Porco Rosso Blu-ray/DVD
About Porco Rosso Blu-ray/DVD
Porco Rosso includes an 8-page Booklet with statements from the producer and director.
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 rival pilot, to "get rid" of him. On the ground, the two pilots compete for the affections of the beautiful Gina. But it is in the air where the true battles are waged.
Special Features: Textless open and end credits, Feature-Length Storyboards, Original Theatrical Trailers, Interview with Toshio Suzuki, Behind the Microphone
*Special Features subject to change
- Publisher: SHOUT FACTORY
- Media: Blu-ray
- Spoken Language: English, Japanese, French
- Subtitle Language: English, French
- Genre: Action, Mystery, Romance
- Themes: Adventure
- Age Rating: 7+
- Run Time: 94
- Year Created: 1992
- Release Date: 11/21/2017
- Dimensional Weight: 0.5
- Region Code: A
Ratings & Reviews
Ghibli masterpiece utterly DESTROYED by yet another HORRIBLE Disney dub!
The truth is the Disney dubs are all atrocious, hideous, unlistenable, horribly casted, poorly acted atrocities which deserve to burn in Hell. Anyone who thinks otherwise has NO BUSINESS calling themselves a real Ghibli fan. None. Disney did a BAD JOB DUBBING THEM! The big names are talentless who utterly butcher their characters with poor delivery. Anyone who says Michael Keaton nails Porco is wrong. He did a TERRIBLE job. The previous Tokuma JAL dub is SOOOOOO much better; the voices in that version were PERFECT. They used REAL VOICE ACTORS. And the scripts are unedited. If you're a REAL Ghibli fan I suggest only seeking out the Japanese R2 DVD dub and only hear the JAL dub or the Japanese version. Disney's dub is nothing but garbage. Believe me, it's true. DISNEY RUINED GHIBLI. BELIEVE IT! Screw GKids for not bringing out the PERFECT, SUPERIOR JAL dub and pushing the HORRIBLE Disney dub down our throats!
Not my favorite Miyazaki movie, but well presented.
by Alan Rean
I'm a huge fan of Miyazaki, but PORCO ROSSO isn't one of my favorites. It just never really resonated with me. It's still beautiful, funny, and recommended, especially if you like seeing pigs fly, but it's not one I'd see again.
Also, I don't understand this sudden pining for previous dubs of these movies. Even as someone who prefers these films in Japanese, I practically found the Disney dubs on all these movies to be fine. Every one of them. This is no different. Michael Keaton is fine as Porco, really. So is everyone else.
If anything, the JAL dub from 1992 is the absolutely awful dub. Bad acting across the board, terrible synching and dialogue... thank goodness Disney redubbed this one!
My recommendation: pick either version and enjoy. Not worth getting upset about.
As to The French Porco Rosso Dub...
Miyazaki has stated that his favorite voice track for this movie is the French dub. It is a joy to hear Jean Reno's Porco. Long ago, I chose the Reno version as my choice when watching Porco (It happens to be one of my favorite Ghiblis, marred only by a too slapstick-y an approach to the climatic battle sequence. Otherwise, it might best be described as Miyazaki's Casablanca.
There is an important ploy difference between the English dub, and the English subtitles (which I presume is more accurate as to the original) Japanese). It occurs in the final sequence, during which the change in the English dub reduces its emotional resonance. I can only hope that there is a translation of the original Japanese soundtrack included here (This was written prior to the release of the Shout Factory- G-Kids discs.
Mostly identical to the Disney BD.
by Jon Turner
Other than the additional textless opening and ending credits, GKids reissue of PORCO ROSSO seems to be pretty much identical to the contents of the Disney BD. Which isn't a bad thing altogether at all, because the previous Disney BD in question was actually well done in terms of presentation. And the dub was also quite good (as is usual for a Disney one). Even the Jean Reno French dub was on there.
If you already own the Disney BD, then you probably might not need GKids' reissue, but for anyone else who doesn't, it will probably suffice.