CRIME AND TONIC AND UNCLE PETE

•June 16, 2018 • 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

Feelin’ poorly?  Feelin’ good and want to feel better?  Just plain feelin’?  UNCLE PETE is brewing up just what you need this week with a little tonic and a little crime in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN.   Join UNCLE PETE for the 1973 crimedy spectacular 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 fanatic 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).  Having  tested and eliminated chlorine and motor oil flavors, 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 Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 10PM to midnight on channel 1301 in Binghamton and all surrounding areas, northern Pennsylvania, and westward to the Corning/Hornell/Elmira area, channel 99 in the Utica/Rome, channel 30 in the Watertown/Massena/Malone/Ogdensburg area and channel 2 in the Plattsburgh/Saranac Lake/Tupper Lake areas.  Don’t forget the replays at midnight and 2AM.  And in the Ithaca area, it’s on channel 13 from 9-11PM with a replay at 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!

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WHAT TO DO ON A SATURDAY? HEAD TO THE LAKE WITH UNCLE PETE AND OXNARD!

•June 9, 2018 • Leave a Comment

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

Can’t figure out what to do this weekend?  Stop by THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN as UNCLE PETE and OXNARD head up to their favorite get-a-way – Lake Dark Vault.   It’s strange “fish”, rare wildlife playing cards, and ghosts and gangsters as we present the 1940 East Side Kids classic Boys Of The City.

THE GANG WONDERS WHERE TO WATCH THE DARK VAULT

It’s a hot day in the Bowery, and Muggs (Leo Gorcey), Danny (Bobby Jordan), Pete (David Gorcey), and the gang decide to borrow a fire hydrant to cool off.  Well, 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 Adirondacks 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

Meanwhile, 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 interesting results.  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 and adventure, 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 Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 10PM til midnight (with replays at midnight and 2AM) on channel 1301 for Binghamton and eastward, northern PA, and Corning/Hornell/Elmira westward, channel 99 for Utica/Rome, channel 30 for the North Country, and channel 2 for the areas around Plattsburgh, Saranac and Tupper Lakes.  And in Ithaca, NY watch us on channel 13 from 9PM – 11PM and midnight – 2AM. It’s Boys Of The City, the next feature presentation on the DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!  (and peel those eyeballs for news about some brand new episodes!)

BURN A BOOK, FIGHT A MONSTER, PUT UP WITH UNCLE PETE – TYPICAL SATURDAY NIGHT!

•June 2, 2018 • 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

Break out your sandals and your anti-surveillance devices for a trip to the monster infested past and the oppressive totalitarian future this week in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN.  Join UNCLE PETE for a movie double-header featuring the sword and sandal epic Hercules And The Princess OF Troy and a tale of the future gone awry, 1984 (well, at least it was the future when the story was written).

In the first feature, the people of Troy must make a monthly delivery of one maiden to a nasty sea monster that will otherwise destroy the city in lieu of payment.  Some citizens decide to relocate, only to be captured by pirates.  Hercules (Gordon Scott) feels this whole situation could use a little improvin’ 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 hope you have good toes in your sandals cuz we’re all gonna 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 Saturday night, June 2, 2018, from 10PM to midnight (with replays at midnight and 2AM) on channel 1301 in Binghamton, Sayre/Montrose, and Hornell/Elmira/Corning, channel 30 all over the North Country of New York, channel 99 in Utica/Rome, and channel 2 for Plattsburgh, Saranac and Tupper Lakes.  And in Ithaca, it’s channel 13 from 9PM – 11PM and midnight – 2AM  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!!!

A HOLIDAY WEEKEND SPECTACULAR FOR YOUR TV!!!

•May 27, 2018 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE ABSORBS SOME CLASSIC CATHODE RAYS

UNCLE PETE ABSORBS SOME CLASSIC CATHODE RAYS

Put that flat TV behind your fish tank, get a good old curvy one and join UNCLE PETE in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN this week as he brings you the CLASSIC TELEVISION SPECTACULAR (Part I).  It’s down to the Dark Vault Den as we open up the Dark Vault Classic Television Archives.

