UNCLE PETE DOES FOUR-TWENTY “ONE” BETTER THIS WEEK!!!

•April 20, 2018 • Leave a Comment

UNCLE PETE READIES FOR ANOTHER TRIP INTO CINEMA WONDERLAND

With “green” oriented things like 4/20 and Earth Day flanking this week’s episode of THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN, UNCLE PETE and El Vato roll out the green carpet this Saturday night with a bona fide cult classic scare film and one of our fan favorites – REEFER MADNESS.  An anti-marijuana educational film released in 1936 as Tell Your Children, it stars Carleton Young and Thelma White as Jack and Mae – a couple of scurvy pot dealers.  It also stars one of the DARK VAULT’S favorite actors –  Dave “Tex” O’Brien – as Ralph, a strung out, unbalanced ex-college student (someone we can relate to).  They soon get youths Jimmy (Warren McCollum) and Bill (Kenneth Craig) turned on to some “real good cigarettes”, starting them on a downward slide into the dark, destructive world of cannabis.      

    Reefer Madness is a big departure in the career of Dark Vault favorite Dave “Tex” O’Brien who spent much of his long career in East Side Kids movies, Pete Smith Specialties, and westerns (many with Tex Ritter).  Reefer Madness, intended as an educational movie to warn parents about the pitfalls of pot, became a cult movie legend after NORML founder Keith Stroup bought a cheap copy in 1971 and began to circulate it in the college movie circuit.

Meanwhile, back at the Dark Vault, El Vato’s incense (or something) has an effect on UNCLE PETE.  But while UNCLE PETE relaxes in the den, he brings you an assortment of stuff including a film from the 60’s called Keep Off The Grass and a musical interlude called Radiation Baby Azul stops by to demonstrate a new use for a Vito Gold product and UNCLE PETE tickles the ivories between assorted refreshments and snack breaks along the way.

UNCLE PETE FINDS SOME SHOWS ARE MORE RELAXING THAN OTHERS

So grab lots of munchies and turn on (your TV set) and tune in this Saturday night,  April 21, 2018 from 10PM to midnight on channel 1301 for Binghamton and all of southern NY and northern PA,  channel 99 (Utica/Rome), channel 30 in the North Country (Ogdensburg/Watertown/Massena/Malone/Champlain) and channel 2 for the Plattsburgh and Tupper and Saranac Lake areas,  with replays at midnight and 2 AM.  And for Ithaca, NY, it’s channel 13 at 9PM and midnight.  Murder, debauchery, and some jazzed up piano playing as UNCLE PETE goes green this Saturday with the 1936 cult classic Reefer Madness, our feature presentation on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN.

(And on Beta Max TV on the Roku System, take a trip to a the frozen north and the steamy jungle with The Fatal Glass Of Beer and Africa Screams available starting this Friday!)

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CELEBRATE SATURDAY THE 14TH WITH VITO GOLD, SOME GREAT GIFTS AND SOME PREHISTORIC DAMES!!!

•April 14, 2018 • Leave a Comment

VITO GOLD AT HIS HEADQUARTERS WHEELIN’ AND DEALIN’ AND HOSTIN’ TOO!

Hey!  Is there a special occasion in your future that is just callin’ out for an even more special gift?  Not only something someone wants,  but something that somebody needs?  And maybe you’re also thinking that you haven’t seen any prehistoric cave women lately too.  Well, you can take care of all that stuff by joining VITO GOLD this Saturday night as he hosts The Dark Vault Of Public Domain with the feature presentation from 1968 – Voyage To The Planet Of Prehistoric Women.  If you’ve ever seen Voyage To The Prehistoric Planet, you have already seen a good portion of this film too because director Peter Bogdanovich (hiding under a pseudonym) decided to compile parts of a few movies to come up with this one.  And one of the parts he came up with has some pretty good parts herself!  It stars Mamie VanDoren as Moana, the leader of a race of telepathic prehistoric-like women on an alien planet.  A group of astronauts lands on the planet and disturbs the women’s peaceful existence including blasting the giant bird creature that the women idolize.  The powers of the women’s minds turn the powers of nature against these astro-interlopers and action ensues (and there’s a robot!).  Produced by Roger Corman, it’s Voyage To The Planet Of Prehistoric Women.

