actually, mamorou oshii directed this Polish movie called "Avalon". don't let the country bother you, you can pretty easily tell that that film is what GiTS would have been if Oshii had invented it himself, instead of mugging it from Shirow. to wit, there are basset hounds, helicopter gunships and women with hair that seem to do wierd things, like have forward-projecting bangs. and of course half of it is a crisis of identity and existentialism as to what it means to be human, blah blah blah.
i watched it for the action (which was good). >_>