With Paramount’s live-action version of Ghost in the Shell starring Scarlett Johansson readying for its late-March bow, Lionsgate is getting into the action by teaming with Funimation Films to return the original 1995 anime film to the big screen. The iconic, Mamoru Oshii-directed pic that helped introduce the genre to a wide U.S. audience will hit 110 theaters on February 7-8, the companies said today, with both the original Japanese version with subtitles and the English dub to be offered.
In conjunction with the limited run, Lionsgate also is prepping a deluxe Blu-ray and DVD collector’s edition of the remastered original beginning March 7.
Paramount’s Ghost in the Shell, directed by Rupert Sanders, hits theaters March 31.
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