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  • Actors: Lucille Benson, Ann Gibbs, Stanley Livingston, John Lupton, Laurie Main
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: October 4, 2005
  • Run Time: 87 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000A0GOH8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #120,899 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Check out who's checked in at the musty old King Edward Hotel in a seedy section of L.A.: Cheryl, a runaway teen who hopes to piece her life together. Little does she know that someone at the hotel has a nasty little penchant for chopping people into pieces. Welcome, happy campers, to one of the screen's most bizarre works of camp filmmaking. Paul Bartel (Eating Raoul, Lust in the Dust) directs, guiding this loopy foray "with the fervor of a carny barker at a freak show" (Jay Cocks, Time). Murder, fetishism, a dotty aunt, a sham clergyman, corny cops, a Peeping Tom and a guy who's a girl who goes nite-nite with a blow-up doll that has a photo of Cheryl's face taped to it - they're among the feverish parts of Private Parts. If you're without reservations, drop by the hotel.

Customer Reviews

Favorite film of all time.
Dracula D
Ayn Ruymen plays Cheryl wonderfully and even looks pretty good in the two or three scenes where she doesn't look overly thin.
Monty Moonlight
It had a very strange feel to it, but was remarkably done.
J. Maniscalco

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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 12, 2005
Format: DVD
Private Parts tells the story of the runaway teen Cheryl Stratton (Ayn Ruymen) and her stay in her aunt's shady San Francisco hotel. Cheryl's story is not one of those pleasant coming of age films knee deep in moral values or road movies that enlightens the viewer about the importance of the journey. No, director Paul Bartel, in his first feature, has something completely different in mind, as he presents an extraordinarily bizarre tale of voyeurism, sexuality, and passionate murder.

The voyeuristically loaded opening credits apply camera flashes and exposed body parts, which cue the audience in the direction of the story's sexual nature. The subsequent scene presents the sexual nature of the film in a much more tangible manner, as Cheryl sneaks a look at her friend and her boyfriend. However, Cheryl finds herself caught peeping. It places her in an awkward situation, which she avoids by leaving after she has stolen her friend's money. Here Private Parts pays homage to Psycho (1960) with similarities such as having a girl with stolen money seeking room and board at a hotel. Additional parallels to Psycho emerge as the film unfolds; for example, there is an intriguing bathroom scene.

The hotel is far past its glory days, as the wallpaper shows signs of decades of stains while the heavily use of the doors has left them discolored and rickety. It is a perfect environment for the corrupt and sleazy activities that take place behind the paper-thin walls. Nonetheless, the owner, Cheryl's aunt Martha (Lucille Benson), is very particular about who she desires as tenants, which consists of a peculiar bunch of characters.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Dymon Enlow on January 23, 2006
Format: DVD
Hot (for the 70's) teenage runaway Cheryl splits from Ohio and ends up in Los Angeles staying at an old rundown hotel full of weirdos. The weirdest of all is George and he has a crush on Cheryl.

Not as perverse as I was hoping it would be (then again no film ever is), but I really enjoyed the atmosphere of this movie. The story moved along at a nice pace and even though it never perved out in a big way I still felt satisfied and would watch it again.

The picture on the DVD was great, but I wish there had been a commentary track by somebody. Yea, I know Paul Bartel is dead but somebody must have something interesting to say about this film.

Look for a cameo by director Paul Bartel in the park.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By cookieman108 on November 10, 2005
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Not to be confused with Howard Stern's 1997 film of the same name (which I liked), Private Parts (1972) is an excellent, early effort from writer/actor/director Paul Bartel (Death Race 2000, Eating Raoul), who, sadly, passed away in 2000. Produced by Gene Corman (Night of the Blood Beast, Attack of the Giant Leeches), brother to Roger Corman, the film features Ayn Ruymen ("The McLean Stevenson Show"), John Ventantonio (Alien Lover), and Lucille Benson (Duel, Halloween II). Also appearing is Laurie Main (Time After Time, My Chauffeur), Ann Gibbs (Dear Dead Delilah), Stanley Livingston (Smokey and the Hotwire Gang), Charles Woolf (Elvira, Mistress of the Dark), and Bartel himself, in a humorous cameo as `Man in Park'.

Seems not too long ago Judy (Gibbs) and Cheryl (Ruymen), a pair of midwestern girls, left their humble beginnings behind for the west coast, ending up in a crummy apartment on the beach in LA. The pair eventually have a falling out, partly over the fact Cheryl, who's jailbait through and through, gets her kicks on peeping on Judy and her boyfriend getting their freak on, and Cheryl splits, stealing Judy's wallet in the process. Seems Cheryl has a relative in the area, an Aunt Martha (Benson), who just happens to run a shabby flophouse of sorts, the King Edward Hotel to be exact, in a seedy part of town. Aunt Martha reluctantly agrees to let Cheryl stay, but on one condition, that Cheryl not wander around the hotel alone (a condition she repeatedly violates as the film progresses). This seems like sound advice, given some of the residents like Mr.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By greg6363 on October 19, 2005
Format: DVD
This curio was released during the last days of the original MGM empire (1972) and it's good to see Warner Bros. release the more obscure titles they acquired via Ted Turner's ill-fated attempt to buy the studio in the mid-80's (he got the rights to the library in order to have programming for TNT/TCM/TBS).

As for the movie itself, I saw it in Los Angeles in the mid-80's at a screening where the director (the now-deceased Paul Bartel) was present to talk about his experience. He was amazed he was able to make a movie with a bizarre storyline.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Monty Moonlight VINE VOICE on August 15, 2009
Format: DVD
Cheryl is a pretty teenage runaway who is tired of being treated like a kid. When her former friend throws Cheryl out of their apartment for peeping on her sex romps one too many times, she finds herself alone in L.A. and in need of a place to stay. Luckily, her Aunt Martha is the proprietor of the King Edward Hotel, so Cheryl looks her up. A bit reluctantly, repressed Aunt Martha takes Cheryl in with a half friendly, half disapproving tone. To Cheryl's fascination, the King Edward is full of weirdos, but one in particular catches her eye, and vice versa. As the film rolls along, we get caught up in the mutual obsession between Cheryl and a sexually-confused/disturbed young photographer, and also the series of grizzly murders taking place in the hotel to keep some untold secret. Everything comes together in the end, naturally, and it's quite a tale!

Not to be confused with the 1997 Howard Stern bio-pic of the same name, 1972's "Private Parts" is pure grindhouse slashsploitation fare conjured with oddball characters, nudity and perversion, graphic violence, and goofy humor. The performances are all over the map, but you'll see some familiar faces too, including "My Three Sons'" own Chip Douglas, Stanley Livingston, as the nice guy who's the closest this film gets to having a hero. Ayn Ruymen plays Cheryl wonderfully and even looks pretty good in the two or three scenes where she doesn't look overly thin. God bless cute, implant-free, pink puffies! If you like '70's horror flicks and would rather have a bit more plot development and suspense than sheer, mindless body-count, you should find this one to be a winner. "Private Parts" is entertainingly messed up, but it's a good movie too. Not as campy as some may describe it.
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