Top 12 Shell Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Shell facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Shell film message.

In the anime 'Ghost in the Shell' (1995) the CRT monitors are drawn and animated to 'flicker' like they would in a live action film capturing these screens of the time on video camera.

In Ghost in the Shell (1995), Kusanagi almost never blinks throughout the entire film. Director Mamoru Oshii did this to emphasize her mechanical and make her more distant and even uncanny.
In Ghost in the Shell (1995), Kusanagi almost never blinks throughout the entire film. Director Mamoru Oshii did this to emphasize her mechanical and make her more distant and even uncanny.

Shell Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • Reference to Stitch from "Lilo and Stitch" hidden in Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Shell Hidden Details

When looking in the "mirror", Major can see herself as she actually looks to others instead of getting an image that is flipped vertically like a real mirror would do

1 - Motoko Kusanagi's wearing her invisbility camouflage, so while she's not visible, her shadow is
Motoko Kusanagi's wearing her invisbility camouflage, so while she's not visible, her shadow is
1 - [detail] Ghost in the Shell (2017) pays homage to the original Blade Runner (1982) by including a Pan Am logo in its digital skyline. Pan Am airlines was not yet defunct when Blade Runner came out.
[detail] Ghost in the Shell (2017) pays homage to the original Blade Runner (1982) by including a Pan Am logo in its digital skyline. Pan Am airlines was not yet defunct when Blade Runner came out.
1 - Major tells Ballou that she used to have a dog, to which he replies, "I had you down as more of a cat person." Later on, when Major visits a strange woman, a cat immediately takes a liking to Major.
Major tells Ballou that she used to have a dog, to which he replies, "I had you down as more of a cat person." Later on, when Major visits a strange woman, a cat immediately takes a liking to Major.
1 - When Cutter gives Ouelet a vial to euthanize Major, the label has the compound C11H17N3O8 printed on the side which is the molecular formula for Tetrodotoxin, a neurotoxin derived from pufferfish used to block nerve transmission
When Cutter gives Ouelet a vial to euthanize Major, the label has the compound C11H17N3O8 printed on the side which is the molecular formula for Tetrodotoxin, a neurotoxin derived from pufferfish used to block nerve transmission

The character is about to run out of ammo so he switches his firing mode to save ammo

A Ghost In The Shell (2017) @0.29, when asked her original name she moves her eyes up, and to the left, accessing human memory recall.

1 - Before the bar fight scene Batou pays for his drink with his fingerprint.
Before the bar fight scene Batou pays for his drink with his fingerprint.
Shell poster
Shell poster

Shell Plot

The story of Shell, a girl who lives with her father Pete in a remote gas station in the Scottish Highlands, in their struggle against the elements and the impossible love they feel during the last winter that she will be in that place.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Shell. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Drama
Director Scott Graham
Stars Chloe Pirrie, Michael Smiley, Joseph Mawle, Iain De Caestecker
IMDB score 6.4