Quantity:1
Add to Cart
or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.

More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
      

Ghost in the Shell [Import]


List Price: CDN$ 17.97
Price: CDN$ 11.58 & FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25. Details
You Save: CDN$ 6.39 (36%)
Usually ships within 1 to 2 months.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca. Gift-wrap available.
17 new from CDN$ 9.94 18 used from CDN$ 3.59 3 collectible from CDN$ 101.00

Frequently Bought Together

Customers buy this Movies & TV with Ghost in the Shell 2.0 CDN$ 9.49

Ghost in the Shell [Import] + Ghost in the Shell 2.0
Price For Both: CDN$ 21.07

One of these items ships sooner than the other. Show details

  • This item: Ghost in the Shell [Import]

    Usually ships within 1 to 2 months.
    Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
    FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ CDN$ 25. Details

  • Ghost in the Shell 2.0

    In Stock.
    Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
    FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ CDN$ 25. Details


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product Details

  • Actors: Atsuko Tanaka, Iemasa Kayumi, Akio Ôtsuka, Kôichi Yamadera, Tamio Ôki
  • Directors: Mamoru Oshii
  • Writers: Kazunori Itô, Masamune Shirow
  • Producers: Andy Frain, Hiroshi Yamazaki, Ken Iyadomi, Ken Matsumoto, Laurence Guinness
  • Format: Anamorphic, Widescreen, NTSC, Color, Dolby, Import
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: UNRATED
  • Studio: Manga Video / Sony Canada
  • Release Date: Oct. 24 2000
  • Run Time: 83 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (385 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6304493681


Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The Nexus on June 21 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Ghost in the Shell: Special Edition is, in my opinion, the ultimate Ghost in the Shell DVD. Even better than the 2.0 thing they've come up with, since that edition only has certain parts rendered with (I'll admit) beautiful CGI; however, they did take out some stuff that had the potential to look better.
This edition, however, does not take anything out. No censors, no renditions that I can think of, etc. It's just the movie, and a whole disc loaded with special features including TWENTY MINUTES of nostalgic anime trailers (Neon Genesis Evangelion AND The End of Evangelion trailers playing back-to-back!). This edition also has the remastered film, which makes the amazing animation look even better, and the sound even crisper. The English voice actors all played their parts well and matched their characters, though I disagree with some other reviewers when they say Matoko sounds just a LITTLE TOO robotic. She's a cyborg. That's the point.
Now onto the film itself: it's about an omnipresent hacker nicknamed The Puppetmaster who finds a way to hack into a government official, and Major Matoko Kusanagi with her Division 9 to back her up go out to track down this 'ghost hacker'. It's basically the same storyline as the manga it's based on by Masamune Shirow, except with a few divisions of the plot, without most of the subplots. Which is a good thing, because this movie's complicated enough, and while it does get by without being TOTALLY confusing (like the manga), just remember that this time we don't have Masamune Shirow's notes to help us out.
Also, this was one of the key inspirations for The Matrix, another favourite of mine.
This is also one of the 'Big Three' anime films that introduced anime to Western audiences. Ninja Scroll and Akira are the other two, and while it's hard to pick favourites I'd have to say Ghost in the Shell is my favourite out of these three.
****1/2 out of *****
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
By Sorpse on May 4 2014
Format: DVD
the action was awesome but it could have used more. The story is deep and reminded me of a mishmash of terminator, matrix, and blade runner.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Hands down, a great anime to start a collection, with a series that follows. A provocative and action packed storyline that has a life of its own.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Based on Masamune Shirow's original Manga, renowned Japanese director and screenwriter Mamoru Oshii adapts Ghost in the Shell into a full length Anime film!

Taking place in 2029, cybernetic partners Motoko Kusanagi and Batou working with Public Security Section 9 led by chief Aramaki are after an infamous hacker called The Puppet Master. This hacker has hacked into the minds of many unsuspecting victims and gets them to commit various cyber crimes. Once further into the movie, you'll find out more about this being and what his true goal and nature are. What I found satisfying was the ending where Motoko Kusanagi is looking out to the city with a smile, saying ''The net is vast and infinite'' like The Major did in the Manga. I couldn't help but smile, as well!

What I regret is not purchasing the second edition Ghost in the Shell 2.0 that had some of the scenes digitally redone in CGI. I felt the computer animation was just incredible and a big improvement.

I give this worthy Anime film five stars!
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Miguel B. Llora on Sept. 3 2003
Format: DVD
I'm hooked on anime. The movie is fantastic. Drawn in by the similarity between Ghost in the Shell and The Matrix and Matrix Reloaded, this stylistic exploration of an issue that constatnly defies resolution -- the mind/body duality -- is certainly getting a strong revisit here.
Ghost in the Shell is Kazunori Ito's futuristic vision where the confluence of the body (the shell) and the ghost (the mind) meets cyborg technology and all we are left with is angst. The film is certainly aimed at adults. I am new to the phenomenon of anime so I am still wondering about all the nudity and violence playing to a particular theme. My sense is that the intimate nature of man and machine and the particular threat that cyborg technology poses is considered real and immediate. Reference is made to the high maintenance nature of the cyborg and the technology in this movie. However, despite lines like "Aside from a slight brain augmentation, your body's almost entirely human" and "You're treated like other humans, so stop with the angst!" we are still confronted with the mind/body duality.
Framed in a stylistic space where characters like Maj. Kusanagi run after such unlikely characters as "The Puppet Master" and similarities of movies like Bladerunner and the X-Files I can't help but grin at the irony of so "western" (and I use this word cautiously here) a consideration played out in such an "eastern" space. Despite all that, Ghost in the Shell is a cinematic event and should be treated as such. With the fertile cross polination between the east and the west, who knows, we might see a new entity which is a simulacra of the androginous characters that inhabit this genre. Am I hooked? Absolutely! Can't wait for the sequel. If you have not seen this movie -- watch it! It will change your perspective on animation entirely.
Miguel Llora
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This movies ideas do not come from the Matrix. It came out before the Matrix. They do not come from Blade Runner, but from the author Phillip K Dick. William Gibson invented the term cyberspace in his 1984-acclaimed science fiction novel Neuromancer. If you are unfamiliar with Gibson "Johnny Mnemonic" with Keanu Reaves is based on one of his short stories. All of these films can fall into the genera of cyberpunk.

Anyway this film is does what should be done with animation. It does things that otherwise would not work with a live action film. This film is very heavy on the philosophical side so for some people they may find it extremely boring. To give this film anything less then 4 stars would be a crime just because of the sheer artistry, and the amount of time spent by these people making this project.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.

Product Images from Customers

Most recent customer reviews

Search


Feedback