UNCLE PETE GOES UNDERGROUND FOR KILLER TV AND BOWERY BATTLING!!!

•November 17, 2018 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE BREAKS OUT THE SAFETY CHICKEN IN THE CRYPT THIS WEEK

UNCLE PETE BREAKS OUT CHARLOTTE THE SAFETY CHICKEN IN THE CRYPT THIS WEEK

Join UNCLE PETE for a double dose of disaster this week in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN as he traipses through the uncharted corridors deep in the Dark Vault Crypt beneath the Cinema Graveyard.  With Thanksgiving and Christmas and all sorts of real and undefined holidays approaching, of coursea lot of television will be watched.  But today, we have a bit of a cautionary tale of how that just might not be a good idea (with the exception of course of watching as much Dark Vault Of Public Domain as possible).  Bela Lugosi is afoot in Murder By Television.  Professor James Houghland (Charles Hill Mailes) has discovered a way to instantly broadcast television signals anywhere in the world.  Many forces want this device, but he won’t sell (we here in the Dark Vault discovered the original blueprints, but El Vato spilled grape juice on them and we can’t read a thing).  When the professor is murdered during a demonstration of his invention, it’s time to do a little investigatin’.  It also stars June Collyer and Huntly Gordon and, before Hattie McDaniel was forced to take parts in such obscure and minor movies as Gone With The Wind and Song Of The South, she was able to land a juicy role in this feature as Isabella the Cook.  From 1935, it’s Murder By Television.

Then we hop on down to the Bowery for another adventure with our favorite juvenile delinquents.  From 1942, it’s Let’s Get Tough.  Pearl Harbor has just been bombed, and Muggs, Danny, Glimpy and the rest of the boys want to join up with the army or navy or anybody that’ll have them and give those Japs some what for.  But they’re too young, so they decide to see what they can do around their home turf.  When a Chinese shopkeeper is murdered, the gang stumbles onto a spy ring.  And to add trouble, it looks like Danny’s brother, who was dishonorably discharged, might be mixed up in it.  Directed by Wallace Fox and starring Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Huntz Hall, David Gorcey and Sunshine Sammy Morrison, it’s Let’s Get Tough.

INSTANT DARK VAULT CAN BE DANGEROUS

INSTANT DARK VAULT CAN BE DANGEROUS

UNCLE PETE has reached new depths this week in the Dark Vault Crypt.  He’s so far subterranean that they’re pumping air in and he’s had to bring Charlotte the Rubber Safety Chicken with him just to monitor the quality of the air down there (or whatever it is he’s actually breathing).  Will we discover the professor’s murderer?  Will the Gang break up that spy ring?  Will El Vato quit stepping on the air hose?  Tune in this Saturday night, November 17, 2018 from 10PM til midnight, with replays at midnight and 2AM, on channel 1301 in the Binghamton, Sayre/Montrose, PA, and Corning/Elmira/Hornell areas, channel 2 in Cortland County, channel 30 in the North Country, channel 2 in the Tri-lakes area (Saranac/Tupper/Champlain), and channel 99 for the Utica/Rome.  And channel 13 is the place in the Ithaca, NY area at 9PM and midnight for Murder By Television and Let’s Get Tough – our next Double Feature presentation in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

(And for all you streamer watchers, this week on Beta Max TV on Roku, it’s The Sheriff and the Satellite Kid.   http://www.betamaxtv.com and http://www.facebook.com/BetaMaxTV)

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THIS TIME FOR SURE!!! (WE HOPE)

•November 10, 2018 • Leave a Comment

UNCLE PETE FIRES A SALVO FROM THE USS PETE

Okay, viewers!  Let’s try this one more time!

Due to a malfunction on the part of some unknown Spectrum cable operatives, THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN  did not air last Saturday (or, from reports, the Saturday before that too).  Despite the diligent and herculean efforts by our man on the inside, the problem was caused by others in a place outside his control and he was not able to rectify it by himself.  But, the rumor is that it will be just fine this week.  Fingers crossed.

