I HEAR THE PHANTOM TRAIN A’COMIN’…

•February 17, 2017 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE VISITS THE CLONE FACTORY THIS WEEK

UNCLE PETE VISITS THE CLONE FACTORY THIS WEEK

Ride the rails and dodge the slasher this week in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN.  Join UNCLE PETE and El Vato for some surveying, re-cloning and a trip to 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 ladies who work the night shift and tend to be very friendly and maybe even a murderer.  A German-made film directed by F.J. Gotlieb and also starring Barbara 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 yet again destroyed 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, February 18, 2017 from 10PM to midnight on channel 4 (Binghamton), channel 17 (Sayre/Montrose, PA) and channel 99 (Elmira/Corning/Hornell and Utica/Rome) and channel 30 in Champlain/Ogdensburg/Massena/Malone/Watertown (The North Country) 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!

(And if you have a Roku device, tune in to Beta Max TV for the 1973 spookfest with strange paintings and stranger people – Messiah Of Evil!  It’s on at 7PM this Saturday!)

HOP TO A VAMPIRE FILLED TIME ON THE NEXT DARK VAULT!!! (BRAND NEW EPISODE!)

•February 10, 2017 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE WORKS MAGIC THIS WEEK!

UNCLE PETE WORKS MAGIC THIS WEEK!

It’s sorcery at its spookiest and vampires at their hoppingest Saturday night in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!  Join UNCLE PETE this week for the DARK VAULT premier of the 1987 supernatural kung fu thriller – Spooky Sorcerers (aka – New Mr. Vampire).  Before the burial of a prominent businessman (with shady connections) who was recently killed by a hopping corpse (as in one of those vampire types), Sorcerer Wu decides to steal the freshly killed corpse and 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 even more complicated!  Starring Chin Siu Ho, Lu Fang, and Huang Ha and Chung Fat as Wu and Chin, directed by 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 and 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, February 11, 2017 from 10PM to midnight on channel 4 Binghamton), channel 17 (Sayre/Montrose), channel 30 in the North Country (Champlain/Watertown/Massena/Malone/Ogdensburg) and channel 99 (Elmira/Corning/Hornell and Utica/Rome), with replays at midnight and 2AM  It’s a festival of vampires, sorcerers, corpses, and all kinds of fun stuff like that – and a Brand New Episode – with Spooky Sorcerers, the next feature presentation on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

(And this week on Beta Max TV on the Roku system, head to the farthest reaches of the galaxy for the action packed space adventure War Of The Robots at 7PM this Saturday.)

LIVE STREAMING DARK VAULT THIS THURSDAY!!!

•February 7, 2017 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE GRABS A REFRESHING REFRESHMENT FOR TONIGHT'S FEATURE

UNCLE PETE GRABS A LIBATION FOR A STREAMING GOOD TIME

Once again, this Thursday, THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN will be available for watchin’ on a brand new (for us) outlet on the internet!  Starting at 9PM (Eastern) this Thursday, February 9, 2017,  Sluggo and our friends at The Vortexx will live-stream another episode of The DVOPD.  This week’s feature will be Monte Hellman’s 1959 classic of thievery and hungry monsters, Beast From Haunted Cave.  As we mentioned before, The Vortexx has been showing hosted movie shows and other interesting things for six years now.  Every night, Sluggo and the gang show a special feature that also includes live chat while the show is on.

Last time, for The DARK VAULT’S debut on The Vortexx, UNCLE PETE joined in on the live chat during the movie and a good time was had by all – even with UNCLE PETE joining in on the live chat!!!  And it all happens at www.horrorhost.net

So join Sluggo, The Vortexx gang and UNCLE PETE from 9PM – 11PM this Thursday at www.horrorhost.net for Beast From Haunted Cave.  It’s a brand new place to watch THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!  (And maybe UNCLE PETE will pop in and join the chat again this week too, if he can iron out that little matter in Altoona by then.)

IT’S THE SUPERBOWL OF CAR CHASES THIS WEEK IN THE DARK VAULT!!!

