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Eating Raoul
Genre: Dark Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 85 (Jun 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

Mary Woronov, Paul Bartel, Robert Beltran & Susan Saiger

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2
DD Sound Rating: 2.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 03153
(MPAA Rating): R
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(Retail Price): $19.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 83
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1982
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 04/13/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Paul Bartel
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
A cult classic from cannibalistic cinema, "Eating Raoul" tells the story of a twisted married couple who murder and rob swingers, then sell the corpses for dog food with hopes of financing a restaurant. They find their victims to be despicable perverts, making it rather easy to justify their own crimes. If you liked "The Cook The Thief His Wife & Her Lover," this movie is your cup of tea. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD is sourced from extremely poor elements that look decades older than the film really is. The picture is very soft and blurry, with little detail or textures. The picture has a smeared appearance. Colors can exhibit satisfying saturation, but are mostly weak and unnatural. There is plenty of dirt, scratches, and other artifacts. There are also fluctuations in color saturation and brightness. There is also some pixel breakup, but edge enhancement is not much of a problem. (Suzanne Hodges)

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