2029 A female government cyber agent and the Internal Bureau of Investigations are hot on the trail of The Puppet Master – a pc virus capable of invading cybernetic brains and altering its victim’s memory. Created by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and codenamed Project 2501, this ‘hacker’ is in reality a prototype virtual agent which has now defied its makers by seeking asylum within a new host body out of doors of the electronic net. Now the two agencies will have to maneuver against each another in a violent, high-tech race to capture the omnipresent entity. Ghost in the Shell took the world by storm exhibiting a new dimension of anime with unprecedented and mesmerizing cinematic expression. Seamlessly merging traditional cel animation with the recent computer graphic imagery, this stunning sci-fi spectacle broke through the boundaries of mainstream animation with detailed artistic expression and a uniquely intelligent story line. The film has gone on to inspire a generation of filmmakers and has turn into the most revered anime feature of all time. Veteran anime creator/director/producer Mamoru Oshii, working together with the animators at Production I.G. (Blood: The Last Vampire, Kaidohmaru, Kill Bill) brought to life Masamune Shirow’s vision. This excellent cyberpunk thriller used to be co-produced by Manga Entertainment and enjoyed both critical and popular success at the U.S. box office and used to be the first Japanese animated film to achieve No. 1 on the Billboard Top Video Sales Chart.
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Release Date: 9/16/2014