The original classic anime film Ghost in the Shell has been remastered to release to Blu-ray Disc on March 14, 2017. The special edition, coinciding with the theatrical release of Ghost in the Shell (2017) will be packaged in a limited edition steelbook case with exclusive Mondo artwork
Funimation is also re-releasing the original Ghost in the Shell film to theaters for a limited run on February 7th and 8th.
A female 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 capable of infiltrating human hosts. Together, with her fellow agents from Section 9, they embark on a high-tech race against time to capture the omnipresent entity. Ghost in the Shell took the world by storm in the mid-90’s, exhibiting a new dimension of anime with unprecedented, mesmerizing cinematic expression. Seamlessly merging traditional animation with the latest computer graphic imagery, this stunning sci-fi spectacle challenged the boundaries of mainstream animation with detailed artistic expression and a uniquely intelligent story line. Veteran director Mamoru Oshii skillfully creates the ultimate anime experience in this futuristic masterpiece based on the groundbreaking comic book by Masamune Shirow.