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Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie [Blu-ray] [2015]

  • SKU: 4953903
  • Release Date: 04/05/2016
  • Rating: NR
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (167 out of 175)

    Special Features


    • Inside the world of Ghost in the Shell Part 2, Special: "Arise Explained in 25 Minutes" (Extended Director's Cut)
    • Promo video
    • Special: "25 Years Reviewed in 25 Minutes" (Extended Director's Cut)
    • Teaser
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Trailers
    • U.S. trailer

    Synopsis


    Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 175 reviews

    95%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The Finale to Arise

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      MarkTwainTimeTraveler
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      Follow-up review for previous 1&2, and 3&4; this will be much the same - they all should be in one package, but unfortunately they are not. I highly recommend before viewing the "New Movie," the rest of this series. Borders 1&2, Borders 3&4, and then the "New Movie" which is more or less "Borders 5" for a total of 5 episodes. The last installment ties everything together - and in total makes sense of everything that happened previously. For the curious, Arise (1 through 4 + New Movie) is a complete-sort-of prequel to the hit Anime series Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex; which is based on themes and characters presented in the original GiTS manga and later film. It features a much younger Major Kusanagi; within a younger appearing prosthetic body (simulating for her, and the audience, a feeling of "age" or what might call it for a Cyborg). It deals with many themes of "self" and identity throughout this mini-series, if a human were to become a cyborg could they still trust their own pysche if it were to be hacked. A larger mystery and story unfolds throughout as well with the Major the tip of the spear. And of course it's done within a layer of Cyberpunk with an excellent OST. The packaging comes within a box - two films per dual border set. While it doesn't add truly anything groundbreaking for GiTS in particular, it IS a decent entry for Sci-Fi Anime at the very least. If you're fan, its worth collecting.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Entertaining - Isn't that the point.

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      Goldknight2010
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      Not going to bore you with plot holes, theories, fanboy BS, or other related detailed stuff. If you want that go to the ANIME site. Bottom line: It a great looking addition to the franchise. In the tradition of GITS, it make you think and sucks you in a great story. If you know the characters they are a little different yeah but not unrecognizable. In fact I'd say they are a bit more raw or maybe green is the better word. The relationship and trust builds as the story goes on. The Major is a bit less cheeky then we are used to in say laughing man of SAC but this feels almost like a reboot.FYI, yes I know it is a reboot but while I like the voice actors, once you are used to the others its quite evidence who has changed but for the diehard fans...I'll you figure that out. Finally, if you're taking this much time to read this you know you want it so get it already!

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A worthy reboot

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      zoomddy
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      The Ghost in the Shell franchise has been a mainstay of the anime/Otaku world for many years. In keeping with modern trends, this series has been rebooted to refresh the ideas and imagery for a modern generation. This film is the culmination of the Ghost in the Shell "Arise" series, so it is recommended you watch those videos before seeing "The New Movie." The "Arise" series serves as a kind of prequel series to the original films, in that it depicts the primary characters, The Major, Batou, and the rest of Section 9, being united for the first time. While this is true, it does not exist within the larger GITS universe of the original films. It is both prequel, and reboot, and is quite effective.

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    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      More like 3 1/2...

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      sphares
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      I have been a fan of basically anything 'Ghost In The Shell' since it first became available in the U.S. I saw the original film when it was theatrically released. This movie is not of the same caliber, and almost not worth watching. It is indeed the weakest link in the series, and if you want a much better recent entry stick to 'Arise'. I applaud what they are trying to do (as opposed to actually doing it) by giving us back story to Maj. Kusanagi (in my opinion one of the greatest characters ever to appear on TV or in film) but it is...clumsy in its attempt. And the animation is kind of 'wonky' in spots. Not a must watch, but it does add to the overall cosmology.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      New Ghost in the Shell

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      Jdog
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      The new Ghost in the shell movie is a reboot of the classic cyberpunk anime and a continuation of the ova ghost in the shell arise being a fan of the original I was intrigue with the story and the action of this film that did not disappoint. It is loaded with philosophical ideas about the soul and cyberization, kusaragi was always one of my favorite anime heroines and this movie does her justice if you want to add a good cyberpunk anime to your collection I recommend getting ghost in the shell the new movie

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    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      It's ok, not like the originals.

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      mannyisonfire
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      The movie along with the Arise series are ok. I honestly didn't like some of the changes to their origin story. I hate that Saito is some kind of Merc who only cares about money, when the original series showed a far better story of how Saito first met Major Kusanagi. The setting is classic Ghost in The Shell, but the story & characters aren't really the same. I'll probably re-watch it someday, but it's just an ok movie. Idk if I do recommend it, but it's not a "Pass", so I'll just put that I would lol.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Story

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      Kamahama3x
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      Hard to enjoy fully the first time. There are so many links to the story that are hard to catch till your second time around. So much deeper than the first 2 movies. It's the type to age better with time. As for the Bluray+DVD+Digital Version it doesn't seem like there is any über special content that I'd pay more for even even being a big GITS fan from the beginning. Just the extra DVD works to share with friends.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      An excellent unanticipated prequel

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      GuyverXL
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      Ever wonder how a team of well oiled professionals come together to form something truly magnificent. When I saw this on display I picked it up immediately as an avid fan of Shirow Masamune's works, and though a little off put by the other recent additions to the series, I found this addition remarkably superior in both storytelling and plot development. Definitely a must have for the Ghost in the Shell fan.

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