHOST IN THE SHELL returns in a stunning new edition remastered by Oshii himself. For this definitive Version 2.0 release, all the original animations are re-produced with latest digital film and animation technologies, including 3D-CGI. Set in a re-imagined Hong Kong at a time when cyberspace is expanding into human reality, the story follows top cyberwarrior Major Motoko Kusanagi as she hovers on the border of total immersion in the digital world.

Special Features:
- Ghost In The Shell 2.0 (Original Movie)
-Making of Ghost In The Shell: Production Report
- Theatrical Trailer
- Character Profiles
- Creator Biographies

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
279 of 291 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A few problems here... October 25, 2009
Format:Blu-ray
I'm going to break this review down into two parts.

The movie itself:
This is Ghost In The Shell in HD. It's beautiful, but for a smoother translation into the look of Innocence the greenish colors of the original film have been touched up and made to be more of an amber color like that seen in second film. This isn't really a change that I mind, and it's pulled off fairly well. I assume that several scenes were cleaned up digitally because the line art looks amazingly clean.

Sadly, someone felt it would be appropriate to replace some of the most iconic and stunning animation from the original with CG. A few scenes are done well like those where the CG is only helicopters or buildings, but whenever it replaces characters with crappy looking CG models it becomes stunningly bad. If you watch the making of the original movie you can see that their limited use of computer assisted animation was carefully planned and fit in with the other artwork and improved the film. The CG in 2.0 sticks out like a sore thumb in most cases. The only CG part that I liked was the pan over the cityscape at the end of the film.

If you have a bluray player and haven't seen GitS yet 2.0 isn't a bad way to see it, but fans of the original will probably be disappointed with the lack of any significant changes and the quality of what was changed.

The bluray by Manga:

Somehow Manga Entertainment never ceases to screw something pretty major up on their releases. The box lists a commentary with Oshii, an interview with Oshii and a making of GitS 2.0. None of these features are present on the bluray. You get throw away character profiles, glossary, and the old english trailer.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
108 of 116 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray
Ahh...Ghost in the Shell. The 1995 movie based on the manga that was called by some the second coming of Akira. I can't help but agree with that. So here we are almost 15 years later and we now have a sequel, a spin-off TV show, with a TV movie and it's influence is seen in movies such as "The Matrix." Now we have GitS 2.0, which is not a sequel (though I can see why people could be misled into thinking that.) but a redone version of the first movie. The colors has been changed and some CG has been brought in to replace the old animation. Its supposed to look more like the sequel, "Innocence," but honestly it looks weird since the original movie was made 9 years before the sequel. But I'm not going to review the movie itself, I'm just going to tell you why you should buy this on Blu-Ray.

The first thing all you purists need to know, the original Ghost in the Shell is included on the disc in HD. It doesn't look that great but it looks better than the DVD for sure. Also, the transfer is not the DVD master from the 2005 re-issue simply upconverted (contrary to popular belief), it is the Blu-ray master from Japan. They didn't really clean up the film but this is pretty much the best it's ever going to look unless Bandai, Manga or Production IG want to put up the money for a full re-master.

Which brings us into the new 2.0 version. This puppy has demo worthy video. The animation has been nicely cleaned-up, the new CG pops, and the re-mixed soundtrack (which I'll get back to in a minute) can bring the house down. This is one of the best animated Blu-rays out there, up there with "Cars," "Wall-E," and "Akira." While consistency is off thanks to the new CG, new colors and old animation, but this is not the fault of the transfer.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "All data that exists is both reality and fantasy." December 18, 2009
By AMP
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Movie: 4.5/5 Video Quality: 4.5/5 Audio Quality: 5/5 Extras: 2.5/5 Overall: 4.1/5 (rounded down in total star ranking)

This was the second genuine anime film I ever watched, and even after repeated viewings I've been confused and confounded by it. It may be short and it may boast some cool action scenes, but for the most part it is a tight, complex, and highly cerebral thriller. The combination of philosophy, psychology, technology, and politics is often overwhelming in this film.

