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Encyclopedia > Bad Taste
Bad Taste
Directed by Peter Jackson
Produced by Peter Jackson
Written by Ken Hammon,
Tony Hiles,
Peter Jackson
Starring Terry Potter,
Pete O'Herne,
Peter Jackson,
Mike Minett,
Craig Smith
Music by Michelle Scullion
Editing by Jamie Selkirk,
Peter Jackson
Distributed by New Zealand Film Commission
Release date(s) 1987
Running time 91 mins
Language English
Budget $11,000
IMDb profile

Bad Taste is a low-budget 1987 cult film, one of the first directed by Peter Jackson, in which aliens invade the fictional New Zealand village of Kaihoro (population 78) in order to harvest human beings for their intergalactic fast food franchise but are repelled by a four-man paramilitary force. Image File history File links Bad_taste_poster. ... Peter Jackson Peter Jackson CNZM (born October 31, 1961, Pukerua Bay) is a New Zealand-born filmmaker best-known as the director of the epic film trilogy The Lord of the Rings, which he, along with his long time partner, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens adapted from the novel by... Peter Jackson Peter Jackson CNZM (born October 31, 1961, Pukerua Bay) is a New Zealand-born filmmaker best-known as the director of the epic film trilogy The Lord of the Rings, which he, along with his long time partner, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens adapted from the novel by... Peter Jackson Peter Jackson CNZM (born October 31, 1961, Pukerua Bay) is a New Zealand-born filmmaker best-known as the director of the epic film trilogy The Lord of the Rings, which he, along with his long time partner, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens adapted from the novel by... Peter Jackson Peter Jackson CNZM (born October 31, 1961, Pukerua Bay) is a New Zealand-born filmmaker best-known as the director of the epic film trilogy The Lord of the Rings, which he, along with his long time partner, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens adapted from the novel by... Jamie Selkirk is a film editor and producer most prominently known for his work on the The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. ... Peter Jackson Peter Jackson CNZM (born October 31, 1961, Pukerua Bay) is a New Zealand-born filmmaker best-known as the director of the epic film trilogy The Lord of the Rings, which he, along with his long time partner, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens adapted from the novel by... The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) or in the Maori language Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga is a New Zealand government commission formed to assist with creating and promoting New Zealand films. ... // Events May 9 - Actor Tom Cruise marries actress Mimi Rogers. ... // Events May 9 - Actor Tom Cruise marries actress Mimi Rogers. ... Cult film is a colloquial term for a film that has accrued a small but devoted group of fans, having failed to achieve fame outside that group. ... Peter Jackson Peter Jackson CNZM (born October 31, 1961, Pukerua Bay) is a New Zealand-born filmmaker best-known as the director of the epic film trilogy The Lord of the Rings, which he, along with his long time partner, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens adapted from the novel by... The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, currently used by the SETI project in the search for extraterrestrial life Extraterrestrial life is life that may exist and originate outside the planet Earth, the only place in the universe currently known to support life. ... Fast food is food prepared and served quickly at a fast-food restaurant or shop at low cost. ... Franchising (from the French for free) is a method of doing business wherein a franchisor licenses trademarks and tried and proven methods of doing business to a franchisee in exchange for a recurring payment, and usually a percentage piece of gross sales or gross profits as well as the annual... A paramilitary organization is a group of civilians trained and organised in a military fashion. ...


Heavily influenced by special effects pioneer Tom Savini, Peter Jackson incorporated easy camera tricks while giving the audience impressively gory special effects. Part of the film was shot in Jackson's home town of Pukerua Bay, north of Wellington, New Zealand. It was shot primarily on weekends over the course of four years, at a total cost of around $11,000 (toward the end of the shoot the New Zealand Film Commission invested around NZ$250,000 into the film to ensure its completion), and Jackson himself plays at least two roles. Careful editing, from shots taken months apart, makes it possible in one scene for one character played by Jackson to torture the other character played by Jackson (one with beard, Robert, and one without, Derek). Thomas Antonio Savini (born November 3, 1946 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an award-winning actor, stunt man, director and special effects and makeup artist. ... Special effects (abbreviated SPFX or SFX) are used in the film, television, and entertainment industry to create effects that cannot be achieved by normal means, such as depicting travel to other star systems. ... Pukerua Bay is a small sea-side community at the southern end of the Kapiti Coast, New Zealand. ... Wellington (Te Whanganui-a-Tara or Poneke in Māori) is the capital of New Zealand, the countrys second largest urban area and the most populous national capital in Oceania. ... The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) or in the Maori language Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga is a New Zealand government commission formed to assist with creating and promoting New Zealand films. ...


The rest of the roles are filled by Jackson's friends and family, many of whom were co-workers of his at the time. Jackson also created the over-the-top gory make-up effects, which emphasized absurdity. The film secured international distribution (quite unexpected even by its director) after playing at the Cannes Film Festival. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


The weapons used in the movie were made using aluminum tubing and the actors had to shake them to simulate the recoil. A flash and sound effect was added later. Also, all the masks in the film were baked in Peter Jackson's own oven. An early naval cannon design, allowing the gun to roll backwards a small distance when firing The recoil when firing a gun is the backward momentum of a gun, which is equal to the forward momentum of the bullet or shell, due to conservation of momentum. ...


