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Funky Forest: The First Contact, also known as Naisu no mori: The First Contact or Funky Forest: The First Encounter is a 2005 Japanese movie written and directed by Katsuhito Ishii, Hajimine Ishimine and Shunichiro Miki. The movie is composed of several story lines, some of which coincide, most of which are comical.It had already accumulated a cult following before its showing at the 2006 Fantastic Fest. It was released on Region 1 DVD in March 2008.
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CastTadanobu Asano, Susumu Terajima, Ryo Kase, Rinko Kikuchi, Kanji Tsuda, Yoshiyuki Morishita, Kotaro Shiga, Kazue Fukiishi, Chizuru Ikewaki, Takahiro Sato, Maya Banno
DirectorKatsuhito Ishii, Shunichiro Miki
Genre:  Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Music, Musical, Romance
Runtime:  150 minutes
Studio:  Aoi Promotion, Naisu no mori Seisaku Iinkai
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Quick Tip by . November 11, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Strange by Japanese standards, this skewed omnibus of satirical, absurdist, musical and animated sketches jointly written and helmed by Shunichiro Miki, Katsuhito Ishii and Hajime Ishimine simulates indecisive television navigation by dint of mixed quality and copious smash cuts. Most of its first half is comprised of forced eccentricity and hipster tedium, but the redeeming second is a ludicrous thrill: bizarre, manic outlandishness in commonplace locales. Those famed among Funky Forest's attractive …
review by . July 05, 2009
posted in ASIANatomy
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   Japanese films have always been able to blend brilliance with oddball flair, art, commerce, screwball comedy and uninhibited anarchic craziness. Never before has one movie made me say “What the Heck?” more times in one viewing. FUNKY FOREST: FIRST CONTACT (2005, Naiso No Mori: First Contact) is one film that will bewilder and dazzle you, with its very bizarre execution and ‘extremist’ filmmaking. The film is a collaboration between three renowned Japanese filmmakers; …
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