IT’S A ROAD TRIP DRAG RACE THIS WEEK FOR SURE IN THE DARK VAULT

•August 22, 2014 • Leave a Comment

UNCLE PETE AND HIS DESIGNATED DRIVER ON A ROAD TRIP IN THE NEXT DVOPD

Well, the DARK VAULT HOT ROD is slowly nearing completion and the roads will soon be a little more adventurous for everyone once UNCLE PETE hits the blacktop again, so this week in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN we’re gonna bring you one of our favorite rubber burning, speed limit ignoring features – Hot Rod Girl!  Drag racing in the streets has gotten out of control, so Detective Ben Merrill (Chuck Connors) and one of the town’s top drivers and mechanics, Jeff Northrup (John Smith) set up a drag strip for the hot rodders to do some racing in a little safer setting (at least when they wreck, it won’t be on somebody’s front lawn).  Everything is real George and the top dragger just happens to be Lisa Vernon (Lori Nelson) – Jeff’s girl – in her T-Bird! But when Jeff’s younger brother gets goaded into a street race and killed to boot (on somebody’s front lawn), Jeff quits the scene for good.  But when a JD by the name of Bronc shows up in his high-powered mill and starts bugging Lisa, Jeff gets sucked into a street race, a kid on a bike gets croaked and the evidence points to Jeff.  It’s up to Lisa, Detective Ben, and the gang to help Jeff straighten out this mess and give Bronc a straightening out.

Directed by Leslie Martinson (Green Hornet, Dusty’s Trail, CHiPs), the flic also features Frank Gorshen as Flat Top, Eddie Ryder as Two Tanks, and Dabbs Greer as service station owner Henry Frye. The swinging soundtrack was composed and conducted by Alexander Courage (who later did the music for Star Trek). One of the few hot rod movies you’ll find with an oboe player listed in the credits (Gordon Schoneberg), from 1956, it’s Hot Rod Girl. (Check out some of the famous band members in the credits including a new trumpet player by the name of Maynard Ferguson.)

And it’s UNCLE PETE and Max and Stone Dog cruising in Mobile Vault One on a road trip up to Lake Dark Vault. While UNCLE PETE runs into (and over) a plethora of interesting characters on the way, he also finds time to bring you some music (Jody Miller singing Things), a spot about the brand new 1956 Ford Thunderbird, a James Dean safe driving public service announcement, and a Chevrolet sponsored short about preparing for a trip entitled How To Go Places starring Gail Storm.

It’s Hot Roddin, Road Trippin’ fun this week with Hot Rod Girl, Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 10PM to midnight on channel 4 in Binghamton (channel 17 – Sayre, channel 99 – Elmira/Corning. Plus, it’s our new remastered version with enhanced sound and picture!  And our second movie with Chuck Connors in it. So join UNCLE PETE (and bring your oboe) for the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

THE WILD RIDE TO CONFUSION

•August 22, 2014 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE DOES AN UN-BUILD OF THE DARK VAULT HOT ROD

UNCLE PETE DOES SOME INVESTIGATIN’ AND RESTORATIN’ ON THE DARK VAULT HOT ROD

Work is progressing on the rebuild of the Dark Vault Hot Rod.  A total lack of brakes slowed things down for a bit (funny how no brakes can slow things down).  But it’s onward and upward this week as UNCLE PETE dives into some engine work and digs up the 1960 counterculture hot rod film – The Wild Ride.  It stars Georgianna Carter, Robert Bean, Carol Bigby, and Jack Nicholson. Nicholson is a hard-nosed anti-society dirt track racer who loves partying and rebelling and being on top – no matter what the cost to others. There’s drinkin’, fightin’, playin’ chicken, and all sorts of mayhem in director Harvey Berman’ s The Wild Ride.

     Meanwhile, UNCLE PETE hits the Dark Vault Garage to try to find out why the Dark Vault Hot Rod is not performing like it should. Along the way he finds time to bring you the 1954 Popeye car-toon Taxi Turvy and our favorite cartoon cutie – Betty Boop – hoppin’ in her race car (with a cold) in Ker Choo. Plus, we’ve got some good advice for all you JD Hot Rodders out there in Road Runners.

