No Unrated for Ghost in the Shell
Looking at the box office result, Paramount probably expected more from Ghost in the Shell. The movie version starring Sccarlett Johansson only grossed a little less than $170 million worldwide. For that reason, the action movie could be considered a flop and there are probably lots of reasons for that.
If the PG-13 rating is one of them? Perhaps. Especially since an R is not far-fetched, considering the manga he movie is based on. In this context, it should also be interesting that the level of violence had already been kept rather low during the shooting.
At least, there was hope for an Unrated Version for home theaters but that is not going to happen. Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment has already announced the Blu-ray and DVD for the US and a longer, harder version has not been mentioned at all. In other words, the Blu-ray/DVD will only contain the uncut PG-13 Theatrical Version.
In the US, Ghost in the Shell will be released on 07/25/2017.
Release: Jun 06, 2017 - Author: Blade41 - Translator: Tony Montana
May 20, 2019 The Godfather - Part 3 Gets a New Recut
Apr 22, 2019 The Cotton Club Will Likely Get a Director's Cut
Apr 22, 2019 The Current War Finally Gets Theatrical Release
Apr 20, 2019 Hobbs & Shaw: Extended Cut Already Announced
Apr 20, 2019 They Shall Not Grow Old: Extended Cut on Anzac Day
Apr 09, 2019 Apocalypse Now: Final Cut Announced
Apr 09, 2019 Fighting with My Family Gets a Director's Cut
Apr 08, 2019 Black Hawk Down: 4K UHD Premiere in US & UK
Mar 31, 2019 Rocketman is no Bohemian Rhapsody
Mar 31, 2019 Bohemian Rhapsody Drastically Censored in China