TV/Movie

‘Ghost in the Shell’ 1995 animated film to be released in Theaters for Limited Event

By Migs Casas / 2017.01.11
1995’s “Ghost in the Shell” animated film will be premiering for a limited theatrical event.

With the upcoming "Ghost in the Shell" live-action film coming out early this year, Lionsgate and Funimation have taken upon themselves to bring back Mamoru Oshii's classic anime sci-fi movie Ghost in the Shell in American theaters for a limited theatrical event.

The hit 1995 Japanese animated film will have two screenings: Feb. 7 for the Japanese audio with English subtitles and Feb. 8 for the English audio. Fans can know which theaters will show the hit sci-fi anime film and the price of tickets here at Funimation Films.

According to LA Times, reports covered Funimation founder and chief executive Gen Fukunaga's statement in a press release: "'Ghost in the Shell' is truly a seminal work in anime cinema and it helped firmly establish a market for the genre with U.S. movie audiences. We're excited to be partnering with Lionsgate to bring the original 'Ghost in the Shell' movie back to U.S. theaters."

For those who haven't heard of the 1995 acclaimed film of "Ghost in the Shell" here's the basic premise of the film:

"In the year 2029, cybernetic government agent, Major Motoko Kusanagi and the Internal Bureau of Investigations are hot on the trail of 'The Puppet Master'-a mysterious and threatening computer virus is capable of infiltrating human hosts. Working closely with her fellow agents from Section 9, the Major embarks on a high-tech race against time to capture the omnipresent entity.

Don't miss the movie the Examiner called '...one of the pioneering films of anime history.'"

In a world where the line between technology and biology is blurred, Major Motoko Kusanagi, while being an adept in her skillset and being hard-pressed in finding the perpetrators, is a character who tries to find herself, being a mediator between man and machine. It's also worth noting that she barely knows anything about her human past.

The return of the animated 1995 film will also be some sort of promotion for the upcoming live-action
"Ghost in the Shell" directed by Rupert Sanders starring "Avengers" actress Scarlett Johanssen as Kusanagi. The film is set for release on Mar. 31. 

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