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Is this YouTube video titled Aphex Twin - Ghost In The Shell related to the upcoming feature film release Ghost in the Shell? They both involve cyborg police and hackers, so they are similar, but there is also a media franchise with the same name.

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The upcoming live-action movie is an adaptation of a 1995 anime film, or possibly the 1989 manga it was based on--both were also called Ghost in the Shell, and the movie is on video here. That youtube video you posted is blocked on copyright grounds where I live, but the preview image is a shot from the 1995 movie. According to a reddit thread here, it's not actually by Aphex Twin, it's a remix of a song from the 1995 movie's soundtrack that's been circulating under that mislabeled title for a long time:

And to clarify the slightly weird title of this post, I first heard this track in the days of Napster when it was attributed to Aphex Twin for some reason. Apparently it's a hard-to-find remix of the track 'Puppetmaster' from the original soundtrack, done by the original composer Kenji Kawai.

  • Thank you for all of the clarifications! I was a bit confused because it certainly does not sound like Aphex Twin - this makes more sense. If you think there's any adjustments to the question and title in light of the attribution, please make them! – uhoh Nov 1 '16 at 8:56

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