First up is Clutch Cargo from 1962 featuring the special Synchrovox process which combined animation and live action speaking parts.  Clutch, his sidekick Spinner and that pugnacious pooch Paddlefoot meet up with Mister Abominable.  More action follows  from 1967 with episode 1 of Johnny Socko and His Flying Robot.  Johnny, his pal and his giant robot defend the earth against all sorts of evil and assorted giant beasties.

Next, turn off the lights and prepare for suspenseful spookiness with an episode of The Veil  hosted by Boris Karloff.  Then it’s Destination: Outer Space and a return to the Synchrovox process with Space Angel.  In this episode from 1962 – The Ghost and Crystal Mace (yes, Mace, not that other stuff you were thinking of) –  Space Angel and his crew encounter a planet inhabited by some very upset and mischievous ghosts.

Finally, it’s back to earth where evil is afoot once again in The Adventures Of Dr. Fu Manchu, one of the first syndicated television programs.  This episode finds the evil doctor kidnapping a famous plastic surgeon to do some work on an evil-doer who has been in hiding since the fall of  his former stomping grounds – Nazi Germany.  Naztiness abounds in this episode entitled The Master Plan Of Dr. Fu Manchu.

Back at the Dark Vault Den, UNCLE PETE  tries to get his robot buddy to demonstrate the process of Luffing (and we’re still not sure what Luffing is), and grows an instant Fu Manchu moustache.  Plus, there’s a cameo appearance by our friend, Mr. Yuk, the guy who replaced the old Skull and Crossbones as the symbol of poison  (whatever happened to Mr. Yuk anyway?).

So whether you have a black and white set or one of those new color console sets, 2D, 3D, or 4D, smellavision or not, make sure it’s good and warmed up this Saturday night May 26, 2018 from 10PM to midnight (with replays at midnight and 2AM) on channel 1301 in Binghamton, Elmira/Corning/Hornell and northern PA, channel 99 in Utica/Rome, channel 30 in the North Country, and channel 2 in Plattsburgh and Champlain and Tupper Lakes.  And in Ithaca, it’s channel 13 at 9PM and again at midnight.  It’s a walk down Television Memory Lane with UNCLE PETE and the Classic Television Spectacular on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

WILD GUITAR, WILD HOST, WILD EVERYTHING!

•May 13, 2018 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE JAMS WITH ARCH HALL JR. THIS WEEK

UNCLE PETE JAMS WITH ARCH HALL JR. THIS WEEK

It’s Rock, Roll, and Action this week as we bring out a way out, wild classic this week on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!  It’s the 1962 Ray Dennis Steckler gem – Wild Guitar.  Arch Hall Jr. stars as Bud Eagle, an aspiring singer/song writer who has hopped on his motorcycle and headed to Holllllllywood (gotta put 6 or 7 L’s in there cuz everything’s big out there).  He meets aspiring dancer Vickie (Nancy Czar) at a diner (where else), and she’s decides to help get him on the right track to stardom.  After he wow’s ’em on a variety show, agent Mike McCauley (Arch Hall, Sr.) takes Bud under his wing and zooms him into the stratosphere in like no time, Jack!!!  But McCauley is a no-good, shifty, unscrupulous agent (a rarity in Hollywood) and Bud tries to break ties with the agent, although henchman Steak (Ray Dennis Steckler, billed as Cash Flagg) might have something to say about that.  To complicate matters even some more yet, three barely ept thugs from the diner decide to kidnap Bud.  There’s intrigue, romance, comedy, a little ice skating, and a whole bunch of rockin’.  From 1962, it’s Wild Guitar.

