Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Music Video Anthology
On the surface, then, Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Music Video Anthology is a natural, using imagery from Mamoru Oshii's visually sumptuous movie in tandem with its atmospheric and often eerie soundtrack. In practice, the results are something of a disappointment.
While the title sequence is identical to the movie's, much of the DVD's running time is made up of cameras moving through CGI sets, more or less set to the same music that accompanied them in the movie. Imagine, for example, Batou and the Major's assault on the underwater complex, only with the foreground animated elements removed. There's plenty of beautiful artwork, and as it's unobscured it's probably the first time you'll be able to see some of it clearly. But it's flimsy material to hang such great music on.
DVD Features: 1.78:1 aspect ratio; English, Japanese and karaoke subtitles; Region 1.