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Ghost In The Shell 2 : Innocence
Genre: Animation For Adults

Reviewed In Issue 94 (Mar 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

The Voice Talents Of Akio Ohtsuka, Koichi Yamadera, Atsuko Tanaka, Tamio Ohki, Yutaka Nakano, Hiroaki Hirata, Masaki Terasoma & Sumi Mutoh

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 5
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features include audio commentary by director Mamoru Oshii and animation director Toshihiko Nishikubo, a 16-minute Making Of Ghost In The Shell 2 featurette, the Japanese theatrical trailer, and previews for other Manga/DreamWorks titles.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): DreamWorks Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 91757
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Violence, Disturbing Images And Brief Language.
(Retail Price): $29.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 100
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 12/28/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Mamoru Oshii
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Story Synopsis:
The Ghost In The Shell saga continues with Innocence, a fantastic, futuristic tale that follows crimefighters Batou and Togusa who are on assignment to track down several murderous androids that have revolted against humans. Based on the the original Ghost In The Shell series by Kodansha and an original concept by Shirow Masamune. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD picture exhibits image quality and animation that can look absolutely unbelievable! Colors pop from the screen and break from the depths of deep, shadowy blacks. There is a bit of a gritty texture to the picture, which provides a look that is reminiscent of stylized thrillers. Glowing and hazy areas of the picture help create a moody atmosphere. The picture is incredibly stylish, with impressive attention to detail. There are no bothersome edge halos to complain about, though some pixelization is occasionally noticed. (Suzanne Hodges)

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