RACING DAMES AND DESIGNATED RATS – IT’S A ROAD TRIP!!!

•July 29, 2015 • Leave a Comment

UNCLE PETE AND HIS DESIGNATED RAT ROD DRIVER ON A ROAD TRIP IN THE NEXT DVOPD

You don’t need a good right arm to drive the Mobile Dark Vault, especially when you bring your designated driver rat along.  So come along as UNCLE PETE hits the blacktop again this week in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN with one of our favorite rubber burning, speed limit ignoring features – Hot Rod Girl!  Drag racing in the streets has gotten out of control, so Detective Ben Merrill (Chuck Connors) and one of the town’s top drivers and mechanics, Jeff Northrup (John Smith) set up a drag strip for the hot rodders to do some racing in a little safer setting (at least when they wreck, it won’t be on somebody’s front lawn).  Everything is real George and the top dragger just happens to be Lisa Vernon (Lori Nelson) – Jeff’s girl – in her T-Bird! But when Jeff’s younger brother gets into a street race and killed to boot (on somebody’s front lawn), Jeff quits the scene for good.  A JD by the name of Bronc shows up in his high-powered mill and starts bugging Lisa.  Jeff gets sucked into a street race, a kid on a bike gets croaked and the evidence points to Jeff.  It’s up to Lisa, Detective Ben, and the gang to help Jeff straighten out this mess and give Bronc a straightening out.

Directed by Leslie Martinson (Green Hornet, Dusty’s Trail, CHiPs), the flic also features Frank Gorshen as Flat Top, Eddie Ryder as Two Tanks, and Dabbs Greer as service station owner Henry Frye. The swinging soundtrack was composed and conducted by Alexander Courage (who later did the music for Star Trek). One of the few hot rod movies you’ll find with an oboe player listed in the credits (Gordon Schoneberg), from 1956, it’s Hot Rod Girl. (Check out some of the famous band members in the credits including a new trumpet player by the name of Maynard Ferguson.)

UNCLE PETE and Max and Stone Dog have decided to do some cruising in Mobile Vault One on a road trip up to Lake Dark Vault. While UNCLE PETE runs into (and over) a plethora of interesting characters on the way, he also finds time to bring you some music (Jody Miller singing Things), a spot about the brand new 1956 Ford Thunderbird, a James Dean safe driving public service announcement, and a Chevrolet sponsored short about preparing for a trip entitled How To Go Places starring Gail Storm.

It’s Hot Roddin, Road Trippin’ Summertime fun this week with Hot Rod Girl, Saturday, August 1, 2015 from 10PM to midnight on channel 4 in Binghamton (channel 17 – Montrose/Sayre, channel 99 – Elmira/Corning/Hornell) with replays at midnight and 2AM. Plus, it’s our new remastered version with enhanced sound and picture!  And our second movie with Chuck Connors in it. So join UNCLE PETE (and bring your oboe) for the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

UNEASY WILD RIDER AND CHICKEN SOUP

•July 23, 2015 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE DOES AN UN-BUILD OF THE DARK VAULT HOT ROD

UNCLE PETE DOES SOME INVESTIGATIN’ AND RESTORATIN’ ON THE DARK VAULT HOT ROD

The Dark Vault Hot Rod is waiting to wail – but UNCLE PETE’s lack of a functioning right arm has unfortunately slowed that action down this summer. But it’s onward and upward this week as UNCLE PETE dives into some engine work and digs up the 1960 counterculture hot rod film – The Wild Ride.  It stars Georgianna Carter, Robert Bean, Carol Bigby, and Jack Nicholson. Nicholson is a hard-nosed anti-society dirt track racer who loves partying and rebelling and being number one – no matter what the cost to others. There’s drinkin’, fightin’, playin’ chicken, and all sorts of mayhem in director Harvey Berman’ s The Wild Ride.

     Meanwhile, UNCLE PETE hits the Dark Vault Garage to try to find out why the Dark Vault Hot Rod is not performing like it should. Along the way he finds time to bring you the 1954 Popeye car-toon Taxi Turvy and our favorite cartoon cutie – Betty Boop – hoppin’ in her race car (with a cold) in Ker Choo. Plus, we’ve got some good advice for all you JD Hot Rodders out there in Road Runners.

