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Ghost in the Shell(Movie, 1995)

Original title: "GHOST IN THE SHELL" (Japanese/JA)
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| 1h 23min | Genres: Action, Animation, Science Fiction
Ghost in the ShellRating: 4.0/5 (with 979 votes)
Ghost in the Shell is a 1995 anime cyberpunk film directed by Mamoru Oshii. The film was written by Kazunori Itō and based on the manga of the same name by Masamune Shirow. The film features the voices of Atsuko Tanaka, Akio Ōtsuka, and Iemasa Kayumi. Ghost in the Shell was a Japanese-British international co-production, produced by Kodansha, Bandai Visual and Manga Entertainment, with animation provided by Production I.G. The film is set in 2029 Japan, and follows Motoko Kusanagi, a cyborg public-security agent, who hunts a mysterious hacker known as the Puppet Master. The narrative incorporates philosophical themes that focus on self-identity in a technologically advanced world. The music, composed by Kenji Kawai, includes elements of an ancient Japanese language. Critics particularly praised the film's narrative, score, and visuals, achieved through a combination of traditional cel animation and CGI animation. The film, which had a budget over $10 million, was initially a box office failure, before drawing a cult following on home video, and eventually grossing approximately $43 million in total box office and home video sales revenue. It inspired filmmakers such as the Wachowskis, ... ()
Movie poster of Ghost in the Shell

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Awards & Nominations for Ghost in the Shell

Animation Kobe Theatrical Film Award

About Ghost in the Shell

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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Additional Information

Production country: Japan
Based on the work of: Masamune Shirow ("Ghost in the Shell")
Original language: Japanese (JA)
Spoken languages: Japanese (JA)
Translated into 25 languages: Bulgarian (BG), Catalan (CA), Czech (CS), Danish (DA), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Finnish (FI), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Japanese (JA), Korean (KO), Dutch (NL), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Swedish (SV), Thai (TH), Turkish (TR), Ukrainian (UK), Vietnamese (VI), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 03/29/1996 (World premiere: 11/18/1995)
Appearing Characters: Daisuke Aramaki, Batou, Motoko Kusanagi, Togusa
Director: Mamoru Oshii
Executive Producer: Andy Frain
Film Editor: Shūichi Kakesu
Director of Photography: Hisao Shirai
Composer: Kenji Kawai
Performer: Kenji Kawai
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Ghost in the Shell 1"
"Ghost in the Shell: Espectro Virtual"
"Ghost in the Shell: Páncélba zárt szellem"
"Lo Spirito nel Guscio"
"GHOST IN THE SHELL - 攻殻機動隊"
"Kōkaku Kidōtai"
"Koukaku Kidoutai"
"攻殻機動隊"
"Duh u oklopu"
"Призрак в оболочке"
"Armored Riot Police"
"Ghost in the Shell Movie"
"Mobile Armored Riot Police: Ghost in the Shell"

4 movies in the Ghost in the Shell Collection

1995 Ghost in the Shell
2004 Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence ("イノセンス")
2008 Ghost in the Shell 2.0 ("攻殻機動隊 2.0")

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