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Release Date:
September 1972 (USA) See more »
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A most bizarre voyage into the psycho sexual! See more »
Plot:
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 »
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"Eating Raoul": A Voracious Enterprise
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Cast

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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
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Paul Bartel ... Man in Park (uncredited)
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Directed by
Paul Bartel 
 
Writing credits
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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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Runtime:
87 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
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Cheryl Stratton:Alice doesn't live here anymore!See more »
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Martha My Dear, 3 March 2007
Author: otis von zipper from San Francisco

They don't make 'em like this anymore.

Private Parts was the first feature film for Paul (Eating Raoul) Bartel, and it is an odd little film combining elements of 70's exploitation, Bartel's usual luridness and dark humor, and some genuinely creepy situations.

Acting slightly more naive than she actually is, Cheryl has become a resident of her aunt Martha's seedy and eccentric filled Los Angeles hotel. While most of the folk Cheryl meets seem harmless enough, someone is going around hacking up nosy visitors. The plot may be a familiar one, but this movie will take you places you could never imagine, mostly due to the strange relationship that emerges between Cheryl and George, a neighbor who is an avid photographer.

For a 70's cheapie, the film looks great, and it completely captures the grimy feel of its hotel setting. As Cheryl playfully makes her way through the locked doors of her neighbors, it's easy to become anxious wondering what she may encounter. The cast on a whole is also exceptional with Lucille Benson as Aunt Martha a particular stand out. Lucille Benson's portrayal is an expert mix of sweetness and an unsettling sternness.

Saying much more would give away too much. Suffice to say, this is a fun and unusual little 70's thriller. Anyone who enjoyed "Eating Raoul" or "Death Race 2000" would probably get a big kick out of this one too.

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