CHICKEN SOUP AND CARBURETORS DON’T MIX

Although the Dark Vault Hot Rod isn’t back on the road yet, we are making progress now that the new paint job is dry (no, we didn’t use brushes, we did it the professional way – with rollers).  Pieces are going back on instead of getting destroyed, so the DVHR will ride again.  But in the meantime, join UNCLE PETE and the pre-restored Dark Vault Hot Rod this Saturday night, August 16, 2014 from 10PM to midnight on channel 4, channel 99, and channel 17 in Binghamton, Sayre (PA), and Corning/Elmira as we bring you our newly remastered version of The Wild Ride, the next feature presentation on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

BiIG TIME ROCK AND ROLL AND THE LATEST COMPUTER THINGY

•August 8, 2014 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE IN A RECONSTITUTED DARK VAULT

UNCLE PETE IN A RECONSTITUTED DARK VAULT

Pull out those 45 records and dust off that phonograph this week  cuz UNCLE PETE is gonna bring you a big ol’ Rock and Roll Party in the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!  It’s the 1956 rock and roll spectacular Rock Rock Rock! It stars Alan Freed as Alan Freed, Tuesday Weld (in her film debut) as Dori, and teen idol Teddy Randazzo as Tommy. Dori and Tommy have a thing goin’ and Dori wants to buy a strapless evening gown for the big rock and roll dance at the school. Unfortunately, she gets caught up in a crooked money-making scheme cuz she didn’t pay attention in math class. Tommy is a budding rock and roll singer and belts out a few numbers along the way.  And all this takes place while the legendary Alan Freed is organizing the entertainment for the dance with some big names like Chuck Berry, The Moonglows, The Flamingos, LaVern Baker and Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers.

UNCLE PETE DISPLAYS THE NEW BIO-AUDIO VITOPOD (TM)

Meanwhile, UNCLE PETE will show off the recently remodeled Vault and share a few trailers and musical numbers including the Hondells doing Sea Cruise. Plus you’ll get to see the new must-have bio-audio personal computing device component system – The VitoPod (TM) – beating the next clever phone to market by months!

So join us this Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 10PM til midnight on channel 4 (Binghamton), channel 17 (Sayre), and channel 99 (Corning/Hornell/Elmira) as UNCLE PETE brings you a Sock Hop on your TV with Rock Rock Rock – the next feature presentation on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

A WHOLE BUNCH OF VARIOUS VARIETY

•August 3, 2014 • Leave a Comment

UNCLE PETE, STONE DOG AND MAX KICK BACK AT LAKE DARK VAULT THIS WEEK

It’s more variety than you can fit in an hour and a half.  So, this week in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN,  UNCLE PETE will bring you 2 hours of variety with The Best Of The Webisodes - Part 2.  As many of you long-time Dark Vaulteers may recall, in the early days of  THE DVOPD, there were a whole lotta webisodes as companion programs to the regular weekly TV features.  The term webisode comes from the Latin “Sodasi Webisorum”, which loosely translates as getting entangled with something involving carbonated beverages (or at least that’s what UNCLE PETE remembers from his high school Latin class).

A TYPICAL HARDCORE UNCLE PETE FAN

The webisodes were filled with things that we didn’t have time for in our weekly programs or that we just liked or that we couldn’t put on TV.  And this week, UNCLE PETE heads up to Lake Dark Vault to relax with Stone Dog and Max and bring you a selection of some of our favorite bits from these webisodes.  Music videos and trailers abound, but there’s more – much more.

To help with your summer travel, there’s a car safety short from 1956 called Your Safety First.  There’s a Flash Gordon episode called The Claim Jumpers from the TV series starring Steve Holland.  To help with your juvenile delinquent tendencies we have Name Unknown from the Englewood Police Department among others.  And there’s subject matter near and dear to our heart in Any Boy, USA produced by the National Women’s Christian Temperance Union.

There’s a mountain of music, a ton of trailers, a plethora of poop (in the good sense), and an appearance by our good buddy VITO GOLD.  So join UNCLE PETE as he brings you a ton of entertainment opportunities (and we weighed it this Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 10PM til midnight on cable channels 4, 17, and 99 in Binghamton, Sayre, and Corning (etc.).  It’s The Best Of The Webisodes, Pt. 2 this weeks feature on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

WE’VE GOT OUR EYE ON YOU!!!

