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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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One thing the aliens hadn't counted on was Derek, and Dereks don't run! 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

While the original VHS box artwork had the alien flipping the middle finger, tapes distributed to US video rental stores were provided with an extra finger that could be glued in place to make it look like it was making a "peace" sign instead. See more »

Goofs

When Derek hits the rocks, you can see a crew member throw a bucket of blood, and you can see two hands throw the legs over the rocks. You have to use slow motion to see. See more »

Quotes

Alien Leader's Voice: I expect you're wondering what you're doing soaking in Reg's eleven secret herbs and spices. Tomorrow we're having *you* for lunch!
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Instead of standard disclaimer: Any similarity with persons living or dead is an accident. Sorry See more »

Alternate Versions

In Australia the 1988 VHS release was cut by 1 minute. It wasn't until 2004 when the film was re-released on DVD did Australia get to see the film uncut. See more »

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References Doctor Who (1963) See more »

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Composed and Performed by Madlight
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Rather disappointed
15 August 2003 | by puje12See all my reviews

I bought Dead Alive (aka Braindead) on VHS and i just loved it! I done know why, but gore IS funny! After seeing it, I decided to try another of Peter Jackson's old movies. I chose Bad Taste instead of Meet The Fibles (or what-ever it's called). When I watched the movie I was rather disappointed. I knew that I shouldn't expect the same quality and humour as Dead Alive, but I still aimed too high. In my opinion the acting is pretty bad. I don't know if that just the way they talk in New Zealand, but the dialog sounds really fake. The movie just reeks of the word "amateur". And another thing: After seeing Dead Alive, you'll never think of gore the same way again. As a result of that, you'll think there's hardly any of it in Bad Taste. So if your looking for another gore feast after seeing Dead Alive, this probably isn't the way to go.


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