Could a title be any more direct? New Zealand maverick Peter Jackson made a splash (well, more of a splatter) with this film debut, a slapstick gross-out comedy about an alien fast-food franchise that turns a small town into a cheap source of meat. All that stands in the extraterrestrials' way is the Alien Investigation Defense Service (yes, it's a tasteless gag), a bunch of would-be Rambos who take on the aliens with axes, rocket launchers, and chainsaws. Jackson mines vomit jokes, dismembered corpses, and brain-spattering gore for over-the-top laughs and succeeds with inventive low-budget effects, crack timing, and sheer exuberance. Not bad for a film made on weekends with homemade props and a bunch of energetic mates. Jackson topped himself a few years later with the even more outrageous and hilarious bloody gut-buster Dead Alive.
The limited-edition two-disc set also includes the documentary featurette "Good Taste Made Bad Taste," a revealing "making of" shot at the time of production and featuring behind-the-scenes footage of Jackson's home-made special effects, and a 16-page booklet with cast interviews. --Sean Axmaker --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Considering this took something like 3 years to film, and only on weekends, I expected continuity to be a complete mess throughout. Read morePublished 17 days ago by John Westwood
Of course like everyone else I was impressed with The Lord of the Rings. (to a degree) I liked The Frightener's, and I thought Meet the Feebles was hilarious, so I thought I would... Read morePublished on Aug. 12 2005 by Darth Marc
When i first got bad taste i was verry surprised at how great the packageing is , theres a holographic cover aswell as a nice plastic sleeve . what else would one expect ? Read morePublished on July 19 2004 by josh
I am a huge fan of horror/gore movies. For years I have heard about this movie with people talking about how good it is, how gory it is. Read morePublished on June 9 2004 by Sickness23
This movie is sick! I came extreamly close to throwing up and I have a very strong stomach! If you are looking for the sickest goriest movie out thier....this is definatly it! Read morePublished on May 8 2004 by Zacc
I was pretty dissapointed by this movie. Usually I would give a little bit of leeway to a movie like this, but the movie didn't give me alot of room to for leeway. Read morePublished on April 30 2004 by Ben Dugan
you just can't grasp the concept that peter jackson the director of the hufffed and pufffed LORD OF THE RINGS movies made this great little gory cheeeeeesy laugh fest! Read morePublished on March 23 2004 by creatureart
This is one of the funniest movies i have ever seen. it's chock-full of slapstick-gore-comedy and some things that are just generally funny ("I'm a derek, derek's don't run."). Read morePublished on March 21 2004
I have seen some bad and cheesy movies, but this is just plain crap. I would rather get a bad case of crotch-rot(again) before watching this turd of a movie again.Published on March 16 2004 by Rico the Spanish tree farmer