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Bad Taste (Widescreen Limited Edition) [2 Discs]

Terry Potter , Pete O'Herne , Peter Jackson    Unrated   DVD
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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

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5.0 out of 5 stars "what are you doodyhodders doin' on my planet?" July 19 2004
By josh
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 ? its is after all , an Anchor Bay dvd.after finaly getting to view bad taste on something bigger than a computer screen i was verry pleased ! this movie rocks so much . my only complaint is that it lacks specal features . theres a great documentary called good taste made bad taste wich does rock but other than that , all you get is a written bio. on Peter Jackson and a trailer ; wich is dissapointing but everything else easely makes up for it . it says on the cover "from the director of LORD OF THE RINGS" i hope some fans of l.o.t.r pick it up because of that and realise it doesnt take a zillion dollars to make a great movie .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Micro-Budget Masterpiece June 18 2004
By stu
This movie is too much fun. This is schlock of the highest caliber. Peter Jackson's considerable talent is on full display in his debut feature film. The camera work and the editing are amazing. The physical schtick is impeccably timed and photographed. Despite the nothing budget, the technical aspects of this movie are outstanding.
Peter Jackson stars as Derreck(sp?), the sadistic, snivling scientist whose four man government agency, the Alien Investigation Defense Service, has been called upon to thwart a hostile alien invasion of a small backwoods town. Jackson's Derreck is revolting and charasmatic at the same time - a truly original anti-hero. The aliens are actually employees of an intergalactic fast food chain that has just begun marketing human meat - and it is evidently delicious. Can our four heroes save the relief worker (con artist) and foil the aliens' evil plan?
There are some great gags in this movie including a Monty Pythonesque exploding sheep and a recurring joke involving Peter Jackson's character's cerebellum continually falling out, being trodden upon, and then being stuffed back in.
This is an extremely enjoyable movie. For optimal enjoyment, watch it with plenty of alchohol and a couple of friends.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't live up to the hype... June 9 2004
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. Finally I shelled out the cash for the DVD and was really dissapointed. Other reviewers have described the plot well enough so I won't delve into that. I will say that you should probably rent this before buying it.
If you are looking for crazy gore I think that you would be better off with a movie like the directors cut of Citizen Toxie or maybe one of the newer japanese gore movies (which blow away everything I've ever seen before).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Very Very Very Very Very Gory!!! May 8 2004
By Zacc
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! one of the best movies i own!
Bad Taste (Limited Edition)
Meet The Feebles
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2.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Dissapointed May 1 2004
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.
Thats not to say that "Bad Taste" is a bad movie. It probably would have been a lot more fun had it been. "Bad Taste" is compatantly made. The main problem with this movie is its just boring.
The pacing is greatly flawed and the final battle goes on about ten minutes too long. I found myself getting bored frequently and waiting for cool gore moments which sadly rarely materailized.
Too give credit where its deserved, working on a small budget, Peter Jackson made an impressive directoral debut. THe special effects are pretty good and acting suprisingly decent for a low budget feature.
But overall, "Bad Taste" rarely held my attention and provided, in my opinion, very little bits of cool gore. I would recomend "Dead Alive" over this movie anyday.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Anchor Bay's Bad Taste: Good Taste! April 24 2004
After the success of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, it was pretty much inevitable that director Peter Jackson's old classics would be released to DVD. Already available in a plain, single disc edition, DVD wonder Anchor Bay has re-released Jackson's Bad Taste in a limited 2-disc DVD pack.
Bad Taste was a sensation it was released, and it is a major cult film now. Peter Jackson's 1987 debut picture finds four alienbusters coming to a New Zealand town, where the discover the town overtaken by aliens. Of course, these aren't your everyday Sigourney Weaver aliens. Un-uh. These guys are part of the intergalatic food chain Crumb's Crunchy Delights, and all they want is some major human flesh to chew on. Hmmm ...
Being Jackson's debut, the film obviously can't meet up to later hits like Braindead (a.k.a. Dead Alive) and Lord of the Rings, but there's some talent in here yet. It seems like a backyard picture, and I suppose that's one of the reasons it's so popular. What I do know is that it's gory, entertaining, and the most digusting film I've ever seen. [7/10]
Anchor Bay has done a terrific remastering job. There isn't any grain anywhere. A flawless work. [10/10]
As all the voices in the film were dubbed after shooting, many times the words didn't meet the mouth movements. Well, Anchor Bay has - somehow - fixed this problem with its lovely DD 5.1 remix. No problem here. [10/10]
Well, if you consider the fact that it's a Limited Edition (of 50,000) an extra, then we got that here. Anchor Bay's double-disc set includes a Peter Jackson bio, the film's trailer, and a very good documentary about the film: "Good Taste Made Bad Taste". I think fans of the film will be pleased.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Boo Hiss Boo
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 more
Published on Aug. 12 2005 by Darth Marc
4.0 out of 5 stars goooooooy! gory! goofy!greatness!!!
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 more
Published on March 23 2004 by creatureart
5.0 out of 5 stars A most excellent film.
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 more
Published on March 21 2004
1.0 out of 5 stars A Pure Crapfest
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
5.0 out of 5 stars A comedy for horror fans
It is hard to believe that Peter Jackson, known most for the recent LOTR films, started his career with an $11,000 gore film. Read more
Published on March 14 2004 by Josh
5.0 out of 5 stars The Bastards Have Landed!
In celebration of THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING joining the 11 Oscar Club (11 is the most Oscars won by a movie; BEN HUR and TITANIC hold this distinction as well),... Read more
Published on March 4 2004 by Daniel Kepley
5.0 out of 5 stars Gory, Sick, Funny, And Gross!
I just bought this movie, it was this or tales from the crypt, i went home, and watched it...i laughed and said "Gross" More than any other movie! Read more
Published on Feb. 14 2004 by Zacc
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