Titel: Bad Taste
Nederlandse/Belgische titel: -
Uitgebracht: Nederland, 8 december 1989 / België, -
Genre: Science Fiction/Komedie | 91 min. | 18 jaar
Productiemaatschappij: New Zealand Film Commission | Budget: NZD 200.000 (geschat)
Oorspronkelijk uitgebracht: New Zealand, december 1987
Boek als: -
Strip als: -
Hoorspel / Luisterboek als: -
Acteurs / Stemmen o.a.:
= Potter, Terry - (Ozzy / 3rd Class Alien)
= O'Herne, Pete - (Barry / 3rd Class Alien)
= Smith, Craig - (Giles / 3rd Class Alien)
= Minett, Mike - (Frank / 3rd Class Alien)
Jackson, Peter - (Derek / Robert)
= Wren, Doug - (Lord Crumb)
= Lawrie, Dean - (Lord Crumb SPFX Double / 3rd Class Alien)
= Vere-Jones, Peter - (Lord Crumb's Voice)
= Griggs, Robin - (3rd Class Alien)
= Gooch, Michael - (3rd Class Alien)
= Gooch, Peter - (3rd Class Alien)
= Yarrall, Laurie - (3rd Class Alien)
= Yarrall, Shane - (3rd Class Alien)
= Lamey, Philip - (3rd Class Alien)
Volledige Rolbezetting - Bad Taste
Als een groep buitenaardse wezens de bewoners van het kleine Nieuw Zeelandse plaatsje Kaihoro probeert mee te nemen naar hun thuisplaneet, om als voedsel te dienen in hun fastfoodketen, worden de vier mannen van het AIDS team (Astro Investigation and Defence Service) ingezet om deze buitenaardse wezens te stoppen. Deze mannen zijn de laatste hoop van de mensheid, maar helaas zijn ze niet erg slim…
Peter Jackson made all masks in his mother's kitchen. The heads of the aliens are bent backwards because otherwise they wouldn't fit in the oven where the latex was hardened.
The name of the town 'Kaihoro' under attack is a Maori word that can be translated as either “Food Town” or “Fast Food” - Kai meaning Food, and Horo meaning Village and also Quickly, depending on the context.
The film started life as a ten-minute short called “Roast of the Day”, which started shooting in 1981. The story concerned Giles (Craig Smith), an aid worker who comes to the small coastal town of Kaihoro on collection day. The young man encounters a psychopath named Robert who then pursues him. Giles escapes the madman and reaches an old heritage estate where he tries to contact the authorities. However, the same clan of cannibalistic psychos that Robert is from occupies the house and captures Giles. In an ironic twist the aid worker is later cooked up to relieve the famine of the cannibals. Along the way Peter Jackson added the “special forces” team that would be sent to rescue Giles, but in this early version the “boys” would turn out to be cannibals as well (they staged the whole thing because they like to play with their food). When it came time for Jackson to finally edit the film together he found that he had nearly 50 minutes' worth of usable footage. So with its length and being inspired by the 16mm efforts of Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead, Jackson continued shooting to make the movie a full-length feature.
While the original VHS box artwork had the alien flipping the middle finger, tapes distributed to US video rental stores were provided with an extra finger that could be glued in place to make it look like it was making a “peace” sign instead.
Continuity: In the beginning where the alien is chasing Barry with the axe, the direction of the axe in the alien's hand changes between shots.
Crew or equipment visible: When Frank is in the middle of the field being shot at by the aliens in the tree, the wires controlling the squibs are visible.
Continuity: During the car chase through the forest, there is a grill over the rear window that keeps disappearing & re-appearing.
Revealing mistakes: When the “chef alien” is fighting with Ozzy outside, in one shot, a baby-blue cloth, which may be a pillow, can be seen sticking out at the bottom of the chef's shirt.