Under the Covers: #625 EATING RAOUL (dir. Paul Bartel) 1982
“It’s amazing what you can do with a cheap piece of meat if you know how to treat it.”
imagine a satire of moral imperiousness that plays like Sweeney Todd without the songs, and you’ll be on the right track. needless to say, Criterion has embraced Eating Raoul’s delicious gallows humor with this morbidly fun-spirited release — it’s clear what kind of experience you’re in for as soon as you pop the disc open and see that the booklet is formatted on glossy paper like a deli menu. god that’s good!
Criterion will release Eating Raoul on dvd & blu-ray on 9/25/2012.