Ghost In the Shell 2 Opens

Well, GITS2: Innocence has finally opened. I’ve been looking forward to this for a while. Mamoru Oshii seems to have done it again. I read in an interview that he was given free reign over the creative direction of this movie by the creator of the Manga (Masamune Shirow), and that’s a stretch considering how disappointed Shirow is said to have been over several film adaptations of his work. Apparently Oshii’s vision (speculated on very astutely here) is prescient enough and amenable enough to warrant complete trust. Or so the story goes…

American theatres with showings is listed just off the main promotional page (here: http://www.gofishpictures.com/GITS2/playdates.html ). I am going to race out as soon as possible to see it.

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