A LITTLE WORK, A LITTLE SNACK AND A LITTLE RITA

•July 2, 2015 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE AND VITOBOT(TM) DISCUSS THE FEATURE

UNCLE PETE AND VITOBOT(TM) DISCUSS THE FEATURE, CHEESE, AND LAUNDRY

Somebody famous once said “I feel a song coming on” (it was either UNCLE PETE or the guy that invented the jukebox).  This week in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN, UNCLE PETE and the Clones feel lotsa songs coming on and a bunch of rip-roarin’ six-gun western action too!  So cap off your Independence Day celebration with UNCLE PETE as he brings you the rarely seen spaghetti western/musical/romance/comedy Little Rita Of The West. It stars Italian pop star Rita Pavone as Little Rita – a straight shootin’ buckskin clad babe ridin’ through the Old West righting wrongs. Rita believes that gold is the root of a lot of bad stuff, so she, along with friends Francis (Lucio Dalla) and Sitting Bison (well-known Hercules-type movie star Gordon Scott aka Gordon Mitchell) sets out to blow up all the gold she can locate.  But a bunch of bad guys want to get the gold before she blows it up.  Along the way, Rita crosses paths with the one that makes her heart go pitty pat – Black Star (Terence Hill) – who seems to have eyes more for the gold than Rita (or does he).

    Originally, Little Rita Of The West was entirely in Italian and contained all kindsa songs, but when it was released in English, all the songs were cut. We’ve unearthed a rather rare print of this film that not only has the English dialog, but also has all of the original songs included, and in Italian. Another DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN exclusive (or there abouts)!  Plus, we’ve also remastered our copy with improved sights, sounds and smells (for those sets so equipped)!

EL VATO AND ROJO GATO OFFER THEIR VERSION OF A SNACK

El Vato and Rojo Gato are hard at work doing their version of sprucing things up around the DARK VAULT.  UNCLE PETE, just back from a trip, searches for a snack, and digs up a couple of musical adventures from the old Scopiatones section of the Cinema Graveyard before having an unfortunate power tool incident.

So join UNCLE PETE and the Clones this Saturday, July 4, 2015 from 10PM to midnight on  Binghamton’s channel 4, Montrose/Sayre’s channel 17, and Elmira/Corning/Hornell’s channel 99 and again at midnight and 2AM.  It’s a Fourth Of July filled with action, music, and power tools for Little Rita Of The West, our next feature presentation on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

AMERICAN MANUFACTURING, RAILWAYS, AND A SLASHER

•June 25, 2015 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE VISITS THE CLONE FACTORY THIS WEEK

UNCLE PETE VISITS THE CLONE FACTORY THIS WEEK

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, and perhaps the key 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 take a little stroll to check 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, June 27, 2015 from 10PM to midnight on channel 4 (Binghamton), channel 17 (Sayre/Montrose, 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 UNCLE PETE layin’ down a little ditty on the harmonica, on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

FROZEN WATER SKIING AND GIANT SPIDERS

•June 18, 2015 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE GRABS A REFRESHING REFRESHMENT FOR TONIGHT'S FEATURE

UNCLE PETE GRABS A REFRESHING REFRESHMENT FOR TONIGHT’S FEATURE

It’s been pretty hot and rainy lately, but there are still some remnants of giant snow piles in the Boston area, so this week on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN, UNCLE PETE hits the slopes for a cautionary tale on why not to go into strange mountain holes as he brings you The Beast From Haunted Cave.

The setting is the snowy hills of South Dakota where a seedy gang is planning a big gold heist.  To create a diversion, they plan an explosion in a nearby mine.  While setting the explosives in the mine, bad guy Marty (Richard Sinatra – wasn’t he a singer or something?), and a local barmaid (always bring a barmaid along when you set explosives in a cave) encounter a strange creature that croaks the barmaid but good.  After the heist, the gang leader (Frank Wolff) hires a local ski lodge owner and guide (Michael Forest) to take them to a remote cabin on the ruse of doing some remote skiing, but with the real idea to meet up with a get-a-way plane.  But the beastie has a cave nearby and soon locates the gang with dinner on its mind.  No one believes Marty’s story about the creature until people start disappearing.  That’s when the real fun starts.

