KIDS AND RATS AND CHICKENS AND KARATE AND STUFF
Put on your karate leisure suits and join the action on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN as UNCLE PETE brings you the 1980 feature presentation Karate Kids, U.S.A. When Grandpa J.J. and his karate inclined grandsons Zack and Woody (Chris and Pat Petersen) are on vacation, they meet new friend Carol (Sally Boyden), But Carol also meets some backwoods baddies – scheming Angel (played by 50s and 60s TV and movie hottie Ann Southern) and Angel’s two goofball sons – who kidnap Carol and hold her for lots of ransom. So Zack, Woody, and J.J. decide to come to the rescue. It’s karate galore and lots of 70’s cars, chases, clothes and humor in this film directed by Curtis Hanson. Originally titled The Little Dragons (but it was changed to show that they had more karate kids here than in that other slightly less obscure just released movie called The Karate Kid), 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 manages to dig up an 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, June 18, 2016, from 10PM to midnight (with replays at midnight and 2AM) on Binghamton’s channel 4 (Channel 17 in Montrose/Sayre, PA and channel 99 in Elmira/Corning/Hornell and Utica/Rome). It’s Karate Kids, U.S.A., a perfect movie to “kick off” the first full week of summer this week on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!
(And for all our Roku viewers who watch us on the Beta Max TV channel – we will be airing at 8:00PM this Saturday, June 18, 2016 with a classic spaghetti western – It Can Be Done, Amigo starring Bud Spencer and Jack Palance. See betamaxtv.com for more.)