UNDOCUMENTED ALIEN INVASION AND SLAPSTICK
What do you get when you combine a little kid from a UFO, a big burley guy from a spaghetti western and UNCLE PETE? You get this week’s feature presentation on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN. Join UNCLE PETE and El Vato this Saturday as they bring you the 1979 family fun invasion flic The SheriFf And The Satellite Kid. Bub Spencer stars as Sheriff Hall, lawman of a small town in Georgia. After several residents claim to have sighted a UFO landing, strange doing begin. Although the sheriff doubts their stories, he begins to change his mind after picking up what he thinks is a runaway little boy played by Cary Guffey (of Close Encounters of the Third Kind). Spenser becomes a believer after the boy, who introduces himself as H725, produces a device that causes a huge fish to jump into the sheriff’s arms and makes a horse speak in English (actually in Italian in the original print). But when the military finds out, they set their caps to capture the alien, so Sheriff Hall has to help him get home. The duo heads to Stone Mountain, but not before several good doses of typical spaghetti western slapstick and brawling. Directed by Michele Lupo it’s The Sheriff and the Satellite Kid.
UNCLE PETE has his telescope set on the stars this week two. But when he finally gets himself down to the Vault, he also plucks a couple gems from the cosmos of public domain short subjects. First up is the Terry-toon The Talking Magpies from 1949 – and introduction to Heckle and Jeckle. Then there’s the explosive short Don’t Touch – a safety film about what to do when you find blasting caps and explosives (NO, you don’t put them in your mouth and you sure don’t give them to El Vato).
It’s stargazing, aliens, southerners, explosives and talking mischievous birds (a typical summer outing a THE DARK VAULT) this Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 10PM on channel 4. Join UNCLE PETE for The Sheriff and the Satellite Kid, the next feature presentation on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!