UNCLE PETE WORKS MAGIC – OF THE SPOOKY KIND!!!

•October 20, 2018 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE WORKS MAGIC THIS WEEK!

UNCLE PETE WORKS MAGIC THIS WEEK!

The third week of Spooky Scary Month conjures up some sorcery at its spookiest and vampires at their hoppingest! Join UNCLE PETE Saturday night in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN for the 1987 supernatural kung fu thriller – Spooky Sorcerers (aka – New Mr. Vampire).  Before the burial of a prominent and shady businessman, recently killed by a hopping corpse (aka – a vampire type), Sorcerer Wu steals the freshly killed corpse to have it become a vampire.  While Wu’s brother Master Chin and Chin’s followers try to stop the vampire, grave robber Wang Choi (Chin Siu Ho) accidentally uncovers the deceased concubine of a powerful warlord and revives her.  The vampire winds up at the warlord’s hotel.  The concubine winds up at the hotel.  The warlord is pretty miffed that someone disturbed her grave.  The sorcerer brothers Wu and Chin continue their feud.  And then things get complicated!  Starring Chin Siu Ho, Lu Fang, and Huang Ha and Chung Fat as Wu and Chin, from director Billy Chan Wui-Ngai and also known as Kung Fu Vampire Busters, it’s Spooky Sorcerers!

Back at THE DARK VAULT, UNCLE PETE is trying out a little sorcery of his own with his new magic wand.  He manages to conjure up a whole passel of great spooky and kung fu trailers and some rockin’ music from the land of kung fu vampires.  He even accomplishes what hundreds of others have tried to do – making himself disappear!

So tune in this Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 10PM to midnight on channel 1301 (Binghamton,  Sayre/Montrose, Elmira/Corning/Hornell and surrounding areas), channel 30 in the North Country (Champlain/Watertown/Massena/Malone/Ogdensburg), channel 99 ( Utica/Rome) and channel 2 in Cortland County and around the Tri-lakes area – Placid, Saranac and Tupper.  And don’t forget the replays at midnight and 2AM!  And in the Ithaca area, channel 13 at 9PM and midnight.  It’s a festival of vampires, sorcerers, corpses, and all kinds of fun stuff like that with Spooky Sorcerers, the next feature presentation on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

(And for all you watchers of Beta Max TV – this week on The Dark Vault Of Public Domain, it’s bone-crunching badness in Chinese Hercules! Available on all Roku devices and Roku equipped TVs!)

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MOON OVER MAYHEM – UNCLE PETE, A BEAST, AND SNACKS!!!

•October 13, 2018 • Leave a Comment

UNCLE PETE ENJOYS SOME MOONERIFIC REFRESHMENTS

A good Halloween season is never lacking for a good-sized portion of beast.  So, we here in the DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN are going to be accommodatin’ this week, being Spooky Scary Month and all!  Join UNCLE PETE and EL VATO Saturday night for a romp with a beast by the light of the silvery moon in the 1976 feature – Track Of The Moon Beast.  Chase Cordell plays Paul G. Carlson, a rock hound who gets beaned by a hunk of alien meteorite and definitely feels the effects.  This becomes painfully (for some) obvious for several of the locals, including one poor soul coming home from bowling, as evidenced by the claw marks and dead condition the wind up with.  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 (always a good place to look for clues).  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!

Meanwhile, UNCLE PETE and Max work on their moon tan while enjoying the beautiful moonlit night and several moon related refreshments.  So, 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, October 13, 2018 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 Saranac and Tupper Lakes and the Plattsburgh areas and also for the Cortland County area.  Don’t forget the replays at midnight and 2AM.  And for Ithaca, NY it’s channel 13 at 9PM and midnight.  It’s 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 this week for some brain messin’ on the Dark Vault Of Public Domain’s  presentation of the 1977 psycho-thriller Major Dad and Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane in the cast – The Brain Machine!  Available on all Roku devices and Roku equipped TVs!)

VAMPIRES, ZOMBIES, KUNG FU, AND UNCLE PETE – WHAT’S NOT TO LIKE?

