•April 22, 2016 • 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, lot of 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) tags along for fun and Barbara Bouchet pops in to pretty things up a bit. But Yul soon finds his brother’s death was part of a trap to lure him over there. 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 little snack recipe for an Antonio Margherita ™ in honor of our feature’s director and shows off so special VITO GOLD ENTERPRISE merchandise unofficially 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 shorts, that is). 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, April 23, 2016, from 10PM to midnight (with replays at midnight and 2AM) on channel 4 local to Binghamton, channel 99 in the Elmira/Corning/Hornell and the Utica/Rome area and channel 17 in and around Montrose/Sayre, PA. It’s the newly remastered version of 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!
•April 16, 2016 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE POWERS UP THE PORTAL SPECTRAL DISEMBOBULATOR (TM) FOR A DOUBLE FEATURE
UNCLE PETE has rolled the Official Dark Vault Viewer out again and polished up the antenna extra good as he brings you two, count ’em, two brand new features this week in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN! First up is the action music crime drama Postal Inspector from 1936. It stars one of our favorite Hollywood fright legends, Bela Lugosi, as Gregory Benez, a shifty nightclub owner who has rung up a pretty darn big gambling debt. When Benez learns from his recently hired singer Connie Larrimore (Patricia Ellis) that there is a 3 million dollar shipment of old money being transported to a temporary storage area outside a nearby flooded area, he decides to grab it to pay off his debt. But Charlie Davis (Michael Loring)- Connie’s sweetie and where she found out about the money shipment – happens to be the brother of Postal Inspector William Davis (Ricardo Cortez) and is overseeing this loot. There’s a big heist, intrigue and a speedboat chase and lots more action. Directed by Otto Brower and also starring Hattie McDaniel as Deborah, it’s Postal Inspector.
Then it’s flying lead and flying fists in the 1943 western classic, Bullets and Saddles. The Range Busters – Ray “Crash” Corrigan, Dennis Moore, and Max “Alibi” Terhune – are called to action and wind up in the middle of cattle rustling and murder. Bad guy Jack Hammond (Glenn Strange) is masterminding a bunch of rustling and is now after the Craig ranch. Charlie Craig (Budd Buster) tells the local law that if the rustling and other unseemly crimes don’t get stopped, he’s going to organize some vigilantes. Hammond sets up Charlie to be framed for murder. Ma Craig calls in the Range Busters and the detectin’ and solvin’ begins. Also starring Elmer as Max Terhune’s dummy, it’s Bullets and Saddles.
UNCLE PETE, El Vato, and Stone Dog and taking care of business back at the DARK VAULT as usual for this world premier double feature. So tune in this Saturday night, April 16, 2016 from 10PM to midnight on channel 4 in the Binghamton area, channel 17 in Montrose/Sayre and surrounding areas, and channel 99 in Elmira/Hornell/Corning and Utica/Rome with replays at midnight and 2AM. And make sure to listen for the smash hit song We’ll Have Bluebirds On All Our Wallpaper! It’s a brand new episode featuring Postal Inspector and Bullets and Saddles on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!
•April 9, 2016 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE ROLLS OUT SOME GOOD ONES THIS WEEK!
It’s time for some classic kegling and some brain exercising 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.
UNCLE PETE rolls right into it 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 your host, the legendary Milton Berle. In the second frame, it’s Make That Spare, the first nationally broadcast bowling game show.
Then we have game show perennial Allen Ludden hosting Password as he did for eons, this time with Jack Benny and his 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).
Meanwhile 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, April 9, 2016 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. It’s The Classic Television Spectacular – Part IV, a world premier episode, on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!! (and watch for another new episode next week! contact us at unclepeteshow @gmail,com)
•April 1, 2016 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE SPINNING TUNES TO AN INTERNATIONAL AUDIENCE BACK IN THE 60S
What says the week after Easter better than a trip back to 1968 for some disc jockey flashbacks and a bunch of giant monsters? At least that what UNCLE PETE thinks. So join him this week in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN for Destroy All Planets starring that city leveling, kid loving turtle – Gamera! There was a time in the not so distant past when most Earthlings frowned on Gamera’s destruction and shuttled him off to Mars. But Gamera’s Earth bound and down (as Jerry Redd might sing) but not without a little interaction with some aliens determined to take over Earth (seems they like the air down there).
