Kôkaku kidôtai 2.0 (Ghost in the Shell 2.0)
Kôkaku kidôtai 2.0 (Ghost in the Shell 2.0) (2008)

A film that has spawned a thousand imitations but never been bettered - Mamoru Oshii's legendary anime film Ghost in the Shell returns in a stunning new edition remastered by Oshii himself.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 12, 2008
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David Jenkins
Time Out

It remains an emotive, sensuous and visually arresting work despite the unnecessary tinkering.

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Andrew Pulver

It looks great, for sure: demonic cityscapes, lysergic mind-trips and aestheticised military hardware. And it's admirably grown-up in its aspiration too.

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Toby Weidmann
Filmstar Magazine

Ghost in the Shell 2.0 has clearly been created to draw to the franchise a younger generation more used to crisper, more vibrant animation, and with this in mind it succeeds.

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Sean Axmaker

... an odd hybrid of the original film and the slick 3D computer animation scenes, which is great for the cyber-imagery but... has less personality when it is used on the characters...

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Wendy Ide
Times [UK]

Mamoru Oshii's digitally tweaked, colour- corrected and otherwise "enhanced" version of his 1995 anime classic remains as visually ravishing and bafflingly opaque as ever.

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Daniel Etherington

A considerably better re-tooling than certain other 'reimagined' sci-fi films we could mention. A classic given extra class.

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Matt Bochenski
Little White Lies

It remains a powerful and intelligent film and looks to become all the more relevant as we drift into a future played out in series of noughts and ones.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
JY Skacto
The great original <i>Ghost in the Shell</i> movie from Mamoru Oshii returns in 2.0 fashion.<p>Story wise, this is the same 80 minute film.… More