Thursday, February 23, 2017



Two IMAX one-sheets for GHOST IN THE SHELL showcases a close-up of one of the oriental-looking Robot Geishas (see above), perhaps to distract folks from the earlier “white-washing” accusations of casting a caucasian Ms Johansson in the role of Japanese “Motoko Kusanagi” … while the poster featured below shows actress Scarlett Johansson as “The Major”, crashing thru a window.

Scheduled for a March 31st 2017 premiere in the USA (March 30th in Singapore), there’s not much folks can do about that, now can they? Just enjoy it for what it IS, than expect what it WAS - as even I am telling myself now LOL



Monday, February 13, 2017

“They created me, but they cannot control me.” - New Trailer for #GhostInTheShell Shows a it is a "Revenge Flick"?

“They created me, but they cannot control me.”

A NEW trailer has just launched for the upcoming live-action GHOST IN THE SHELL feature film, which has quite a few new never-before-seen footage - featuring plenty of world-building, and character moments (including Singapore’s own “Chin Han” - Yay!), and essentially spelling out the plot of the movie.

’The Major works for Section9. Major realises there’s more to her origins than she had been led to believe. Major gets back at her makers.’ Yes, GITS is a cyberpunk “revenge” flick, I see that now … and that actually pisses me off more than I had hoped it would not have.


And while I understand this might not necessarily be a wholesale story based on the original anime source (if it was, folks’ve been up in arms about that too, no doubt), and would appreciate a slightly "different take" on this well-loved classic (by it's fans, myself included), hopefully adding to the lore of the GITS universe ... but having it now being a “revenge” flick (my interpretation), it truly has become a "Hollywood-COP-OUT" - a modern “action/adventure”-genre at it’s behest.

I am no doubt over-reacting, and frankly I do not feel at all “guilty” about it. And neither am I interested in, or will offer an "intellectual debate" about it. I can ignore the initial pleas about “white-washing”, I can trudge straight ahead even amongst the predominant negative reactions I have been receiving on my social media streams (“Facebook” is brutal when it comes to “opinions” lol) … but what broke my back, this Monday morning here in Singapore, is the cliched “revenge flick” gimmick.

Sure, I can "give it a chance", like folks have been asked to give the 45th President of United States "a chance" (HAH) ... and "revenge" flicks can work, and has in the past (cue "Kill Bill", "Deathrpoof" etc), hasn't it?

Or I’ll do the next best thing, and ignore the "story" component, and just focus on the visuals and aesthetics aspects, innit? Or maybe shut down this blog … Naaaaah - NOT gonna let that turn me away from loving GITS tho! And heck yeah, I'll still watch this flick! LOL

GITS Yakuza Virtual

GHOST IN THE SHELL starring Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbaek, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, Michael Pitt, and directed by Rupert Sanders, opens in theaters nationwide on March 31, 2017 in the USA, and March 30th in Singapore.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

“Everything they told her was a lie.” - New #GhostInTheShell Spot for Super Bowl … before Super Bowl Sunday

Online debut of this new spot before it premieres this coming Sunday at the “Super Bowl” in the USA - featuring new footage of Batou in tactical gear (looking like his Pop!Vinyl now hahaha) - along with what looks to be the “Section 9” task force (?) getting off a helicopter, and “The Major” having an existential cyborg-facial moment … ”Everything they told her was a lie.” and our first clear look at who-might-be-the-perceived - as-yet-unnamed - ”villain” of the film (*Previously obscured in shadow…)? Is that the “Puppet Master” from the manga/anime?

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Source: SHH

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

NEW Poster & Sweepstakes for GHOST IN THE SHELL

A new poster for the live-action GHOST IN THE SHELL film has been released - in a move to align itself with the manga/anime source, I suppose - and that there will be 250 limited edition posters to be had via “The Ghost In The Shell Limited Edition Poster Sweepstakes” - that starts at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Standard time (“PST”) on 1/25/17 and ends at 1:30 p.m. (PST) on 1/31/17 (“Entry Period”). Alas these are valid in USA only. Check in with the rules & regulations specified on

Three ways to take part in the giveaways/“Sweepstakes”, is via their social streams Facebook and Twitter. As part of their instagram giveaway, ONE lucky winner will receive a poster signed by Scarlett Johansson and director Rupert Sanders. To enter, repost this image on Instagram, with #GhostInTheShellSweepstakes. Good luck!

"They didn't save your life .... they stole it"

3.31.17 #GhostInTheShell

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

GHOST IN THE SHELL PopVinyls from Funko

Revealed circa London Toy Fair are a trio of Pop!Vinyl figures by Funko, for the live action feature film - featuring “THE MAJOR” (in her white suit, seen when she reappears from the invisible camo), “BATOU” (in what looks to be either a “battle-suit”, or what he wears daily), and excitingly, a (Robot) “GEISHA”! I’d imagine folks’ll snatch up multiples of these haha - here’s hoping some illustrious artist/customizer out there does a “transformed” geisha custom tho!

Release is scheduled for 2017 (Exact month/date TBC).

[*Blogged on TOYSREVIL and popcornX]

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

They did not save her life; they stole it. #GhostInTheShell

They did not save her life; they stole it. #GhostInTheShell

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