Just watched “Ghost in the Shell 2.0.” It’s been long enough and I’d watched enough of other things that I’d forgotten a lot of how the story unfolded so it was cool to see it again. Also meant going back to the original to be sure what had changed.
The first most obvious change is the audio. Way better no contest. Right from the beginning all the speakers come alive with sound and the bass is much better. Later by comparing it was also clear that the surround and other effects were greatly enhanced.
Almost as quick as the opening music you see the first CGI enhancement, an added scene, with the Major surveilling a meeting. It fits into the storyline but it’s man purpose seems to be showing that naked CGI Major is way better looking than the cell animated one. Most of the rest of the CGI enhancements are exterior shots of buildings and helicopters. Overall it blends in pretty well but it’s also not earth shattering.
Popping in the original also reveals they’ve cleaned up the picture overall but this is not nearly as significant as the audio. Although the picture does look better than the original the colours seem a little muted.
Otherwise everything is pretty much the same as the original
Here’s what Blu-ray.com has to say about it. Ghost in the Shell 2.0 Blu-ray