So, since last week’s show didn’t air, we proudly (attempt) to bring you last week’s show this week.  So tune in this Saturday night, November 10, 2018, to see UNCLE PETE aboard the SS Pete in search of the dreaded Lake Dark Vault Monster Lakie as he brings you the double feature presentation of The Cheyenne Kid and Torture Ship.  Same movies, same details, same times, same stations.  Check out last Saturday’s post for all the details!

Let’s hope Spectrum did something right this week!  The Dark Vault Of Public Domain – Tonight (if all goes well)!!!

WHY THE DARK VAULT WASN’T ON THIS WEEK!!

•November 5, 2018 • Leave a Comment

DO NOT ADJUST YOUR SET – IT WON’T HELP

THE DARK VAULT OF…..WAIT!!!….WHERE IS IT????

Many of you tuned in to watch THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN last night (11/3) to see Uncle Pete battle a lake monster and show a double feature. Instead, you saw a handful of people square dancing in an institutional dining area in some building somewhere. No, that wasn’t THE DARK VAULT – although it was kind of bizarre.

Spectrum screwed up AGAIN!!!!! Yeah, I know. Hard to believe, right? In the middle of last week, I spoke with the guy responsible for making sure the Dark Vault actually makes it to your TV and was informed that Spectrum central had overstepped his feed with a signal from some other control facility in New York State (somewhere upstate in one of the few areas that The Dark Vault doesn’t currently broadcast to). This had been going on since last Sunday sometime and he had already notified the engineers of the problem. And in typical Spectrum cable fashion, THEY HAVEN’T FIXED IT YET!!!

So, I apologize for The Dark Vault not running last night. Unfortunately, it’s not only out of my hands at the moment but it’s also even out of the hands of the hands of the guy (Jim) who has been responsible for making sure the show aired faithfully (almost) every Saturday night for over 11 years!

What now? Call and complain! The more complaints the better. I’ll be contacting them again on Monday. They obviously are not doing their job when the same square dancing program has been airing for 7 days straight now. Spectrum (and previously Time Warner) repeatedly makes it clear through their actions and inact

ions that they wish the public access channels would go away. But they are required by law and by license to maintain them, so they do so, after a fashion.

Let ’em know that you want this fixed. And feel free to contact me here or at unclepeteshow at gmail.com and let me know if the show is or isn’t airing where you are (or if you’d like it to air). Hopefully this problem will be corrected soon. And in the meantime, maybe you might want to look into getting a Roku device. The Dark Vault and a lot of great movies and other hosted programs are always there on Beta Max TV for your enjoyment. (www.betamaxtv.com/) And square dancing is never mandatory on Beta Max TV!!!

Stay tuned! We’re not going away!

TAKE A LAKE CRUISE WITH UNCLE PETE – AND A DOUBLE FEATURE!!!

•November 3, 2018 • Leave a Comment

UNCLE PETE PREPARES TO DO BATTLE WITH THE LAKE DARK VAULT MONSTER

Double your movies, double your fun!  Especially when UNCLE PETE hits the uncharted weirdness of Lake Dark Vault in the SS PETE and encounters the legendary beastie from the bottom as he brings you action on the plains and terror on the high seas on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN.

CHEYENE AND MANNY DISCUSS MUSIC AND SIDEWINDERS

First, it’s four-legged horsepower with the rip-roarin’ action packed western The Cheyenne Kid.  The Kid (Jack Randall), a  gamblin’ ne’er-do-well kinda buckaroo, decides it’s time he and sidekick Manny (Frank Yaconelli) become square shootin’ honest cowpokes.  He gets a cowhand job and after becoming foreman, gets sent off with $1000 to pick up a few doggies (that’s cattle to all you dudes).  But a former ranch hand who wanted to be foreman teams up with the evil saloon owner to frame our hero for stealing and murder too.

