Halloween is just a couple of weeks away and all the residents of the DARK VAULT (living and maybe sort of not really living) are all excited about one of our funnest nights of the year. So UNCLE PETE has decided to pull out one of our favorite zombie-vampire-kung fu-comedy-action movies on this week’s DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN. It’s the 1982 gem – Kung Fu Zombie starring Billy Chong.
A shifty businessman has a grudge with our hero’s father and enlists the help of an evil magician to zombify a gang to settle the score. But things go awry and our bad guy gets croaked and accidentally re-animated as a zombie himself. Along the way, a vampire with a grudge makes the scene as well. It’s good guys versus bad guys and zombies and a vampire versus everybody in a non-stop kung fu battle royale with a good dose of fun thrown in for good measure. Directed by Hua I Hung and also starring Chan Lau and Chiang Tao, it’s Kung Fu Zombie.
And since we’re in a festive celebratory kinda mood, we’ve got VITO GOLD himself hosting the show and presenting a VITO GOLD Salute To UNCLE PETE: 50 Years Of Television Magic. It’s a look at the (now) 50 plus years of UNCLE PETE’s television career spotlighting some of his pre-DVOPD shows including UNCLE PETE’s Cartoon Treats featuring a Croatian cartoon called Once Upon A Time; Public Perceptions with UNCLE PETE – a public affairs show highlighting an instructional ditty called A Snort History, and Rock-O-Rama, a rock and roll extravaganza with an appearance from The Thirteenth Floor Elevators performing their hit You’re Gonna Miss Me. VITO GOLD also has and episode of Kung Fu Alley starring UNCLE PETE and featuring 42nd Street Jimmy as they present this our feature.
Plus we’ve remastered all this stuff to give you even better stuff like sound you can see and pictures you can taste (depending on your television).
So tune in this Saturday night, October 18, 2014, from 10PM to midnight on channel 4 in Binghamton, channel 17 in Sayre (PA), and channel 99 in Elmira/Hornell/Corning. It’s a salute to 5 decades (or if you prefer, 50 years) of UNCLE PETE on TV and Kung Fu Zombie, our next feature presentation on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!