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Private Parts -- From cult filmmaker Paul Bartel comes this story about a young woman who winds her way through her wacky aunt's hotel filled with lacklusterresidents and a growing list of corpses.


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September 1972 (USA) See more »
A most bizarre voyage into the psycho sexual! See more »
When Cheryl and her roommate quarrel, Cheryl moves into her aunt's skid-row hotel in downtown L.A. rather than return home to Ohio... See more » | Full synopsis »
"Eating Raoul": A Voracious Enterprise
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Ayn Ruymen ... Cheryl Stratton
Lucille Benson ... Aunt Martha
John Ventantonio ... George
Laurie Main ... Reverend Moon

Stanley Livingston ... Jeff
Charles Woolf ... Jeff's Dad
Ann Gibbs ... Judy
Len Travis ... Mike
Dorothy Neumann ... Mrs. Quigley
Gene Simms ... First Policeman
John Lupton ... Second Policeman
Patrick Strong ... Artie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Paul Bartel ... Man in Park (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Bartel 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Philip Kearney 
Les Rendelstein 

Produced by
Gene Corman .... producer
Original Music by
Hugo Friedhofer 
Cinematography by
Andrew Davis 
Film Editing by
Morton Tubor  (as Martin Tubor)
Production Design by
John Retsek 
Art Direction by
John Retsek 
Costume Design by
Liz Manny 
Production Management
Donald Heitzer .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arne Schmidt .... assistant director
Sound Department
Jeff Wexler .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Tak Fujimoto .... first assistant camera
Skip Karnas .... best boy
Melton Maxwell .... gaffer
Jim Morris .... dolly grip
Jor Van Kline .... grip
Fred Goodich .... still photographer (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Blood Relations" - USA (alternative title)
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87 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Cheryl Stratton:Alice doesn't live here anymore!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (V)See more »


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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Bizarre? Or ahead of its time?, 14 February 1999
Author: Joseph SMilie ( from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

A great film, but don't expect Paul Bartel's comedy that you've seen in Lust in the Dust and Eating Raoul. While the humor is there it isn't has strong. If you go into this film not knowing what you're about to get (which few do), then you will love it.

A film that is by far ahead of it's time, it brings on issues not dealt with until Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, and The Crying Game. This was Paul Bartel's second film to direct, and you wouldn't know that by watching it.

A classic that is way ahead of it's time. On a scale of 1 to 10, Private Parts gets a 10!

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