To celebrate our upcoming theatrical release of the anime classic Ghost in the Shell, we have a brand new, action-packed trailer for your viewing pleasure! Take a look below and let us know what you think?
The year is 2029, the world is made borderless by the net; augmented humans who live in virtual environments. Watched over by law enforcement agents that are able to download themselves into super-powered, crime busting mecha. The ultimate secret agent of the future is not human, has no physical body and can travel freely through the information highways of the world. Hacking and manipulating whatever, whomever and whenever required…
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Aberdeen Union Square Cineworld
Basingstoke Festival Place Vue
Belfast Odyssey Independent
Birmingham Broad Street Cineworld
Birmingham, Electric Independent
Birmingham, Star City Vue
Bluewater CDL Showcase
Brighton Komedia PictureHouse
Bristol CDL Showcase
Cheshire Oaks Vue
Derby CDL Showcase
Dundee, DCA Independent
Edinburgh Cameo PictureHouse
Glasgow East Showcase
Glasgow Quay Odeon
Glasgow Renfrew Street Cineworld
Hemel Hempstead Independent
Lancaster, Dukes Independent
Leeds CDL Showcase
Leicester CDL Showcase
Liverpool One Odeon
Liverpool, FACT PictureHouse
London East, Stratford East PictureHouse
London Central, Central PictureHouse
London Central, Panton Street Odeon
London Central, Prince Charles Independent
London East, Hackney PictureHouse
London East, West India Quay Cineworld
London East, Westfield Stratford Vue
London North, Crouch End PictureHouse
London North, Finchley Road Vue
London North, Holloway Odeon
London North, Islington Vue
London North, Wood Green Vue
London South, Croydon Grants Vue
London South, Greenwich Odeon
London South, Kingston Odeon
London South, Ritzy PictureHouse
London South, Wandsworth Cineworld
London South, Wimbledon Odeon
London West, Westfield Vue
Manchester Printworks Odeon
Manchester Red Vue
Manchester, Home Independent
Milton Keynes Cineworld
Nottingham CDL Showcase
Peterborough CDL Showcase
Portsmouth, No. 6 Independent
Reading CDL Showcase
Shetland, Mareel Independent
Set in a futuristic Japan after the end of a brutal world war, science has advanced by leaps and bounds giving humanity the choice to prolong life and reduce suffering with the use of sophisticated cybernetics. With all of humanity linked into one system of minds and personalities known as ghosts, the biggest threat to civilization is the cyber terrorists capable of hijacking people’s bodies and memories. When a ghost-infecting virus known as Fire-Starter begins spreading through the system resulting in the assassination of the Japanese Prime Minister, Major Motoko Kusanagi and her elite team of special operatives are called in to track down its source. As they delve deeper and deeper into their investigation, they uncover traces of government corruption and a shadowy broker that bears an all-too-familiar face. When your target can be anywhere and look like anyone, the only choice you have is to trust your ghost, and hope you aren’t infected too.
Andrew Osmond asks if it really is the end for Ghost in the Shell
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Mamoru Oshii’s unashamedly esoteric sequel to his earlier global crossover Ghost in the Shell lent the most credibility to claims for anime as ‘Art’ with a capital ‘A’, when it became the first animated film from Japan to be entered in competition at Cannes.
On sale now at the San Diego Comic Con in a limited edition of only 325 prints, Kilian Eng's beautiful Ghost in the Shell poster for Mondo. It's a thing of beauty made specially to commemorate the 25th anniversary.
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Helen McCarthy reviews Mami Sunada’s Ghibli documentary
Show, don't tell: the mantra of every writer and film-maker, and a particular challenge in documentary film. Every work has its own agenda, hidden or not: for director-writer-cinematographer-editor Mami Sunada, the challenge was immense. And she rises to it with unobtrusive magnificence.
Hugh, phew, barneys and boobs, cutthroats, demons and blood...
If this show dropped all the extreme fan-service it would still be an exciting action-horror adventure, not far removed from an extended arc of Supernatural or the like. As it is, you get that and a show that would have broken the jiggle counter if anime DVDs still had them. After decades of evolution, even harem comedies can produce a show with some substance.
Sports have been around in anime from very early in its history, but the first identifiable sports anime, Yasuji Murata's Animal Olympics in 1928, didn't feature soccer. In fact, the beautiful game was a latecomer to the anime sports world. Compared with baseball, soccer had few fans.