THE RARELY SEEN DE-COLORIZER!

THE RARELY SEEN DE-COLORIZER!

THE ALSO RARELY SEEN B&W DISEMBOBULATOR (TM)

THE ALSO RARELY SEEN B&W DISEMBOBULATOR (TM)

Also starring Sheila Carol as the moll and Christopher Robinson as The Beast, directed by Monte Hellman, produced by Gene Corman and released on New Year’s Day 1959, it’s Beast From Haunted Cave.

Back at The Dark Vault, UNCLE PETE has broken out the skis cuz it’s a ski movie, and, because the movie is in Black and White, he’s also brought out the rarely seen Vito Gold De-Colorizer (TM) and of course the also rarely seen Black and White Disembobulator (TM).  While UNCLE PETE waits for El Vato to deliver the feature, he also find time to bring you our favorite cartoon sweetie Betty Boop along with one of the coolest cats ever – Cab Calloway – in the 1930 cartoon Minnie The Moocher.  Then from 1929, there’s one of the earliest examples of a talkie cartoon, also from the Fleischer Studios, Finding His Voice.

So join UNCLE PETE and El Vato this Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 10PM to midnight on channel 4 (Binghamton), channel 17 (Sayre, PA), and channel 99 (Elmira, Corning, Hornell) and check out the replays at midnight and 2AM.  It’s cartoon fun and skiing horror with Beast From Haunted Cave – the next feature presentation on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

THE LAW AND AN ALIEN BOY – JUST LIKE THOSE BIG-TIME HEADLINES (BUT VAULTIER)

•June 12, 2015 • 1 Comment

UNCLE PETE DOES A LITTLE STAR GAZING

Aliens and law enforcement are in the news a lot these days. So UNCLE PETE tries to get to the bottom of it all as he explores the world of alien visitations to spaghetti western movie stars on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN.  Join UNCLE PETE and El Vato this Saturday as they bring you the 1979 family fun invasion flic The Sheriff And The Satellite Kid.   When residents of a small Georgia town see a UFO landing and strange occurrences occur, the sheriff (Bud Spenser) begins to believe their stories after picking up what he thinks is a runaway little boy (Cary Guffey of  Close Encounters of the Third Kind).  Spenser is convinced when the boy, who introduces himself as H725, produces a device that causes a huge fish to jump into the sheriff’s arms and makes a horse speak in English (actually in Italian in the original print).  But when the military sets out to capture the alien, Sheriff Hall decides to help him get home.  The duo heads to Stone Mountain, but not before several good doses of typical spaghetti western slapstick and brawling.   Directed by Michele Lupo it’s The Sheriff and the Satellite Kid.

EL VATO AWAITS UNCLE PETE’S BELATED ARRIVAL IN THE DARK VAULT

UNCLE PETE has his telescope set on the stars this week.  But when he finally gets himself down to the Vault, he plucks a couple gems from the universe of public domain short subjects.  First up is the Terry-toon The Talking Magpies from 1949 – the first feature for Heckle and Jeckle.  Then there’s the explosive short Don’t Touch – a safety film about what to do when you find blasting caps and explosives (NO, you don’t put them in your mouth and you sure don’t give them to El Vato).  Plus, we’ve remastered the print to bring you even more pixels and stuff!

It’s an outing filled with stargazing, aliens, southerners, explosives and talking mischievous birds this Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 10PM to midnight on channel 4 (Binghamton), channel 17 (Montrose/Sayre, PA), and channel 99 (Elmira/Corning/Hornell) and again at midnight and 2AM on all fronts.  Join UNCLE PETE for The Sheriff and the Satellite Kid, the next feature presentation on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

THE UNCLE PETE SHOW IS ON!!!

