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Ghost in the Shell 2.0 (2008)

Kôkaku kidôtai 2.0 (original title)
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).


Mamoru Oshii


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




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)


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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A Basset Hound recurs several times in the film: in a commercial, on the street in flyers on the wall, in the garbage man's picture. The Basset Hound actually has no significance symbolically or thematically. The director just likes Basset Hounds. See more »


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 »


Batou: Get out of the fucking way!
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References Blade Runner (1982) See more »

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A nice idea, but...
9 June 2010 | by djpaulsweedSee 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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Release Date:

12 July 2008 (Japan) See more »

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Sound Mix:

DTS-ES | Dolby Digital EX



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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