Paul Bartel

Eating Raoul

Eating Raoul

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.

Film Info

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

Special 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

Purchase Options

Special 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

Eating Raoul
Cast
Mary Woronov
Mary Bland
Paul Bartel
Paul Bland
Robert Beltran
Raoul Mendoza
Ed Begley Jr.
Hippie
Edie McClurg
Swinger in fur
Buck Henry
Mr. Leech, the bank manager
Susan Saiger
Doris the dominatrix
Credits
Director
Paul Bartel
Written by
Richard Blackburn
Written by
Paul Bartel
Director of photography
Gary Thieltges
Production designer
Robert Schulenberg
Editor
Alan Toomayan
Producer
Anne Kimmel

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Three Reasons: Eating Raoul

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Eating Raoul: Murder Most Delicious

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