1987 Movie Review: BAD TASTE, 1987

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Directed by Peter Jackson

Cast: Terry Potter, Pete O’Herne, Craig Smith, Mike Minett, Doug Wren
Review by James Mansell


When an army of aliens arrive on a small New Zealand town and attempt to turn the entire population into the key ingredient for their intergalactic fast-food chain, a small group of men from the Astro-Investigation and Defense Service are sent to investigate. What ensues is a dangerous rescue mission, a full on assault on the alien’s head-quarters and a whole series of precarious situations.


When you hear the name Peter Jackson, one film, or three perhaps will spring to mind. The highest box-office grossing trilogy in the history of cinema, most number of Academy Awards won, equalled only by Ben-Hur and Titanic, and a faithful and unique adaptation rarely seen on the screen. Peter Jackson propelled himself into legendary director status with his…

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