January 9, 2017


Original 'Ghost in the Shell' Movie Returning to U.S. Theaters

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Ahead of the the live-action Ghost in the Shell remake, Lionsgate and Funimation Films revealed they are bringing back the original anime movie to the big screen next month. From Feb. 7–8, the classic film directed by Mamoru Oshii will return to 110 theaters across the United States.

The original Japanese version with subtitles and the English dubbed version will both be available for viewing. “We’re excited to be partnering with Lionsgate to bring the original Ghost in the Shell movie back to U.S. theaters,” Gen Fukunaga, CEO and founder of Funimation, said in a statement. “Ghost in the Shell is truly a seminal work in anime cinema and it helped firmly establish a market for the genre with U.S. movie audiences.”

If that wasn't enough, Lionsgate is also planning to release a deluxe Blu-ray and DVD collector’s edition of the remastered original, which features steelbook packaging and Mondo artwork, on March 7. Paramount's live-action version of Ghost in the Shell (directed by Rupert Sanders) stars Scarlett Johansson, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche and Michael Pitt. 

Look out for that premiere on March 31, and in the meantime watch Fuse's adventure through New York Comic Con 2016: