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Kôkaku kidôtai 2.0 (2008)

A hacker known as the Puppet Master is hunted by a female cyborg cop and her partner. This film is a revised version of Ghost in the Shell (1995).

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Credited cast:
Atsuko Tanaka ...
Motoko Kusanagi (voice)
Akio Ôtsuka ...
Batou (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera ...
Togusa (voice)
Tesshô Genda ...
Masato Yamanouchi ...
Foreign Minister (voice)
Shinji Ogawa ...
Diplomat (voice)
Yoshiko Sakakibara ...
Kazuhiro Yamaji ...
Garbage Collector A (voice)
Shigeru Chiba ...
Maaya Sakamoto ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Bulen ...
Section 9 Staff Cyberneticist / Coroner (voice)
Gina Connell ...
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Dr. Willis (voice) (as Phil Williams)
Stephen Davis ...
Diplomat (voice)
Dorothy Elias-Fahn ...
(voice) (as Dorothy Gabriel)
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A hacker known as the Puppet Master is hunted by a female cyborg cop and her partner. This film is a revised version of Ghost in the Shell (1995).

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The cyberpunk classic that inspired 'The Matrix', reworked for today!


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12 July 2008 (Japan)  »

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The following dialogue from the film is a direct quotation from the Bible (I Corinthians 13): "When I was a child, my speech, feelings, and thinking were all those of a child; now that I am a man, I have no more use for childish ways. What we see now is like a dim image in a mirror; then we shall see face-to-face. What I know now is only partial; then it will be complete-as complete as God's knowledge of me". See more »

Goofs

When the Section 9 members discuss about the "host shell" female cyborg, there's a shot with the brain hologram out of focus in the foreground. In this shot, the original (1995 movie) hologram is shown, instead of the new CGI one. See more »

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Batou: Get out of the fucking way!
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A nice idea, but...
9 June 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

GITS is one of my favourite films, and one of the first DVD's I bought when the format was new on the scene. After watching Innocence (which looked great), I was quite ready to see something totally awesome in this update. I was wrong.

As another comment said, they should have re-done the whole film, instead of a bit here and there. I couldn't enjoy the movie when it kept switching from CGI to cel-shaded animation. Also, considering this was made FOUR years after Innocence, the CGI is awful. Most of the time Motoko looks like a plastic doll. Not cool.

The music and sound effects were re-done, sometimes better, most times not. In the original GITS if somebody was getting beaten up, you would hear them scream. In 2.0, a guy gets his ankle broken and doesn't even let out a whisper. Stupid. The main theme song (the choral piece) was re-recorded and it too lost a lot of impact.

Don't bother with this. Just watch the original.


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