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Title: Bad Taste
Post by: Greg B on February 03, 1999, 11:57:41 PM
Believe it or not, this film was improvised over four years of filming. Though not as good as the pure gore of Dead Alive, Peter Jackson scores with this superb horror flick which he both directs and acts in.

Title: Bad Taste
Post by: on April 19, 1999, 04:58:06 PM
I spent from July 1998 to November 1999 studying at the University of Auckland in Auckland, NZ. After a few weekend trips and a two week spring break I managed to see much of both islands. I mentioned all of that because you need to know that there are many, many sheep in New Zealand...especially the South Island. The random act of violence against the sheep in this film really isn't so random in the context of the culture...I heard more then a few 'jokes' about doing something like what happens in this movie in real life. It sure is fun talking with Kiwi's about Peter Jackson, too. There doesn't seem to be that much confidence in Jackson taking on the "Lord of the Rings" series. But EVERYBODY sure seems to like Meet The Feebles {described as "sick" by many a kiwi), Dead Alive and Bad Taste.

Title: Bad Taste
Post by: Fred on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Bad taste is done in bad taste and I love it. it is gory, funny, and stupid. Which means a job well done. If you like
movies like evil dead series where they were purposely messed up,and hag gags, then see this cult classic. I bought it on dvd yesterday uncut version it rules.
This movie will either be up your alley or just a stupid be movie, but I don't think it is a dumb movie(just pure genieus). peter jackson was a good director in this and actor. Way to go playing both robert and derek on the cliff very believable.  11 mins- Derek has an alien hanging upside down over the cliff. It is a bearded peter jackson.
19 mins- aliens use thier buddy as a battering ram
23 mins- That dude has a sledge hammer inbedded into his skull
29 mins- derek is rolling down a tall cliff splat.
36 mins- Dereks still alive
47- yum blue vomit
71 mins rpg (anti-armor weapons)
79. random act of violence on a sheep.
this is just some the things to watch out for.
So if you like b-movies, gory movies, or just plain like peter jackson at least rent it first. For those of you who are watching it for the first time watch out for these scenes.

Title: Bad Taste
Post by: Daniel Alonso on September 29, 1999, 11:55:37 AM
The first time I saw Bad Taste I were eleven and I alomst vomited. Now four years later I saw it again and love it. One of the best splatter/humour movies ever made. I can see it over and over again and I still laughes at it.
My favourite.

Title: Bad Taste
Post by: paul westbrook on October 27, 1999, 11:29:48 AM
Recently, I purchased this film at a Cinema One store in Brantford, and I must say, it was much more than I expected. The green vomit scene was a tad bit uncomfortable to watch, but all in all, Bad Taste was definately worth the money I shelled out to buy it.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Taste was definately                                                                                                                                                                        tly worth the money I shelled out

Title: Bad Taste
Post by: Wes Core on November 10, 1999, 08:34:11 PM
I've seen literally over 100 B-movies and really cheezy horror movies, and I'd say this ranks in my top 10. Damn great movie! There's plenty of cheezy gore, humor, and just all out nasty stuff in this movie. Hooray for Peter Jackson!!!

Title: Bad Taste
Post by: David on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Bad Taste is a wicked film. When I first hired it on video I thought it was going to be another one of those cheap 80's movies which totally sucked. Boy was I wrong this movie kicked ass from start to finish I can see why it turned into a cult classic. Since First watching it I'm sure I've seen it many more times and would definately be worth getting on DVD if it is ever released on DVD.

Title: Bad Taste
Post by: Evil Edsel on January 27, 2000, 08:02:05 AM
Amazing film considering that it was made over 4 years of weekends, they didn't get any funding until it was almost finished and Peter Jackson added ALL the gun flashes HIMSELF by HAND directly on to the film! Makes me proud to be a New Zealander.

Title: Bad Taste
Post by: on February 11, 2000, 10:11:29 AM
Dude This is prehaps the best flick ever made and of course peter jackson is my fav director, when i first saw this movie i wasn't in to b- horror movies but this has it all. A fantastic movie that should have been on the afi.

