GET MOONED WITH UNCLE PETE ON THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!

•March 16, 2019 • Leave a Comment

UNCLE PETE ENJOYS SOME MOONERIFIC REFRESHMENTS

According to our Book Of Stuff Nobody Knows, the day between the Ides Of March and St. Patrick’s Day is Moon Beast Day.  So, we here in the DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN, never missing a chance to celebrate something (or pretty much anything), are ready, willing, and able to moon-up today!  Take a walk in the moonlight with  UNCLE PETE and EL VATO Saturday night for the 1976 feature – Track Of The Moon Beast.  Paul G. Carlson (Chase Cordell) is a rock hound who gets bonked by a hunk of alien meteorite and begins to feel light-headed (or maybe it’s moonlight-headed).  And instead of becoming just dizzy, he becomes a murderous mutated monster, attacking several of the locals, including one poor soul coming home from bowling.  Law enforcement becomes suspicious when it appears no known animal could have made those marks (except for maybe some of the guests at a DARK VAULT all-night shindig).  The only clues are a collection of ancient American Indian paintings.  Also starring Leigh Drake, directed by Richard Ashe, and co-written by Bill Finger whose writing credits include episodes of the Batman TV series, 77 Sunset Strip and The Green Slime, it’s Track Of The Moon Beast!

UNCLE PETE and Max are working on their moon tan while enjoying the beautiful moonlit night and several moon related refreshments.  Pull up a moon rock, break out a fresh jug of moonshine and bake up a moon pie (take one can of moon filling, poor into a frozen 9″ pie crust, cover with the second crust and bake for 35 minutes at 1200 degrees) and join UNCLE PETE Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 10PM to midnight on channel 1301 around Binghamton, Elmira/Corning/Hornell and Montrose/Sayre and northern PA.  For the Utica/Rome area, it’s channel 99 and channel 30 all over the north country (Ogdensburg/Watertown/Malone/Massena/Champlain).  Channel 2 is the place for the tri-lakes area (Saranac, Tupper, and Champlain) and also for the Cortland County area.  Don’t forget the replay at midnight.  And for Ithaca, NY it’s channel 13 at 9PM and midnight.   Track Of The Moon Beast on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!

(And for all you Roku users, tune in to Beta Max TV (www.betamaxtv.com) this week for a trip on The Dark Vault Of Public Domain’s  presentation of Night Train To Terror!  Available on all Roku devices and Roku equipped TVs!)

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HAVING TROUBLE GETTING THE DARK VAULT ON YOUR TV?

•March 9, 2019 • Leave a Comment

It’s come to my attention this week that some folks have not been getting the Dark Vault broadcasts for the past several weeks.  I recently heard from a Charter/Spectrum customer service representative that some people in the Elmira area have not seen the show in weeks.  It should be available at 10pm and midnight on channel 1301 in that area.

After our conversation, they assured me that they would check on this situation this weekend and try to address whatever problem is occurring.  We’ll see how that works out.

If you are not seeing The Dark Vault on your TV and you are in an area that we broadcast to (see the posts for channels and areas), please let us know.  You can contact us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/UnclePeteOfficial/ or at UNCLE PETE’s e-mail at unclepeteshow @gmail.com (without that space between the w and the @).  Now that I actually know a live customer service rep who can address this type of problem, I can let them know directly or put you in contact with them or both.

Also, if you know someone in an area that is not currently receiving The Dark Vault on Spectrum cable and would like to, let us know (at the same contact places listed above).  We can be in your area too by setting up a sponsor (and that’s reeealy easy).  Let’s get The Dark Vault everywhere!!!!

Thanks for watching!!!

UNCLE PETE WALKS WITH THE MONSTERS….AND COWBOYS!!!

