Bad Taste

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Overview

Extraterrestrial fast-food franchisers come to earth to pick up food supplies-in this case, human flesh. After wiping out a few small towns, the aliens must contend with a team of government assassins, headed by Pete O'Herne. As the plot rolls on, O'Herne's crew is decimated in as gory a manner as possible, and innocent bystander Craig Smith ends up being marinated and a darned good job it is. Turns out that the space folks are running on a timetable; they've got to return to their home planet with their ...
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Overview

Extraterrestrial fast-food franchisers come to earth to pick up food supplies-in this case, human flesh. After wiping out a few small towns, the aliens must contend with a team of government assassins, headed by Pete O'Herne. As the plot rolls on, O'Herne's crew is decimated in as gory a manner as possible, and innocent bystander Craig Smith ends up being marinated and a darned good job it is. Turns out that the space folks are running on a timetable; they've got to return to their home planet with their human-hash cargo before a rival franchise puts them out of business.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Buchanan
As exhausting and demanding a test of the gag reflex as any film ever committed to celluloid, Peter Jackson's low-budget, amazingly resourceful portrayal of mankind a la carte is a series of kinetically realized chunk-blowing vignettes that endlessly assault the viewer at such a hyperactive pace that it's nearly impossible to draw a breath, much less take a moment to laugh at the revoltingly hilarious exploits. Sheep are blown to oblivion with rocket launchers, steaming alien vomit is consumed as a delicacy, legions of sledgehammer-toting, human-hungry aliens taunt and torture the heroes, and an entire Victorian home launches into space -- all for a fraction of the budget of the most minimalist independent film of recent years and with ten times the energy. Though Jackson would repeatedly revisit similar nauseating territory to similar effect and success, he would captivate viewers six years later with Heavenly Creatures, his moving and hauntingly sensitive retelling of New Zealand's infamous Parker-Hulme murders.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/20/2001
  • UPC: 013131165937
  • Original Release: 1987
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  • Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Jackson Derek/Robert
Mike Minett Frank/3rd Class Alien
Pete O'Herne Barry/3rd Class Alien
Terry Potter Ozzy/3rd Class Alien
Terry Potter Ozzy/3rd Class Alien
Craig Smith Giles/3rd Class Alien
Doug Wren Lord Crumb, Alien Leader
Costa Botes Third Class Alien
Michael Gooch Third Class Alien
Ken Hammon Third Class Alien
Tony Hiles 3rd Class Alien
Mark Jackson 3rd Class Alien
John Nelson 3rd Class Alien
Dean Lawrie Third Class Alien/Alien Leader SPFX Double
Grant Taylor 3rd Class Alien
Peter Vere-Jones Voice Only
Laurie Yarrall Third Class Alien
Technical Credits
Peter Jackson Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Makeup, Producer, Screenwriter, Special Effects
Ken Hammon Screenwriter
Tony Hiles Consultant/advisor, Screenwriter
Michelle Scullion Score Composer
Jamie Selkirk Editor
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    much better than lord of the rings

    If you like gore films this is the classic you need to see. A little hard to understand the accents but hillarious. I saw it first when i was thirteen and 8 years later still in love. bazookas and leatards

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Grossly Hilarious

    I am a huge fan horror-comedy and for me Peter Jackson's two films, Bad Taste and Dead Alive (Braindead everywhere except the U.S.), as the holy grail of this genre. There are so gory and silly, it's hilarious! This was Pete's first film, made over the course of 4 years with friends on the weekends. This is a pretty impressive film considering the budget they had to deal with. A great gory comedy!

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