This live-action iteration of the classic manga stars Scarlett Johansson at her badass best as Major, a unique human-cyborg hybrid whose conciousness has been transplanted into a cybernetic body, or ‘Shell’, following a near-fatal accident.
Skilled in combat, she’s a valuable asset in the fight against cyber-terrorism, and when a plot to hack the city’s hierarchy is uncovered, it’s up to Major to find out who, or what, is responsible. This enhanced addition to the Ghost in the Shell mythos boasts cutting edge visual effects and production design that evokes The Fifth Element and Blade Runner, while also replicating shots from the 1995 anime version. Scarlett is well-cast (despite concerns) and comes across like the lovechild of Adam Jensen and Natasha Romanoff! It’s a grim look at what the future may hold.
Release Date: 26 July 2017
Format: DVD Blu-ray 3D 4K
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano