FASHION WEEK IN THE DARK VAULT!

•September 22, 2016 • Leave a Comment

UNCLE PETE PLUNKS A FEW BANJO LICKS FOR THE ITALIAN POLICE

It was a week of fashion shows and highly paid models in NYC this week.  So in keeping with that spirit and in keeping up the reputation of UNCLE PETE and THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN as the home of the cutting edge of high fashion, we’ve got gowns galore, some show tunes, a cop or two and even a banjo this week with the 1984 Italian comedy-action-thriller Cop In Drag.  It stars our buddy Tomas Milian once again as Inspector Nico Giraldi – the very unorthodox but very effective major crime investigator.  Now, most cop-type movies feature a lot of men in blue.  And there are a lot of men here.  And they’re in blue, except it’s a club called The Blue Gay.  When the star singer/female impersonator is murdered, Nico is called in on the case.  It’s decided that he’ll go undercover, so he and friend Venticello (played by Bombolo) set up house keeping with Venticello in drag as Nico’s wife (despite the title, Nico never does go in drag).  Along the way they find that there’s a lot more than just murder going on.  It’s songs, big production dance numbers and as much comedy as action!  With Olimpia DiNardo as Nico’s wife Angela, Cop In Drag is the eleventh film for Milan and director Bruno Corbucci.

HOMING ROBOT SPEEDS TO THE RESCUE!

     Meanwhile, UNCLE PETE has surfaced in fashionable Italy and run afoul of the Italian police.  After winding up in Rome, Italy on his way to Rome, NY , he’s being investigated concerning of one of the many destructions of THE DARK VAULT – a truly international incident if ever there was one.  But as a true professional that doesn’t get paid, he manages to send Homing Robot off to find El Vato so the emergency DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN show can air.  In addition to a few choice trailers, there’s a very informative piece from the St. Paul (Minnesota) law enforcement gang (and others) all about crimes and what to do with them.  Be sure to look for UNCLE PETE’S wood handled screwdriver in one of the scenes.

A PERPLEXED EL VATO AND THE HOMING ROBOT

So join us this Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 10PM to midnight on channel 4 (Binghamton), channel 99 (Elmira/Corning/Hornell and Utica/Rome, that’s right, Rome), and channel 17 (Sayre/Montrose) – and remember we have encore presentations at midnight and 2AM – as UNCLE PETE, Homing Robot and El Vato bring you Cop In Drag, the first feature presentation of the Autumn fashion season on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

(And this week on Beta max TV on Roku it’s the spy spoof The Impossible Kid at 7PM this Saturday!)

 

ALL ABOARD FOR SCARY STUFF!

•September 17, 2016 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE AND EL VATO FIND THE OLD TIME MACHINE

UNCLE PETE AND EL VATO FIND THE OLD TIME MACHINE

Get your ticket punched for a ride you won’t forget as UNCLE PETE helps you board the Night Train To Terror!  It’s a free trip for all viewers this week on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN as God and Satan ride the train (in an executive compartment, of course) and discuss the redeeming and unredeemimg qualities of man.  What follows is a compilation of three films whittled down to three short stories of terror, horror, and general nastiness.  First up is The Case Of Harry Billings, a gory tale of organ harvesting in an insane asylum.  Next is The Case Of Gretta Connors about an exclusive club for death fanciers.  Then finally there’s The Case Of Claire Hanson which pits an apprentice of Satan against some nicer immortal types out to stop the destruction of  mankind.  Some of the featured players include Cameron Mitchell, John Phillip Law and a man billed as Charles Moll, known better as Richard Moll, who played the lovable, clueless court bailiff Bull in TV’s Night Court (although he’s anything but lovable in this film).  And according to the credits there’s also God – played by Himself, and Satan – played by Lu Sifer.

Perhaps the most terrifying part of the film is the party going on in another car on the train featuring 80’s style pop dance music and some actual 80’s dance culture hairstyles and clothes (I shudder just thinking of it).

UNCLE PETE AND MAX ENJOY A MUSICAL INTERLUDE

UNCLE PETE AND MAX ENJOY A MUSICAL INTERLUDE

UNCLE PETE is sorting through a warehouse behind one of the many VITOSHACK (tm) Outlets and has discovered a treasure trove of many wonderful things including the old time machine he built back in Mad Scientist Junior High.  Max is there, and El Vato pops in during the reading of some viewer mail.  There’s also a Scopitone music video of Della Reese singing If I Never Get To Heaven.

So join UNCLE PETE this Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 10PM to midnight on channel 4, channel 17, and channel 99 in Binghamton, Sayre/Montrose, and Elmira/Corning/Hornell/Utica/Rome, respectively with replays at midnight and 2AM.  And rumor has it that we may be airing for the first time ever in the Massena and Malone areas in New York’s northern tier.  It’s the forgotten 1985 feature Night Train To Terror on the next THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

(And meanwhile on Beta Max TV on Roku, it’s The Devil’s Messenger at 7PM this Saturday night.)

