FIGHTING MONSTERS IN THE FUTURE (35 YRS. AGO) WITH UNCLE PETE (IN SANDALS)!!!

•September 21, 2019 • Leave a Comment
EL VATO DELIVERS A DOUBLE DOSE OF CINEMA TO UNCLE PETE

EL VATO DELIVERS A DOUBLE DOSE OF CINEMA TO UNCLE PETE

It’s a celebration of sandals and surveillance devices from the distant past to the gloomy future (of 35 years ago) this week in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN.  Join UNCLE PETE for a thought-provoking, action-packed double-header with the sword and sandal epic Hercules And The Princess Of Troy and a tale of the totalitarian future, 1984 (well, at least it was the future when the story was written).

First, the people of Troy must make a monthly maiden delivery to a nasty sea monster that will otherwise destroy the city in lieu of payment.  With monster-eating-citizens things driving down property values, some citizens relocate, only to be captured by pirates.  Hercules (Gordon Scott) doesn’t think this whole set-up is very good, so he steps in to help out.  Also starring Gordon Mitchell (from Little Rita  and Atlas In The Land Of the Cyclops as seen on The DVOPD), Roger Browne (from War Of The Robots), and Diana Hyland, it’s Enzo Barboni’s 1965 epic Hercules And The Princess Of Troy.  The second feature is a television adaptation of George Orwell’s story of a futuristic society that practices mind control, constant widespread surveillance, and oversees all aspects of all citizens daily life – 1984.  A production of the Westinghouse Studio One program in 1953, it features an all-star cast including Eddie Albert, Lorne Greene, and Robert Culp.

While UNCLE PETE sorts things out in front of the Dark Vault View Screen, he manages to dig up a clothing ad featuring Moe, Larry, and Curly Joe and a trailer for a big screen version of 1984 (from 1984).  Plus, we head out to the flower bed to Tip-toe Through The Tulips during a musical interlude from the one and only ukulele playin’ Tiny Tim.

So fire up those TVs and join UNCLE PETE and the DARK VAULT gang this Friday, September 20, in Rochester/ western Monroe County on channel 1301 at 10PM and midnight and Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 10PM til midnight (with a replay at midnight) on channel 1301 for the Binghamton area, Corning/Elmira/Hornell, southern NY and northern PA, channel 99 for the Utica/Rome area, channel 30 all around the North Country of New York State, channel 2 for the Champlain, Tupper, and Saranac Lake areas and all over Cortland County, and channel 98 in Syracuse at 11PM with a replay on Thursday, September 19 at 10PM.  In Ithaca, NY, the channel is 13 and the times are 9PM and midnight.  It’s a double feature spanning eons with Hercules and The Princess OF Troy and 1984 this week on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!

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HAPPY 12th ANNIVERSARY DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!

•September 15, 2019 • Leave a Comment

It’s party time once again to celebrate that special day with Uncle Pete, El Vato, and Vito Gold! This Sunday, September 15, 2019 is the 12th Anniversary of the very first showing of THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN! On Sept. 15, 2007, the first movie featured was ABBY, the 1974 blaxploitation horror film and the show aired in the Binghamton, NY area on cable channel 4.

We’ve come a long way since then! We’ve continued to add channels and viewing areas all over the place including 2 new counties so far this year.  We can now be seen from Binghamton/Broome County westward to Corning/Elmira/Steuben County, NY and all over the matching northern PA area on channel 1301, in the Utica/Rome/Oneida County, NY area on channel 99, in Ithaca/Tompkins County, NY on channel 13, in Cortland/Cortland County, NY on channel 2. in Syracuse and Onondaga County on channel 98, in Rochester and Monroe County on channel 1301 and throughout all of NY north from the thruway to Canada and from Lake Ontario east to the Vermont border  on channels 2 and 30.  And we’re on channel 20 in the Atkinson, NH area.  The DVoPD is always available on Beta Max TV on all ROKU devices and ROKU TVs with episodes added every Friday and can be seen every other Thursday on-line at The Vortexx. And of course there’s darkvault.wordpress.com !  Plus, Uncle Pete was the Celebrity Guest Of Honor ot the 2018 RoberCon – Sci-Fi and Board Game Convention and was the recipient of the Golden Turkey Award for Host Of The Year at The Vortexx seen on http://www.horrorhost.net!