•October 7, 2018 • Leave a Comment
VITO GOLD TAKES THE CONTROLS FOR A SOLID GOLD SALUTE THIS WEEK

VITO GOLD TAKES THE CONTROLS FOR A SOLID GOLD SALUTE THIS WEEK

October is here!  Spooky Scary Month!  That month heralded by the appearance of black and orange candy in stores in July.   A time to get your ghoul on!  So, for the first DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN of the month, UNCLE PETE has one of our favorite zombie-family-vampire-kung fu-comedy-action movies on this week’s .  It’s the 1982 gem – Kung Fu Zombie starring Billy Chong.

A shifty businessman has a grudge with our hero’s father and hires an evil magician to zombify a gang to settle the score.  But things go awry and our bad guy gets croaked and accidentally re-animated as a zombie himself.  Along the way, a vampire with a grudge makes the scene as well.  It’s good guys versus bad guys and zombies and a vampire versus everybody in a non-stop kung fu battle royale with a good dose of fun thrown in for good measure.  Directed by Hua I Hung and also starring Chan Lau and Chiang Tao, it’s Kung Fu Zombie.

VINTAGE FOOTAGE FROM UNCLE PETE'S BROADCASTING HISTORY

VINTAGE FOOTAGE FROM UNCLE PETE’S BROADCASTING HISTORY

And being kinda festive, we’ve got VITO GOLD host the show and presenting a VITO GOLD Salute To UNCLE PETE:  50 Years Of Television Magic.  It’s a look at the over 50 plus years of UNCLE PETE’s television career spotlighting some of his pre-DVOPD shows including UNCLE PETE’s Cartoon Treats featuring a Croatian cartoon called Once Upon A Time;  Public Perceptions with UNCLE PETE – a public affairs show highlighting an instructional ditty called A Snort History, and Uncle Pete’s Rock-O-Rama, a rock and roll extravaganza with an appearance from The Thirteenth Floor Elevators performing their hit You’re Gonna Miss MeVITO GOLD also has an episode of Kung Fu Alley starring UNCLE PETE and featuring 42nd Street Jimmy as they present our feature.

UNCLE PETE'S BREAKFAST FAVE!

UNCLE PETE’S BREAKFAST FAVE!

So tune in this Saturday night, October 6, 2018, from 10PM to midnight (with replays at midnight and 2AM) on channel 1301 in Binghamton, Montrose/Sayre (PA), and the Elmira/Hornell/Corning areas, channel 99 around Utica/Rome channel 30 all across the North Country of NY, channel 2 in the Saranac and Tupper Lake and Plattsburgh areas and and channel 2 for Cortland County.  Plus, in Ithaca, NY, channel 13 with shows at 9PM and midnight. It’s Kung Fu Zombie, and a salute to going on 6 decades of UNCLE PETE on TV, on the next installment of THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

Remember, you can always contact us at unclepeteshow@gmail.com.  Check out the companion web site to the Dark Vault (TheUnclePeteShow.wordpress.com) with information about the Dark Vault, The Uncle Pete Radio Show (Wednesdays from 11:30PM to 1AM at whrwfm.org) and of course http://www.facebook.com/UnclePeteOfficial/ on Facebook for lots of news and pictures about UNCLE PETE’s appearance at the Robercon SciFi and Gaming convention last weekend!more!!!

(And for all you Roku DVOPD watchers, tune into Beta Max TV for Death Rage!)

HOT RODS, RAT RODS,AND A ROAD TRIP!!!

•September 30, 2018 • Leave a Comment

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

Robercon Weekend!  UNCLE PETE out and in person at the convention!  Road Trip!!!  The Mobile Dark Vault is on the road, so join UNCLE PETE and his designated driver rat Max as they hit the blacktop this week in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN with for some rubber burning, speed limit ignoring action – Hot Rod Girl!  Street racing is runnin’ wild, so Detective Ben Merrill (Chuck Connors), some of the cooler local rodders and mechanic Jeff Northrup (John Smith) set up a drag strip for hot rodders to hot rod at in their hot rods (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 Jeff’s younger brother gets croaked in a street race (on somebody’s front lawn), Jeff quits the scene for good and a JD by the name of Bronc shows up in his high-powered mill and starts bugging Lisa.  Not so nifty anymore.  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 too.