•March 9, 2019 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE HAS AN UNEXPECTED VISITOR

UNCLE PETE HAS AN UNEXPECTED VISITOR

How about a little exercise with THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN this Saturday?  Maybe a bit of a walk or a little horse riding.  Maybe even wrestling with a hideous ape-creature or dodging a flurry of six-gun bullets.  You get a chance to do all that this week when you join UNCLE PETE for a double feature of The Monster Walks and Broadway To Cheyenne.  In The Monster Walks, Ruth (Vera Reynolds) learns her scientist father has died under mysterious circumstances.  Heading to his spooky mansion with fiance Dr. Ted Clayton (Rex Lease), she discovers her Uncle Robert, and a housekeeper and her odd son Harris Crug (Mischa Auer) living there.  And then there’s the ape-type thing in the basement left over from Dad’s experiments.  Ruth inherited everything, but old Uncle Robert gets it if Ruth ceases to exist.  A hairy monster hand trying to kill Ruth really gets things going.  But is it the primitive primate or is there another monster afoot?  From 1932 and also starring one of the busiest and most credited side-character actors ever, Willie “Sleep n’ Eat” Best, it’s The Monster Walks.

In Broadway to Cheyenne, NYC policeman “Breezy” Kildare (Rex Bell) is shot during a confrontation with bad guy Butch Owens (Robert Ellis).  He heads west to recuperate on his father’s ranch in Wyoming and finds the dirty rats from New York hiding out nearby running a protection racket on the local ranchers.  It’s up to Breezy to show the thugs some western justice.  Also starring Marceline Day and legendary sidekick Gabby Hayes (as Walrus), likewise from 1932, it’s Broadway To Cheyenne.

Back at the Dark Vault, UNCLE PETE is settled down in front of the cathode viewing device and bring accosted by a mysterious hand.  Of course, a little snort or two of a bar-b-cue cocktail helps as he digs up a Three Stooges commercial too.  So tune in this Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 10PM to midnight (with a replay at midnight) on channel 1301 in the Binghamton area, Sayre/Montrose and northern PA, and the Elmira/Corning/Hornell area, channel 99 around Utica/Rome, channel 2 in the Saranac/Champlain/Tupper Lakes areas and in Cortland County, and channel 30 in the North Country (Champlain/Watertown/Ogdensburg/Massena/Malone).  Don’t forget in the Ithaca, NY area, we’re on channel 13 at 9PM and midnight.  An action-packed double feature spectacular with The Monster Walks and Broadway To Cheyenne on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!

(And for all you Beta Max TV viewers (on your Roku TVs and devices), this week you’ll see the Flash Gordon, shorts, music, trailers and more in The DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN – Best Of The Webisodes – Vol 2 www,betamaxtv.com)

SKIING AND BLOOD SUCKING CAVE MONSTERS – A WINTER WONDERLAND WITH UNCLE PETE!!!

•March 2, 2019 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE GRABS A REFRESHING REFRESHMENT FOR TONIGHT'S FEATURE

UNCLE PETE GRABS A REFRESHING REFRESHMENT FOR TONIGHT’S FEATURE

Has the long cold, snowy, wet, freezing, windy, nasty winter got ya down?  Are you enjoying the long cold, snowy, wet, freezing, windy, nasty winter?  Either way, make it better with a visit to the snow-covered chalet we like to call THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN! This week, UNCLE PETE hits the slopes for a cautionary tale from 1959 on why not to go into strange mountain caves – The Beast From Haunted Cave.

In the snowy hills of South Dakota, a seedy gang is planning a big gold heist.  As a diversion, they plan an explosion in a nearby mine but while setting the explosives, bad guy Marty (Richard Sinatra – maybe Frank’s third cousin twice removed on his father’s side?) and a local barmaid (barmaids are essential for setting explosives in a cave) encounter a huge creature that croaks the barmaid but good.  After the heist, the gang leader (Frank Wolff) hires  local lodge owner/guide (Michael Forest) to take them to a remote for some “skiing” (aka – hiding out until their getaway plane shows up).  But the beastie in the nearby cave locates the gang with dinner on its mind.  No one believes Marty’s story about the creature until people start disappearing.  That’s when the real fun starts.

THE RARELY SEEN DE-COLORIZER!

THE RARELY SEEN DE-COLORIZER!

