Funky Forest: The First Contact (2005): “What a strange dream.”

Today I’m reblogging a vintage Film Grimoire review, because after watching Takashi Murakami’s Jellyfish Eyes (2015), my love of strange Japanese film has been rekindled. I want to see more films like Funky Forest: The First Contact (2005) – shamelessly weird, irreverent, with a complete lack of sense, but which amounts to a whole lot of surreal cinematic art. Any suggestions?


Funky_Forest_FilmPosterPotential viewers need to be aware that in order to watch Funky Forest: The First Contact (2005), you need to have a healthy tolerance for the more ridiculous aspects of cinema. This film was brought into being by three directors (Katsuhito Ishii, Hajimine Ishimine, and Shunichiro Miki), and is extremely random, without any definitive central story. What it lacks in clearly defined narrative, it makes up for in hilarious dialogue, amazing dance routines, and queasily disturbing body horror sequences.

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