Posted February 05 2004 - 12:54 PM
EATING RAOUL was originally made for the defunct Quartet Films company, a '70's era indie that mostly handled foreign films. At the last minute, Fox, who was trying to start moving into art films (They had released PIAF and the restored THE LEOPARD under "20th Century Fox International Classics"), picked up the rights and released it in theatres and on tape.
I can only surmise their longtime license expired, and the rights went to whomever inherited the Quartet library.
"As I looked back over my life, I realized that I enjoyed nothing--not art, not sex--more than going to the movies." -- Gore Vidal