FUNimation has just announced that they are partnering with Lionsgate to return the 1995 anime film Ghost in the Shell to theaters for two days next month. It will be screened at 110 U.S. theaters on February 7 and 8, 2017. All screenings on February 7 will present the film with the original Japanese audio and English subtitles, while all screenings on February 8 will present the film with the English dub. Tickets can be purchased at funimationfilms.com/ghostintheshell.
Lionsgate will be releasing the film on Blu-ray in a new, deluxe collector’s edition on March 7, 2017. It will feature Mondo artwork and SteelBook packaging.
FUNimation provided a synopsis of the film: “2029 – A female cybernetic government agent, Major Motoko Kusanagi, and the Internal Bureau of Investigations are hot on the trail of “The Puppet Master,” a mysterious and threatening computer virus capable of infiltrating human hosts. Together, with her fellow agents from Section 9, they embark on a high-tech race against time to capture the omnipresent entity.”