Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Mamoru Oshii's acclaimed original adaptation of Masamune Shirow's sci-fi action seinen manga series. Released in both Japanese with English subs and English.

2029 – A female government cyber agent and the Internal Bureau of Investigations are hot on the trail of a “The Puppet Master” — a computer virus capable of invading cybernetic brains and altering its victim’s memory.

1995Rating: M, Violence and offensive language83 minsJapanJapanese with English subtitles
AnimatedScience Fiction
Director:
Mamoru Oshii ('Urusei Yatsura', 'Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence', TV's 'Kagaku Ninja tai Gatchaman II')
Writer:
Kazunori Itô
Cast:
Atsuko TanakaAkio ÔtsukaKôichi YamaderaYutaka NakanoTamio ÔkiTesshô GendaNamaki MasakazuMasato Yamanouchi

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Ghost in the Shell (1995) / Reviews

Time Out

Time Out

Conjures up a dazzling, futuristic cityscape that, sadly, is not matched by the human landscapes at the heart of the story.

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Time Out

Time Out

For sheer mind-expanding sci-fi strangeness this is hard to beat.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

This is a work of profound and melancholic beauty; every bit as essential in the 21st century as it was in the 20th.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

I confess I find it too opaque to make the kind of investment that would qualify me as a real fan. But it should be seen.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

I enjoyed its visuals, its evocative soundtrack (including a suite for percussion and heavy breathing), and its ideas.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

This is exactly the kind of film that James Cameron would make if they ever let him through the Disney front gates.

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