Ghost in the Shell (2017)

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Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Unread postby HungFist » 22 Sep 2016, 16:51

Short teasers:

https://youtu.be/HapT0SKcyfY
https://youtu.be/q7Tm73m0VZs
https://youtu.be/_6NJJ6pMKVY
https://youtu.be/xziBGsIaWh8
https://youtu.be/vWDBpTB6T0Q

Looking good!

Now, if we can just get an R-rating (and preferrably a good film, too).

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Re: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Unread postby HungFist » 13 Nov 2016, 12:23

No nudity and presumably pg-13 from the looks of the trailer, but it looks gooood!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4VmJcZR0Yg

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Re: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Unread postby Guro Taku » 14 Nov 2016, 19:16

Apparently they recently showed the live-action version of the "shelling" sequence that opens the anime at an event in Tokyo - with a live score performed by Kenji Kawaii:

http://nerdist.com/first-look-at-ghost- ... -sequence/

I'm not yet sure how I feel about this kind of straight-up, shot-for-shot redoing of scenes from the '95 anime, especially when the final film is supposedly not following that film's plot but rather a story arc from the TV series.

I have to say I am looking forward to it for now simply because I'm too starved for any and all cyberpunk imagery to be too picky.
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Re: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Unread postby Guro Taku » 14 Nov 2016, 19:17

Guro Taku wrote:especially when the final film is supposedly not following that anime's plot but rather a story arc from the TV series.


This is based on the below interview with producer Avi Arad:

http://collider.com/ghost-in-the-shell- ... y-details/

I find it interesting that he says "It's not Laughing Man" when I was under the impression that Michael Pitt was actually cast in that role?

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Re: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Unread postby Guro Taku » 13 Feb 2017, 20:05

New trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRkb1X9ovI4

Two glimpses of Kitano but he doesn't speak. I'm really curious if he'll speak English in this film.

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Re: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Unread postby HungFist » 14 Feb 2017, 04:15

I was wondering about that too.

The new trailer is remarkably bland and boring (I guess it has to be in order for the mass audiences to like it) and I'm starting to get a little worried about how digital a lot of stuff in it looks. I'm still looking forward to it, though.

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Re: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Unread postby Guro Taku » 03 Mar 2017, 06:14

Here's a new clip that I find... unfortunate:

http://bloody-disgusting.com/the-furthe ... hell-clip/

I can't say I'm thrilled they seem to be going full ROBOCOP with this one. Is this supposed to be an origin story too? Wasn't one of the key appeals of the lead character that even she, herself, didn't know how she became what she is and if she even ever really was human to begin with? Wasn't that the key struggle of the character? Why remove that and give us some "badass cop gets a cyborg body after a terrorist attack" backstory?

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Re: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Unread postby Shingster » 19 Mar 2017, 23:34

Not quite, she doesn't "know" if she's human any more because the only part of her original body left is her brain, so she struggles with the idea of whether she's still "her", ie: Has she already died and what's left is just a cyber memory of her former self? Is her "ghost" actually her consciousness or just an echo inside her cyberbrain. I don't think Oshii ever got into the origins of the Major but in the manga and subsequent anime TV series it established that she lost her original body in a terrorist attack, no Robocop-esque quest for vengeance against her corporate makers.


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