Ghost In The Shell (1995) is Mamoru Oshii's Manga adaptation masterpiece.
The year is 2029, the world is made borderless: cyberspace, artificial intelligence, augmented humans who live in virtual environments and cyborg cops are embedded into society. 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.
Only the Ghost (the indefinable element of human consciousness) exists to determine who is alive and who is purely a creation of the Net. Major Motoko Kusanagi (voice of Maaya Sakamoto) is an elite officer in the Shell Squad who has been so heavily modified that little more than her Ghost remains. She is assigned to finding a computer criminal who is skilled enough to hack into the minds of his victims, and she finds that he uses humans as puppets to do his evil deeds.
Ghost In The Shell has also been made as a live feature film starring Scarlett Johansson.
Director: Mamoru Oshii
Runtime: 83 minutes
Language: English 5.1, Japanese 2.0 (with English subtitles)
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic