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 Post subject: Re: Ghost in the Shell
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:58 
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I watched a bit of one of the GITS that was recommended in here, I think. It was a computer animation one and it wasn't exactly any good. Soz.

There's a CGI GitS?

Are you sure it didn't just have CGI bits with mostly traditional animation?


What? Now you've made me think I've made it all up in my head. I'm sure it was a GITS.

Erm, it had a big robot guy and a girl and at the beginning they have a shoot out on a train. And they have to get some batteries from a gangster by doing jobs for him. Ring any bells?

That's Appleseed Alpha.
Which is also quite good.

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 Post subject: Re: Ghost in the Shell
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MrChris wrote:
That's Appleseed Alpha.

Or Appleseed, Appleseed Ex Machina, or an episode of Appleseed XIII.

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 Post subject: Re: Ghost in the Shell
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:04 
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Ah gotcha, sorry. And it wasn't.


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 Post subject: Re: Ghost in the Shell
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Grim... wrote:
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That's Appleseed Alpha.

Or Appleseed, Appleseed Ex Machina, or an episode of Appleseed XIII.

No, it's definitely Appleseed Alpha.

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 Post subject: Re: Ghost in the Shell
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:07 
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Huh - I'm sure there wasn't that much detail there when I read it the first time.

SHENANIGANS, I SAY

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 Post subject: Re: Ghost in the Shell
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Oh dear. They really dropped the ball with the live action version, didn't they?

You can sort of feel some of the anime soul creeping in during the tank fight scene, but the rest of it is so bland.

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 Post subject: Re: Ghost in the Shell
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I thought it was... Ok.

They wasted a lot of the good stuff. I mean, they went to the trouble of making sure Togusa used the right gun, but he was barely in it. Same with the rest of the crew.

Takeshi Kitano was excellent as the boss guy, though.


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 Post subject: Re: Ghost in the Shell
PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:20 
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Yeah, I thought the casting was pretty good, but like you say, only Kusanagi, Batou and Chief Aramaki ("boss guy") were really given any screen time, which is a real shame.

Also, it really pissed me off that they gave her "Major" as a forename. She's the fucking Major, ffs.

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 Post subject: Re: Ghost in the Shell
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Grim... wrote:
You can sort of feel some of the anime soul creeping in during the tank fight scene, but the rest of it is so bland.

This is pretty much what every review said, and it killed my interest in it entirely. I find it very believable that the weird off-kilter spikiness (not to mention the strong dose of body horror) at the heart of the manga and anime couldn't survive a big money Hollywood adaptation.


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 Post subject: Re: Ghost in the Shell
PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:06 
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Have you seen the original yet?

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 Post subject: Re: Ghost in the Shell
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Grim... wrote:
Yeah, I thought the casting was pretty good, but like you say, only Kusanagi, Batou and Chief Aramaki ("boss guy") were really given any screen time, which is a real shame.

Also, it really pissed me off that they gave her "Major" as a forename. She's the fucking Major, ffs.

Yes, and they call her "The Major" a couple of times. Other times they call her by her actual fake name, then they call her "major" a couple of times.

It was bloody dull as a film.

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 Post subject: Re: Ghost in the Shell
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Have you seen the original yet?

Yeah, watched it on a plane last time I went to California. I enjoyed it.


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 Post subject: Re: Ghost in the Shell
PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 13:32 
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I don't suppose you know if you watched the "original CGI" version or the "hateful shitty modern CGI replacement"* version, do you?

* I believe that's the official name

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 Post subject: Re: Ghost in the Shell
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I don't suppose you know if you watched the "original CGI" version or the "hateful shitty modern CGI replacement"* version, do you?

I synced it from your Plex, so you tell me! It didn't look modern.


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 Post subject: Re: Ghost in the Shell
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No filthy CGI version on my stack, yo.

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 Post subject: Re: Ghost in the Shell
PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 14:19 
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If you only saw about nine frames in the whole film, it was probably the original.

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 Post subject: Re: Ghost in the Shell
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Such a dick.

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 Post subject: Re: Ghost in the Shell
PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 17:02 
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Got the blu-ray of the new live-action version, all excited, and... Hmmm.

I really want to like it, but it has to be said that it's just a vapid effects-fest action movie.

I'm especially disappointed with Section 9. It doesn't really matter that they've changed the races of the characters, it's that they aren't the characters anymore. Ishikawa is now a young guy who shoots guns, Borma is now a young guy with mechanical eyes who shoots guns. And for no apparent reason they've added a completely new young woman who shoots guns. Even Batou and Aramaki just aren't right.

Ah well, maybe it'll act as a gateway for people who don't normally watch anime, and they'll be curious and get stuck into some proper Stand Alone Complex as a result.


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 Post subject: Re: Ghost in the Shell
PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 0:22 
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Batou was just too small. He should have been a hulking beast of a man, not barely taller than ScaJo.

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 Post subject: Re: Ghost in the Shell
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Grim... wrote:
Batou was just too small. He should have been a hulking beast of a man, not barely taller than ScaJo.


The did manage to make him look a lot bulkier than he does as Euron in GoT.


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 Post subject: Re: Ghost in the Shell
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 21:15 
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Got Ghost in the Shell: Laughing Man last week, because I fancied seeing what GITS: SAC looks like in BluRay and they haven't remastered/re-released the whole thing yet.

I was expecting it to be just a collection of episodes that cover the Laughing Man case, but they've actually taken the footage and edited it into a decent film, including recording new dialog.

Bonus features include a documentary with interviews and footage of the voice actors in the recording studio, and a new episode of Tachikoma Days. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Ghost in the Shell
PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 22:22 
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The first Arise: Borders Ghost Pain is on Netflix so I gave it another go after strongly disliking it before.

Loved it.

Noticed all 4 parts and the new movie are on Blu-ray at Amazon.

Further noticed SAC Complete Collection Blu-ray was released in August, which is nice because my 1st gig dvd box never did reappear.

So thats a decent wedge of stuff turning up on Thursday.!


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 Post subject: Re: Ghost in the Shell
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 16:00 
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Further noticed SAC Complete Collection Blu-ray was released in August

Noticed that the other day, too.

Watching The Laughing Man edited-together film has made me very nostalgic for GITS:SAC, so I'm going to have to grab the blu-ray soon and binge-watch it! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Ghost in the Shell
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 16:29 
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Apparently there's no increase in quality over the DVD boxsets, so you could save a few quid by getting them on DVD.

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 Post subject: Re: Ghost in the Shell
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Ah, shit! I've already got them on DVD! :'(


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 Post subject: Re: Ghost in the Shell
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 18:05 
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Here's the first image of the Major from the new series:

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I'm not hating it.


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 Post subject: Re: Ghost in the Shell
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Another new GitS? Blimey.


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 Post subject: Re: Ghost in the Shell
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 21:22 
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Stand-Alone Complex 2045, coming on Netflix next year.

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 Post subject: Re: Ghost in the Shell
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Yay!


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