After concocting all manner of outlandish images on 8mm film, Bad Taste was Peter Jackson’s breakthrough; years in the making, it was the first feature to make it from his Pukerua Bay backyard to cinema screens, where it quickly began to rack up sales. An all-male cast of public service Alien Investigation and Detection Service operatives run amok with guns, food, vomit, rockets and misguided enthusiasm, to rid the earth of alien Lord Crumb and his fast-food gang — who want to turn earthlings into hamburgers. Jackson took two acting roles in this ‘splatstick’ sensation.
I'm a Derek, and Derek's don't run.– Derek (Peter Jackson)
Funded by the NZ Film Commission and WingNut Films
Music composed and performed by Michelle Scullion
Closing credits track 'Bad Taste' written by Mike Minnett and Dave Hamilton, performed by The Remnants
'Rock Lies' composed and performed by Madlight