We all know that Planet of the Apes is musician/producer Cornelius' favorite movie since the Japanese artist, born Keigo Oyamada, chose his pseudonym in tribute to the character Cornelius from that movie. Not only that, but he also went so far as to name his son Milo after Milo -- the son of Cornelius in Planet of the Apes.
But the artist, whose current five-date US tour titled the Sensous Synchronized Show played at Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles last night and plays the Fillmore in San Francisco tonight (Friday 18th), has a lot of other favorite movies on his list -- maybe not all as close to his heart as Planet of the Apes is to him, but faves nonetheless.
So when yesterday I got the opportunity to interview him (via his translator) and ask a few questions, I had to ask-- what is another movie that he likes a lot? His reply? Something that would no doubt please Amoeblog's Phil Blankenship and other fans of horror and gore -- sprinkled with some humor. He named the 1987 New Zealand b-horror movie classic Bad Taste directed by (and also acting in the film in the role of Derek) Peter Jackson -- who would later come to megafame as the director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
If you have never seen Bad Taste I think you should do yourself a favor and gather some not-so-serious friends and watch it all together. It's fun fun fun; horror, but fun horror. For a taste of Bad Taste check out the clip below and if you like it check for the DVD at Amoeba Music. Ask if you cannot find it.
PS: if you attended Cornelius' LA show last night please add your review of the concert in comments below. Thanks!