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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOi7E8vbj1c video has since been deleted but (to the best of my memory) this is the same or very similar (age restricted for robot nudity?) and here's the audio (mix of music and dialogue):

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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, 2016 at 8:56
  • I've had to update the question as the original YouTube link went dead, I've added two more.
    – uhoh
    May 23, 2023 at 5:00

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