Funky Forest: The First Contact (2005)
aka Naisu no mori: The First Contact
Genre: Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi | Surreal | Absurd | Weird
Country: Japan | Director: Katsuhito Ishii, Hajime Ishimine & Shunichiro Miki
Language: Japanese | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1 | Length: 150mn
Bdrip H264 Mkv – 1920×1038 – 23.976fps – 5.82gb

Audio 2: Commentary with Directors Katsuhito Ishii, Hajime Ishimine
& Shunichiro Miki (in Japanese with optional English subs)

Funky Forest features hilariously odd characters that will take you on an unpredictable cosmic journey. Three unpopular brothers, Masaichi, Masaru and Masao, are struggling to be popular among the girls. Luckily enough, they finally get a chance to have a co-ed picnic with some pretty young ladies! With 21 free-associative episodes ranging from a nonsense “sci-fi” comedy to a dance-battle daydream, Funky Forest – The First Contact will challenge your mind and melt logic, as its unique characters find themselves in warped dimensions way past our imagination.

An outrageous collection of surreal, short attention span non-sequiturs largely revolving around Guitar Brother, his randy older sibling, and the pair’s portly Caucasian brother. The apotheosis of the bizarre, the quintessence of sound editing, and the definitive answer for many mad existentialists. Unclassifiable madness orchestrated under a metaphysical struggle between the intangible forces of poetry, darkness and comedy addressing trascendental questions in the freest manner imaginable. The concoction of stories successfully create a psychologically disturbing everyday/fantasy world plagued with adorable and funny characters of all strange sorts. At some point, it becomes the alternate hypothesis of Cronenberg’s body horror and transforms it into a parody of the consequences of eating the forbidden fruit of Eden, all while intertwining storytelling pieces in a fashion that rarely bores.


Funky Forest: The First Contact (2005)