Ahead of the live-action adaptation hitting the big screen in late March, Lionsgate and Funimation Films are partnering together to bring the 1995, groundbreaking anime “Ghost in the Shell” back to the big screen. Mamoru Oshii’s iconic epic will score a two-day limited theatrical re-release in 110 theaters across the United States on February 7th & 8th.
Set in 2029, the story follows 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.
Moviegoers will be able to enjoy both the original Japanese version with subtitles as well as the English dub of the film. Each will be available on separate days of the engagement, the subtitled version going first. Tickets are available beginning today from funimationfilms.com/ghostintheshell.
Lionsgate will also be releasing a new, deluxe collector’s edition of the remastered original on Blu-ray and Digital HD. This new edition will feature steelbook packaging and Mondo artwork and will be available in retail outlets beginning March 7th.