THE ALSO RARELY SEEN B&W DISEMBOBULATOR (TM)

THE ALSO RARELY SEEN B&W DISEMBOBULATOR (TM)

Also starring Sheila Carol as the moll and Christopher Robinson as The Beast, directed by Monte Hellman, produced by Gene Corman and released on New Year’s Day 1959, it’s Beast From Haunted Cave.

Back at The Dark Vault, UNCLE PETE has his skis waxed and, because the movie is in Black and White, he has the rarely seen Vito Gold De-Colorizer (TM) and the also rarely seen Black and White Disembobulator (TM).  Between ski runs and activating gadgets, UNCLE PETE brings you our favorite cartoon cutie Betty Boop along with one of the coolest cats ever – Cab Calloway – in the 1930 cartoon Minnie The Moocher.  Then from 1929, there’s one of the earliest examples of a talkie cartoon, also from the Fleischer Studios, Finding His Voice.

So join UNCLE PETE and El Vato this Saturday, Match 2, 2019 from 10PM to midnight on channel 1301 in Binghamton, Montrose/Sayre and northern PA, Elmira, Corning, Hornell and much of southern NY, channel 99 in Utica/Rome, channel 2 in the Champlain, Tupper and Saranac Lake areas and for all of Cortland County, and channel 30 in The North Country (Champlain/Watertown/Massena/Malone/Ogdensburg/etc).  Don’t forget the replay at midnight!  And in the Ithaca area, watch on channel 13 at 9PM and midnight,  It’s cartoon fun and skiing horror with Beast From Haunted Cave – the next feature presentation on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

 

(And over on Beta Max TV (www.betamaxtv.com) on all Roku TVs and devices, it’s Attack From Space with Starman!!!)

FEBRUARY GOES OUT LIKE A GORILLA AND UNCLE PETE DOES TOO!!!

•February 23, 2019 • Leave a Comment

UNCLE PETE AND EL VATO SENDING OUT ANOTHER DARK VAULT GEM

Most of you have heard the old saying – “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.”  But have you heard the other saying – “February goes out like a gorilla”?  Well we here in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN think we have, so this Saturday, UNCLE PETE and El Vato bring you the wacky romantic music-filled comedy horror classic Bela Lugosi Meets A Brooklyn Gorilla.  It stars Duke Michell as Duke Mitchell and Sammy Petrillo as Sammy Petrillo in their only cinematic outing presenting their clone-like impersonations of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis (another couple of actor/singer/comic type guys who also had movie and recording careers, or so I’ve heard).

SAMMY , DUKE AND NONA AT THE SHINDIG

Duke and Sammy, flying to entertain the troops stationed in Guam, mistake the Out Door for the powder room and wind up landing on an island (good thing they were wearing their parachutes).  It turns out to be Kola Kola at the far end of the Zamboanga group (and as you may know, the monkeys have no tails in Zamboanga – but that’s another song…).  The chief’s daughter Nona (played by Charlita) saves their lives and sparks fly between Nona and Dukey.  Local Mad Scientist, Dr. Zabor (Bela Lugosi) has a spooky jungle castle where Nona works as a lab assistant.  Duke and Sammy head up there to see about getting off the island,  but Zabor also has eyes for Nona and decides to get Duke out of the way by using him as the donor for his brain transfer experiment with a big ol’ gorillillilla!  As might be expected, wacky hi-jinx ensue!  This 1952 gem from director William Beaudine (a well-known name in the world of the Bowery Boys) also features Ramona the Chimp, and you gotta love any movie with a Ramona in it.