Title: Bad Taste
Post by: Jon on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Absolutely amazing film. Peter Jackson is a gift to Horror/Comedy's. Gore, action, comedy you name it this film has it. I bought the video cheap from a sale and i have watched it countless times still laughing at the infamous scene with the green goo drinking and when they kill one of the aliens and he says 'I've just cleaned there'. Personnaly Brain dead [Aka Alive-Dead] was better but still its a Must Watch film if you are a fan of Peter Jackson.


Title: Bad Taste
Post by: Screwed on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Cheated!!!! I feel CHEATED.  
I trusted the comments, which many of you left in regards to this movie, as well as the great comments left by the creator.  Every other time I had purchased movies off this site I have found them to be incredible, such as with THE STORY OF RICKY and DEAD ALIVE (WHICH ARE MY FAVOURITE MOVIES) but this piece of filth was terrible, and I cant understand why you all enjoyed it?  The story was slow, the violence was boring and for one of the first times in my life I actually stopped the movie near the end and said "To hell with this" and walked away.  My hard earned money was wasted...sadly.  I would advise that anyone else thinking of purchasing this to think again and choose from another one from this amazing site!!
I will watch this movie again to see if I will enjoy it the second time.

Title: Bad Taste
Post by: Hollow on September 03, 2000, 07:07:30 AM
Everyone must see this Peter Jackson debut, a real 'stinker'..Which in b-movies means of course a really good flick, which is what Bad Taste is! It was a bit different than I thought at first, but it sure was great! Everybody, this is a movie you have to see! Even the videocassette-cover tells it all, an alien with a Kalashnkikov giving you the finger with an evil grin on it's face. Oh yeah!

Title: Bad Taste
Post by: Dan Marsico (Trevor the Rat) on October 01, 2000, 02:51:45 PM
I'm a huuuuggeee Peter Jackson Fan!!! Bad Taste is the first of his movies to enter my collection! Derek was an automatic favorite of mine who couldn't exist without the acting talents of peter jackson. You really have to respect a guy who made his whole creature supply in his mum's oven. If you love this movie as much as me leave me  a message on instant messager at braindead dm!!!

Title: Bad Taste
Post by: Perry Bauer on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I first got hipped to "Bad Taste" thru Rick Sullivan's reviews on the first and only "Gorgon Video Magazine" way back in '88 or so - Four Skulls, highest rating. My VHS copy was so popular that a "friend" sort of "borrowed" it. Then on Halloween '98 I saw a different version at an "art house" in the University District of Seattle, which had one brief gore scene that wasn't on the video version.
Anyway, I've seen "Bad Taste" at least twelve times - I love it. It's one of the most inventive, original and uproarious splatter films EVER! It's required viewing for anyone in my orbit, along with "Street Trash," "Daughter of Horror," and "Spider Baby." I have yet to see Jackson's "Heavenly Creatures," but I'm sure his upcoming "Lord of the Rings" films will be great.
Stay Sick.

Title: Bad Taste
Post by: Chris K. on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I finally saw BAD TASTE from an old Magnum Video copy. Unfortunately, alot of refference books claimed that the Magnum Video version was uncut and "Unrated". Sorry to say this but the books were wrong. Before the film started it had the R rating banner on the film. Basically, if the film was released with the "Unrated", and BAD TASTE was issued in limited theatres with the "Unrated", then it would not have the R rating banner on it. Magnum picked up a cut R print that was released in more domesticated theatres.

Nonetheless, I am now a Peter Jackson fan. Though BAD TASTE was shot on a gritty 16mm camera on a budget of $250,000, it just makes BAD TASTE look like TITANIC on a much more larger budget. The gore was fantastic as ever and the acting was good. The humor was even more authentic that the gore effects. BAD TASTE is played to be a parody and it all works. I just can't wait for Anchor Bay to release BAD TASTE on video and DVD. Now all I need to do is watch MEET THE FEEBLES and I will be all set. Also, I watched BAD TASTE and THE FRIGHTENERS all in one night and I feel that THE FRIGHTENERS is pretty good film from Mr. Jackson.

