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Original Ghost In The Shell Returning to Select Theaters

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Original Ghost In The Shell Returning to Select Theaters

The anime epic “Ghost in the Shell” will be returning to the big screen this February ahead of Paramount’s live-action adaptation, starring Scarlett Johansson. The animated film, originally released in 1995, follows the cybernetically-altered police officer Motoko Kusanagi as she tracks down the mysterious criminal Puppet Master.

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“Ghost in the Shell,” directed by Mamoru Oshii, imagines a connected world in which many human beings have transplanted their consciousness into humanoid, android bodies. The film has been lauded for its philosophical ruminations on the nature of self-identity and being, and has had a massive cultural impact on the anime genre.

Funimation Films will be rereleasing the film to 110 theaters across the United States between February 7-8. Both the original Japanese language and the English dubbed versions will be screened. The screenings precede a limited-edition Blu-ray and DVD release that will feature a remastered version of the film, and will be available for purchase on March 7.

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Paramount’s live-action adaptation of “Ghost in the Shell,” directed by Rupert Sanders and starring Johansson, will debut in theaters March 31.

(via Deadline)

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