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Ghost in the Shell - (2017 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1219827/
http://ghostintheshell.tumblr.com/

A special agent combat-cyborg pursues a cyber criminal who comes to have a special interest in her.

Although I like it, I suspect it's because I like the original so much and I can't be unbiased. I also think Scarlett is hot.

I became even more interested in seeing this movie in light of the incorrectly-supposed-whitewashing of the lead character. Antisocial injustice is actually pretty good at recommending things.



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The Last Samurai - (2003 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0325710/
http://www.lastsamurai.com/

An American captain, suffering from PTSD-induced nightmares so bad he became alcoholic, is brought back into the trade as a consultant and trainer to suppress the civil war in Japan and fight against its old warrior class, the samurai.

Dare I say this is one of the greats. It has various classic elements without being tiring and obvious, and maintains a great pace and tone.



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Spirited Away - (2001 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0245429/

On the way to moving to a new town, a girl stumbles upon and is trapped in a pocket dimension with an old Japanese bath house run by spirits and non-humans.

SHE SHOUTS A LOT

A spectacular movie. Youthful but with a balance of fantasy spectacle and horror.


Blood - The Last Vampire (2009) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt806027/
http://lastblood.asmik-ace.co.jp/
http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/bloodthelastvampire/

Vampires are real, and a secret council, whose formation is never explained, support a good-vampire on her mission to mercilessly slaughter bad-vampires in search for the worst-vampire who she was told killed her father.

For a while I was quite captivated by this movie. It was good in every respect, but it seemed to take a turn for the worse half way through, and just kept sliding. Overall it's good, but elements of it are too similar to other famous movies for me to really find it interesting, especially since those elements are rushed.

It's decent enough to recommend for a one-time watch.



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to re-watch

Ghost In The Shell - (1995 movie) Japanese poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113568/
http://ghostintheshell.manga.com/

Artificially-enhanced special police hunt a hacker-murderer.

  1. Ghost in the Shell - (1995 movie)
  2. Ghost in the Shell 2 - Innocence - (2004 movie)



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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0347246/
http://www.production-ig.com/contents/works_sp/01_/index.html

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opinion

  1. Ghost in the Shell - (1995 movie)
  2. Ghost in the Shell 2 - Innocence - (2004 movie)



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