UNCLE PETE SPREADS ADVICE ON THE AIRWAVES EARLY IN HIS CAREER

Meanwhile, UNCLE PETE, disappointed when he finds the big Hollywood feature he had planned ain’t gonna happen, slips into a flashback of his days as host of a radio advice phone-in show with some interesting callers.  He also manages to dig up not one, but two, samples of our favorite cartoon cutie, Betty Boop, with 1933’s The Old Man Of The Mountain (featuring Cab Calloway and His Orchestra) and 1932’s Betty Boop’s Bamboo Isle! Pull out your sarongs, your grass skirts and your half coconut drinking cup things.  It’s two hours of songs, dances, and snappy patter this Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 10PM to midnight with replays at midnight on channel 1301 in Binghamton, Sayre/Montrose, Hornell/Elmira/Corning much of southern NY and northern PA, channel 99 in Utica/Rome, channel 30 in the North Country, and channel 2 in Cortland County the upstate tri-lakes area (Tupper, Saranac, Champlain)!  And in Ithaca, NY, watch us on channel 13 at 9PM and midnight.  It’s Flashbacks and a gorilla with UNCLE PETE for Bela Lugosi Meets A Brooklyn Gorilla, the next feature presentation in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

(And don’t forget to watch THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN on Beta Max TV (http://www.BetaMaxTV.com) on all ROKU TVs and devices!  New this week – our Clancy Street Boys episode!)

SPEND SOME QUIET TIME WITH UNCLE PETE!!!

•February 16, 2019 • Leave a Comment

UNCLE PETE MAKES SURE IT’S REALLY A SILENT MOVIE

The world is filled with so much noise, this week in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN, UNCLE PETE and El Vato do their part to remedy that  with the Silent Movie Spectacular.  For those not familiar with silent movies, here’s a little background.  Prior to the late 1920’s, people hadn’t yet learned how to record voices when somebody was looking at them.  They could record their voice on 78 rpm records (that’s kind of a big CD with sound on 2 sides and no shiny part), but when they tried to record speaking with a camera pointed at them, it just weren’t no good.  So instead, they used to hold up signs with words on them to let you know what they said.  Strangely, even though we can now record any sound and send our voices all around the world and out into space and back, many people have reverted to this primitive method of posting signs instead of talking to communicate and they call it texting.

Well anyway, this Saturday, UNCLE PETE and El Vato will head back to those thrilling silent days and take you with them.  And in sepia-tone!

STAN LAUREL AS DR. PYCKEL

Five Fun Features!  First, Charlie Chaplin, in The Tramp as a good-hearted wandering bum-type guy travelling down life’s road – with a lot of slapstick and wacky hi-jinx.  Next up, Stan Laurel before teaming with Oliver Hardy, in 19th century England experimenting to separate good and evil in 1925’s Dr. Pyckel and Mr. Pride.  (And as the movie informs us, the “y” in Pyckel is pronounced as in dill!).  Next is another of Stan’s solo comedies from 1924 – West Of Hot Dog.  Stan heads waaaaay out west to claim his late uncle’s estate including the Last Chance Saloon.  But the other nephews – two hard-boiled western bad guys – learn they get everything if Stan should meet his maker.  Watch for some great special effects when Stan gets shoved out a window.

BUSTER KEATON GETS FRAMED BY A PICTURE

Then, UNCLE PETE has the master of timing and pratfalls – Buster Keaton – in The Goat. Buster plays a man down on his luck who gets mistaken for Dead Shot Dan – a notorious criminal wanted for murder.  Buster, thinking he killed a man he accidentally knocked down, takes off when the cops start after him.  It’s non-stop action with cars, trains, elevators, and a little dog.  Finally, we’re off to outer space 1902-style with George Melies’ classic fantasy A Trip To The Moon.  Lavish sets, great special effects and a moon with a rocket stuck in its eye highlight this example of one of the earliest space travel movies.

Silent movies had no musical soundtracks, so later releases of the films often included added musical soundtracks.  Some copies of these early films, like our version of A Trip To The Moon, do not include music nor did our “In the Vault” bits.  We thought about coming to your houses and playing the accompaniment live.  But since we couldn’t be in all our viewers houses at once (no one can be in 3 places at the same time), we tapped one of the country’s  best and most prolific composers and performers of contemporary ragtime music – Hiawatha, a close personal friend of UNCLE PETEHiawatha was kind enough to grant us permission to use some of his compositions as music for our Vault bits and for A Trip To The Moon – representing but a small sample of the dozens and dozens and dozens of ragtime tunes he has penned.  So, thanks Hiawatha!

