Cool, the original is on Instant Watch via Netflix. My VHS copy is in storage...
The 2004 version is much more visually appealing, but strays considerably from the original storyline. I think the 2004 version would be much more fun to watch and easier for everyone to acquire, and if you wish to learn more about the original storyline you could look it up on line and read it or order the manga and enjoy the artwork and Shirow's early artstyle and gritty realism.
He really knows his military hardware!
"My chest bounces like David Hasselhoff's when I hit a bump on my cart." - Me, midnight Oct 27th, 2009
Awarded The Chief for technical excellence and correctness in #206
Shout out from the Crew in #204
Completed the only Sci Fi Fantasy League trade with HeadHunter on Jan 21st, 2010
Confused the frak out of the GWC community by posting "Gentle Uterus" on Dec 16th, 2009
Started a Gentle Uterus signature virus (Hi LordCorbin!)