Blu-ray release: ‘Funky Forest: The First Contact’ & ‘The Warped Forest’

By   |  Jan 10, 2022

Third Window Films are bringing ‘Funky Forest: The First Contact’ (ナイスの森〜The First Contact〜) and ‘The Warped Forest’ (あさっての森) to UK Blu-ray on March 21, 2022.

Funky Forest: The First Contact (2006)
Katsuhito Ishii, Hajime Ishimine, and Shunichiro Miki
Cast: Tadanobu Asano, Susumu Terajima, Ryo Kase, and Erika Saimon
Synopsis: 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!

The Warped Forest (2011)
Shunichiro Miki
Cast: Rinko Kikuchi, Fumi Nikaido, Boba, and Kanji Tuda
Synopsis: Settle into your chair and be transported to a place both familiar and alien; where a giant shop-girl can barely fit in her store, there’s a weird green pod in every bedroom, and terrifying wood nymphs provide a heartbroken woman with the anatomically correct fruit everyone seems to covet. In the end we are left, like Alice, with the Red King’s conundrum: are we dreaming them or are they dreaming us?

• Funky Forest audio commentary by all 3 directors
• Funky Forest Making Of
• Funky Forest Deleted Scenes
• Katsuichi’s Dance Secret Treasure featurette
• Transfer Student is Here featurette
• The Warped Forest introduction by Shunichiro Miki
• The Warped Forest audio commentary by Shunichiro Miki
• Interview with director Shunichiro Miki
• The Warped Forest Making Of
• The Warped Forest Storyboards and illustrations
• Wonderful Dwellers of Funky Forest featurette
• Trailer
• Reversible Sleeve with artwork from both movies
• Limited to 2000 copies
• Region Free

‘Funky Forest: The First Contact’ and ‘The Warped Forest’ is available to pre-order now from

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