GAMERA’S BATH-TIME FUN
When scoutmaster Mr. Shimida (Kojiro Hongo) takes his troop to visit Dr. Dobie (Peter Williams) for a demonstration of their latest hi-tech mini-submarine, mischievous (and scientifically savvy) scouts Masao (Toru Takatsuka) and Jim (Carl Craig) tinker with the sub’s controls so only they can pilot it properly. While submerged, they meet Gamera. But all three are captured by the aliens and Gamera is retrofitted with a mind control gimmick while the boys are held at alien central. When the boys help release Gamera, the aliens counter with their own giant beastie – Viras (no relation to another of our features, Virus).
Directed by Noriaki Yuasa, this film includes a lengthy Gamera mind-scan sequence that takes us back through some highlights of prior Gamera versus big bad monsters battles. Released in 1968, this movie is also known as Gamera vs. Viras.
And speaking of disc jockeys, UNCLE PETE does some fond reminiscing and has his own flashback sequence of when his popular TV music program Rock-A-Rama was cancelled and the call went out from the Land Of The Rising Sun for UNCLE PETE to come over and fill the Japanese airwaves with the stuff that only UNCLE PETE can fill airwaves with. UNCLE PETE also has a bunch of cool and obscure (what else) music videos for you and some rare footage of UNCLE PETE on the radio in Japan! So join the multimedia guy himself, UNCLE PETE, this Saturday, April 2. 2016 from 10PM to midnight on channels 4, 17, and 99 in Binghamton, Sayre/Montrose (PA), and Corning/Elmira/Hornell as well as channel 99 for our newest viewers in the Utica/Rome area. And catch our replays at midnight and 2AM too! Don’t forget to contact us at unclepeteshow @gmail.com. It’s Destroy All Planets – remixed, remastered, and real spiffy – on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN! (And spread the word – there’s a brand new episode coming your way next week too!)
•March 27, 2016 • Leave a Comment
EASTER MORNING EXCITEMENT!!!
From UNCLE PETE, El Vato, Vito Gold and all of us here in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN –
HAPPY EASTER TO ALL!!!
and To All – A Good Egg!
(and Happy Dyngus Day on Monday too!!!)
•March 25, 2016 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE MIXES UP SOME TROUBLE IN THE CHEMICAL CLOSET
What with that famous bunny (with the great first name) coming down the Bunny Trail with all kinds of Easter Eggs and other goodies, UNCLE PETE decided to take you down a trail of our own with The Dark Vault Trailer Spectacular! It’s movies, movies, and more movies this week on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN as UNCLE PETE brings you dozens and dozens of movies, well, at least most of the action bits from dozens and dozens of movies, all in one show! We’ve got two hours (give or take a little) of classic cinematic trailers from some of our favorite movies. Action, monster, kung fu, horror – all sorts of original movie trailers from the 40’s to the 80’s.
And that’s not all. UNCLE PETE will be taking you on another trail too. A trail that gives you a tour of some of the special areas of THE DARK VAULT COMPLEX seldom seen by living (or otherwise) eyes! You’ll see recreational areas, eating places, and secret chemical storage areas and you’ll also see UNCLE PETE in a rare DARK VAULT appearance without a Hawaiian shirt on. Plus, it’s another remixed, remastered digital extravaganza with special never before seen footage.
So tune in this Easter Eve, Saturday, March 26, 2016 from 10PM to midnight on cable channel 4 in and around Binghamton, channel 17 in the Sayre/Montrose, PA area and channel 99 for both the Corning/Hornell/Elmira and Utica.Rome areas. And remember our replays at midnight and 2AM! Ring in your Easter with UNCLE PETE and the Dark Vault Trailer Spectacular on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!! (And watch for more new episodes in April!)