Lionsgate and Funimation have partnered to bring Ghost in the Shell Anime to over 100 theaters in the U.S. for two days only. The first day of screenings, February 7th, will be the original Japanese version with English subtitles. The second day of the screenings, February 8th, will be the English dub version of the film.
Lionsgate is also set to be releasing a new, “deluxe collector’s edition” of the “remastered original” on Blu-Ray March 7th.
Gen Fukunaga, CEO and founder, Funimation said:
“We’re excited to be partnering with Lionsgate to bring the original Ghost in the Shell movie back to U.S. theaters….Ghost in the Shell is truly a seminal work in anime cinema and it helped firmly establish a market for the genre with U.S. movie audiences.”
Kevin Carney, VP marketing, Lionsgate said:
“Ghost in the Shell is an iconic property and it is great that fans will be able to watch it on the big screen for the first time in 20 years….Many fans will be seeing the movie in a theater for the first time and Funimation has been a terrific partner to help make this possible.”