A very informative documentary on the making of Peter Jackson's gore classic Bad Taste. Highlights include behind-the-scenes footage, detailed explanations of the special effects, an ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews

Watch Now

Free at Internet Archive

Videos

1 video »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Bad Taste (1987)
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The population of a small town disappears and is replaced by aliens that chase human flesh for their intergalactic fast-food chain.

Director: Peter Jackson
Stars: Terry Potter, Pete O'Herne, Craig Smith
Comedy | Music | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Multiple animals and insects experience the sleazier side of show business while working on a variety show.

Director: Peter Jackson
Stars: Danny Mulheron, Donna Akersten, Stuart Devenie
Forgotten Silver (TV Movie 1995)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The film deals with the career of a supposedly forgotten pioneer of international cinema, Colin McKenzie, who was allegedly born in rural New Zealand in 1888.

Directors: Costa Botes, Peter Jackson
Stars: Peter Jackson, Jeffrey Thomas, Costa Botes
Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A thousand years ago, in England, the crazy monk Elmer wears a pair of wings and tries to fly from a high tower. He dies, and his soul is doomed to the eternity in hell for committing ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Hiles
Stars: Timothy Balme, Nicola Murphy, Marton Csokas
Dagon (2001)
Fantasy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A boating accident runs a young man and woman ashore in a decrepit Spanish fishing town which they discover is in the grips of an ancient sea god and its monstrous half human offspring.

Director: Stuart Gordon
Stars: Ezra Godden, Francisco Rabal, Raquel Meroño
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Two girls have an intense fantasy life; their parents, concerned the fantasy is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge.

Director: Peter Jackson
Stars: Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse
Braindead (1992)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors.

Director: Peter Jackson
Stars: Timothy Balme, Diana Peñalver, Elizabeth Moody
The Valley (1976)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Peter Jackson
Stars: Ken Hammon, Peter Jackson, Pete O'Herne
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Peter Vere-Jones ...
Narrator (voice)
...
Himself
Craig Smith ...
Himself
Dean Lawrie ...
Himself
Ken Hammon ...
Himself
Terry Potter ...
Himself
Pete O'Herne ...
Himself
Mike Minett ...
Himself
Colleen Steele ...
Herself, caretaker, Gear House
Noel Steele ...
Himself, caretaker, Gear House
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peer Augustinski ...
Narrator (voice)
Oliver Krekel ...
Peter Jackson (voice)
Edit

Storyline

A very informative documentary on the making of Peter Jackson's gore classic Bad Taste. Highlights include behind-the-scenes footage, detailed explanations of the special effects, an interview with Peter's mom and dad, and interviews with the cast and crew. Written by Matt Huls <cowman777@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Documentary

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 June 2004 (Finland)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features Bad Taste (1987) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An interesting look into P. Jackson's budget film-making
24 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

I saw this documentary about the making of "Bad Taste" shortly after seeing the film itself, so the link between the two was very strong. It shows Peter Jackson as a very committed, slightly egotistical and quite talented film-maker even at this stage of his career.

Given the limitations that surrounded "Bad Taste" - the lack of budget, the amateur cast and crew - it is amazing to see the product they produced and how the high-quality special effects were done. Most of the time is spent talking to Jackson and showing off his special effects work. Some time is spent on Jackson's early films, but they are more just a curiosity than anything that is of great import.

Of most interest is watching Jackson's parents talk about their son. They appear so white-bread boring that it's amazing to see them in connection with such a gross-out film!


11 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Which DVD is it on? Earholeraider
Discuss Good Taste Made Bad Taste (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?