•June 11, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Uncle Pete’s back on the radio for the summer – Wednesday nights at 10PM starting right now!  WHRW-FM, 90.5 or whrwfm.org!  Tune in!!!

MAYHEM AND MARTIAL ARTS

•June 5, 2015 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE AND AZUL DEMONSTRATE THE LATEST MARTIAL ARTS WEAPON

UNCLE PETE AND AZUL DEMONSTRATE THE LATEST MARTIAL ARTS WEAPON

It’s been an action packed week for Uncle Pete.  He’s been preyed upon by an evil unearthly creature, set upon by hordes with countless sharp implements and noxious substances and even scheduled for a summer radio show but prevented from performing his radio duties by grievous bodily harm.  But despite all this adversity, he has still managed to prepare a feature for this weekend about another besieged warrior.  Join us this Saturday for the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN as UNCLE PETE presents the 1976 quasi-biography BRUCE LEE – THE MAN, THE MYTH (directed by Ng See-yuen). This film, released barely 3 years after Bruce’s untimely and mysterious death, covers his life through the development of his skills, career and worldwide fame, Leaning more toward the myth, but with no shortage of action, the movie stars Bruce Li as Bruce Lee and Lynda Hirst as Bruce’s wife Linda.  Plus this week, we’re showing the remastered, enhanced version with some musical extras added for your viewing pleasure!

UNCLE PETE SAMPLES SOME TRADITIONAL KUNG POP CORN

UNCLE PETE SAMPLES SOME TRADITIONAL KUNG POP CORN

And make sure to stop by Vito Shack to pick up the latest in exclusive self-defense equipment and you can join in at home as Bruce Lee, UNCLE PETE, and EL VATO demonstrate their Martial Arts techniques.  It all happens this Saturday, June 6, 2015  from 10PM to midnight on channel 4 (Binghamton), channel 17 (Sayre, PA), and channel 99 (Corning/Elmira/Hornell) – and again at midnight and 2AM.  So grab some extra loud snacks and settle in for some high kickin’ action as UNCLE PETE presents BRUCE LEE – THE MAN, THE MYTH on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

TUNES AND STUFF AND EVEN SOME MORE STUFF AFTER THAT!

•May 29, 2015 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE PULLS OUT ALL THE STOPS IN THIS WEEKS VIDEO JUKEBOX

UNCLE PETE PULLS OUT ALL THE STOPS IN THIS WEEKS VIDEO JUKEBOX

Since this is the real Memorial Day (May 30th) weekend, I guess it’s the real unofficial start of summer too. So join us for some toe-tappin’, finger poppin’, rug-cuttin’ fun and some creepy stuff too in this week’s DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAINUNCLE PETE’s  heading down into one of the DARK VAULT RECORD VAULTS to scour the stacks of wax for a little Dark Vault party.  It’s UNCLE PETE’S VIDEO MUSIC PICKS featuring a whole casket full of boppin’ tunes to get your party movin’ and your  feet tappin’ like zombies on caffeine   It’s famous folks and some not so famous folks in music videos not seen together anywhere outside the Dark Vault.

Then it’s over to the Dark Vault Bomb Shelter for an episode of the rarely seen Boris Karloff television show The Veil.  Plus, as an extra special feature, it’s the rarely seen independent film from Pestilence ProductionsCake Eaters!

So add some zip and even some zing to your weekend with UNCLE PETE, Saturday,  May 30, 2015 on channel 4 in Binghamton from 10PM until midnight (channel 17 in the Montrose/Sayre area and channel 99 around Elmira/Corning/Hornell all at the same time).  It’s UNCLE PETE”S VIDEO MUSIC PICKS, an episode of The Veil, and a world premier short film, Cake Eaters – and don’t forget the extra showings at midnight and 2AM.  It’s a crypt-kickin’ good time for the first day of the second unofficial start of summer this week in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

 
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