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Porco Rosso

Studio Ghibli Collection

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Parental Guidance

Parental guidance is recommended for younger viewers.

NOTE: Low Level Violence

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"Miyazaki's classical take on an ex-fighter pilots story"
5 stars"
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Studio Ghibli's lead director (Miyazaki) creates one of a kind classic take on a post-WW1 inspired story about an ex Italian Air Force Pilot named Marco, aka Porco Rosso (Red Pig), wants to retreat back from his past failures & becomes a bounty hunter that hunts down air pirates for a living. Throughout the story, he meets up with a ambitious , young girl named Fio who joins him on his journey & help the ex veteran pilot redeem himself as a human being.

I recommended this for all out there who are into this type of genre & animation, unless you are indeed a fan of Miyazaki's animated works hehe!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"Classy pig flies a fighter plane."
5 stars"
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I love this movie. It has style and wit alongside beautiful scenery and exhilarating aerial combat.

"Brilliant"
5 stars"
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Very enjoyable and so much better on Blu-ray

Description

Porco Rosso (Kurenai no Buta, lit. Crimson Pig) is a Studio Ghibli Collection 1992 classic anime adventure written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It is based on Hikōtei Jidai, a three-part watercolor manga by Miyazaki.

Take Flight!

When “Porco” – whose face has been transformed into that of a pig by a mysterious spell – infuriates a band of sky pirates with his aerial heroics, the pirates hire Curtis, a comical rival pilot, to “get rid” of him. On the ground, the two pilots compete over the affections of Gina, a beautiful cabaret singer. But it is in the air, with Fio, a young and talented airplane engineer/designer, where Porco’s true battles are waged.

From its Mediterranean Sea settings to its dazzling aerial dogfights of amazing sweep and grace, PORCO ROSSO is an exhilarating ride you’ll never forget.

Includes both english dub and original japanese (subtitled) version. From the Studio Ghibli Collection

Special Features

  • Complete Storyboards – Get An Insider's Look At The Film's Artistry
  • Interview with Studio Ghibli Producer Toshio Suzuki
  • Behind the Microphone Voice Actor feature
  • The World of Studio Ghibli featurette
  • Original Japanese Theatrical Trailers and TV Spots

Awards

  • Won Mainichi Film Concours, Best Animated Film
  • Won Ishihara Yujiro Award

Porco Rosso Reviews

“The likability of the characters, Joe Hisaishi’s bouncy score, and the sheer delight evident in the flying scenes leaves the viewer feeling refreshed and satisfied by the end. There is some sadness in realizing that not even Miyazaki makes ‘em like he used to anymore, but that makes this film all the more special.” AnimeDiet.net

“No doubt about it. Porco Rosso is a must-see for Miyazaki fans – and for any adult who enjoys exceptional movies.” ReelTalk Reviews

Porco Rosso could be the most underrated Miyazaki-directed anime so far.” T.H.E.M Anime

“Combining exquisite animation, (slyly subverted) Boys' Own action, and (barely concealed) adult themes, Porco Rosso goes the whole hog, offering anti-war escapades that will appeal to all ages.” Eye for Film

“..wonderful period detail, cackling villains and visual humour of Sherlock Hound, the excitement and adventure of Castle of Cagliostro with its anti-hero Lupin III, and simply some of the most magical aviation sequences of any of his films.” DVD Talk

“No one else in animation so successfully makes happiness into cogent entertainment, or puts such a uniquely joyous spin on stories that could just be rote action-adventures if placed in the wrong hands.” AV Club.com

Release date Australia
December 5th, 2013
Movie Format
  • Blu-ray
Blu-ray Region
  • Region B
Edition
  • Standard Edition
Collection
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.78 : 1
Language
English, Japanese
Length (Minutes)
93
Studio
Subtitles
English
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 2.0
Number of Discs
1
Country of Production
  • Japan
Genre
  • Animation
Original Release Year
1992
Box Dimensions (mm)
135x170x10
UPC
9322225194137
Product ID
21704136

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