This film may have established the exploding sheep concept in the computer gaming subculture. The banning of an already cut version of Bad Taste in Queensland, three weeks into its run, led to the abolition of the Queensland Film Board of Review in 1990. The film had to be trimmed for release in Australia at the time, as the OFLC felt the gore too excessive. An uncensored R-rated version was released by Universal Home Entertainment on DVD in 2005. An exploding sheep in the computer game Revenge of the Mutant Camels. ... A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ... As understood in sociology, anthropology and cultural studies, a subculture is a set of people with a distinct set of behavior and beliefs that differentiate them from a larger culture of which they are a part. ... Emblems: Faunal - Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus); Floral - Cooktown orchid (Dendrobium bigibbum); Bird - Brolga (Grus rubicunda); Aquatic - Barrier Reef Anemonefish (Amphiprion akindynos); Gem - Sapphire; Colour - Maroon Motto: Audax at Fidelis (Bold but Faithful) Slogan or Nickname: Sunshine State, Smart State Other Australian states and territories Capital Brisbane Government Const. ... More than one country has an organization called the Office of Film and Literature Classification. ... Universal Home Entertainment (formerly Universal Studios Home Video or MCA/Universal Home Video) is a home video company founded in 1979. ... This article is becoming very long. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Kaihoro, the name of the village, is a Māori word made up by Jackson and his crew early in the shooting of the film. It has two parts - "kai" which means food and "horo" which means town or village. Māori or Te Reo Māori, commonly shortened to Te Reo (literally the language) is an official language of New Zealand. ...


Peter Jackson has mentioned several times in interviews that he would like to get "The Boys" back together to do some kind of sequel. He was mentioning this in interviews as late as 2001 but it has yet to come to fruition. Back in the 80's there were said to be various ideas mooted, including one featuring a 40 foot mutant monster rampaging through the streets of Wellington, and another involving The Beatles being kidnapped, with the Bad Taste gang as high school students to the rescue. Wellington (Te Whanganui-a-Tara or Poneke in Māori) is the capital of New Zealand, the countrys second largest urban area and the most populous national capital in Oceania. ... The Beatles (1960-1970) were an English musical group from Liverpool, and are usually regarded as the most critically acclaimed, commercially successful popular music artists in history. ...

Contents

Main Cast

  • Terry Potter - Ozzy/3rd Class Alien
  • Pete O'Herne - Barry/3rd Class Alien
  • Craig Smith - Giles/3rd Class Alien
  • Mike Minett - Frank/3rd Class Alien
  • Peter Jackson - Derek/Robert
  • Doug Wren - Lord Crumb
  • Dean Lawrie - Lord Crumb SPFX Double/3rd Class Alien
  • Peter Vere-Jones - Lord Crumb's Voice

Peter Jackson Peter Jackson CNZM (born October 31, 1961, Pukerua Bay) is a New Zealand-born filmmaker best-known as the director of the epic film trilogy The Lord of the Rings, which he, along with his long time partner, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens adapted from the novel by...

2001 Armageddon Convention

On the 15 September 2001, the Michael Fowler Center in Wellington, New Zealand hosted 'Armageddon', one of the main features for the 2001 convention was the cast of 'Bad Taste' attending for a quick Q&A on the main stage, and a screening of the film. September 15 is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years). ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Wellington (Te Whanganui-a-Tara or Poneke in Māori) is the capital of New Zealand, the countrys second largest urban area and the most populous national capital in Oceania. ...


The cast members that attended were; Craig Smith (Giles), Pete O'Herne (Barry), Mike Minett (Frank), Terry Potter (Ozzy), Ken Hammon (Writer, 3rd Class Alien) and Dean Lawrie (Lord Crumb SPFX Double, 3rd Class Alien).


Sequel plans

The first official biography on Jackson Peter Jackson: A Film-maker's Journey by Brian Sibley, reveals that in 1993, after Jackson's third film, Braindead, he approached the New Zealand Film Commission with plans to make Bad Taste 2 and 3 back-to-back for $7 million. In Bad Taste 2 the heroes of the first film would travel to an alien planet to save zombie hunter Derek – played by Jackson. In Bad Taste 3 the aliens enact revenge on Wellington with “a spectacular aerial battle over the city with dozens of flying houses, buzzy bees and Santa Claus”. Brian Sibley is a British writer. ... Braindead (New Zealand 1992), released as Dead Alive in North America, is an extreme zombie horror-comedy directed by Peter Jackson. ... Wellington (Te Whanganui-a-Tara or Poneke in Māori) is the capital of New Zealand, the countrys second largest urban area and the most populous national capital in Oceania. ...


Peter Jackson told a New Zealand newspaper The Dominion Post he is still interested in making a sequel of the movie. [1] Peter Jackson Peter Jackson CNZM (born October 31, 1961, Pukerua Bay) is a New Zealand-born filmmaker best-known as the director of the epic film trilogy The Lord of the Rings, which he, along with his long time partner, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens adapted from the novel by...


External links

  • Bad Taste at the Internet Movie Database
  • The Ultimate Bad Taste Web Site
  • http://dmoz.org/Arts/Movies/Titles/B/Bad_Taste/
Films Directed by Peter Jackson
Bad Taste • Meet the Feebles • Braindead • Heavenly Creatures • Forgotten Silver • The Frighteners • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King • King Kong • The Lovely Bones

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