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Ghost in the Shell (1996)


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4.5 out of 10 An absolute classic
MacDara from Galway, 23 Jun 2008
Due for a live-action remake by James Cameron, this (along with Akira) is probably the best Manga movie I've seen. The inspiration The Matrix took from it is apparent throughout, as is William Gibson's influence on Ghost... itself. Set in a future when cybernetic implants are de rigeur and internet access is used almost as a sixth sense, government agents are on the hunt for a terrorist. You'll forget it's an animated film as you get into it. It's that good.
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3.5 out of 10 A True Manga Classic
Steven from Dublin, 06 Dec 2007
What can I say!!?-I love Manga and Anime pics and this is a classic. Apparently this movie laid the foundations for the Matrix Trilogy-and when you see Ghost in the Shell you can see why. This is a must see for any manga lover-obviously the 'ground-breaking' effects have to be put into account for the time that it was released-mid 90's, but still-it's pretty cool
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2.5 out of 10 Disappointed
Eamon from Meath, 14 Mar 2011
Maybe it was the hype, but I was expecting more. Very slow even though it's only 80 minutes long.
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5 out of 10 ghost in the shell
naomi from Cork, 18 Nov 2008
a classic, well worth watching.
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2 out of 10 Sci-fi
alan from Dublin, 13 Mar 2011
Not for me
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What's it about....
Set in the year 2029 and following World Wars III and IV, a Japanese-led Asian block dominates world affairs. The alliance maintains its international supremacy through its elite security force whose cybernetically enhanced operatives tackle an array of hi-tech terrorists and other threats to international security. These augmented agents can ghost hack (i.e., download their consciousness) via the now omnipresent internet into other machines and human/machine cross breeds....

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