Ghost in the Shell 2 Montreal Threatrical Passes

Go Fish Pictures, a division of Dreamworks Pictures, has provided Anime News Network with 10 passes to Montreal's exclusive engagement of Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, opening on October 29th. Each pass is good for 2 people on opening day (Oct. 29) and during the film's run in Montreal.

Nine years after his hugely influential Ghost in the Shell burst onto the international film scene, becoming one of the most successful anime films of all time, acclaimed writer/director Mamoru Oshii returns with the long-awaited sequel, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence.

The story is set in 2032, when the line between humans and machines has been blurred almost beyond distinction. Humans have forgotten that they are human, and the few who still own an organic body coexist with cyborgs (human spirits inhabiting entirely mechanized bodies) and dolls (robots with no human elements at all).

Detective Batou, an agent for the covert anti-terrorist unit Public Safety Section 9, is assigned on a case involving gynoids— hyper-realistic female robots created specifically for sexual companionship, that have apparently malfunctioned and started slaughtering their owners. In the course of the investigation, Batou and his partner Togusa take on violent Yakuza thugs, devious hackers, government bureaucrats, and corporate criminals to uncover the shocking truth behind the crime.

More than a visually stunning futuristic hard-boiled mystery, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence is the story of a solitary cyborg that desperately wants to hold on to what's left of his humanity in a world where the value of the human soul has largely been forgotten.

For his striking visual style, Oshii received international attention. Ghost in the Shell was distributed theatrically in the US and Europe, topping Billboard Magazine's video sales chart in 1996. The movie's impact on the film community was even more pronounced: It influenced such notable filmmakers as James Cameron, Quentin Tarantino, and the Wachowski brothers, a testament to the extraordinary vision of its creator.

Production I.G, one of the most cutting-edge animation studios in Japan, is responsible for Ghost in the Shell, Patlabor, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Blood: The Last Vampire, Jin-Roh, and the acclaimed animation segment in Quentin Tarantino's world-hit Kill Bill: Volume 1

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