It was a week of fashion shows and highly paid models in NYC this week. So in keeping with that spirit and in keeping up the reputation of UNCLE PETE and THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN as the home of the cutting edge of high fashion, we’ve got gowns galore, some show tunes, a cop or two and even a banjo this week with the 1984 Italian comedy-action-thriller Cop In Drag. It stars our buddy Tomas Milian once again as Inspector Nico Giraldi – the very unorthodox but very effective major crime investigator. Now, most cop-type movies feature a lot of men in blue. And there are a lot of men here. And they’re in blue, except it’s a club called The Blue Gay. When the star singer/female impersonator is murdered, Nico is called in on the case. It’s decided that he’ll go undercover, so he and friend Venticello (played by Bombolo) set up house keeping with Venticello in drag as Nico’s wife (despite the title, Nico never does go in drag). Along the way they find that there’s a lot more than just murder going on. It’s songs, big production dance numbers and as much comedy as action! With Olimpia DiNardo as Nico’s wife Angela, Cop In Drag is the eleventh film for Milan and director Bruno Corbucci.
Meanwhile, UNCLE PETE has surfaced in fashionable Italy and run afoul of the Italian police. After winding up in Rome, Italy on his way to Rome, NY , he’s being investigated concerning of one of the many destructions of THE DARK VAULT – a truly international incident if ever there was one. But as a true professional that doesn’t get paid, he manages to send Homing Robot off to find El Vato so the emergency DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN show can air. In addition to a few choice trailers, there’s a very informative piece from the St. Paul (Minnesota) law enforcement gang (and others) all about crimes and what to do with them. Be sure to look for UNCLE PETE’S wood handled screwdriver in one of the scenes.
So join us this Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 10PM to midnight on channel 4 (Binghamton), channel 99 (Elmira/Corning/Hornell and Utica/Rome, that’s right, Rome), and channel 17 (Sayre/Montrose) – and remember we have encore presentations at midnight and 2AM – as UNCLE PETE, Homing Robot and El Vato bring you Cop In Drag, the first feature presentation of the Autumn fashion season on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!
(And this week on Beta max TV on Roku it’s the spy spoof The Impossible Kid at 7PM this Saturday!)