What’s next for THE DARK VAULT? We’re still looking for new viewing areas to expand into.  If you know an area that you think the DARK VAULT should be in, contact us at unclepeteshow@gmail.com.  There are a dozen or more lost episodes that may surface.   And there are plans for a spin-off show or two to expand the Dark Vault/Uncle Pete universe of entertainment!

So THANKS from Uncle Pete, El Vato, Vito Gold all the clones and all the creatures of THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN! We’re still going because YOU keep us going. Here’s to 12 years of fun and here’s to many more ahead!!!  Looking forward to Lucky 13!!!

And just for fun, here’s the 10th Anniversary video clip for those of you who may have missed it or want to see it again!

A TRIP TO THE COUNTRY WITH UNCLE PETE FOR DARK VAULT ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND!!!

•September 13, 2019 • Leave a Comment

UNCLE PETE AND BEST BUDDY OXNARD DISCUSS EXPLOSIONS, MONSTERS AND OTHER IMPORTANT THINGS

Lots of stuff is happening this weekend!  The two scariest days – Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14the – and the 12th Anniversary (Sunday, Sept. 15th) of THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN.  So to celebrate, UNCLE PETE and OXNARD head up to their favorite get-a-way – Lake Dark Vault for some “fishing”, card playing, and ghosts, gangsters and general celebrating as we present the 1940 East Side Kids classic Boys Of The City.

THE GANG WONDERS WHERE TO WATCH THE DARK VAULT

Muggs (Leo Gorcey), Danny (Bobby Jordan), Pete (David Gorcey), and the gang decide to borrow a fire hydrant to cool off but the local flatfoots don’t appreciate this and the boys are once again pinched.  Algy (Eugene Francis) has his Dad go to bat for the boys and it’s agreed they’ll be released to go up to Dad’s place in the wilds of upstate New York – maybe even farther upstate than Yonkers! – under the supervision of Knuckles (Dave “Tex” O’Brien) who is trying to help the gang stay on the straight and narrow.  So off to the mountains they go.

But also on the same road is Judge Parker (Forrest Taylor), a man slated to testify against the mob guys and a man whose life is in peril because of it.  After some car trouble, the gang and the Judge wind up at the Judge’s mysterious mountain castle, complete with creepy housekeeper, scary cook, nearby cemetery, and at least one restless ghost.  There are secret passages, an invisible organ player, disappearances, mystery, action, and non-stop hi-jinx.  Also featuring Sunshine Sammy as Scruno, from director Joseph H. Lewis it’s Boys Of The City.

UNCLE PETE MAKES A HAND-Y CATCH

Lakeside, UNCLE PETE and OXNARD have a little heart to heart about living a dog’s life and explosions and monsters and stuff.  Then it’s fishing time with some unusual catches.  UNCLE PETE takes a break from angling to bring you the 1932 Betty Boop and Grampy cartoon –  House Cleaning Blues.  Then he’s off in search of some rare and unique and always accessorized Vito-Necked Pheasant, but not before a double-header of George Burns and Gracie Allen. First, George tries to buy some cigars from sales clerk Gracie in 100% Service (1931), then George is a street cleaner and Gracie a nurse in Walking The Baby (1932).

