UNCLE PETE GETS ASTRONOMICAL!!!

•February 16, 2018 • Leave a 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.   Residents of a small Georgia town see a UFO landing and soon experience strange occurrences. Local sheriff (Bud Spenser) decides to believe their stories after picking up what he thinks is a runaway little boy (Cary Guffey of  Close Encounters of the Third Kind) but turns out to be not of this earth!  The boy, H725 by name, 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).  Of course the military sets out to capture the alien but 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 is telescoping i the night air and 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).

It’s an outing filled with stargazing, aliens, southerners, explosives and talking mischievous birds this Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 10PM to midnight on channel 4 (Binghamton), channel 17 (Montrose/Sayre, PA), and channel 99 (Elmira/Corning/Hornell and Utica/Rome), channel 30 in the North Country, channel 2 for Plattsburgh, Tupper and Saranac Lakes and again at midnight and 2AM on all fronts.  AND brand new starting this Saturday, THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN will now be available in the Ithaca area from 9-11PM and again from midnight – 2AM!  Welcome aboard Ithaca viewers! So, join UNCLE PETE for The Sheriff and the Satellite Kid, the next feature presentation on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

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UNCLE PETE GETS SILENT THIS WEEK AT THE VORTEXX!!!

•February 15, 2018 • Leave a Comment

UNCLE PETE MAKES SURE IT’S REALLY A SILENT MOVIE

Is the noise of the daily hustle and bustle getting you down?  Here’s a sure cure.  Join in as UNCLE PETE drops by to visit Sluggo and the Vortexx gang again this Thursday.  This week, he brings THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN over for the Silent Movie Spectacular!  Five classic silent shorts – The Tramp (Charlie Chaplin), Dr. Pyckel and Mr. Pride and West Of Hot Dog starring Stan Laurel, The Goat with Buster Keaton and the classic French space exploration movie A Trip To The Moon.  And there’ll be some rousing original ragtime music playing along – composed and performed by UNCLE PETE’s very own brother HIAWATHAThe Vortexx gang will be silent in sound but loud in words as they make with some chat during the show.  The place for the action is http://www.horrorhost.net and the time is  Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 9PM.  The Vortexx gang shows a special feature every night at 9PM that also includes live chat while the show is on.  And that special place to be is www.horrorhost.net

UNCLE PETE is sepia toned and silent as well back at the DARK VAULT.  With some wacky hi-jinx and a prank or two on El Vato.    Silent fun and lots of action from the early days of cinema when UNCLE PETE brings THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN to visit with Sluggo and The Vortexx gang this Thursday from 9PM – 11PM for The Silent Movie Spectacular at www.horrorhost.nest .

UNCLE PETE AND A DOUBLE FEATURE – THE PERFECT VALENTINE’S GIFT!!!

•February 9, 2018 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE AND SAMMY COUNT TP TWO - AND BEYOND - THIS WEEK IN THE DARK VAULT CRYPT

UNCLE PETE AND SAMMY COUNT TO TWO – AND BEYOND – THIS WEEK IN THE DARK VAULT CRYPT

Lookin’ for a great gift for your sweetie for St. Valentine’s Day?  How ’bout an evening with UNCLE PETE and a double feature! Sounds like a great gift idea to us!  Well, save your money and stop bt THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN  this Saturday night.

TYPICAL VIEWER WAITING FOR THE DARK VAULT TO START

TYPICAL VIEWER WAITING FOR THE DARK VAULT TO START

First up, it’s Beast Of Yucca Flats starring Mr. Sexy himself, Tor Johnson, as a Russian defector who wanders into the blast zone of an atomic bomb test. He gets a bit mutated and croaks a few of the locals.  Directed by Coleman Francis, this movie used the groundbreaking technique of being filmed entirely without a soundtrack.  They used to call those films “silent movies”, but in this case we just call it cheap.  All sounds and dialogue were added afterwards (you may notice that you never actually see anyone talking).  Also starring Douglas Mellor, Barbara Francis and Bing Stafford, it’s the 1961 low-budget classic, Beast Of Yucca Flats.

BILLY AND FUZZY SIZE UP THE SITUATION

BILLY AND FUZZY SIZE UP THE SITUATION

Our second feature stars a man who was an Olympic swimmer, Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, Tarzan, and numerous B western heroes – Buster Crabbe.  He’s joined by sidekick Al “Fuzzy” St. John in Fugitive Of The Plains.   A gang doing crimes points the finger square at Buster (in his frequent role as Billy the Kid), so he and Fuzzy set out to clear their names.  Directed by Sam Newfield, it also stars Maxine Leslie and features seasoned western side men Kermit Maynard (Ken’s brother) as Spence and George Cheesbro as Baxter.  It’s the 1943 horse opera, Fugitive Of The Plains.

