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‘Kurenai no Buta (Porco Rosso)’

by Mark Schilling

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Language: Japanese (English subs/dub)

Hayao Miyazaki’s 1992 anime “Kurenai no Buta (Porco Rosso)” is now available in Japan as a multi-language-subbed/dubbed Blu-ray. This action-fantasy about a porcine World War I pilot who battles air pirates while vying with a rival for the hand of the lovely Gina features stunning flying sequences — and is a good viewing companion for Miyazaki’s latest, the similarly air-themed “Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises).”