Jackson's Bad Taste to be re-released

Last updated 11:27 16/05/2011
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Peter Jackson after winning an award for Bad Taste.

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Peter Jackson's debut feature film Bad Taste is being remastered and is due for re-release, it has been revealed.

The splatter flick will be shown at the plush new Roxy Cinema in Miramar next year, cinema staff say.

The 1987 comedy-horror shot mostly around Pukerua Bay centres around the mystery disappearance of the population of a small town.

Starring Jackson in a lead role, the films follows a group of friends attempting to counter revolting pink aliens who are seeking human flesh for their intergalactic fast-food chain. Packed full of gory no-budget special effects it has earned a cult following.

Jackson co-wrote, directed, produced and starred in the film, wielding his own chainsaw. He even did the makeup and cinematography.

The film was shot on only on Sundays because Jackson had a fulltime job and his cast all played soccer on Saturdays.

The director is now one of the most dominant film-makers in the world and is busy directing the multi-million Hobbit trilogy from Wellington. His films have earned more than a dozen Academy Awards and the The Lord of the Rings trilogy generated almost $3 billion at the box office while his remake of King Kong earned more than $500 million.

Since the opening of Bad Taste he has established a movie-making hub at Miramar in Wellington where Wingnut Films and Weta Studios are based.


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