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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).

Director:

Mamoru Oshii

Writers:

Shirow Masamune (manga) (as Masamune Shirow), Kazunori Itô (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Atsuko Tanaka ... Motoko Kusanagi (voice)
Akio Ôtsuka ... Batou (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera ... Togusa (voice)
Tesshô Genda ... Section 6 Department Chief Nakamura (voice)
Masato Yamanouchi Masato Yamanouchi ... Foreign Minister (voice)
Shinji Ogawa Shinji Ogawa ... Diplomat (voice)
Yoshiko Sakakibara ... The Puppet Master (voice)
Kazuhiro Yamaji Kazuhiro Yamaji ... Garbage Collector A (voice)
Shigeru Chiba ... Garbage Collector B (voice)
Maaya Sakamoto ... Motoko Kusanagi (young) (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Bulen ... Section 9 Staff Cyberneticist / Coroner (voice)
Gina Connell Gina Connell ... Additional Voices (voice)
Stephen Davis Stephen Davis ... Diplomat (voice)
Dorothy Elias-Fahn ... (voice) (as Dorothy Gabriel)
Richard Epcar ... Batou (voice)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

12 July 2008 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghost in the Shell 2.0 See more »

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Sound Mix:

DTS-ES | Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In ordinary anime, characters would at least blink to create the feeling of "being animated", but in this movie, Motoko's eyes intentionally stayed unblinking many times. Director Mamoru Oshii's intention was to portray her as a "doll". 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 »

Quotes

Batou: Get out of the fucking way!
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References Hackers (1995) See more »

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Unnecessary
17 June 2016 | by artur-artborgSee all my reviews

First up, I want to make it clear that my rating goes to "Ghost in the Shell 2.0" and not the original film. The rating has nothing to do with the original storyline or old animation blablabla but only this new version, which is completely unnecessary in every imaginable way. The classic animation utilised in the original film looked amazing, and removing some of these classic masterpiece animations and intercutting them with new CGI stuff looks and feels, well, wrong.

It's not BAD CGI, but unnecessary, and jarring when intercut with the older (and in my opinion superior) style.

Don't watch "Ghost in the Shell 2.0". Buy the original version and enjoy that one instead.


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