Ghost in the Shell 2.0

1995 NR 1h 23m DVD

Ghost in the Shell 2.0

1995 NR 1h 23m DVD
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A hacker is taking over the minds of computer-enhanced humans in this dazzlingly remastered version of the 1995 anime classic, with improved special effects engineered by the film's director, Mamoru Oshii, and newly recorded sound and dialogue.
Akio Ôtsuka, Richard Epcar, Atsuko Tanaka, Mimi Woods, Iemasa Kayumi, Tom Wyner, Kôichi Yamadera, Christopher Joyce, Tamio Ôki, William Knight
Mamoru Oshii
Widescreen 1.78:1
English: DTS 6.1 Surround Sound, Japanese: DTS 6.1 Surround Sound
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Ghost in the Shell 2.0 is a 1995 anime that has graphic violence, frequent profanity (including "f--k"), and some nudity (females breasts and rear end). A man's head explodes from an assassin's bullet. Police die in machine-gun fire. There are car chases and accidents. It's a dark story, but it's also of such high quality (the "2.0" refers to added 3-D CGI and other visual technologies unavailable when the film was initially released in the mid-'90s) that it transcends its genres, and it's only gotten better with time. It explores themes of the intersections of technology and humanity, memory, and real versus simulated experience; older teen anime fans will have lots to ponder and discuss.

Sexual Content

Nudity: female breasts, rear ends.


Frequent graphic violence. Police are killed by machine gun fire. A man's head, hit with a bullet, explodes. Blood. Severed bodies, both robotic, human. Blood. Car chases, accidents.


Frequent profanity: "f--k," "a--hole," "ass," "bastard," "d--khead," "s--t," "crap," "hell," "dammit," "for Christ's sake."

Social Behavior

Dark cyber sci-fi anime explores themes of technology versus humanity and where the lines blur.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Beer drinking.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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