The year is 2029. The world has become intensively
information oriented and humans are well-connected to the network.
Crime has developed to a sophisticated stage by hacking into
the interactive network. To prevent this, Section 9 is formed.
These are cyborgs with incredible strengths and abilities that
can access any network on Earth... Mamoru Oshii's futuristic
animated masterpiece, Ghost In The Shell, is the perfect film
to experience on Digital Video Disk. Seamlessly merging traditional
cel animation with the latest computer graphic imagery, this
stunning sci-fi spectacle has broken the boundaries of mainstream
animation with its detailed artistic direction and uniquely
intelligent story line. Ghost In The Shell took the world by
storm in 1996, introducing a new wave of Japanese animation
through its mesmerizing cinematic expression. A movie that questions
our own human existence in the fast-paced world of the information
age, this remarkable, award-winning, cyber-tech thriller has
gone on to become one of the leading Japanese animation films
of all time.
• Region 1 encoding
(US and Canada only)
• Color, Animated, Complete movie production report, Documentary
"The Making of Ghost in the Shell"
KNOWN DVD SECRET(S): None
that I know of
I remember when this
movie came out. It was so hyped and people either loved it or
It's definitely a cerebral
anime that has to be watched a few times before you can understand
it. Also, the character designs were completely different from
what people were used to from the manga and the video game.
But what made me enjoy
this movie is I'm a big fan of Masamune Shirow's work and it was
great to see this DVD as one of the first anime DVD's to be released.
The DVD comes with long
extras such as a complete movie production report and the documentary
of the making of the movie.
At the time, this movie
was visually stunning and the movie was something that not many
anime fans could truly enjoy due to the movie's intellectual level
For me, I enjoyed the
movie and it was great to see it available on DVD. Definitely
much better than the LD and VHS releases.
THE OAV's: A-
THE DVD EXTRAS: B+
THE DVD OVERALL: B+
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