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Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society [Import]

Atsuko Tanaka , Osamu Saka , Kenji Kamiyama    Unrated   DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ghost In the Shell July 10 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Nice follow up to series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!!! Sept. 3 2013
By MadMax
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Great continuation of this Ghost in the Shell story by George Lucas!
Visuals and story content are well done.
Thank you
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By Daniel
Format:DVD
If you're looking for more GITS:SAC, this isn't quite it. But it's definitely closer than the GITS2 movie, and well worth seeing as a fan of the characters, but if you've only seen the first movie I'd definitely watch the Stand Alone Complex series first.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Reminding of another anime Feb. 27 2013
By RIP TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
So the Solid State storyline was another view of the aging population of Japan commentary I felt. There was another anime I saw back in the 90's that dealt with this in which the elderly were connected to a bed that basically fed and cared for them in general and was being instituted by the Japanese government to deal with the aging population of Japan and doing so in a cost effective manner. Instead the bed was created using a type of military tech and the resulting chaos of the situation was both comedic and somewhat horrifying as well. Quite similar here with the Solid State Society storyline as well. A system designed to care for an aging Japanese population of basically jacking elderly people into a virtual system and subsequently the kidnapping and reprogramming of cybernetically enhanced children be companions for these people was disturbing. Some of the children were jacked into a system meant to provide super computing capabilities for a make shift super computer and the system for the elderly was designed to make them feel useful and fulfilled with the children it provided them with due to their desires of having a future beyond themselves as well as a desire to not be alone was disturbing in and of itself. It felt to me that it was commenting on how the Japanese society is in a decline due to a massive aging population with a much reduced birth rate of new Japanese people which is leading to a crisis in Japan. At the same time many are not there for their aging family members and the government may not be able to properly provided for this demographic in the future if things continue the way they are. Read more ›
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Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
More GinS - no more needs to be said. As all other extras it doesn't hold up to the original, but seen aside from that it's a nice movie.
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