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Boo Hiss Boo,
This review is from: Bad Taste (Widescreen Limited Edition) [2 Discs] (DVD)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 enjoy Bad Taste.
I went in knowing it was Peter Jackson's first feature and made on a shoe string budget. So I wasn't expecting all the bell's and whistle's of a Hollywood feature, but I was expecting it to make up in it's cleverness and wit. (after all Kevin Smith's first movie "Clerks" was made under similar conditions and that was brilliant)
How wrong and disapointed I was though, the plot line was borderline transparent, and the only way I was able to follow what was going on was because of previous reviews and the docementry that was included. (which I watched first) The acting was bad and the accents were so thick I could hardly make out what was being said a lot of the time
Ok so I didn't like the movie. It's only my opinion right? What really irks me is that I took a chance and splurged extra money, opting for this 2 disc limited edition package instead of the single disc edition, and it really is quite lacking. The disc with the film on it is only 90 odd minutes and the only extra is a trailor of the movie. The second disc contains a 25 min bio/doc, (made at the time of the movie 1987-8) of Peter Jackson and the making of the film. It's a decent doc and gives some good perspective but why not put everything on the one disc? I mean the space is there! I paid extra money for the limited edition and for what a p'urty box cover and a plastic slip cover??
If you are curious about Peter Jackson's previous work then rent this first before spending the extra dolla's as I did and having extreme buyer's remorse. This one has gone straight into my get rid of box!