CHICKEN SOUP AND CARBURETORS DON’T MIX

Although the Dark Vault Hot Rod isn’t rumblin’ down the road yet, the pieces are back on and morons have been banned from any further contact with the vehicle, so the DVHR will ride again.  But in the meantime, join UNCLE PETE and the pre-restored Dark Vault Hot Rod this Saturday night, July 25, 2015 from 10PM to midnight (and again at midnight and 2AM) on channel 4, channel 99, and channel 17 in Binghamton, Montrose/Sayre (PA), and Corning/Elmira/Hornell as we bring you our newly remastered version of The Wild Ride, the next feature presentation on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

I ONLY HAVE EYE FOR YOU!!!

•July 16, 2015 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE SEARCHES THE CRYPT FOR MORE "THINGS"

UNCLE PETE SEARCHES THE CRYPT FOR MORE “THINGS”

As you may have heard on The Uncle Pete Radio Show, UNCLE PETE , through a bizarre laboratory mishap (is there any other kind in THE DARK VAULT) has been reduced to using just one arm this summer.  So to balance things out, this week UNCLE PETE will be closing one eye in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN to see stuff like one of the title characters in our feature presentation.  From 1961, it’s Atlas In The Land Of The Cyclops.  It stars Mitchel Gordon (aka Gordon Mitchel) as Atlas who comes to the aid of a village whose populace is getting regularly chomped by a giant, one-eyed meanie in a nearby cave.  There’s also a lion, a bunch of guys with swords and an evil queen to round out our honest-to-goodness sword and sandal action picture.     From director Leonviola (all one word) and featuring Chelo Alonso, Vira Silenti, Aldo Bufi Landi and Little Fabio (who would grow up to be on the covers of many romance novels and in margarine commercials) and with music from the Rome Philharmonic Orchestra it’s Atlas In The Land Of The Cyclops.

A DARK VAULT FAN DEMONSTRATES THE 1-D GLASSES

A DARK VAULT FAN DEMONSTRATES THE 1-D GLASSES

Meanwhile, UNCLE PETE is getting down and real deep in the Dark Vault Crypt way beneath the Cinema Graveyard.  You can pick up the broadcast on your digital receivers as usual and you can always watch us in 3-D where available (with the Vito Gold 28K Gold 3-D Decoder(TM)), but special this week we’ll be broadcasting in 1-D (for those of you with the Vito Gold One-Dimensional Glasses (TM)) to let you watch the movie just like you were an evil mythological creature with one big eye in the middle of your head!  So tune in this Saturday, July 18, 2015 on channel 4 around Binghamton, channel 99 around Elmira and Corning and Hornell and channel 17 around Sayre/Montrose from 10PM to midnight (and again at midnight and 2AM) for Atlas In The Land Of The Cyclops, the next feature presentation on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

IN YOUR RADIO!

•July 15, 2015 • Leave a Comment
GET THOSE TUBES WARMED UP - THE SHOW'S ABOUT TO START

GET THOSE TUBES WARMED UP – THE SHOW’S ABOUT TO START

Don’t forget THE UNCLE PETE SHOW is on WHRW-FM 90.5 every Wednesday night from 10PM until who knows when.  Those without a big enough antenna can listen at whrwfm.org on their computer-like device.  Spread the word – UNCLE PETE is on the air!

ROCK, ROCK ROCK ROCK, AND FLASHING LIGHTS TOO!!!

•July 10, 2015 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE GETS FRANTIC WITH ROCK! ROCK! ROCK!

UNCLE PETE GETS FRANTIC WITH ROCK! ROCK! ROCK!

Pull out those 45rpm records and get those socks shined up for the hop!  UNCLE PETE is gonna bring you a big ol’ Rock and Roll Party in this week’s DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!  It’s the 1956 rock and roll spectacular Rock Rock Rock!  starring Alan Freed as Alan Freed, Tuesday Weld (on the small screen in her big screen debut) as Dori, and teen idol Teddy Randazzo as Tommy. Dori and Tommy have a thing goin’ and Dori wants to buy a strapless evening gown for the big rock and roll dance at the school. Unfortunately, she gets in trouble fora crooked money-making scheme she dreamed up cuz she didn’t pay attention in math class. Tommy is a budding rock and roll singer and 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 some 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 will show off the recently re-re-remodeled Vault and share a few trailers and musical numbers including the Hondells doing Sea Cruise. Plus you’ll get to see the next big thing in bio-audio personal computing devices – The VitoPod (TM) – beating the next clever phone to market by months!

So join us this Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 10PM til midnight on channel 4 (Binghamton), channel 17 (Montrose/Sayre), and channel 99 (Corning/Hornell/Elmira)  – with replays at midnight and 2AM as UNCLE PETE brings you a Sock Hop on your TV with Rock Rock Rock – the next feature presentation on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

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!

 
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