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Porco Rosso

6 Ratings: 4.5
Animation, Anime & Manga, and Science Fiction & Fantasy movie directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Porco Rosso(The Crimson Pig, 1992) ranks as Hayao Miyazaki's oddest film: a bittersweet period adventure about a dashing pilot who has somehow been turned into a pig. Miyazaki once said, "Initially, it was supposed to be a 45-minute film for tired businessmen … see full wiki

Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Genre: Animation, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
3 reviews about Porco Rosso
review by . November 24, 2009
posted in ASIANatomy
Porco Rosso is about an Italian World War I flying ace who is now working as a freelance bounty hunter. Somewhere along the line, he was cursed and transformed into a pig; however, the film never explains how he got the curse. Originally known as Marco Pagot, he is now known as Porco Rosso (which is Italian for "Red Pig"). Porco hunts down seaplane pirates in the Adriatic Sea. Even though Porco is rivals with the pirates, they can coexist with a minimal amount of bloodshed. During the course of …
review by . January 23, 2006
Looking at the front cover of Porco Rosso I automatically thought that the animation will a little old and foggy so I hesitated to buy it. I am ashamed of myself for judging the anime by its cover because this film has some of the most beautiful animation I've ever seen. Porco starts the film with his pig head so you will have to watch the film to find out how he got this curse. It is said Porco Rosso is one of Miyazaki's oddest films but the only thing odd in this is Porcos head.     One …
review by . August 29, 2005
posted in Movie Hype
This is not just a delightful animated film, it is a spectacular film of any genre that fits on the same shelf with Casablanca, Shane, and other wonderful films about how lonely it is to be a wandering hero. I bought this for my kids, and they all love it as much as the other Miyazaki films we've collected on DVD and VHS. One of the first words of my now three year old son (who has been late getting language) was "Porco" -- a word, which, to him, meant "put the Porco Rosso video on now please Dad!!" …
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