WILD HAIRED RATS AND THE REAL KARATE KIDS
It’s chickens and rats and chops this week in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN. Join UNCLE PETE for a brand new episode as he brings you the 1980 feature presentation Karate Kids, U.S.A. Young martial artists Zack and Woody (Chris and Pat Petersen) are on vacation with their Grandpa J.J. when they meet new friend Carol (Sally Boyden). But poor Carol also meets some other folks, namely evil, scheming Angel (played by 50s and 60s TV and movie hottie Ann Southern) and Angel’s two goofball sons. They decide they should kidnap Carol and hold her for lots of ransom. So Zack, Woody, and J.J. decide they have to try to come to the rescue. It’s karate galore and lot’s of 70’s cars, chases, clothes and humor in this film directed by Curtis Hanson. Originally titled The Little Dragons (but I hear it was changed when some other movie about Karate and Kid(s) was coming out and the other guys figured re-titling this unknown B-movie would help their film, or something like that), it’s Karate Kids, U.S.A.
Meanwhile, UNCLE PETE is hanging out with Max’s friend Hendrix and trying to coax some breakfast out of a chicken. He takes the time to dig up a little educational and entertaining short from 1946 called Johnny Learns His Manners – a film that should be required viewing for all Americans and especially El Vato. So tune in this Saturday, May 4, 2013 (Fortho de Mayo) from 10PM to midnight on channel 4. It’s Karate Kids, U.S.A., the next feature presentation on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!
(P.S. – Watch for a new way to contact UNCLE PETE – coming soon!)