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Eating Raoul

Paul Bartel

 
Eating Raoul (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • United States
  • 1982
  • 83 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.78:1
  • English
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  • Spine #625

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 who feel put upon by the swingers living in their apartment building. One night, by accident, they discover a way to simultaneously rid themselves of the “perverts” down the hall and realize their dream of opening a restaurant. A mix of hilarious, anything-goes slapstick and biting satire of me-generation self-indulgence, Eating Raoul marked the end of the sexual revolution with a thwack.

Cast

Mary BlandMary Woronov
Paul BlandPaul Bartel
Raoul MendozaRobert Beltran
HippieEd Begley Jr.
Swinger in furEdie McClurg
Mr. Leech, the bank managerBuck Henry
Doris the dominatrixSusan Saiger

Credits

DirectorPaul Bartel
Written byRichard Blackburn and Paul Bartel
Director of photographyGary Thieltges
Production designerRobert Schulenberg
EditorAlan Toomayan
ProducerAnne Kimmel

Disc Features

  • New, restored digital transfer, supervised by director of photography Gary Thieltges, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Audio commentary featuring screenwriter Richard Blackburn, production designer Robert Schulenberg, and editor Alan Toomayan
  • The Secret Cinema (1966) and Naughty Nurse (1969), two short films by director Paul Bartel
  • Cooking Up “Raoul,” a new documentary about the making of the film, featuring interviews with stars Mary Woronov, Robert Beltran, and Edie McClurg
  • Gag reel of outtakes from the film
  • Archival interview with Bartel and Woronov
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film critic David Ehrenstein

    New cover by Eric Skillman

Film Essays

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Eating Raoul: Murder Most Delicious

By David Ehrenstein September 26, 2012

Countercultural icons Paul Bartel and Mary Woronov makes square subversive in Bartel’s cult classic. Read more »

Photo Galleries

A Criterion Feast

November 21, 2012


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10 Things I Learned

10 Things I Learned: Eating Raoul

By Issa Clubb September 27, 2012


Film Essays

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Eating Raoul: Murder Most Delicious

By David Ehrenstein September 26, 2012

Countercultural icons Paul Bartel and Mary Woronov makes square subversive in Bartel’s cult classic. Read more »


Three Reasons