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 »
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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