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Bad Taste (1987)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi | June 1989 (USA)
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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

Writers:

Peter Jackson, Tony Hiles (additional material) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Terry Potter Terry Potter ... Ozzy / 3rd Class Alien
Pete O'Herne Pete O'Herne ... Barry / 3rd Class Alien
Craig Smith ... Giles / 3rd Class Alien
Mike Minett Mike Minett ... Frank / 3rd Class Alien
Peter Jackson ... Derek / Robert / Minister
Doug Wren Doug Wren ... Lord Crumb
Dean Lawrie ... Lord Crumb SPFX Double / 3rd Class Alien
Peter Vere-Jones ... Lord Crumb (voice)
Ken Hammon Ken Hammon ... 3rd Class Alien
Robin Griggs Robin Griggs ... 3rd Class Alien
Michael Gooch Michael Gooch ... 3rd Class Alien
Peter Gooch Peter Gooch ... 3rd Class Alien
Laurie Yarrall Laurie Yarrall ... 3rd Class Alien
Shane Yarrall Shane Yarrall ... 3rd Class Alien
Philip Lamey Philip Lamey ... 3rd Class Alien
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Storyline

Derek and his friends must investigate the missing people in a small village. Then they find out its human formed aliens that are really big headed monsters that used all the people in the small village into their snack burgers. Now, Derek must save the day and the world with his chainsaw before the meat eaters strikes the whole planet. Will Derek kill all the aliens? Written by Liam

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The Bastards Have Landed! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English | Maori

Release Date:

June 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mal gusto See more »

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Budget:

NZD 200,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

| (1989 video release) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The banning of the film in the Australian state of Queensland in 1990 is regarded as the main reason for why the Queensland Film Board of Review was disbanded. Workers of the QFBOR regarded it as too violent, even though it was already a censored version and the film had been approved by the New Zealand Film Commission. The nationwide Australian OFLC saw the workers as unprofessional for banning an approved film that was already censored and subsequently disbanded them. See more »

Goofs

When the sledgehammered alien falls to the floor, you can see a black pad he's wearing and a white hose - which runs up his shirt - used to pump out the blood. See more »

Quotes

Frank: Just remember, we're only authorized to use violence when protecting the planet.
Barry: And the moon.
Frank: Yeah, and the moon.
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Crazy Credits

R2 DVD release bears the warning, "People of a weak disposition should not watch this feature" See more »

Alternate Versions

In Germany, apart from the uncut version (which is banned from public sale to minors) there is a version cut down to a "FSK 18" rating. It leaves out most of the violence and is cut by approximately 7 minutes. See more »

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References The Waltons (1971) See more »

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BAD TASTE
Composed by Mike Minett and Dave Hamilton
Performed by The Remnants
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"I'm a Derek, Dereks don't run."
24 January 2002 | by Backlash007See all my reviews

Bad Taste is one of the weirdest, stupidest, most idiotic, b (if that) movies I've ever seen. Why then do I own this movie? Because Peter Jackson has created one of the funniest splatterfests period (especially the hilarious machine gun scene and the pine cone tossing). It takes a while for the hilarity to start but so did Dead Alive (another Jackson great). Enjoy as Derek, Ozzy (wearing a Tales From the Crypt t-shirt), and the rest of the boys take on extra-terrestrial buggers who've come to Earth in search of meat. The plot is also a little hard to follow the first time around. After watching Bad Taste many times however, I have no idea how he was chosen to direct the Lord of the Rings (which rocked). So, Peter Jackson, for that...I salute you.


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