Funky Forest: The First Contact

Overview

Taste of Tea director Katsuhito Ishii collaborates with filmmakers Shinichiro Miki and Hajime Ishimine) for this outrageous collection of surreal, short attention span non-sequiturs largely revolving around Guitar Brother (Tadanobu Asano), his randy older sibling, and the pair's portly Caucasian brother. Dance numbers, pillow fights, animation, comedy, and science fiction all combine to create a unique and disorienting viewing experience featuring such highlights as an absurdist tribute to David Cronenberg, an ...
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Overview

Taste of Tea director Katsuhito Ishii collaborates with filmmakers Shinichiro Miki and Hajime Ishimine) for this outrageous collection of surreal, short attention span non-sequiturs largely revolving around Guitar Brother (Tadanobu Asano), his randy older sibling, and the pair's portly Caucasian brother. Dance numbers, pillow fights, animation, comedy, and science fiction all combine to create a unique and disorienting viewing experience featuring such highlights as an absurdist tribute to David Cronenberg, an ass-television, and a girl who fires lasers from her forehead in order to battle a floating space blob which emits spinning, spherical projectiles.
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Special Features

Disc one - Director's chapter menu; Interval chapter menu; Japanese Original trailers; Dolby Digital Surround 5.1; Disc 2 - The Making of Funky Forest "Into the World of the Unfathomable Forest"; "Katsuchi's Dance" Secret Treasure (A Choreography Lesson Video); "The Transfer Student is Here!" (Video Contents)
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/18/2008
  • UPC: 896911001102
  • Original Release: 2006
  • Rating:

  • Source: Viz Media
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 2:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 38,750