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO US!!!

•September 13, 2016 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE AND EL VATO DISCUSS THEIR YEARS TOGETHER

UNCLE PETE AND EL VATO DISCUSS THEIR YEARS TOGETHER

It’s time for another big celebration this week in The Dark Vault!  It was exactly 9 years ago this Thursday when episode one of THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN first hit the air.  The date was Saturday, September 15, 2007, when the television airwaves in the Broome County, NY area were altered forever as long-time radio fixture UNCLE PETE made his TV debut along with clone sidekick El Vato and the feature presentation Abby.

OXNARD CELEBRATING AT LAST YEAR'S ANNIVERSARY PARTY

THE SPIRIT OF OXNARD STILL DWELLS IN THE DVOPD!

We’re moving into year number ten now, and we’re still on the air in the Binghamton area.  And we’re still on the air in the Atkinson, NH area (twice weekly).  And we’re still on the air in the Montrose/Sayre, PA area and also in the Corning/Elmira/Hornell areas.  And we also still have replays from midnight to 2AM and again from 2AM to 4AM.  Over the years, we’ve also been on the air in all kinds of places across the USA too!  On top of all that, we have the very popular DARK VAULT Fashion Line with shirts in two stunning styles (contact UNCLE PETE to get yours)!   Something for everyone!!!

This year we’ve not only been added to channel 99 in the Utica/Rome area but we are now streaming everywhere over Roku on the Beta Max TV channel.  From a handful of supporters to literally (and I do mean literally) thousands of regular viewers.

DARK VAULT SHIRT - DESIGN #1

DARK VAULT SHIRT – DESIGN #1

DARK VAULT SHIRT- DESIGN #2

DARK VAULT SHIRT- DESIGN #2

For the coming year we have several brand new episodes coming – some already done, some in the final production stages.  Our viewing area will once again expand as we will finally be reaching the whole northern tier of New York State right up to the Canadian border.  We are currently looking into expanding into the hard to crack downstate television broadcasting area.  And there are still rumors of an expanded, international, interplanetary production system being developed for which to create brand new episodes.

From our special holiday and Christmas traditional episodes to classic televisions spectaculars, to rarely seen and exclusive cult features and shorts, we continue to bring something for everyone to you TV screen each week.

Thanks to all our supporters and viewers!  Keep on watchin’!  And, if you’d like to contact us with questions or favorite Dark Vault stories or anything contact us at unclepeteshow @gmail.com or darkvault.wordpress (with a .com at the end there).  If you are interested in Dark Vault Shirts or getting us on the air in your area or anything, let us know.  We may even read your comments on the air!!!

We’ll try to keep your cathodes glowin’!  So celebrate with UNCLE PETE, El Vato, and the whole gang and let your friends and strangers know about THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN – it’ll make the world a better place.

START THE NEW TV SEASON WITH SOME CLASSICS!!!

•September 9, 2016 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE WARMS UP THE TUBE FOR SOME CLASSIC TV

UNCLE PETE WARMS UP THE TUBE FOR SOME CLASSIC TV

New TV shows will soon be hitting your cathode rays (and LEDs). So get a good dose of good TV this week in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN as UNCLE PETE brings you The Classic Television Spectacular – Pt. 2 (and Bob Denver, too!).

First up, it’s The Burns and Allen Show.  From Vaudeville, to radio and movies and then to the small screen, deadpan George and wacky Gracie were wowin’ the crowds for decades.  Here, we find Gracie planning a wedding and George footing the bill.  The next comedy giant brings not only laughs but some tricky questions and some cash too (and maybe a DeSoto).  It’s Groucho Marx and You Bet Your Life.  This popular quiz show aired on radio and TV from the 40’s through the 60’s and featured couples answering quiz  questions to win money and trying to beat the other couples.  But more interesting than the quiz were the interviews Groucho conducted with the contestants.  Watch for the duck to drop down with money if someone utters the secret word.  (UNCLE PETE has his own secret word this week too!)  Then it’s George Burns best friend.  It’s The Jack Benny Show.  Jack, Rochester. announcer Don Wilson, and singer Dennis Day got together each show to encounter wacky situations and wacky characters with a song or two and some special guests thrown in for good measure.  In this episode, it’s New Year’s Eve 1954 and the whole gang has plans for a big party.  Jack bows out cuz he has a special date, but things don’t always turn out quite like he plans.