•February 2, 2017 • Leave a Comment
OXNARD LISTENS INTENTLY AS UNCLE PETE READS VIEWER MAIL THIS WEEK

OXNARD LISTENS INTENTLY AS UNCLE PETE READS VIEWER MAIL THIS WEEK

A few zillion people will be gathering to watch a football game this weekend.  But that action won’t be nuthin’ compared to this week’s feature on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!  Tune in and hold on as OXNARD and UNCLE PETE take you on a two-hour car chase  with the 1977 auto-action thriller Double Nickels.

UNCLE PETE GETS THE FEATURE FROM HIS TRUNK

UNCLE PETE GETS THE FEATURE FROM HIS TRUNK

Two buddies from the California Highway Police (no, not Ponch and Jon – or was it Punch and Judy?) decide to get involved with a some repo work.  Or is it really repo work?  Starring stunt man Jack Vacek as Smokey, George Cole as George, Ed Abrams as Ed and Heidi Schubert as Tami, it’s non-stop fast driving, car chases, great stunts, and wrecks.  Jack also produced, directed, and setup the car stunts.  And look for the real Ma and Pa Vacek as Mercedes owners in the movie.  UNCLE PETE also has a short and very mod film starring Laugh-In’s Judy Carne and Arte Johnson called Freeze In all about the Sears Coldspot Time Bank freezers.

OXNARD HEADS FOR A COOL BEVERAGE

OXNARD HEADS FOR A COOL BEVERAGE

Meanwhile, UNCLE PETE and OXNARD are wandering through various locations in the general proximity of The Dark Vault. And with the repo theme in the feature, be sure to look for UNCLE PETE’s not so subtle tips of the hat to the classic (but non-public domain) movie Repo Man with a rare bit of melodic vocalizin’ too.  So join us this Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 10PM to midnight on channel 4 Binghamton), channel 17 (Sayre/Montrose), channel 30 in the North Country (Champlain/Watertown/Massena/Malone/Ogdensburg) and channel 99 (Elmira/Corning/Hornell and Utica/Rome), with replays at midnight and 2AM,  for Double Nickels, the next feature presentation on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

(And speaking of fast cars, this Saturday on Beta Max TV (on the Roku system) it’s the Jack Nicholson epic The Wild Ride starting at 7PM.)

MORE NEW STUFF!!!

•February 1, 2017 • Leave a Comment
COMING SOON...

COMING SOON…

El Vato has announced that there are 2 Brand New Episodes “in the can” this week!  Usually “in the can”  means that the episodes are now finished and ready for airing.  With El Vato, it sometimes means he left them in the bathroom.  Like he did this time.  When that happens, often it’s difficult to tell whether the “airing” pertains to the episodes or to something else.  At any rate, as soon as UNCLE PETE can get in there to rescue them, they’ll be on the schedule.  So keep your eyes peeled for a Brand New Episode later this month!!!

SSSSHHHH! IT’S A SILENT MOVIE SPECTACULAR!!!

•January 27, 2017 • 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 record (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

The first installment features one of the kings of early comedies, Charlie Chaplin, in The Tramp.  It follows a good-hearted wandering bum-type guy as he travels down life’s road – with a lot of slapstick and wacky hi-jinx.  Next up is Stan Laurel before teaming with Oliver Hardy.  Stan’s 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

UNCLE PETE also has the true master of timing and pratfalls – Buster Keaton, a man who flawlessly executed perfectly timed stunts to rival or surpass anything filmed in all the years since.  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, it’s off to outer space in 1902 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, January 28, 2017 from 10PM to midnight on channel 4 Binghamton, channel 99 (Hornell/Elmira/Corning and Utica/Rome), channel 30 in the North Country (Ogdensburg/Watertown/Massena/Malone/Champlain/etc.)and channel 17 (Sayre).  It’s the Silent Movie Spectacular with your host UNCLE PETE on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

(And for our Beta Max TV viewers (on the ROKU system), this week slick back you DA’s and dust off your poodle skirts for the fifties classic – Rock Rock Rock, this Saturday at 7PM!)

TURN THAT RADIO ON ONE MORE TIME!!!

•January 27, 2017 • 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 again this week on WHRW-FM 90.5 this Friday, January 27th from 4 PM to 7PM with a whole bunch more of UNCLE PETE type stuff.  Those without a big enough antenna can still listen at whrwfm.org on their computer-like device.  Spread the word – UNCLE PETE is on the air, yet again!

 
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