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




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Movie Info

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.
Action & Adventure , Animation , Anime & Manga , Art House & International , Drama
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Manga Entertainment


Critic Reviews for Kôkaku kidôtai 2.0 (Ghost in the Shell 2.0)

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1)

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

Full Review… | October 4, 2009
Time Out
Top Critic

Classic noir sci-fi anime has violence, profanity, nudity.

Full Review… | November 17, 2015
Common Sense Media

... 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...

Full Review… | December 6, 2009

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

Full Review… | October 4, 2009

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

Full Review… | October 4, 2009

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.

Full Review… | October 4, 2009
Times (UK)

Audience Reviews for Kôkaku kidôtai 2.0 (Ghost in the Shell 2.0)

As someone who has not seen the original GITS in years and generally dislikes the way CG is done, I still rate GITS 2.0 five stars. The negative reviews have a point but I hardly find the film to lose /that/ much (one star?). I also disliked many of the changes to the original Star Wars but still rate the re-release version five stars also. The original animation from GITS has a lot of "soul" in it and this is a classic anime. Definitely recommended to fans of cyberpunk, Blade Runner.

Robert Brogan
Robert Brogan

Super Reviewer


Not a sequel, just a modified version of the original, and amazing, GitS. The original cell animation will always hold up, and looks great in HD.

Anthony Albarran
Anthony Albarran

The films content is obviously well-presented, but the images lack the poignancy of the original's painted quality. Worth seeing for the tech-advances, sure, but if i were to convert someone i would do it with the original!!

Logan Miller
Logan Miller

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