Funky Forest / Warped Forest Box Set

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Trailer: https://youtu.be/k4ombe2MZA0

The Forest Collection Box Set Including Both
Funky Forest: The First Contact | ナイスの森 THE FIRST CONTACT (2005)
& The Warped Forest | あさっての森 (2011)


• Double walled Box Set with new art created by Zi Xu, @ziqqix
• 2 Booklets (one including two essays by the incredibly talented Michelle Kisner, @robotcookie)
• 3 Stickers
• 1 Art Card (size of a post card)
• Extra Mystery Disc
• 2 main sleeve art pieces designed by Zi Xu, @ziqqix
• 2 Reversible sleeve art pieces from both films

Funky Forest: The First Contact (2005) --

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)

The Warped Forest (2011) --

WARPED FOREST has remained mostly unseen since its 2011 festival circuit debut, but thankfully, we've pulled it out from limbo. Director Shunichiro Miki dives into the realm of the absurd alone this go-around, but he brings many familiar faces from FUNKY FOREST including Kanji Tsuda (GUILTY OF ROMANCE) and Rinko Kikuchi (PACIFIC RIM) as well as some new faces--Fumi Nikaido (WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL?)

Operating as a pseudo-sequel to FUNKY, WARPED is filled with the same bizarre aura that we've come to love--including naked women trees that grow pornographic fruit, furry nipple sucking animals and kaiju-sized humans. Fantasia Festival labeled it an essential work in the millennial new wave of radical, hallucinogenic Japanese comedies that blends deadpan humor, delirious dream logic and creeping paranoia into the strangest of cinematic brews!

• New HD Transfer From Original HDCAM Tapes (82 mins)
• Audio Commentary with Director, Shunichiro Miki
• Introduction by Director, Shunichiro Miki
• The Making of Warped Forest - “Into the World of the Limitless Forest” (12 mins)
• Interview with Director, Shunichiro Miki (23 mins)
• The Wonderful Dwellers of Funky Forest (25 mins)
• Original Storyboards of Warped Forest
• Trailer (1 min)

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