Take flight with Porco Rosso. From tropical Adriatic settings to dazzling aerial manoeuvres, this action-adventure from the world-renowned animator, Hayao Miyazaki, is full of humour, courage and chivalry.
When "Marco" - 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 renowned pilot with aspirations of Hollywood, to down him in aerial combat. On the ground, the two pilots compete for the affections of the beauty of the Adriatic, Gina. But it is in the air where the true battles are waged. Will our hero be victorious?
This is one of Miyazaki's most striking works. With a beautiful score from long-time collaborator Joe Hisaishi, and incredible dog-fighting action, Porco Rosso is one of those rare animated films that truly transcends the medium; particularly with the much-feted Cloud prairie scene.
Label: Studio Canal Released: January 30th 2006 Language: English, Japanese Subtitles: English Classification: PG Running Time: 93mins