UNCLE PETE AND LAKE DARK VAULT CREATURES IN A GROUP SHOT

Make this a weekend to remember with action, adventure, an anniversary, fishin’ and fun, and a wildlife card game (with OXNARD under the table just to keep things on the up and up).  Join UNCLE PETE and OXNARD this Friday, September 13, in Rochester/ western Monroe County on channel 1301 at 10PM and midnight and Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 10PM til midnight (with a replay at midnight) on channel 1301 for the Binghamton area, Corning/Elmira/Hornell, southern NY and northern PA, channel 99 for the Utica/Rome area, channel 30 all around the North Country of New York State, channel 2 for the Champlain, Tupper, and Saranac Lake areas and all over Cortland County, and channel 98 in Syracuse at 11PM with a replay on Thursday, September 19 at 10PM.  In Ithaca, NY, the channel is 13 and the times are 9PM and midnight.  It’s Boys Of The City, the next feature presentation on the DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!

A DOUBLE SHOT OF GOODNESS – ON THE SCREEN AND IN THE JUG – FROM THE DARK VAULT DISTILLERY!!!

•September 7, 2019 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE MIXES UP SOME TASTY TREATS IN THE DARK VAULT DISTILLERY

UNCLE PETE MIXES UP SOME TASTY TREATS IN THE DARK VAULT DISTILLERY

Looking for a little pick-me-up?  UNCLE PETE has not one, but two high-powered pick-me-ups guaranteed to get your blood going – and hopefully not out anywhere it shouldn’t come out!  He’s brewing up some tonic and brewing up some action this week in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!   Join UNCLE PETE for the 1973 crime-action pick-me-up (with a laugh or two) – Mean Frank and Crazy Tony. It stars DARK VAULT fave Lee Van Cleef as mob boss Mean Frank and Tony LoBianco as Crazy Tony – a mob boss fanboy from Hoboken who idolizes Mean Frank.  Frank gets himself in prison as an alibi for a crime he’s tied up with, but Tony decides that he’s gonna spring his ideal no matter what anybody says or does to try to stop him.  The film also stars Edwige French and Romano Pupo (Vitobot’s favorite actor name from Little Rita Of The West).  Sometimes called an unofficial crime remake of My Name Is Nobody, from director Michele Lupo (Sheriff and the Satellite Kid), it’s Mean Frank and Crazy Tony.

A SELF-PROPELLED JUG

A SELF-PROPELLED JUG

     UNCLE PETE  is hard at work in THE DARK VAULT DISTILLERY developing a new flavor of schnapps (or something like that) that’ll really pick you up – and probably lay you down too!  Having decided chlorine and motor oil flavors weren’t cutting it, UNCLE PETE still has a whole bunch of additives yet to try (and you can be sure there’s some bar-b-que sauce nearby).  To keep in the theme of things, UNCLE PETE also has a cartoon treat from 1947 – Little Brown Jug– a sing-a-long you can all join in on.

It’s an action packed, flavor filled night this Friday, September 6, in Rochester/ western Monroe County on channel 1301 at 10PM and midnight and Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 10PM til midnight (with a replay at midnight) on channel 1301 for the Binghamton area, Corning/Elmira/Hornell, southern NY and northern PA, channel 99 for the Utica/Rome area, channel 30 all around the North Country of New York State, channel 2 for the Champlain, Tupper, and Saranac Lake areas and all over Cortland County, and channel 98 in Syracuse at 11PM with a replay on Thursday, September 5 at 10PM.  In Ithaca, NY, the channel is 13 and the times are 9PM and midnight.  So be sure to join UNCLE PETE for Mean Frank and Crazy Tony, the next feature presentation on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

UNCLE PETE FINDS FOUR-FOOTED FRIENDS FOR FUN (AND ACTION) THIS WEEK!!!

•August 30, 2019 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE AND STONE DOG GET EXCITED ABOUT THIS WEEK'S CANINE CRIME DRAMA

UNCLE PETE AND STONE DOG GET EXCITED ABOUT THIS WEEK’S CANINE CRIME DRAMA

UNCLE PETE  knows a long weekend needs more action than a regular weekend to make it just right.  So this week, it’s a Double Feature filled with animals and action on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!   First is Inside Information from 1934,  a canine detective classic starring Tarzan The Dog as Tarzan The Police Dog (or is it the other way around).  When thousands of dollars of bonds are stolen, assistant cashier Lloyd Wilson (Rex Lease) is blamed.  But Lloyd’s trusty companion, Tarzan, has witnessed the whole thing and sets out to track down the real culprits in this action packed crime drama.  Also starring Marion Shilling and Charles “Blackie” King (as Blackie Black) and featuring director Bob Hill as Police Chief Gallagher, it’s Inside Information.