and with all its unexplored passages – some that appear to have been excavated from below – this always proves for an interesting stroll.  So tune in this Saturday, February 10, 2017 on channel 4 in Binghamton,channel 17 in Sayre/Montrose, channel 99 in Elmira/Corning/Hornell and Utica/Rome, channel 30 in The North Country and channel 2 in the Plattsburgh, Saranac Lake, and Tupper Lake areas from 10PM to midnight (replays at midnight and 2AM as UNCLE PETE brings you fireworks galore in the form of six-gun shootin’ and atom bomb blastin’.  It’s Beast Of Yucca Flats and Fugitive Of The Plains on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

(And for all our ROKU viewers, tune in to Beta Max TV this Friday at 8PM Eastern for another double feature – Maniac and Sex Madness!)

IT’S WINTER NIGHT GOLF SEASON!!!

•February 3, 2018 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE SHINES UP HIS PUTTER FOR A ROUND OF WINTER NIGHT GOLF

UNCLE PETE SHINES UP HIS PUTTER FOR A ROUND OF WINTER NIGHT GOLF

Somebody once said “War Is Heck” or something like that.  UNCLE PETE once said “Heck, let’s go golfing”  Well, this week we combine both immortal quotes in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN.

Join UNCLE PETE and El Vato for the 1978 outer space action feature The War Of The Robots.  Two of Earth’s premier genetic scientists are kidnapped by aliens who need a little premier genetic assistance to save their race.  So Earth’s best Space Commandos head off to parts unknown (one of UNCLE PETE’s favorite vacation spots) in an attempt to rescue the scientists and engage in some good old ray gun battles with some nasty humanoid robots.  And the frantic spaceship fighting will bring back memories (or maybe flashbacks) of your Atari 2600.  Starring Antonio Sabato as Captain John Boyd, Yanti Somer as Julie and Melissa Long as Lois, from director Alfonso Brescia it’s The War Of The Robots.

UNCLE PETE ON THE LINKS

UNCLE PETE ON THE LINKS – FASHION ACCESSORIES BY VITO GOLD

The Clones have been pretty busy around the DARK VAULT lately repairs, new episodes and like that – so, UNCLE PETE has decided to treat them to a golf outing.  And for some reason, the rates are always lower at night in the winter.  So, it’s off to the links for a rousing round of Winter Night Golf (it’s not a good idea to let the clones wander around in the daytime anyway).  Bunkers don’t seem quite as daunting when you can’t see them and the water hazards play a little different when they’re frozen.  But snowdrifts can be a bit of a challenge.  But the conditions aside, grab your mashies and niblicks and join us on the links this Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 10PM to midnight on channel 4 (Binghamton), channel 99 (Elmira/Hornell/Corning and Utica/Rome), channel 17 (Montrose/Sayre, PA), channel 30 in the North Country (Malone, Massena, Ogdensburg, Champlain, Watertown) and channel 2 (Plattsburgh, Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake) with replays at midnight and 2AM.  It’s robots, special effects, and golf with UNCLE PETE on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

SPEND GROUNDHOG DAY EVE WITH UNCLE PETE, A GORILLA, AND THE VORTEXX!!!

•January 31, 2018 • Leave a Comment

UNCLE PETE SPREADS ADVICE ON THE AIRWAVES

Thursday is Groundhog Day Eve!  And you may have read that some recently uncovered ancient texts have revealed that the traditional way to spend Groundhog Day Eve is to spend it with a gorilla.  So that’s exactly what UNCLE PETE is going to do and he’s going to share the tradition with Sluggo and The Vortexx crowd as he drops in there again this week!  Join him this Thursday as he brings THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN over to The Vortexx  for the classic clones-of-famous-people-meets-acting-legend film  Bela Lugosi Meets A Brooklyn Gorilla!  It’s the legendary Bela Lugosi, a gorilla, and Duke Mitchell and Sammy Petrillo appearing “coincidentally” looking just like Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis!  The Vortexx gang will be revved up for some chattin’ during the show too.  The place for the action is http://www.horrorhost.net and the time is  Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 9PM.  The Vortexx gang shows a special feature every night at 9PM that also includes live chat while the show is on.  And that special place to be is www.horrorhost.net

UNCLE PETE will be reminiscing and having some flashbacks about his earlier days in show biz and the media with a little segment from outta the past when UNCLE PETE was the host of a radio talk show.  There’ll be not one, but two, cartoons from out favorite cartoon cutie Betty Boop including one with an appearance by Cab Calloway!   Croonin’, apes, flashbacks, and fun!  All that and more with UNCLE PETE and THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN this Thursday on a visit with Sluggo and The Vortexx gang from 9PM – 11PM for Bela Lugosi Meets A Brooklyn Gorilla at www.horrorhost.nest .

 

HAVE A (BOWLING) BALL WITH UNCLE PETE THIS WEEK!!!

