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Ghost in the Shell [DVD] [The Essence of Anime]

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Shown at the 1996 Berlin and South by Southwest Film Festival. Released theatrically in New York City March 29, 1996. Produced by Kodansha in association with Bandai Visual and Manga Entertainment. James Cameron, who directed such science fiction movies as "The Abyss" and both "Terminator" films, had this to say of "Ghost in the Shell": "Stunning... the first truly adult animation film to reach a level of literary and visual excellence... an important visionary work." Voices: Richard George (Bateau); Mimi Woods (Major Motoko Kusanagi); William Frederick (Aramaki); Abe Lasser (Puppet Master); Christopher Joyce (Togusa); Mike Sorich (Ishikawa); Ben Isaacson (Nakamura); Hank Smith (Minister); Steve Davis (Diplomat); and Phil Willimas (Willis). Copyright 1995 Masamune Shirow/Kodansha Ltd./Bandai Visual Co., Ltd./Manga Entertainment. English Language Version Copyright 1996 Kodansha Ltd./Bandai Visual Co., Ltd./Manga Entertainment Inc.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): M5026

  • Critic Reviews
    "...Richly imagined....Slick and visually dazzling..."
    Sight and Sound

    "...A knockout vision of a machine-run cityscape..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...[With] a Disney-bashing level of detail, prolonged musings about the human soul and an eye-saucering hard line in action..."
    Total Film

    "Sublimely realised, intellectual ponderous, cheesy fun."

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