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Ghost in the Shell Heads for Home in July

30 May 2017 4:30 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Hollywood, Calif.  – “Totally riveting” (Bill Zwecker, Fox-tv) and filled with “heart pounding excitement” (Pete Hammond, Deadline), the thrilling and eye-popping Ghost In The Shell arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand July 25, 2017 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  The future comes early on Digital HD July 7.Set in a world where people are enhanced with technology, Ghost In The Shell follows Major (Scarlett Johansson), who believes she was rescued from near death.  The first of her kind, Major is a human mind inside an artificial body designed to fight the war against cyber-crime. While investigating a dangerous criminal, Major makes a shocking discovery – the corporation that created her lied about her past life in order to control her. Unsure what to believe, Major will stop at nothing to unravel the mystery of her true identity and exact revenge »

- ComicMix Staff

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Major to Report for Duty This July with Home Media Release of Ghost In The Shell (2017)

30 May 2017 1:56 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The Major will make house calls this summer with Paramount Home Media Distribution's 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD release of the live-action Ghost in the Shell movie on July 25th, following its Digital HD debut on July 7th.

Press Release (via Broadway World): “Totally riveting” (Bill Zwecker, Fox-tv) and filled with “heart pounding excitement” (Pete Hammond, Deadline), the thrilling and eye-popping Ghost In The Shell arrives on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand July 25, 2017 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The future comes early on Digital HD July 7.

Set in a world where people are enhanced with technology, Ghost In The Shell follows Major (Scarlett Johansson), who believes she was rescued from near death. The first of her kind, Major is a human mind inside an artificial body designed to fight the war against cyber-crime. »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Ghost in the Shell’ Review: Scarlett Johansson Stars in a Dazzling Reboot That Lacks Character

28 March 2017 3:18 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Mamoru Oshii’s 1995 cyberpunk opus, “Ghost in the Shell,” was one of the first Japanese anime titles to cross over to Western audiences, and it’s been reissued and repackaged so often since the millennium that it’s scant surprise studio execs seized upon it as reproducible property. Possibly it was a matter of waiting: for digital effects houses to get up to spec, the right deals to be struck, and any accusations of cultural appropriation to blow over. Paramount’s all-new live-action “Ghost,” powered by hefty reserves of American and Asian money, emerges as a dazzling logistical display with a missing file where the human interest might once have been stored.

Fans need not blubber unduly. As overseen by “Snow White and the Huntsman” director Rupert Sanders, this transliteration would seem faithful enough to satiate those who just want to see favorite scenes and characters redrawn on the biggest screen imaginable. »

- Mike McCahill

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Film Review: Scarlett Johannson in ‘Ghost in the Shell’

28 March 2017 3:01 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In “Ghost in the Shell,” the mind and soul of a brilliant original being are extracted, preserved, and rehoused in a sleek, expensively built, technologically advanced new body, enhancing her original abilities at some cost to her identity. That’s the premise, of course, of the cult manga created by Masamune Shirow in 1989, but it’s also an apt enough description of what has happened with director Rupert Sanders’ fast, flashy, frequently ravishing live-action transmutation.

Spectacularly honoring the spirit and aesthetic of Mamoru Oshii’s beloved animated adaptations without resorting wholly to slavish cosplay, this is smart, hard-lacquered entertainment that may just trump the original films for galloping storytelling momentum and sheer, coruscating visual excitement — even if a measure of their eerie, melancholic spirit hasn’t quite carried over to the immaculate new carapace. Box office returns should be muscular, minting what could be one of the more enticing franchises »

- Guy Lodge

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