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 went to the same school as UNCLE PETE and later did the Star Trek  music). 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 are 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 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 starring Gail Storm entitled How To Go Places .

Convention fun this week with Hot Rod Girl, Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 10PM to midnight on channel 1301 in Binghamton, northern PA and Elmira/Corning/Hornell, channel 99 in Utica/Rome, channel 30 in the North Country of upstate New York), channel 2 for Plattsburgh, Saranac and Tupper Lakes, and channel 2 for our newest viewers in Cortland County with replays at midnight and 2AM. And it’s channel 13 in Ithaca at 0PM and Midnight. So join UNCLE PETE (and bring your oboe) for the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN! (And drop by Robercon on Sunday and see UNCLE PETE!_

(For BETA MAX TV watchers on all ROKU TVs and Devices, it’s The Impossible Kid!)

HEY DARK VAULT FANS!!! COME SEE UNCLE PETE IN PERSON AT ROBERCON THIS WEEKEND!!!

•September 28, 2018 • Leave a Comment

Thus Saturday and Sunday, September 29th and 30th, UNCLE PETE will be appearing at The RoberCon – Sci-Fi and Board Game Convention!  It runs from 9:30am – 5pm both days and UNCLE PETE will be at THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN table both days.  In addition, UNCLE PETE will be hosting a panel discussion each day at 1pm to talk about THE DARK VAULT and about horror hosts in general.  There’ll be lost of fan tables and vendors and all kindsa fun stuff.  See all the details at RoberCon – Sci-Fi and Board Game Convention or at Uncle Pete Official on Facebook.

See Uncle Pete in the daytime – and that’s not something that happens very often!

COME SEE UNCLE PETE LIVE, IN PERSON AT ROBERCON THIS WEEKEND!!!

•September 26, 2018 • Leave a Comment

We are honored to announce that THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN’S own UNCLE PETE will be the Media Guest Of Honor at the RoberCon – Sci-Fi and Board Game Convention this Saturday and Sunday, September 29th and 30th.  He will be participating in 2 panel discussions, one Saturday and one Sunday, both at 1PM.  Stop by THE DARK VAULT table before-hand and say Hi and get information about The DVoPD, UNCLE PETE and El Vato, DARK VAULT T-Shirts and more!  Check out all the details at the Robercon Facebook page (link above) or at the Uncle Pete Facebook page or at Robercon.org.

See ya there!

KEEP WARM OR YOU MIGHT CATCH “VIRAS” (OR EVEN GAMERA)!

•September 23, 2018 • Leave a Comment

UNCLE PETE SPINNING TUNES TO AN INTERNATIONAL AUDIENCE BACK IN THE 60S

Have you wishing all week that you could kick of Autumn with a giant turtle AND have a flashback to 1968?  Sometimes wishes do come true in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!  Find out when you join UNCLE PETE for Destroy All Planets starring that city leveling, kid loving turtle – Gamera!  At one time, most Earthlings frowned on Gamera’s destruction and even shuttled him off to Mars.  But Gamera is Earth bound and down (as Jerry Reid might sing) and encounters 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, September 22, 2018 from 10PM to midnight on channel 1301 in Binghamton, Sayre/Montrose (PA), Corning/Elmira/Hornell and all points in NY and PA around those places, channel 99 for the Utica/Rome area channels and 30 for all the hundreds of square miles north of the NY State Thruway right up to Canada and on channel 2 for all our brand new viewers in Cortland County and nearby areas.  Don’t forget our replays at midnight and 2AM!  And in the Ithaca, NY area, watch us on channel 13 at 9PM and midnight.  Don’t forget to contact us at unclepeteshow @gmail.com.  “”Fall” into some fire-breathing turtle action and a peek into UNCLE PETE’s past.  It’s Destroy All Planets  – remixed, remastered, and real spiffy – on the next  DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

(And to see the story that started it all – watch the DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN on BETA MAX TV on all ROKU devices and TVs for the Big Turtle’s debut in Gammera the Invincible !  http://www.betamaxtv.com  and https://www.facebook.com/BetaMaxTV/)

 
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