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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:
... Motoko Kusanagi (voice)
... Batou (voice)
... Togusa (voice)
... Section 6 Department Chief Nakamura (voice)
Masato Yamanouchi ... Foreign Minister (voice)
Shinji Ogawa ... Diplomat (voice)
... The Puppet Master (voice)
Kazuhiro Yamaji ... Garbage Collector A (voice)
... Garbage Collector B (voice)
... Motoko Kusanagi (young) (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Section 9 Staff Cyberneticist / Coroner (voice)
Gina Connell ... Additional Voices (voice)
Stephen Davis ... Diplomat (voice)
... (voice) (as Dorothy Gabriel)
... Batou (voice)
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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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The film takes place in 2029. 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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References Blade Runner (1982) See more »

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Not much different from the original GITS, so still great!
13 June 2010 | by See all my reviews

As many have noted in their comments, the new CGI in this remastered version of the original Ghost in the Shell movie do more harm to the film than good. I mean, they are nice and all, but they don't add anything to the story and they contract strongly with the original animation.

This being said, the movie is almost the same, so just as great. As a subject it is one of the masterpieces of modern sci-fi. One of my favourite films, GitS spawned two films and a series just as great, all adding more to the initial exploration of the human soul in the face of ever more complex and intrusive technology.

I believe its beauty stands in the many levels that the film can be perceived at. If you are looking for flashy technology, police procedure and explosions, you have them all. If you are looking for dark political intrigue, there is plenty of it. If you are going for more philosophical aspects, like the source of the self, the true spring of identity and consciousness, that is at the very heart of the story. It's a win win situation. I can hardly wait for the film that is to be filmed in 2011. I just hope they don't turn it into some mellow brainless thing, like so many movies nowadays.

Bottom line: I've seen the original a long time ago, so I can hardly comment on the differences. My advice to you is to watch either of them, because it is totally worth it.


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