Only recently have I been able to understand the movie's plot and issues, and I must say that it is a very sublime picture with some very deep issues concerning the human soul, technology, and society. For that matter, each viewing does reveal deeper meaning. On this basis, the movie not only makes for quintessential anime, but it is also an essential (and influential) piece of cyberpunk sci-fi.

The movie's plot and characters may seem muddled, but they have nuances and complexities of their own. I do find that other features in the "Ghost in the Shell" series (namely, "Innocence," "Stand Alone Complex," and "Solid State Society") offer easier storylines and more understandable characters, but they are not quite as original or distinctive as what's in this film. The movie is slowly-paced, but has lots of interesting visuals and some brilliant action scenes. Production design features some very interesting and original sets, props, costumes, vehicles, and weapons. Music is interesting.

For better or for worse, this disc showcases the 2.0 version, which offers enhanced CGI effects to replace certain scenes, as well as an enhanced soundtrack and a new music score.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars nice
sound and video quality is amazing, although its old, but a great sound, specially who has hometheater, go and buy it
Published 5 days ago by Salah Marafie
3.0 out of 5 stars Bluray and studios gone bad.
The quality of the bluray was actually pretty good. Losing two marks for the fact that you're forced to watch the new CGI scenes.... Read more
Published 8 days ago by Michael
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like CyberPunk, GET THIS!!!
Inspired by Blade Runner, and then it itself inspired "The Matrix." Has Philosophy, Robots, Hardcore SciFi Tech.
Very much Like 'Blade Runner,' has not aged a day.
Published 8 days ago by Greg K.
5.0 out of 5 stars Got both versions
I own the original version of 'Ghost in the Shell', so when this new version came out, I wanted to get it. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Elwin B. Coldiron
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie
Great overall, must own.Better if you watched the anime first, but regardless of that it's super mindblowingly awesome and super sexy too! Read more
Published 20 days ago by Kenneth
5.0 out of 5 stars Legend.
One of the three legendary, ghost in the shell is original groundbreaking and truly a great film. Buy this, ninja scroll, and akira; the three legendary anime films that pioneered... Read more
Published 22 days ago by Rolo
5.0 out of 5 stars 2.0 is better than my nostalgia glasses thought it would be
They really cleaned up this already beautiful movie. I purchased this for full price and I am satisfied that I did not waste my money in any way. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Frogfish
5.0 out of 5 stars Good update to an already good movie
Good update to an already good movie. The enhanced visuals are a nice touch, while the story remains untouched. Great movie.
Published 2 months ago by Emonroe
5.0 out of 5 stars An anime classic!
I think this is the best version of Ghost in the Shell to get. It has the new version and the old version on one disc. One of the best anime movies I have ever seen! Read more
Published 2 months ago by ryan
4.0 out of 5 stars A smart science fiction thriller but not for every one
I have not seen the original Ghost In the Shell, but I believe I would have liked it better, instead of having the animation switch back and forth from CGI, to hand drawn... Read more
Published 2 months ago by jophy hey
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews
ARRAY(0xa1acf654)

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Forums

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Topic From this Discussion
Does 2.0 include the original version?
Allow me to clear things up. The original version of GitS (the 1995 version) IS IN HD on this disc. However, it is simply a bad master. It is the same one from the Bandai Blu-ray in Japan, not the master used for the 2005 DVD. Chant 3 for the original Japanese version is back in the original 1995... Read more
Nov 8, 2009 by Jose Argumedo |  See all 10 posts
How does the included original version compare to the 2005 re-release?
The audio is indeed 2.0 and the video doesn't look very good. If you want the original movie I'd say go with the special edition.
Dec 22, 2010 by HoverLover |  See all 2 posts
Booklet? (Anyone who has already bought this)
I don't believe this release had any inserts to begin with. I've never seen one that had any.
Dec 22, 2010 by HoverLover |  See all 2 posts
On Sale
All their anime Blu-rays are on sale. There were no instore signs. You can look online to see which titles are on sale.
Nov 1, 2009 by Sesho |  See all 2 posts
Is this in English? Be the first to reply
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 




Look for Similar Items by Category