I\’ve been watching Ghost in The Shell: Stand Alone Complex (GITS: SAC 1st Gig) for several weeks now and I am enjoying it. For several years I\’ve been yearning to watch the animé series of GITS but I could not a get a copy of that series. I also failed to watch GITS: SAC 1st Gig ang GITS: SAC 2nd Gig in Animax because my family is not subscribed to that cable channel.
I\’m a fan of the original movie \”Ghost in the Shell.\” Originally filmed in 1995, it\’s one of those classic animé film that every collectors should have… well at least to all science fiction fans.
GITS inspired the producers of Matrix trilogy. Read the transcript of an interview. It\’s so damn obvious. Whether or not the Wachowski Brothers ripped the whole idea from GITS is already an old debate and I don\’t want to fuel another debate here. You can watch the YouTube video: A Matrix and Ghost in the Shell Comparison. Watch it carefully and decide for yourself. If you can\’t watch the video, just go here. I\’d prefer that The Matrix crew gave proper credit to Masamune Shirow, the author of the GITS manga, anime and films. If you\’re a Matrix fan, you might as well watch Ghost in the Shell. I\’m a fan of Matrix too so there\’s no problem. ^_^
Trivia: after reading several Wikipedia entries, I learned that San Miguel Pale Pilsen was shown in the first movie of GITS. It\’s the scene in the yacht after Motoko Kusanagi and Batou had captured the Ghost-hacked agent of the Puppet Master. I didn\’t notice it at first. Here\’s a screenshot. :D
I\’m looking forward for the 3rd GITS movie in the last quarter of 2006. I don\’t know if that will wrap up the epic story of GITS. I\’m trying to avoid all the spoilers available in the web so I\’ll just have to wait until it\’s available in DVD.
Before I end this entry, one of my favorite crime scene story in GITS: SAC 1st Gig is the Laughing Man case. If I were the Laughing Man hacker, I would look like this:
Ghost in the Shell
Ghost in the Shell (film)
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (1st Gig)
MonkeyGoD Presents: Matrix and Ghost in the Shell Comparison
YouTube: A Matrix and Ghost in the Shell Comparison