GITS: Innocence, Anyone seen it?
I'm eager to hear anything good or bad about the picture. I'm really looking forward to it. Supposed release date for US is set for september 17th.
Ghost in the Shell 2: Electric Boog. . . nah
I've seen the .jp trailer for it and am definitely interested. Is the upcoming release theatrical or DVD?
I guess its also coinciding with the Standalone Complex DVD release around the same time.
Actually, the first SAC disc is already out, and Innocence is going to be a theatrical release.
Considering that in my younger days I'd watch most anime in grainy tape dubs without subtitles (and a script printout in my lap) I'm always super happy when they have a big release in the theaters.
Re: GITS: Innocence, Anyone seen it?
I guess it didn't do that well in Japan (?) It's a direct sequel to the original theatrical movie, so Kusanagi isn't in it. Instead, Batou gets to be the central character. From what I hear the plot revolves around him investigating a rash of killings by pleasure androids (or something.)
Originally Posted by oinkfs
The trailer looks pretty cool, though, and I'm interested to see what direction the story takes, so I'm looking forward to seeing it in the theater!
Yeah, and with the 20% off all anime sale at Best Buy last week it was actually reasonably priced for $15.19. I picked up the firt Wolf's Rain disc for $15.99 too. Actually I had a 15% off DVDs coupon at the time and got them for even less. I figure since I watched all the digital fansubs I ought to at least buy the first few discs of both shows.
Originally Posted by extarbags
I can't wait for Innocence. I hope someone in town shows it. I'm not sure how wide a release Dreamworks will get for it. Spirited Away I was able to see in a regular multiplex, but it had Disney behind it with a high quality English dub.
Saw it. Absolutely stunning, visually. Some of the production design was incredible (the future chinese-gothic). Music was closely derived from the first movie.
My incompetence in japanese disqualifies me from commenting on the story.
Well, gee. Anyone can download a digital RAW version. Me-no-speaky. And I don't like being spoiled when I don't know what's happening.
True. Happily, I saw Innocence in a theatre. It may have spoiled the story somewhat (seeing all the visuals and understanding 1/3 the dialog), but trust me - I agonized a proper amount before deciding to see it.
Originally Posted by Brad Grenz
btw, another thought on the movie: the use of digital techniques is (as expected) a lot more pervasive than the first move, and (IMO) to varying degrees of success. If you are at all interested in modern animation production techniques it is definitely fascinating.