Title: Bad Taste
Post by: Bizz on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I don't love BAd Taste. I enjoyed it and have immense respect for P. Jackson.  The movie is a funny gore film and that's it.  Pleeeze don't call it art, chuckleheads. I think Jackson would give you a chainsaw enema for that sort of bollocks.

Title: Bad Taste
Post by: mugwumpman on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
This movie is, without a doubt, the best movie ever made and it entirely deserves its cult status. If you haven't seen it, do it today, you won't regret it!

Title: Bad Taste
Post by: Daniel on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I loved it! You may not agree, but, I think this is funnier and better than Meet The Feebles. This movie was hillarious! The very fake looking blood and gore in Bad Taste made me laugh a lot! My brother kinda hated it, though. He only watched about 20 minutes of the film and left the room. So what if the blood looks nothing like real blood? It's still a great movie! If you want to have a good laugh, then rent Bad Taste right now. It's a very cheesy movie but it is pretty good in my opinion. I might go see all three of the Lord of The Rings movies when they all come out. I want to rent Dead Alive but I'm going to try and look for the unrated version.

Title: Bad Taste
Post by: Private Joker on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
No, the funniest part is when one of the guys hits the alien over and over and over then kicks him in the balls.  The alien just falls to his knees in pain.  I was in tears, almost even more so than the part with Derek and his "bang-bang" noises.

Title: Bad Taste
Post by: Lou on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
When I first watched ths movie,I thought it sucked.Then I watched it again,And HOLY s**t! this movie rules.some of the best humor and gore ever,up there with evil dead.the blood in the movie is something like strawberry syrup I think,cause in my film production class at school I made a GORY movie using that as blood and it looked pretty close to the blood used in bad taste.I didn't like dead/alive as much though.I just watched Bloodsucking freaks last night(another b-movie classc) and I think today I am gonna watch bad taste.I should be in school right now,but Bad taste is more important then academics.BAD TASTE RULES!  

Title: Bad Taste
Post by: PL on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
For me, this film is genius...pure genius...I am a young film maker, and I make exactly that kind of movies (lots of gore, sadism, vulgarity, etc...)...and when I heard that Peter Jackson was given the mission (and money) to make a series of films for Lord Of The Rings....Damn! I was sooo happy for him....he started with stupid films with no budget like this, and he's now an oscar nominated...

I don't expect to go that far...but damn, that somehow gives a light of hope to one day get a name...

Anyways, the film itself is funny (not as much as Dead Alive) and really gory...Jackson made THE two films that I consider the gorier...And this is one of them. This film is a treasure, especially for fans of independent films, fans of gory films, and fans of cheap cheesy films.

by the way, I am an EXTREMELY strong stomach, and the vomit scene really disgusted me...good stuff!

Title: Bad Taste
Post by: rikki-the-bisi on September 12, 2002, 04:11:06 PM
This movie is absolutely great. itīs not gorier than Braindead, but i think itīs funnier. I loved the score itīs such a great parody of this 80īs electro s**t. I love this movie, although itīs very hard for me to understand what the actors are saying (Iīm from Germany you know)

Title: Bad Taste
Post by: Choi on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
This is one mother of a film, much better than Braindead(Dead Alive), Peter jackson is God, this is one of my favourite films of all time, it also has the best line from a film, "arent i lucky,i got a chunky bit".  Jackson should keep doing these films without blowing 200m on crap like LOTR.

Title: Bad Taste
Post by: Cambot99 on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I've seen plenty of bloody films in my days, and this movie is on the list besides "Brain Damage" "Dead Alive" etcetra. I havn't seen this film in AGES, I'd kill to see it again cause I enjoy a good bloody film. But I find the vomit scene disgusting though.

Title: Bad Taste
Post by: the dude on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
This is nothing short of ingenious.  Peter Jackson is the most innovative film maker i have ever heard of.  If the readers of this have the bad taste limited edition dvd watch the "Good Taste Made Bad Taste" documentary.  It opened my eyes to this incredible director.  Comparing this movie to Evil Dead, which was roughly the same budget, Bad Taste is a masterpiece.  Before regarding the special effects as hokey, know that the film was made on a $50,000 budget and many of the special effects were made in his mom's oven.  Enjoy!

