I just rewatched the original Blade Runner and noticed that in one of the scenes where the police sirens are heard (starts roughly at 01:26:30) is the exact same sound as the sirens from the track 08 - Velveteen of GITS:SAC soundtrack.

It's pretty much common knowledge that Ghost in the Shell universe and aesthetic was inspired in a large part by the previous works in sci-fi genre, Blade Runner especially. Is there any trivia about this specific sample being included into the track? As far as I know, clearing legal right for using audio clips from copyrighted works (like songs and movies) takes a lot of work. Was there any notable publicity about this?

Here's a video of the moment in the movie matched up with the track:


  • Without knowing if the sample is originated from Blade Runner, what if both Blade Runner and GitS use the same sample from somewhere? (can't watch the YouTube video at the moment) – Aki Tanaka Nov 17 '17 at 2:45
  • didn't think of that :p – Hakase Nov 17 '17 at 2:46

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