Ghost in the Shell

1996 NR 1h 25m DVD

Ghost in the Shell

1996 NR 1h 25m DVD
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In 2029, a hacker known as the Puppet Master is taking over the minds of computer-enhanced humans. Government agent cyborg Motoko Kusanagi is charged with apprehending the villain, unaware that the fiend is searching for her as well.
Atsuko Tanaka, Richard Epcar, Mimi Woods, William Knight, Akio Ôtsuka, Tamio Ôki, Tom Wyner, Simon Prescott, Namaki Masakazu, Michael Sorich, Iemasa Kayumi, Phil Williams, Kôichi Yamadera, Tessho Genda
Mamoru Oshii
Widescreen 1.85:1
Japanese: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this anime movie has lots of stylized violence along the lines of The Matrix. Many people get shot. Blood spurts and heads are crushed. The lead character has a tendency to fight in the nude. There are other assorted scenes of animated nudity. Characters frequently use profanity. The movie's philosophical and metaphysical ideas blur the line between good and bad.

Sexual Content

Frequent animated nudity.


Graphic, video game-style violence.


Strong language in the English translation.

Social Behavior

Not applicable


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • 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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