Title: Bad Taste
Post by: LemonAIDS on February 04, 2003, 02:53:19 AM
Is the Astro-Investigative Defense Service supposed to form the acronym AIDS or am I overthinking it? By the way, the movie looks brilliantly execrable.

Title: Bad Taste
Post by: Hando on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I own this movie on video, unfortunately, like it's brother "Meet the Feebles" I never get a chance to watch it as my mates are ALWAYS borrowing it.

I'll ask for it back and inevitably, no matter who has it the response is..."I have this mate and he has just GOTTA see it!"

Oh and the term "Mate" is nothing to worry about. Stemming mainly from Australia and NZ, it is a term of close friendship among guys. I think the American equivalent is "Buddy".

Title: Bad Taste
Post by: James Perry on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
What attracted me to this originally was the wonderful British feel of it.  I was a huge fan of British entertainment because I'm American but was buying British computer magazines for Amiga in the 80s and 90s.  The locales in this film are sooo British it's great.  But the violence and gore was more than I had ever seen and it gave me a truly strange feeling.  Not bad, just strange.  Unforgetable.  

Jackson's character is great!  He's so nerdy but gets the job done.  His troup of actors are great fun to watch.  Glad nobody did to this what they did to Mad Max before it hit our shores (Americanized the soundtrack).  The British accents are great!

Bad Taste is so hilarious...and appauling...and worthy of an air sickness bag!  I'm glad I gave it a chance...renting the box with a weird looking guy flipping me off!!  Ha ha!  And it turned out that it was a very entertaining and nutty gore fest.  Like Dawn of the Dead, it is ODDLY worthy of all its praise even though some-uninitiated-don't understand the big deal.  

Wonderful interview on this site with one of the actors.  Anything recent from Jackson on Bad Taste?  Maybe still preoccupied with Hobbits for a Bad Taste 2 or Bad Taste: The Remake discussion...

Title: Bad Taste
Post by: James Perry on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
(sorry...couldn't edit)
I know the film is from New Zealand NOW...but I didn't know then.  Austrailian, British, Swedish, New Zealand...I hadn't quite sorted out all the accents at the time.

Title: Bad Taste
Post by: Chris Mackey on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
This is a really great movie. Not great in the sense of winning Oscars, but a lot more fun than that, and great with a few beers, a couple of bong hits, and a box of quaaludes.

I *love* the quote "I'm a Derek...and Dereks don't run."

Title: Bad Taste
Post by: Matthew Taylor on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
This was one of those movies that you always heard about when you a kid, but to track down a copy at the age of 14 seemed the hardest task in the world. Then one night at a house party we were thumbing through the video collection and there it original ex-rental copy...oh the joy. I can still remember it now, a dozen drunk teenagers, a dimly lit living room and Bad Taste playing on the VCR. Magic.

Needless to say I have since tracked down my own copy. This is a wonderful debut for Peter Jackson, and a genuine work of passion given the time and limited budeget put into the movie. I advise any aspiring first time directors/movie-makers to grab this film and see what can be done with a little imagination and a small, but dedicated crew. Also worthy of mention is the documentary Good Taste: The Making of Bad Taste, a feature length documentary chronicling the entire shoot, make-up creation and special effects. Excellent stuff, and a classic example of craetivity on a budget, shame all that money and fame has gone to his head.

Title: Bad Taste
Post by: Rosy and Jim on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
After watching this 'I'm born again' ... Random violence against a sheep.. cool... the car with the cardbvoard cutouts infront give us nightmares though. *We love derek*

Title: Bad Taste
Post by: M on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Just like Jackson's bland LotR, this is one damn overrated flick.

Title: Bad Taste
Post by: Maloy on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I've heard of this movie for years, but finally got around to seeing it a few weeks ago. Of course, its cheesy as f*ck, but the creature masks and some of the gore was excellent (ie the guy with his head cut in half)! Not as enjoyable or will have as much replay value as "Evil Dead" films, but its cool.