NUTS TO YOU!

As an added bit of trivia, watch for the censored bit.  When UNCLE PETE offers El Vato a snack, he utters “Nuts to you”.  This salty language was apparently not allowed by the Board of Dark Vault Silent Censors and was banned from showing in a title board.  It’s only cuz we’re here on the internet that I can even write these words without any fallout (I hope).  So grab some silent popcorn and prepare for a fun-filled evening, this Saturday night, February 16, 2019 from 10PM to midnight on channel 1301 in Binghamton, Hornell/Elmira/Corning and most of northern PA and southern NY, channel 99 around Utica/Rome, channel 30 in the North Country (Ogdensburg/Watertown/Massena/Malone/Champlain) and channel 2 for the upstate tri-lakes area (Champlain/Tupper/Saranac) and in Cortland County. There’s a replay at midnight too!  And in Ithaca, NY it’s on channel 13 at 9pm and midnight.  It’s the Silent Movie Spectacular with UNCLE PETE and El Vato on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

(And for all you Roku viewers of Beta Max TV (www.betamaxtv.com), this week’s show is Messiah Of Evil on all Roku devices and TVs)

MORE BIGGER STUFF, MORE BIGGER TURTLE!!!

•February 9, 2019 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE WATCHES THE RESULTS OF HIS LASTEST EXPERIMENT

UNCLE PETE WATCHES THE RESULTS OF HIS LATEST EXPERIMENT

It’s cold outside and the turtles are stirring!  The 30 story tall ones, anyway.   Take a “break” from the ice and join UNCLE PETE in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN for the 1965 big screen debut of our favorite giant turtle in Gammera The Invincible (a.k.a. – Daikaiju Gammera).

Gammera wakes up a cranky – atomic bomb alarm clocks will do that to ya – and decides to have breakfast, lunch, and dinner in some of Tokyo’s soon-to-be hot spots.  Gammera The Invincible (1965) is the only film in the original crop of Gammera movies that was released in American theaters – and the only one entirely in living black and white!  Re-edited and longer than the original Japanese release, the U.S. version has several additional scenes and American actors (including Brian Donlevy and Albert Dekker) that the original Japanese film didn’t include.  Also starring Eiji Funakoshi and Harumi Kintachi and directed by Noriaki Yuasa, it’s Gammera The Invincible.

THE DARK VAULT EMERGENCY ROBOT GETS A LITTLE OUT OF HAND THIS WEEK

THE DARK VAULT EMERGENCY ROBOT GETS A LITTLE OUT OF HAND THIS WEEK

Back in The Dark Vault Laboratory, UNCLE PETE is brewing up something – and it’s most likely TROUBLE!  His new size enhancement formula gets out of control when it turns a robot into a rampaging, stomping, flying, giant pain in the neck.  UNCLE PETE sends El Vato out to clean things up – pretty much just business as usual in The Dark Vault.  UNCLE PETE finds time between robot attacks to bring you some a video by the Plastics, and a cartoon about a meanie up north called  The Snowman that just might actually document an event that may or may not have happened during last week’s cold snap.  It all takes place this Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 10PM to midnight on channel 1301 for Binghamton, Montrose/Sayre, PA, Elmira/Corning/Hornell and much of northern PA and southern NY, channel 30 in the North Country (Watertown/Ogdensburg/Malone/Massena/Champlain), channel 99 in Utica/Rome and channel 2 for Cortland County and Tupper, Saranac and Champlain Lakes areas.  Don’t forget the replay at midnight!  And it’s channel 13 in Ithaca, NY at 9PM and midnight.  And do the Gammera Stomp to one of the coolest twangy tunes ever in a giant monster movie (as heard on The Uncle Pete Show on WHRW, 90.5 FM)!  Spend the night stompin’ with UNCLE PETE, El Vato, a rampaging robot and Gammera The Invincible on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!

(And check out The Wild Ride with Jack Nicholson on Beta Max TV on all Roku devices and TVs!

 
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