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Susumu Terajima
Tadanobu Asano
Chizuru Ikewaki
Kazue Fukiishi
Ryo Kase
Hideaki Anno
Kanji Tsuda
Masako Takahashi
Andrew Alfieri
Rinko Kikuchi
Erika Nishikado
Machiko Ono
Tsuyoshi Sakado
Technical Credits
Katsuhito Ishii Director, Editor, Screenwriter
Hajime Ishimine Director, Editor, Screenwriter
Shinichiro Miki Director, Editor, Screenwriter
Shunchiro Director, Editor, Screenwriter
Norihisa Harada Producer
Shinji Inoue Production Designer
Taichi Ito Producer
Wadakura Kazutosi Producer
Hiroshi Machida Cinematographer
Kousuke Matsuchima Cinematographer
Kosuke Matsushima Cinematographer
Harada Norihisa Producer
Kensuke Shiga Associate Producer
Itou Taiti Producer
Midorikawa Tooru Musical Direction/Supervision
Kazutoshi Wadakura Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Funky Forest: The First Contact
1. Opening [5:01]
2. Little Hataru [3:33]
3. Mole Brother -Robot Dude- [:12]
4. Guitar Brothers Ex + 1 [3:06]
5. Mole Brother -Robot Dude 2- [:19]
6. Notti & Takefumi -Prologue- [10:07]
7. Mole Brother -Wanna Do It- [:23]
8. Guitar Brother 2 [4:22]
9. -Actual Sight- [:15]
10. Babbling Hot Springs Vixens - Alian Piko-Riko - [7:01]
11. Katsuichi -Back- [:08]
12. The Vixens - Hot!- [4:00]
13. Babbling Hot Springs Vixen -Buck Naked And The Panda- [:08]
14. The Vixens - Hot!- [7:50]
15. Babbling Hot Springs Vixens - Buck Naked And The Panda- [:07]
16. Katsuichi -Title Call- [2:02]
17. Guitar Brother 3 [:10]
18. Notti & Takefumi -Takefumi's Dream- [21:26]
19. - Funky Forest Part 1- [:07]
20. Side A Completed ~Intermission~ Start Side B [3:00]
21. - Funky Forest Part 2 - [:06]
22. Wanna Go For A Drink? [9:24]
23. Mole Brother -Emergency! Code Redi!- [:09]
24. Home Room !!!!!!!!! - Yasuda's Turn - [2:20]
25. - Yasuda vs Katsuichi - [:12]
26. Katsuichi -Can I Have A Watermelon?- [:09]
27. Guitar Brother 4 [1:49]
28. Mole Brother -It's Up To Your Drive! - [:28]
29. Home Room !!!!!!!!! -Ms. Kikuchi Class President's Turn - [2:22]
30. Mr. Morishita -The Singles Picnic!- [:27]
31. Youth Classroom [5:33]
32. Mole Brother -Wanna See An Elephant?- [:10]
33. Home Room !!!!!!!!!!!!! -Yoshiko's Turn- [4:16]
34. Anime Brother -Who's The Director?- [7:38]
35. Guitar Brother Special - Talent Of An Unpopular Guy- [6:36]
36. The Revolutionary Teachers - Raise Our Pay!- [:07]
37. The Director Pero -Thinking- [:06]
38. The Transfer Student Is Here! [4:57]
39. The Cop Teacher - Don't Park Here! [:14]
40. After School Club [10:38]
41. - I Love My After School Club!- [:06]
42. - Masaru vs. Takefumi- [:32]
43. Notti & Takefumi -Notti's Dream- [14:37]
44. Ending Roll [3:31]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Funky Forest: The First Contact
   Play
   Chapter
      Director's Chapter
         Directed By Katsuhito Ishii - Part 1
            Opening
            Little Hataru
            Guitar Brother Ex + 1
            Guitar Brother 2
            Guitar Brother 3
            Guitar Brother 4
            Anime Brother - Who's The Director? -
            The Transfer Student Is Here!
         Directed By Katsuhito Ishii - Part 2
            Guitar Brother Special - Talent Of An Unpopular Guy -
            Babbling Hot Springs Vixens - Alian Piko-Riko-
            Babbling Hot Springs Vixens - The Big Ginko Tree -
            Babbling Hot Springs Vixens - Buck Naked And The Panda-
            Home Room !!!!!!!!! - Yasuda's Turn -
            Home Room !!!!!!!!! -Ms. Kikuchi Class President's Turn-
            Home Room !!!!!!!!!! - Yoshiko's Turn-
            Ending Roll
         Director's Chapter
            Directed By Shunichiro Miki
               Wanna Go For A Drink?
               Youth Classroom
               After School Club
               Ending Roll
         Director's Chapter
            Directed By Aniki
               Notti&Takefumi - Prologue-
               Notti&Takefumi - Takefumi's Dream-
               Notti&Takefumi - Notti's Dream-
               Ending Roll
         Interval Chapter
            Interval - Part 1
               Mole Brother - Robot Dude 1 -
               Mole Brother - Robot Dude 2 -
               Mole Brother - Wanna Do It -
               - Actual Sight -
               Katsuichi -Back-
               The Vixens - Hot!-
               Katsuichi - Title Call -
               The Vixens - The Way Of The Trader Is Far And Beyond -
            Interval - Part 2
               -Funky Forest Part 1-
               Side A Completed ~Intermission! Start Side B
               -Funky Forest Part 2-
               Mole Brother - Emergency! Code Red!-
               -Yasuda vs Katsuichi-
               Katsuichi -Can I Have Watermelon?-
               Mole Brother - It's Up To Your Drive!-
               Mr. Morishita - The Singles Picnic!-
            Interval - Part 3
               Mole Brother - Wanna See An Elephant?-
               The Revolutionary Teachers - Raise Our Pay!-
               The Director Pero - Thinking-
               The Cop Teacher - Don't Park Here!-
               - I Love My After School Club!-
               -Masaru vs Takefumi-
               Ending Roll
   Special Features
      Teaser Spot
      Teaser Trailer
      Theater Preview
      TV Spot
   Set Up
      Audio
         2.0ch Stereo
         5.1ch Surround
      Subtitles
         English: On
         English: Off
         Play
Disc #2 -- Funky Forest: The First Contact
   The Making Of Funky Forest "Into The World of the Unfathomable Forest"
   "Katsuichi's Dance" Secret Treasure - A Choreography Lesson Video
   "The Transfer Student is Here!" - Video Contents
   Viz Pictures Presents
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