Title: Bad Taste
Post by: Kyx on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Well, I saw this movie a long time ago, and yesterday night I saw it again.. and believe me, I still think it's one of the best splatter movie I've ever seen, with all the funny things that make you laugh while sitting on the sofa with beer & pop corn!
People usually talk about the sheep scene, but I want you to remember the seagull one too.. lol!


Title: Bad Taste
Post by: radioman970 on June 02, 2005, 06:33:06 AM
Actually, PJ plays both Derek and Robert.  He definately has some big huge teeth enhancements for Derek.  And a guy can down a lot of pizza over 4 years time.  Facial and long hair  can change an appearance.    

Title: Bad Taste
Post by: Liz Rose on December 16, 2004, 11:05:26 AM
This is the best movie I have ever seen, next to Dead Alive. These movies are complete classics, and everybody who doesnt think so is dumb.

Title: Bad Taste
Post by: Anne on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
There's more to get than you think, foreign devils (which I mean in the nicest way).

As someone above pointed out, knowing that sheep and sledgehammers really do lie pretty much everywhere in rural New Zealand makes the movie run more comfortably, as does knowing that there's nothing more natural over here than a man calling another man 'mate'.

But it's Robert you should have been looking at. Robert and the rest of the aliens are in fact modelled on a former New Zealand Member of Parliament, Sir Robert Muldoon. The aliens' costumes, including the masks, were intended to make them caricatures of Rob Muldoon, whom I suspect (can't be bothered looking it up now) was Leader of the Opposition for most of the time Bad Taste was being filmed.

And people didn't like him very much.

Title: Bad Taste
Post by: Stef on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
Ehi! Modify the movie sheet!

It still says that Derek is Peter Jackson! (false)

Title: Bad Taste
Post by: Shit Demon on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
This is the funniest film I've seen in ages.
DEFINATELY not one for the remake board.

Title: Bad Taste
Post by: Los-Man on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I saw this film in 1989 (my friend Rosemary barfed in my bathroom), and if you'd told me then the "mindless" idiot with glasses and chainsaw were to direct arguably the greatest Trilogy of all time, and won Best Film and Director, I woulda taken a grenade launcher to send your hindquarters flying!  Peter Jackson's first film ranks up there with some of the greatest B-films of all-time to complement LORD OF THE RINGS!        We shoulda invited the "Dereks" to fight alongside Arowen, I woulda loved seeing those damn orcs chainsawed (they do look a bit like the aliens in Bad Taste - ever notice?).

Title: Bad Taste
Post by: orknexus on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
I saw this movie on TV once as part of a programme about independant cinematographers and really enjoyed it! As I understand the budget for movie was almost a zero, but newertheless the movie was success due to the talent and ingenuity of the director. All the special effects have been self-made. I would like to watch it once again! :)

Title: Bad Taste
Post by: Craig Smith on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I was very proud to have an actor with the same name as mine in Bad taste!!Okay h'e not the main character or anything but still. I first experienced The bastards on a break i had at college, I went to my mates house and decided to watch the film, I'd seen it (the Video itself) many times as i would browse in the horror section in shops and found myself rather intrested in this film, but anyway Bad taste F**king rules, the pure s**tness of the actors, music and effects makes it so great, I can't stop watching the bugger!!! Thankyou for helping me to decide on spending time watching this b*tch of a creation. seriously thanks.

Title: Bad Taste
Post by: BruceCampbellVs.thearmyofdarkness on March 12, 2006, 03:22:49 AM
One of the top five greatest B horror films ever made! (Sorry, but Evil Dead 2:Dead by Dawn and Dead Alive are just slightly better)even still, this is one hell of a movie! Peter jackson gives us what will go down history as one of the all time greats.  You have to give the man a hand for making this one over a period of four years and a budget of 250,000.