•January 25, 2018 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE ROLLS OUT SOME GOOD ONES THIS WEEK!

UNCLE PETE ROLLS OUT SOME GOOD ONES THIS WEEK!

It’s time for some classic kegling and puzzle solving this week in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!  Join UNCLE PETE as he brings you The Classic Television Spectacular – Part IV featuring game shows from the Golden Age Of Television.

It starts right up UNCLE PETE’s alley with two bowling challenges. First it’s Jackpot Bowling from January 1961.  Originating from the Hollywood Legion Lanes, Jackpot Bowling not only featured kegling competitions but threw in a good dose of comedy with legendary host Milton Berle. In the second frame, it’s Make That Spare, the first nationally broadcast bowling game show.

Next up is game show perennial Allen Ludden hosting Password as he did for eons, this time with Jack Benny and Benny’s daughter Joan as contestants.  Finally it all wraps up with the hit charade game from 1951 called Pantomime Quiz Time featuring all-star celebrity contestants including Walter Brennan, Hans Conried, and Vincent Price (among others).

Back at THE DARK VAULT, UNCLE PETE discusses some television history with El Vato and demonstrates some of the finer points of precision bowling.  So join us this Saturday night, January 27, 2018 from 10PM to midnight (with replays at midnight and 2AM) on channel 4 in the Binghamton area, channel 17 around Montrose/Sayre, and channel 99 in Corning/Hornell/Elmira as well as the Utica/Rome area, channel 2 for the Plattsburgh, Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake areas, and all over the entire North Country of the great state of New York (Malone, Messina, Watertown, Ogdensburg, Champlain, etc.) on channel 30.  It’s The Classic Television Spectacular – Part IV on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!

DISASTER TIME!!! (AKA – JUST ANOTHER DAY WITH UNCLE PETE!)

•January 19, 2018 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE AND MAX KEEP HEALTHY IN THE CRYPT

UNCLE PETE AND MAX KEEP HEALTHY IN THE CRYPT

Have you had your shots?  That’s the only thing that gets many viewers all the way through a DARK VAULT episode sometimes.  But this week, shots might not be a bad idea (you choose what kind) because there’s a nasty contagious bug in the THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN this week and it comes in the form of the 1980 big budget epic Virus. And UNCLE PETE’S bringing it to your house!

The special branch of government that deals with killer viruses (viri?) decides to send one on a plane that winds up crashing.  The extremely contagious, very deadly virus, for which there is no cure, is released.  It was an honest mistake.  Who could’ve foreseen a plane crashing or a virus getting out to end all life on Earth?  But not so fast!  The virus can’t survive in extreme cold (Binghamton and upstate New York are safe!). That means that the eight hundred-some scientists and staff in Antarctica and a submarine crew are still alive.  And now it’s up to them to not get contaminated and to keep the earth going in the midst of a big budget apocalypse.

Directed by Kinji Fukasaku, this was the most expensive Japanese film made at that time.  The all-star cast includes Chuck Connors, Masao Kusakari, Sonny Chiba, Glenn Ford, Robert Vaughn, Henry Silva, George Kennedy, Edward James Olmos, Bo Svenson, and Olivia Hussey.  It was filmed on location in Antarctica, Alaska, Halifax, Machu Pichu and features 2 real submarines and the real ocean.  It also bombed at the box office.  Which is why we have it here in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN.  This film not only contains more big name international stars than any of the usual DARK VAULT fare but the single film salary of any one of these stars is bigger than the entire budget of most of the movies we air.  Janis Ian wrote the lyrics for and performed the title theme song.  If that doesn’t make it a terrifying disaster movie, I don’t know what does!  Plus, the version we will be bringing you is one you won’t see anywhere else, exclusive to the DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN! From 1980, it’s Virus.

CHUCK CONNORS TRIES TO CALL THE DARK VAULT THIS WEEK

CHUCK CONNORS TRIES TO CALL THE DARK VAULT THIS WEEK

UNCLE PETE and Max are exploring the Dark Vault Crypt where no virus would dare survive – although Max does have the sniffles.  And even though this is one of the newest, longest, and by far, the biggest budget movies we’ve shown in the DARK VAULT, UNCLE PETE still manages to dig up a couple of disaster flick trailers as well.  So prepare for a dose of disaster this Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 10PM to midnight on channel 4 (Binghamton), channel 99 (Corning/Elmira/Hornell and Utica/Rome), channel 17 (Sayre/Montrose), channel 2 for the Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, and Plattsburgh areas and channel 30 (Ogdensburg/Massena/Malone/Champlain and Watertown) with replays at midnight and 2AM.  Check your local VITO SHACK ™ for a supply of the Vito Gold ™ Universal Anti-Virus Vaccine, and get inoculated (or intoxicated) for the 1980 disaster spectacular Virus, the next feature presentation on the DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!

 
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