COPS AND HIGH FASHION
If you’re looking for a good dose of show tunes, gowns, cops, and crime, come into THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN and join UNCLE PETE this week for the 1984 Italian comedy-action-thriller Cop In Drag. It stars our old 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. The star singer/female impersonator at the club is murdered and 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 and 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, the missing UNCLE PETE has surfaced in Italy and run afoul of the Italian police. After winding up in Rome, Italy instead of Rome, NY again (someday they’ll get this right), he’s being held in the investigation of one of the many destructions of THE DARK VAULT – a truly international incident if ever there was one. Emptying out his pockets for the police, 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, May 9, 2015 from 10PM to midnight on channel 4 (Binghamton), channel 99 (Elmira/Corning/Hornell), and channel 17 (Sayre/Montrose) – and remember we now have encore presentations at midnight and 2AM – as UNCLE PETE, Homing Robot and El Vato bring you Cop In Drag, the next feature presentation on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!