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Ghost in the Shell 2 Innocence Blu-ray/DVD + UV

4.5 star rating out of 5
3 Reviews
SKU: 704400070839

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About Ghost in the Shell 2 Innocence Blu-ray/DVD + UV

In Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, the Major is still missing, not a trace of her Ghost in the system, but Batou's search for her will have to wait. In the year 2032, advances in cybernetic technology and genetic research have opened the world to possibilities once only dreamed of. Humans can be fitted with cybernetic modifications, download their brains into permanent robot bodies, or bring home their own intimate robotic companion-it's a life of luxury. Or so it seems.

A rash of gruesome murders begins to plague the city and with every lead comes more questions. The culprits, the beloved robotic companions programmed to obey. How does a robot with such basic programming learn the deadly art of murder? Agent Batou and his partner, Togusa, must figure it out before the problem spreads. The more they search for answers, the deeper the rabbit hole runs. In this case wrought with scandal, danger, and mystery, they'll find themselves in situations unlike any other.

From groundbreaking director Mamoru Oshii comes the award-winning second installment of the high-action movie series, Ghost in the Shell.

Special Features: Commentary with Director Mamoru Oshii and Animation Director Toshihiko Nishikubo, The Making of Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, Japanese Trailer and Trailers.

Details

  • Publisher: FUNIMATION/CRUNCHYROLL
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Drama, Science Fiction
  • Themes: Mecha
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Run Time: 100
  • Release Date: 2/7/2017
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: A

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Ratings & Reviews

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4 star rating out of 5

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To start with, Ghost in the Shell have always been 4-star movies. They're ideologically hard to follow, and the plot continuity is far from the greatest. But the biggest reason we watch the Ghost in the Shell movies is for the animation, and while I prefer the cel animation of the original film, this one was a pioneer of 3D animation. It probably helped that some Ghibli staff worked on it. The visuals and backgrounds are drop-dead gorgeous, and the CGI was state-of-the-art for its time, so it has aged really well. There's a stronger plot present than in the first film, but they also take a lot more time out in the sequel to insert sophistry that will likely take you more than one viewing to make heads or tails of (just like the first one, except this time there's more of it). And it does provide some closure to the ending of the original. I picked this up when it was on sale; I wouldn't advise paying full price for it, especially since UV has shut down.

5 star rating out of 5

Another winner from Mamoru Oshii!

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ROSES: GITS always pushed the envelope of what anime is capable of. Of all the iterations of GITS, my favorite was always the original classic film. So I was thrilled to discover there was a very late sequel to it about a decade later with Mamoru Oshii again behind the wheel. It does not disappoint! (But if you are expecting constant mindless action, then maybe you WILL be disappointed lol.) I appreciated the slow paced, thoughtful pacing, and the philosophical questions it explores.

THORNS: I was a little disappointed that it was PG-13 this time around, and scaled back some of the intensity of the original, which helped pave the way for more adult anime in the first place. (The storyline just didn't demand the same level of grit I guess.)

CLOSING: Overall I was greatly impressed by this film. It had the same "art house" feel of the original, with some impressive visuals to match. :)

5 star rating out of 5

A worthy sequel

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GitS 2: Innocence is a different beast than its predecessor, but still a strong showing and worth a watch. While the addition of CGI animation was surprising, it meshed well with the traditional 2D style, and in no time I was acclimated and enjoying both aspects. The storyline begins straightforwardly, enters some strange and surreal places, before coming to a satisfying conclusion (more satisfying than the original, one could argue). The world is gritty and intriguing, and the characters are affecting. The blu ray quality is great, video and audio both.