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Bad Taste (1987)
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Bad Taste (1987) A team from the intergalactic fast food chain Crumb's Crunchy Delights descends on Earth, planning to make human flesh the newest taste sensation. After they wipe out the New Zealand town Kaihoro, the country's Astro-Investigation and Defense Service is called in to deal with the problem. Things are complicated due to Giles, an aid worker who comes to Kaihoro the same day to collect change from the residents. He is captured by the aliens, and AIaDS stages a rescue mission that quickly becomes an all-out assault on the aliens' headquarters.

Movie Tagline:
One thing the aliens hadn't counted on was Derek, and Dereks don't run!

Title: Bad Taste
Release Date: June , 1989
Runtime: 91 mins
Genre: Action
All Genres: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Languages: English
Country: New Zealand
Colors: Color
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 6.7
Buried.com Rating: 7.7 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With B

MPAA Rating: Unrated

Peter Jackson

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
Ken Hammon ...3rd Class Alien
Robin Griggs ...3rd Class Alien
Michael Gooch ...3rd Class Alien
Peter Gooch ...3rd Class Alien
Laurie yarrall ...3rd Class Alien
Shane yarrall ...3rd Class Alien
Philip Lamey ...3rd Class Alien
Costa Botes ...3rd Class Alien
Graham Butcher ...3rd Class Alien
Bob Haliburton ...3rd Class Alien
Andrew McKay ...3rd Class Alien
Clive Haywood ...3rd Class Alien
John McTavish ...3rd Class Alien
John Nelson ...3rd Class Alien
Graham Nesbitt ...3rd Class Alien
Steven Smith ...3rd Class Alien
John Logan Jr. ...3rd Class Alien
Matt Noonan ...3rd Class Alien
Cameron Chittock ...3rd Class Alien
Ray Battersby ...3rd Class Alien
Mike Appleby ...3rd Class Alien
Peter Appleby ...3rd Class Alien

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Peter Jackson

Ken Hammon
Tony Hiles
Peter Jackson

Michelle Scullion
Jay Snowfield

Movie Soundtrack(s):

More Movie Taglines:
  • One thing the aliens hadn't counted on was Derek, and Dereks don't run!
  • Watch out Aliens... ... here comes Derek!
  • The Bastards Have Landed!
  • Crumb's Crunchy Delights.
  • Human meat for intergalactic hamburgers
Movie Quote(s):
  • Derek: Stick all the bits of brain in a plastic bag, Barry. We'll need them for analysis. Barry: No bloody way mate. You can come down here and do that yourself!
  • Derek: Suck my spinning steel, shithead!
  • Derek: I'm a Derek and Dereks don't run!
  • [after drop-kicking an alien's head out of a window] Ozzy: The old magic is still there.
  • Ozzy: The bastards have landed!
Movie Trivia:
  • Director Peter Jackson shot the film on weekends over a four-year period with friends playing the lead roles. Jackson funded most of the film himself until towards the end of the shoot when the New Zealand Film Commission gave him money to finish his project after being impressed with what he'd already produced. There was never a script for the movie; each scene was filmed from ideas the director had come up with during the week.
  • Pete O'Herne hadn't shaved before his first scene. Director Peter Jackson told him to keep that look for continuity. So for four years, O'Herne couldn't shave for more than once a week and this habit was hard to break after shooting was completed.
  • All the dialogue in the film was dubbed in post-production. This was for two reasons: A) Part of the footage had no sound with it, since it had been filmed on Peter Jackson's own 16mm camera which didn't support sound recording, and B) Once the New Zealand Film Commission funded the remainder of the film, Jackson hired a sound camera. However, neither Jackson nor his crew were very skilled with sound recording and most of the dialogue was unusable.
  • Peter Jackson constructed his own counterweighted steady-cam device for this film that cost only $15.
  • The movie was banned in the Australian state of Queensland until the early '90s, when the Queensland Censorship Board was disbanded.
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