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Eating Raoul

Genres: Comedy, Dark Comedy, Cannibalism, Crime / Criminals, 80s, Criterion Collection

Cast: Paul Bartel, Mary Woronov, Robert Beltran, Susan Saiger, Lynn Hobart

Director: Paul Bartel

Synopsis: A sleeper hit of the early 1980s, EATING RAOUL is a bawdy, gleefully amoral tale of conspicuous consumption. Warhol superstar Mary Woronov and cult legend Paul Bartel (who also directed) portray a prudish married couple feeling put upon by the swingers who live in their apartment building; one night, by accident, they discover a way to simultaneously realize their dream of opening a little restaurant and rid themselves of the "perverts" down the hall. A mix of hilarious, anything-goes slapstick and biting satire of me-generation self-indulgence, EATING RAOUL marks the end of the sexual revolution with a thwack.

Language: English

Country of Origin: United States of America

Production Year: 1982

Reviews:

  • "The most likable black comedy I know.", Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
  • "A very funny comedy about sex, murder, and cannibalism.", Vincent Canby, The New York Times

Eating Raoul

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  • Release Date: Sep 25th, 2012
  • Catalog Number: CC2180DDVD
  • UPC: 0715515098618
  • Rating: R
  • Run Time: 83
  • Color Format: Color
  • Audio: PCM Mono
  • Language: English
  • 16:9: Yes
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Closed Captions: No
  • Subtitle: English SDH
  • Special Features:
    • New, restored digital transfer, supervised by director of photography

    • Audio commentary with Richard Blackburn, Robert Schulenberg, and Alan Toomayan

    • The Secret Cinema (1968) and Naughty Nurse (1969), two short films

    • Cooking Up "Raoul," a new documentary about the making of the film

    • Gag reel of outtakes from the film

    • Archival interview with Bartel and Woronov

    • Trailer

    • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic David Ehrenstein

  • Release Date: Sep 25th, 2012
  • Catalog Number: CC2179BD
  • UPC: 0715515098519
  • Rating: R
  • Run Time: 83
  • Color Format: Color
  • Audio: Uncompressed PCM Mono
  • Language: English
  • 16:9: Yes
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Closed Captions: No
  • Subtitle: English SDH
  • Special Features:
    • New, restored digital transfer, supervised by director of photography

    • Audio commentary with Richard Blackburn, Robert Schulenberg, and Alan Toomayan

    • The Secret Cinema (1968) and Naughty Nurse (1969), two short films

    • Cooking Up "Raoul," a new documentary about the making of the film

    • Gag reel of outtakes from the film

    • Archival interview with Bartel and Woronov

    • Trailer

    • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic David Ehrenstein