Finally, it’s a little seen comedy western –  Dusty’s Trail.  Take some Gilligan’s Island, add a hunk of F-Troop, a west bound wagon, and a little Petticoat Junction (for sweetening) and you’ve got Dusty’s Trail.  It stars Bob Denver (as Dusty) and Forrest Tucker as two pioneers who are guiding a piece of a wagon train westward after Dusty got them separated from the rest of the wagon train.  This time around, a local Indian tribe is convinced Dusty is the chief’s long-lost son because of an identifying half-moon mark on Dusty’s sit-um down place.  Also starring Lori Saunders (Bobbie Jo from Petticoat Junction), from 1973, it’s Dusty’s Trail.

UNCLE PETE and some of the Dark Vault Critters are relaxing in the Dark Vault Den in front of the state-of-the-art Dark Vault television viewer and there’s a little snacking with one of those Vito Gold TV Dinners(tm) all warmed up.  Watch for Max the Rat dropping from above when somebody utters this week’s secret word (can you guess the word?)!  It’s The Classic Television Spectacular – Pt. 2, this Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 10PM to midnight on channel 4 in the Binghamton area (channel 99 in Elmira/Corning/Hornell/Utica/Rome, channel 17 in the Sayre, PA area) and don’t forget the replays at midnight and 2AM.  It all happens this week with UNCLE PETE in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!

(And for all our Beta Max TV/Roku viewers – this week it’s that city stomping, kid loving turtle – Gammera at 7PM on Saturday!)

IT’S A WILD LABOR DAY HOT ROD EXTRAVAGANZA WITH UNCLE PETE!!!

•September 2, 2016 • 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

Labor Day weekend – the official start of part of September!  A time for rides and maybe even gettin’ a little wild.  And workin’ on your hot rod too!  So join UNCLE PETE for a little bit of all that kinda stuff as he presents the 1960 counterculture hot rod film – The Wild Ride.  It stars Georgianna Carter, Robert Bean, and Carol Bigby.  And a guy named Jack Nicholson as 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 I’m not talkin’ about Charlotte), and all sorts of mayhem in director Harvey Berman’ s The Wild Ride.

     Meanwhile, UNCLE PETE hits the Dark Vault Garage to do that last little fine tune and try to find out what the heck that funny noise is in the engine. 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

The Dark Vault Hot Rod has been tearin’ up the pavement this summer and with a little tweakin’, she’ll be rumblin’ by the end of the show.  But in the meantime, join UNCLE PETE and the DVHR this Saturday night, September 2, 2016 from 10PM to midnight (and again at midnight and 2AM) on channel 4, channel 17, and channel 99 in Binghamton, Montrose/Sayre (PA), and Corning/Elmira/Hornell/Utica/Rome as we bring you our newly remastered version of The Wild Ride, the next feature presentation on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

(And for you ROKU runners watching us on Beta Max TV, tune in Saturday at 7PM for the Cavalcade Of Cartoon Carnage, a collection of some of the greatest cartoons from the 20s to the 60s)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TUESDAY WELD!!!

•August 27, 2016 • Leave a Comment
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TUESDAY WELD!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TUESDAY WELD!!!

TUESDAY AND FRIENDS WATCH THE DARK VAULT FOR BIRTHDAY FUN!

TUESDAY AND FRIENDS WATCH THE DARK VAULT FOR BIRTHDAY FUN!

As UNCLE PETE will tell you, Tuesday Weld is one of our favorite dream girls here in the DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN.  And Saturday is Tuesday’s Birthday.  So from all of us here in THE DARK VAULT, a very Happy Birthday Tuesday Weld and many more of them too!!!

ROCK ROCK ROCK WITH BIRTHDAY GIRL TUESDAY WELD THIS WEEK!!!

•August 26, 2016 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE GETS FRANTIC WITH ROCK! ROCK! ROCK!

UNCLE PETE GETS FRANTIC WITH ROCK! ROCK! ROCK!

BIRTHDAY GIRL TUESDAY WELD

BIRTHDAY GIRL TUESDAY WELD

Pull out those 45rpm records and grab a party hat and some birthday cake cuz  UNCLE PETE is gonna bring you a big ol’ Rock and Roll Birthday Party in this week’s DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!  Saturday, August 27th just happens to be dream girl Tuesday Weld’s birthday and to celebrate we’ll be showing her best movie – the 1956 rock and roll spectacular Rock Rock Rock!  It stars 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. But she gets in trouble when a money-making scheme she dreamed up turns out to be a little crooked 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 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, August 27, 2016 from 10PM til midnight (with replays at midnight and 2AM) on channel 4 (Binghamton), channel 17 (Montrose/Sayre), and channel 99 (Corning/Hornell/Elmira and Utica/Rome). It’s a Birthday Bash for Tuesday Weld as UNCLE PETE brings you Rock Rock Rock – the next feature presentation on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

 
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