There are also a bunch of trailers and tidbits as well as Way Stations In Space, a short about space travel and space stations as planned in the 1950s proving they were way ahead of us back then.  As usual, it all happens this Saturday night April 14, 2018 at 10PM on cable channel 1301 for all of southern NY and northern PA, channel 99 in Utica/Rome, channel 30 for the North Country, and channel 2 for Plattsburgh and Saranac and Tupper Lakes.  And don’t forget the late-night replays at midnight and 2AM!   In Ithaca, NY, the times are 9PM – 11PM and midnight – 2AM and the channel is 13.  Celebrate Saturday the 14th with VITO GOLD, some great gifts and accessorizin’ with The Stuff You Needs To Buy (TM) and some prehistoric dames who aren’t very happy with Voyage To The Planet Of Prehistoric Women this week’s feature on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

“WOOF” SAYS THE DOG, “NEIGH” SAYS THE HORSE, “WHERE AM I” SAYS UNCLE PETE

•April 7, 2018 • 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  digs up a special Double Feature filled with animal heroes and lots of action this Saturday 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 Saturday night, April 7, 2018 from 10PM to midnight (with replays at midnight and 2AM) on channel 1301 in the Binghamton area, and all of southern NY and northern PA, channel 99 for the  Utica/Rome areas, channel 30 all across the North Country and channel 2 for Saranac and Tupper Lakes and Plattsburgh.  And don’t forget in Ithaca, NY, on channel 13 the show times are 9PM – 11PM and midnight – 2AM.  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!!!

UNCLE PETE DOES A LITTLE SPYING AND SHOWS A LITTLE SPY TOO!

•March 30, 2018 • Leave a Comment

UNCLE PETE DOES A LITTLE SECRET AGENTING

It’s spies, a half spy, and fun this Saturday on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN when UNCLE PETE presents the 1982 spy spoof The Impossible Kid.  Directed by Eddie Nicart, and starring the Philippines’ 2 foot 9 inch answer to Sean Connery – Weng Weng (nee – Ernesto De La Cruz).  Known by his code name of  Agent 00, Weng Weng finds himself working with the Manila branch of Interpol.

The evil Mr. X has threatened the Philippines.  Some businessmen have come up with the ransom demanded by Mr. X, but our hero suspects there’s something rotten in Denmark (or Manilla even!).  A little super spy work soon turns up a complex secret plan of evil masterminded by the mysterious Mr. X.  This sequel to Weng Weng’s For Your Height Only stars Nina Sara as Lolita, Romy Diaz as Senyor Manolo, Romy Nario as Mr. X and Ben Johnson (no, not the well-known American Western actor and stuntman) as the Chief.

Back at the Vault, UNCLE PETE brushes up on some of his Double Naught spy techniques (to the annoyance of El Vato) and brings you a 1974 short from the streets and playgrounds of the exotic eastern city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania entitled Destruction – Fun Or Dumb?  So, join UNCLE PETE and El Vato this Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 10PM to midnight (with replays at midnight and 2AM) on channel 1301 in the Binghamton area, southern NY and northern Pennsylvania, channel 99 around Utica/Rome, channel 30 in the North Country of NY and channel 2 around Saranac and Tupper Lakes and Plattsburgh.  And in Ithaca, NY, it’s channel 13 from 9PM – 11PM with a replay from midnight – 2AM.  Spend Easter eve with UNCLE PETE and The Impossible Kid on the next installment of THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

And this week in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN on Beta Max TV on the Roku streaming device, it’s a rock and roll classic as Arch Hall, Jr. stars in Wild Guitar!

UNCLE PETE DISAPPEARS, VAULT EXPLODES – TONIGHT AT THE VORTEXX

•March 30, 2018 • Leave a Comment

ACTUAL FOOTAGE OF VAULT EXPLOSION STUFF (AND VITOLAND AMUSEMENT PARK(TM))!

Almost as regular as the changing of the seasons, there are explosions in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN.  And this time, UNCLE PETE is nowhere to be found.  So this Thursday, as THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN drops by to visit Sluggo and the Vortexx gang, will UNCLE PETE be there?  Will he be anywhere?  The feature is Teenagers From Outer Space. A real gone space hot rod filled with aliens has made the scene. And they want a planet to raise their “cattle” on. Their “cattle” just happen to be giant lobster-like creatures called gargons and the planet just happens to be earth.  It all happens tonight, along with some rousing chat from The Vortexx gang during the show.  The place for the action is http://www.horrorhost.net and the time is  Thursday, March 29, 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

There’s also newsreel footage concerning the DARK VAULT explosion and some investigations into who dunnit and where the heck is UNCLE PETE.  But wherever he is, he still manages to also bring you an educational short from 1950 entitled Bicycle Safety and a DARK VAULT exclusive called Cooking With Foreigners.  We also bring you some groovy trailers and a peek at the place you’ll want to head to this summer – VITOLAND PARK!  Aliens and action and mystery the missing UNCLE PETE somehow brings THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN to visit with Sluggo and The Vortexx gang this Thursday from 9PM – 11PM for Teenagers From Outer Space at www.horrorhost.nest .