•July 26, 2014 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE SEARCHES THE CRYPT FOR MORE "THINGS"

UNCLE PETE SEARCHES THE CRYPT FOR MORE “THINGS”

We’ve noticed that sometimes life is about perspective.  So, this week UNCLE PETE will be closing one eye in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN to see stuff like one of the title characters in our feature presentation.  From 1961, it’s Atlas In The Land Of The Cyclops.  It stars Mitchel Gordon (aka Gordon Mitchel) as Atlas who comes to the aid of a village whose populace is getting regularly chomped by a giant, one-eyed meanie in a nearby cave.  There’s also a lion, a bunch of guys with swords and an evil queen to round out our honest-to-goodness sword and sandal action picture.     Directed by Leonviola (all one word) and also featuring Chelo Alonso, Vira Silenti, Aldo Bufi Landi and Little Fabio (who would grow up to be on the covers of many romance novels and in margarine commercials) and with music from the Rome Philharmonic Orchestra it’s Atlas In The Land Of The Cyclops.

A DARK VAULT FAN DEMONSTRATES THE 1-D GLASSES

A DARK VAULT FAN DEMONSTRATES THE 1-D GLASSES

Meanwhile, UNCLE PETE is getting deep – real deep – with Max and a few friends in the Dark Vault Crypt way beneath the Cinema Graveyard.  You can pick up the broadcast on your digital receivers as usual and you can always watch us in 3-D where available (with the Vito Gold 28K Gold 3-D Decoder(TM)), but special this week we’ll try broadcasting in 1-D (for those of you with the Vito Gold One-Dimensional Glasses (TM)) so you can see the movie just like you were an evil mythological creature with one big eye in the middle of your head!  So tune in this Saturday, July 26, 2014 on channel 4 around Binghamton, channel 99 around Elmira and Corning and channel 17 around Sayre from 10PM to midnight for Atlas In The Land Of The Cyclops, the next feature presentation on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

CLONE FACTORIES, GERMAN NIGHTCLUBS, AND A HARMONICA

•July 17, 2014 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE VISITS THE CLONE FACTORY THIS WEEK

UNCLE PETE VISITS THE CLONE FACTORY THIS WEEK

The Dark Vault blowed up real good.  So did some of the Clones.  So this week in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN, UNCLE PETE and El Vato do some surveying, start some re-cloning and check out a happening night spot with The Phantom Of Soho.  You may know the Phantom who sang the classic Love Me, and you may know the Phantom from the comics who fights evil-doers in the jungle and around the world, and you may even know the Funky Phantom who helps solve mysteries, but you probably don’t want to know this Phantom Of Soho.  Chief Inspector Patton (Dieter Borsche) has been called in to investigate some nasty murders taking place near a seedy nightclub.  The Zanzibar Club is filled with knife throwers, exotical type dancers and frequented by ladies who work the night shift and tend to be very friendly.  It also seems to be a key part in the puzzle to solving the murders.  A German made film directed by F.J. Gotlieb and also starring Babara Rutting as Claudia and Stanislav Ledinek as Gilyard, the club manager, it’s the 1964 feature – Phantom Of Soho.

UNCLE PETE AND EL VATO SURVEY THE DARK VAULT REMAINS

UNCLE PETE AND EL VATO SURVEY THE DARK VAULT REMAINS

UNCLE PETE and El Vato are checking out the site of the former DARK VAULT.  But then, it’s off to the Clone Factory to start building up the DARK VAULT labor force for a little reconstruction.  So join UNCLE PETE this Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 10PM to midnight on channel 4 (Binghamton), channel 17 (Sayre, PA) and channel 99 (Elmira/Corning/Hornell) for  a favorite movie of Cramps lead singer/founder Lux Interior, our feature presentation, Phantom Of Soho.  It’s Clones, murder, suspense, and even UNCLE PETE layin’ down a little ditty on the harmonica, on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

TWO UNCLE PETE SHOWS IN ONE WEEK!!!

•July 16, 2014 • Leave a Comment
GET THOSE TUBES WARMED UP - THE SHOW'S ABOUT TO START

GET THOSE TUBES WARMED UP – THE SHOW’S ABOUT TO START

Don’t forget THE UNCLE PETE SHOW is  moving to Wednesday from Thursday for this week.  Tune in at 10PM on WHRW – FM, 90.5 0n that there dial (whrwfm.org on the internet), and listen ’til it’s over (whenever that happens).  And then tune in on Thursday at 10PM as well cuz Doc Sonic will be taking the controls from 10PM – 1AM and bringing you the ghost of Peter Post – WHRW’s legendary oldies star.  It’ll be a replay of a vintage Solid Gold Spectacular And Request Show out of your past.  If you’ve heard the show before you know you’ll listen, and if you’ve never experienced one before – Don’t Miss It!

So remember – special this week – THE UNCLE PETE SHOW at 10pm Wednesday, PETER POST at 10PM Thursday – a radio double-header you needs to hear!!!

 
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