Somebody famous once said “I feel a song coming on” (it was either UNCLE PETE or the guy that invented the jukebox). This week in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN, UNCLE PETE and the Clones feel lotsa songs coming on and a bunch of rip-roarin’ six-gun western action too! So cap off your Independence Day celebration with UNCLE PETE as he brings you the rarely seen spaghetti western/musical/romance/comedy Little Rita Of The West. It stars Italian pop star Rita Pavone as Little Rita – a straight shootin’ buckskin clad babe ridin’ through the Old West righting wrongs. Rita believes that gold is the root of a lot of bad stuff, so she, along with friends Francis (Lucio Dalla) and Sitting Bison (well-known Hercules-type movie star Gordon Scott aka Gordon Mitchell) sets out to blow up all the gold she can locate. But a bunch of bad guys want to get the gold before she blows it up. Along the way, Rita crosses paths with the one that makes her heart go pitty pat – Black Star (Terence Hill) – who seems to have eyes more for the gold than Rita (or does he).
Originally, Little Rita Of The West was entirely in Italian and contained all kindsa songs, but when it was released in English, all the songs were cut. We’ve unearthed a rather rare print of this film that not only has the English dialog, but also has all of the original songs included, and in Italian. Another DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN exclusive (or there abouts)! Plus, we’ve also remastered our copy with improved sights, sounds and smells (for those sets so equipped)!
El Vato and Rojo Gato are hard at work doing their version of sprucing things up around the DARK VAULT. UNCLE PETE, just back from a trip, searches for a snack, and digs up a couple of musical adventures from the old Scopiatones section of the Cinema Graveyard before having an unfortunate power tool incident.
So join UNCLE PETE and the Clones this Saturday, July 4, 2015 from 10PM to midnight on Binghamton’s channel 4, Montrose/Sayre’s channel 17, and Elmira/Corning/Hornell’s channel 99 and again at midnight and 2AM. It’s a Fourth Of July filled with action, music, and power tools for Little Rita Of The West, our next feature presentation on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!