 

EVIL BRAIN, EVIL BOLOGNA, THE USUAL UNCLE PETE

•March 24, 2018 • Leave a Comment

UNCLE PETE CLEANS THE VAULT BUT FOGS HIS BRAIN THIS WEEK

According to UNCLE PETE, brains are sorta like cold cuts – if you don’t take the proper care, they go bad.  When left in a dusty recess of THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN, they can go beyond bad.  They can go downright evil!  And we’ve got an example of that in this week’s feature –  Evil Brain From Outer Space!!!   It’s Japan’s first super hero, Starman, back to save the earth, this time from the brain of the mostly dead Balazar that unleashes all sorts of nasty alien creatures whose touch means instant death to a mere mortal.  Starring Junko Ikeuchi, Minoru Takadi, and of course, Ken Utsui as Starman, the man of strongest steel from the Emerald Planet, it’s the 1964 thriller, Evil Brain From Outer Space.

Meanwhile back at THE VAULT, UNCLE PETE is doing a little cleaning up in one of his secret hiding places.  You never know what you’ll find when you start cleaning up a long forgotten part of the VAULT, and this time, UNCLE PETE uncovers a great sale circular from Fowler’s and, even more tasty, a well aged baloney (pronounced bologna) sandwich.  Maybe it’s not true that baloney gets better with age, and after chomping it down, UNCLE PETE takes a little side trip into a place very few have ever been.  But besides cleaning and discovering and snacking, he also finds time to bring you some music from the High Lows  and a Three Stooges short from 1949.  The trio searches for a priceless gem and serves up some treats at the Cafe Casbahbah in Malice In The Palace.  Even Santa Claus makes an appearance (he does that occasionally in the off-season).  And the whole show has been remastered for better video, better audio and even better weirdness (especially in the trippy parts).

So join UNCLE PETE this Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 10PM to midnight on channel 1301 in the Binghamton, Corning/Elmira/Corning and northern Pennsylvania viewing areas, channel 99 (Utica/Rome), channel 30 in the North Country, and channel 2 for Tupper and Saranac Lakes and the Plattsburgh area with replays at midnight and 2AM.  And on channel 13 in Ithaca, NY, the show time is 9PM – 11PM with a replay from midnight  – 2AM.  It’s strange creatures and stranger baloney as we bring you Evil Brain From Outer Space, our next feature presentation on the DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

And this week on Beta Max TV on the Roku devices (betamaxtv (dot) com) it’s the Classic TV Spectacular – Pt V featuring a grab bag of shows from the golden age of television.

UNCLE PETE SAYS “YUL LIKE THIS ONE”!

•March 17, 2018 • Leave a Comment

UNCLE PETE SHOWS OFF SOME RARE VITO GOLD MERCHANDISE

Looking for an exotic getaway filled with suspense and intrigue?  And want it to be cheap?  Well, join UNCLE PETE (who does cheap without any effort at all) for an evening in the Mediterranean filled with car chases, explosions, crime, shootin’, and other fun stuff as he brings you the 1976 actionfest – Death Rage.  Retired hit man Peter Marciani (Yul Brynner) heads from NYC to Naples (the Italian one) to get the dirty rat who killed his brother in the Old Country.  Once there, hit man wannabe and uninvited sidekick Angelo (Massimo Ranieri) latches on to learn from the master and Barbara Bouchet pops in to pretty things up a bit.  But Yul finds he’s been lured into a trap by his brother’s killers.  Throw in Martin Balsam as the Commissario and you’ve got all kinds of plot twists and turns.  It’s director Antonio Margheriti’s Death Rage (aka – Con La Rabbia Agli Occhi).

Back in THE DARK VAULT, UNCLE PETE takes time to share a personal favorite recipe for an Antonio Margherita ™ in honor of our feature’s director and shows off some special VITO GOLD ENTERPRISE merchandise unofficially nearly endorsed by Yul Brynner himself.  There’s also a 1959 informational bit entitled The Trouble With Women (don’t get El Vato started) brought to you by the Aluminum Company Of America and you’ll even see a pile of shorts too (movie bits, not laundry).  Plus for you literary types (or maybe il-literary types), Azul De Vaca recites his idea of a poem about Barbara Bouchet.

So join UNCLE PETE this Saturday, March 17, 2018, from 10PM to midnight (with replays at midnight and 2AM) on our brand new channel, 1301 for the entire Binghamton, Elmira/Corning/Hornell and northern Pennsylvania areas, channel 99 in the Utica/Rome area channel 2 around Tupper and Saranac Lakes and Plattsburgh, and channel 20 for the wole rest of the North Country of upper New York State.   And remember, all you folks in the Ithaca, NY area, the channel is 13 and the show times are 9PM to 11PM and midnight to 2AM.  It’s Yul Brynner’s final cinematic appearance (at least this side of the grave) – Death Rage   and it’s the next feature presentation on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

(And brand new on Beta Max TV on the ROKU stream system – it’s classic television at its gamey-est – The Classic TV Spectacular – Pt IV!)

 
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