Original Ghost in the Shell film returns to theaters this February

Last Updated on July 21, 2021

As Paramount readies its spectacular live-action redo of GHOST IN THE SHELL for release this March, Lionsgate and Funimation Films are returning the original film back to theaters for a 2-day limited engagement. That's right, on February 7-8 of 2017, the original 1995 sci-fi animation will be back on the big screen. Think you'll be checking it out?

Directed by Mamoru Oshii, GHOST IN THE SHELL feels like a not-too-distant relative of BLADE RUNNER and THE MATRIX. Here's the synopsis:

2029 – 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.

In addition to the theatrical re-release, Lionsgate will be releasing a new, deluxe collector’s edition of the remastered original GHOST IN THE SHELL on Blu-Ray with Digital HD. This new edition will feature steelbook packaging and Mondo artwork and will be available in retail outlets beginning March 7, 2017.

GHOST IN THE SHELL, starring Scarlett Johansson (below) and directed by Rupert Sanders, comes out March 31, 2017.

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