THE WARPED FOREST
Director: Shunichiro Miki Run Time: 82 min. Release Year: 2011 Language: Japanese
Starring: Fumi Nikaido, Kanji Tsuda, Ryu Morioka, Yoji Tanaka, Yoshiyuki Morishita
Operating as a pseudo-sequel to FUNKY FOREST, WARPED FOREST is filled with the same electric and outrageous dreamlike energy. 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, green pods appear in every bedroom, and terrifying wood nymphs provide a heartbroken woman with the anatomically correct fruit everyone seems to covet. WARPED FOREST is an essential work in the millennial new wave of hallucinogenic Japanese comedies that blends deadpan humor, delirious dream logic, and creeping paranoia into the strangest of cinematic brews.