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Ghost in the Shell


Atsuko Tanaka, Iemasa Kayumi, Tamio Ohki, Akio Ôtsuka View All


Mamoru Oshii (Director), Kazunori It? (Screenplay) View All

Released: Nov. 18th, 1995
Runtime: 1 hour, 23 minutes
In the year 2029, the barriers of our world have been broken down by the net and by cybernetics, but this brings new vulnerability to humans in the form of brain-hacking. When a highly-wanted hacker known as 'The Puppetmaster' begins involving them in politics, Section 9, a group of cybernetically enhanced cops, are called in to investigate and stop the Puppetmaster.
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Some citizens are even full-blown artificial humans - the titular "ghost in the shell" refers to what could best be considered an artificial human's soul and whether or not such a thing truly exists.
This time I'm reengaging Ghost in the Shell with a much more matured critical perspective and I'm deadset on trying to divine whatever meaning there is to be had from this movie with my fingers crossed that it won't be a whole lot of the same navel-gazing dialog we got out of Ghost in the Shell 2.