On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.
In Early 1930's era Italy air pirates, bounty hunters and high fliers of all sorts rule the skies. The most cunning and skilled of these pilots is Porco Rosso. A former Ace, he now makes a living flying contract jobs, such as rescuing those kidnapped by air pirates. Donald Curtis, Porco's rival in the air and in catching the affections of women, provides a constant challenge to the hero, culminating in a hilarious, action packed finale.Written by
The story is set in the Adriatic Sea east coast between Dalmatian and Kvarner islands,Croatia and a fictionalized city of Fiume after its annexation to fascist Italy and Northern Italy. The concealed beach Porco uses as a hideout bears a strong resemblance to Stiniva, an inlet on the southern side of the Croatian island of Vis. See more »
When Porco sees all those planes that were shot down through out the First World War, there was one plane RFC plane called a Sopwith Elephant and only built and it never entered service during the war because of it's weight and faulty air frame. See more »
Are you a spy?
[Porco roars with laughter]
A spy! That's a good one! That's the last thing I'll ever be. I only work for myself.
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The opening text explaining the setting is given in Japanese, Italian, Korean, English, Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, French and German. See more »
Great story, wonderful characters, fantastic animation
First of all, I've never seen the title "Kurenai no buta" except on IMDb. The English title on my copy and all other references I've found on the web are "Porco Rosso". Outside Japan, that's the title to look for at the video store.
Let's see what we've got: an Italian Pig speaking Japanese, "Knock your socks off" aerial vistas, not one but two beautiful heroines, an Adriatic hotel that's actually a small island, better dialog than many "live" movies, sky pirates, even good music. How many films can claim all that?
Perhaps the most attractive character of the film, after you've gotten past the many obvious ones, is Myazaki's amazing imagination which pervades all aspects of the production.
To me, the storyline is reminiscent of Hollywood's Golden Age. The characters are wonderful, even to an adult audience and, of course, high quality animation is the frosting on the cake.
After seeing Porco Rosso, I bought the DVD, and I hardly ever do that!
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