Funky Forest: The First Contact | ナイスの森 THE FIRST CONTACT (2005)
PRESSED BLU RAYS
Animated kaiju dance numbers, an organic-instrument-playing classroom, over-extended nipple lactation, and forest concerts with nature used in place of turntables–these are just some of the far-out scenes that await in the dizzying head-trip, FUNKY FOREST: THE FIRST CONTACT ナイスの森 THE FIRST CONTACT.
Concocted by the devious minds of Katsuhito Ishii (SHARK SKIN MAN AND PEACH HIP GIRL, PARTY 7) and two prolific advertisement directors, Hajime Ishimine and Shunichiro Miki (THE WARPED FOREST), FUNKY FOREST took the U.S. by storm when it debuted in 2005, playing numerous genre film festivals and winning awards, eventually becoming an internet-age WTF cult classic. With a who’s-who cast of Japanese stars including Tadanobu Asano (ICHI THE KILLER), Rinko Kikuchi (PACIFIC RIM), and even Hideaki Anno (Creator of NEON GENESIS EVANGELION), FUNKY FOREST gathers some of the leading figures of Japan’s millennial new wave of outrageously original pop cinema, and then sets them loose to confuse, amuse, repulse, and freak you the f#%k out.
• New HD Transfer From Original Elements (150 mins)
• New Audio Commentary with Directors—Katsuhito Ishii, Hajime Ishimine and Shunichiro Miki
• New Director’s Cut Scenes (22 mins)
• The Making of Funky Forest – “Into the World of the Unfathomable Forest” (70 mins)
• Katsuishi’s Dance (A Choreography Lesson) (7 mins)
• The Transfer Student is Here! (5 mins)
Artwork is reversible.
*These are BRAND NEW although they will not be factory sealed. These will instead be sealed in a clear plastic sleeve*