Title: Bad Taste
Post by: Total Nut on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Did you see it when Peter Jackson got his Best Picture Oscar from (who else?) Steven Spielberg? The look on Spielberg's face when he read the envelope was priceless! I could only imagine what he was thinking: "It took me DECADES to get just one of these, and now this guy who did his first movie about fast food aliens when I was already breaking box-office records gets ELEVEN in one night?? Where's my gun? I'm going Hobbit hunting!" LOL!

Title: Bad Taste
Post by: Cambot99 on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
This movie feels rare now, can't find it in any video store ANYWHERE. It'd be nice if I got it on DVD, then I'd be so happy.

Title: Re: Bad Taste
Post by: sammyblot on February 15, 2007, 02:38:14 PM
a disgustingly fun film .. i havent seen it for some years now but its one i'll never forget (well .. kinda!!) ... and if i dont watch a film for years i do forget a lot of it!! ... so watching this again soon will be  ... 'oh my god .. i forgot how gross this is' ... im sure!!! ... gotta love the stupidly disgustingly fun movies huh!!!!

Title: Re: Bad Taste
Post by: Torgo on February 15, 2007, 07:15:05 PM
Bad Taste is one of the greatest movies ever made.

Never fails to get me laughing hysterically.

Title: Re: Bad Taste
Post by: helen UK on April 21, 2007, 07:16:15 PM
I just love this movie, it's pure chic. I do love the evil dead trilogy & I can't really decide whether chopper chicks in zombie town, or, nazi surfer's must die (troma.. but the people that will read this probably know that already) are better than bad taste. But when I think about it, i just remember the freaky monkey rat thing and think to myself bad taste has it all. A wonderously funny film that takes it back to grass groots gore. I love the creativity of the SFX, it's all too easy these days with technology. These guys made a cracking film that will be loved for a long time, by all generations. BRAVO!!!!

Title: Re: Bad Taste
Post by: Habs Fan on April 30, 2007, 11:08:53 PM
I had a little trouble finding this movie at first but I finally found it on eBay. 

Well, I'm currently waiting for Bad Taste as we speak .... looks great from some of the previews.  I'll be sure to provide my 2 cents when I watch it.

Title: Re: Bad Taste
Post by: HarlotBug3 on October 26, 2007, 07:01:40 PM
Available on DVD everyone! I'm lucky enough to have a place that rents such things, but I'll be buying my own copy soon enough.

Instant classic. Period.

I do hope you read this before the long list of spoilers preceeding it, telling someone why this movie was so great ruins the shock factor.

And what a shock factor. My faith in 80s schlock is fully renewed.

Title: Re: Bad Taste
Post by: Barron Von Hirsch on July 30, 2008, 04:50:14 AM
  You forgot at, 29 Minuites- Watch bottom left hand of the screen as he hits the ground. You can see the bucket the blood splatters from. Loved it!!!!
  Also, I never thought the weaver stance would be used off the range.

Title: Re: Bad Taste
Post by: monkey on November 30, 2008, 09:16:08 PM
bad taste maby the gratest grossest film ever yes in my oppinyon  :hot:

Title: Re: Bad Taste
Post by: Virginia Plane on August 10, 2009, 12:22:32 PM
All you have to do is watch the Shelob sequence in LOTR and it's obvious Peter Jackson got his start in horror movies.

Title: Re: Bad Taste
Post by: Dogsledder on July 12, 2012, 07:12:34 PM
I loved this movie from the start. I even did a double take when I saw Lord of the Rings and saw Wingnut Films in the creadits "WTF?"
But I'm supprised no one has mentioned to look out for the blood at 29 min. When Derek hits the rocks and the blood splatters, look at the bottom right corner of the screen. Nice buckett shot!

Title: Re: Bad Taste
Post by: bob on February 24, 2016, 04:14:05 PM
Best Peter Jackson movie ever.

Title: Re: Bad Taste
Post by: alandhopewell on March 18, 2016, 03:25:32 PM
This movie feels rare now, can't find it in any video store ANYWHERE. It'd be nice if I got it on DVD, then I'd be so happy.

     The Mill Creek set CHILLING CLASSICS has it, along with 49 other gems. With shipping, I paid around $14 from Amazon.