But, there’s more!  UNCLE PETE, back in THE DARK VAULT CONTROL ROOM, presents a 1937, Duane Esper directed bit of educational film called How To Undress, an early exploitation short that was far more risqué then than it turns out to be now.  There are also trailers galore!  And besides causing some destruction, UNCLE PETE breaks out the wild ukulele for a couple musical interludes.  So tune in this Saturday night, May 12, 2018 from 10PM to midnight (with replays at midnight and 2AM) on channel 1301 in Binghamton, Sayre/Montrose, and Corning/Hornell/Elmira and in Utica/Rome on channel 99 and all over the north country (Watertown/Malone/Massena/Ogdensburg/Champlain) on channel 30.  And viewers in the Tupper and Saranac Lake areas can watch us on channel 2!!!  It’ll be an action packed rockin’ good time with Wild Guitar, the next feature presentation on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!

WE BRING MUSICAL SPAGHETTI TO THE VORTEXX THIS WEEK!

•May 10, 2018 • Leave a Comment

It’s singin’ and shootin’ that  THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN and what we have in store for Sluggo and the Vortexx gang.  This week, the feature is Little Rita Of The West.  Little Rita wants to destroy all the gold in the west because she believes it’s the cause of all evil.  But the bad guys and Rita’s heart-throb disagree.  Shootin’ singin’, and action ensues! It all happens this Thursday, 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, May 10, 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 place to be is www.horrorhost.net

El Vato and Rojo Gato try some repairs, there are some trailers, and there are a couple of great Scopitones too.  This also happens to be somewhat of a Pestilence Productions exclusive – a rare print combining the English dubbed movie with the rarely seen Italian sung musical numbers.  And there’s the power tool accident too.  So join UNCLE PETE as he brings THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN to visit with Sluggo and The Vortexx gang this Thursday from 9PM – 11PM with Little Rita Of The West at www.horrorhost.nest .

UNCLE PETE AND THE DARK VAULT GET WEBBY!

•April 28, 2018 • Leave a Comment

UNCLE PETE’S TELEVISION STAR FRIEND SAYS THIS WEEK’S SHOW IS THE TOPS!

Variety is our middle name!  Well, actually we don’t have a collective middle name, but we do love variety!  So join UNCLE PETE this week in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN, for an all out variety show The Best Of The Webisodes – Volume 1.

UNCLE PETE IN A CLIP FROM THE THREE-D PORTION OF THIS WEEK’S SHOW

The Webisodes originally appeared only on the internet in the early days of the Dark Vault.  They showcased a lot of things that UNCLE PETE and El Vato wanted to show that couldn’t  fit in our weekly shows.  But now, you can see them on you TV too!

UNCLE PETE AND HIS LATEST HIGH-TECH AUDIO DEVICE

There will be tons of terrific trailers and some obscurely cool music videos including Lou Rawls, a unique version of Kung Fu Fighting, and the original version of a song many people never heard before it appeared in a beer commercial a few years ago.  There’s an episode of the Flash Gordon TV show and an episode of the spooky scary One Step Beyond.  Plus there’s an episode of the legendary Three Stooges cartoons (with live action and animation) called Dinopoodi.  And watch for UNCLE PETE demonstrating special 3-D effects – no extra equipment needed!

You’ll see UNCLE PETE in the Dark Vault, UNCLE PETE at Lake Dark Vault, UNCLE PETE in a poncho (a real poncho, not a Sears poncho) and Vito Gold.  It all happens this Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10PM to midnight on cable channel 1301 for Binghamton) and all of southern NY and northern PA, channel 99 in the Utica/Rome areas and channels 30 and 2 for all of northern New York.  And don’t forget the replays at midnight and 2AM.  And for Ithaca, NY, tune to channel 13 at 9PM and midnight.  It’s The Best Of The Webisodes – Volume 1 on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

(And for all you fans who watch The DARK VAULT on Beta Max TV on ROKU, this week it’s Spooky Sorcerers.)

 

 
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