TARZAN ON THE TRAIL

TARZAN ON THE TRAIL

Then it’s horse hero time in The Mystery Of The Hooded Horsemen from 1937, an action packed western mystery staring singing cowboy legend Tex Ritter, his faithful steed White Flash, and Horace Murphy as Tex’s sidekick Stubby.  A band of hooded horsemen (hence the title) are terrorizing and looting the territory.  Tex and Stubby’s friend Tom Wilson (played by B-western perennial Lafe McKee) gets shot, so Tex and Stubby promise to Tom they’ll bring his killers to justice.  They go undercover to infiltrate the gang to bring about their demise.  Starring Iris Meredith as Tom’s daughter Nancy and the bad guy from our first feature (Charles “Blackie” King) as Blackie Devlin, and featuring several songs by Tex Ritter and performances by the Range Ramblers as the saloon musicians, its The Mystery Of The Hooded Horsemen.

TEX BELTS OUT A NUMBER

TEX BELTS OUT A NUMBER

Meanwhile, UNCLE PETE and Stone Dog and Max are settled in comfortably in front of the cathode ray device in the VAULT  and are revved up for a double-header celebration.  Tune in this this Friday, August 30, in Rochester/ western Monroe County on channel 1301 at 10PM and midnight and Saturday, August 31, 2019 from 10PM til midnight (with a replay at midnight) on channel 1301 for the Binghamton area, Corning/Elmira/Hornell, southern NY and northern PA, channel 99 for the Utica/Rome area, channel 30 all around the North Country of New York State, channel 2 for the Champlain, Tupper, and Saranac Lake areas and all over Cortland County, and channel 98 in Syracuse at 11PM with a replay on Thursday, September 5 at 10PM..  In Ithaca, NY, the channel is 13 and the times are 9PM and midnight.   It’s a double-action double feature with Inside Information and The Mystery Of The Hooded Horsemen on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!

(And if you don’t have cable or are outside ouR viewing area, you can see this same double feature on Beta Max TV on all Roku Devices and TVs!   www.betamaxtv.com)

TUESDAY’S BIRTHDAY IS TUESDAY SO CELEBRATE IT SATURDAY WITH UNCLE PETE!!!

•August 24, 2019 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE GETS FRANTIC WITH ROCK! ROCK! ROCK!

UNCLE PETE GETS FRANTIC WITH ROCK! ROCK! ROCK!

BIRTHDAY GIRL TUESDAY WELD

BIRTHDAY GIRL TUESDAY WELD

UNCLE PETE is wild about Weld so join him in the DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN for a Rock and Roll Birthday Party for dream girl Tuesday Weld – whose birthday is appropriately on Tuesday this year!  To celebrate, we’ll be showing her best (and first) movie – the 1956 rock and roll spectacular Rock Rock Rock!  It stars Alan Freed as Alan Freed, Tuesday Weld  as Dori, and teen idol Teddy Randazzo as Tommy.  Dori and Tommy have a thing goin’ and Dori’s dreaming of buying a strapless evening gown for the big rock and roll dance at the school.  But she gets in trouble when a money-making scheme she dreams up turns out to be a little crooked cuz she didn’t pay attention in math class.  Tommy, with dreams of being a big-time rock and roll singer, 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 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 shows off some new features of the remodeled Vault and shares a few trailers and musical numbers including the Hondells with Sea Cruise. Plus you’ll see UNCLE PETE model the next big thing in bio-audio personal computing devices – The VitoPod (TM) – the latest in wearable functional audio equipment!

Join us this Friday in Rochester/ western Monroe County on channel 1301 at 10PM and midnight and Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 10PM til midnight (with a replay at midnight) on channel 1301 for the Binghamton area, Corning/Elmira/Hornell, southern NY and northern PA, channel 99 for the Utica/Rome area, channel 30 all around the North Country of New York State, channel 2 for the Champlain, Tupper, and Saranac Lake areas and all over Cortland County, and channel 98 in Syracuse at 11PM with a replay on Thursday, August 29 at 10PM..  In Ithaca, NY, the channel is 13 and the times are 9PM and midnight.  It’s a Birthday Bash for Tuesday Weld as UNCLE PETE brings you Rock Rock Rock – the next feature presentation on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

And just for Tuesday’s birthday, THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN on Beta Max TV on all Roku devices and TVs will feature the birthday girl in Rock Rock Rock too!  Go to http://www.betamaxtv.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/UnclePeteOfficial/ for more info).

A LOVE STORY…SORT OF – THINGS GET CRAZY WITH UNCLE PETE THIS WEEK!!!

•August 17, 2019 • Leave a Comment

UNCLE PETE EXAMINES THIS WEEK’S MIND-MELTING FEATURES

Things are always a little crazy in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN but not quite as crazy as the people in the two features this week!  UNCLE PETE will be bringing you that “feel good” double feature of the summer they’ve all been talking about (in those abnormal psychology conferences)!  First it’s Maniac (1934).  an exploitation classic from film legend Dwain Esper.  Mad scientist Dr. Meirschultz (Horace B. Carpenter) conducts experiments to bring the dead back to life.  When his assistant Don (Bill Woods) kills the doctor, he uses his experience as a former vaudeville impersonator to pose as the mad doctor – with an emphasis on the mad.  When his treatments of mental patient Buckley produce violent fits, Buckley’s wife (played by Phyllis Diller – no, not that one) finds out what’s up and blackmails the fake doctor into turning her husband into a zombie.  Loosely based on Edgar Allen Poe’s The Black Cat, it’s Dwain Esper’s Maniac.

Next, UNCLE PETE has to use a extra restraints on El Vato during part two of this Dwain Esper double feature.  From 1938, it’s the full-blown scare film Sex Madness (aka – They Must Be Told).  This cautionary tale warns about the perils of venereal disease, something concerned citizen Paul Lorenz is crusading against the spread of.  On the evil side are several frequenters and employees of a local burlesque show, a sex-crazed secretary or two, and unfortunately, Paul’s son Tom.  But amidst all the decadence is Millicent, a reformed (but infected) ex-burlesque dancer who is seeking a cure on her journey back to the straight and narrow but discovers the world of quack medicine.  This movie was far outside the Motion Picture Production Code of the 1930s but was permitted because of its educational tone.  Starring Vivian McGill, Rose Tapely, Al Rigeli, and Stanley Barton, it’s Sex Madness.

UNCLE PETE does his best to hold down the fort situated in front of the Official DVOPD Cathode Ray Video Viewer while trying to control the other Dark Vault Denizens from running amok during this evenings extra warped features.  So tune in this Friday night (8/16/19) on channel 1301 in the Rochester/western Monroe county area at 10pm and midnight, and Saturday night (8/17/19) from 10PM to midnight (with a replay at midnight) to channel 1301 in the Binghamton area, northern Pennsylvania, and westward to the Corning/Hornell/Elmira area, channel 99 in the Utica/Rome area, channel 30 in the North Country (Ogdensburg/Watertown/Malone/MassenaLowville), channel 2 in the Champlain, Saranac, and Tupper Lakes areas and in Cortland County, and channel 98 in Syracuse/Onondaga County at 10pm Saturday with a replay on Thursday at 10pm.  In Ithaca, NY, tune to channel 13 at 9pm and midnight.  It’s a mind-melting Dwain Esper double feature – Maniac and Sex Madness – on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!

 
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