UNCLE PETE ARMS HIMSELF IN A LAKE DARK VAULT PILLBOX

There’s a necktie party waiting for our hero unless he and Manny can set things straight.  Directed by Bernard B. Ray and also starring Louise Stanley as Ruth and George Chesbro as Davis, from 1940, it’s The Cheyenne Kid.  (And make sure to catch Manny’s great musical number, Cross-eyed Son Of A Gun).

Next up, it’s Torture Ship.  The evil Dr. Herbert Stander (Irving Pichel) has a theory that criminal behavior is a gland problem and can be modified with his treatments.  He lures seven hard cases onto a ship claiming he’ll take them to a place safe from the law.  But as evil scientists frequently do, he lied.  It’s bizarre treatments, fights, terror, and suspense instead.  But Lieut. Bob Bennet (Lyle Talbot) might have something to say about this.  With Jacqueline Wells as Joan, and Wheeler Oakman as Ritter, from writer Jack London and director Victor Halperin, it’s 1939’s Torture Ship.

A SALVO FROM THE SS PETE

And for our fearless host, UNCLE PETE, it’s double danger too!!!  The mysterious Lake Dark Vault Monster – Lakie –  is on the prowl again.  Several lake-goers have already turned up mostly missing  (Lakie is a sloppy eater).  UNCLE PETE has brought the SS PETE out of dry dock, and the ship (and probably UNCLE PETE) are loaded to the gills for battle!

So join UNCLE PETE, aboard the official DARK VAULT hot rod of the sea, the SS PETE, and maybe catch a rare daylight glimpse of a prehistoric behemoth, this Saturday night, November 3, 201 from 10PM to midnight on channel 1301 (Binghamton, Sayre and nearby areas in PA, and Elmira/Hornell/Corning, channel 30 in the North Country (from Watertown to Champlain and all around there), channel 99 (Utica/Rome), and channel 2 for the tri-lakes area (Champlain/Saranac/Tupper) and Cortland County with replays at midnight and 2AM and channel 13 in and around Ithaca, NY at 9PM and midnight.  It’s double feature night with The Cheyenne Kid and Torture Ship on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!

(And for all you Roku users, don’t forget to tune in to The DVOPD on Beta Max TV for Bowery Blitzkrieg with the Eastside Kids)

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

•October 31, 2018 • Leave a Comment

From UNCLE PETE, El Vato, Vito Gold, Stone Dog, Max, and all the denizens of THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN – Have a very Happy and Creepy Halloween!!!

BONEYARD BARBECUE WITH UNCLE PETE TONIGHT!!!

•October 27, 2018 • Leave a Comment

UNCLE PETE (AND AN UNEXPECTED VISITOR) IN THE CINEMA GRAVEYARD

Looking for the hippest place to be on a Saturday night.  People are “dying” to get in this place!  Join UNCLE PETE on a ghouls-night-out trip to The Cinema Graveyard for our annual Halloween DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN showing of Night Of The Living Dead!  To celebrate this special day, UNCLE PETE fires up the Dark Vault Cruiser and “heads” off to the wide stoney spaces to personally get this week’s feature.

Night Of The Living Dead, director George Romero’s first horror film, is set in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area (and that’s pretty scary already).  The dead have risen from their graves everywhere and have an appetite for human flesh.  One theory in the film is that contamination from a returning space probe is responsible, but I always suspected fluoride.

Our movie opens in a fun place that looks much like the Cinema Graveyard.  Barbra (Judith O’Dea) and her brother encounter the first of many walking dead (Bill Hinzman) who kills the brother and pursues Barbra (guess the dead scared the “a” out of her name) to a farmhouse where she meets our hero Ben (Duane Jones).  A few other regular folks drop by.  And then it’s a non-stop parade of hungry ghouls.

Although called ghouls rather than zombies in the movie, this film set the tone for zombies to be thought of not as products of voodoo, but flesh-eating meanies.  From George Romero, whose previous directing included industrial safety films, commercials, and some MisterRoger’s Neighborhood episodes, it’s the grandfather of modern zombie movies, 1968’s Night Of The Living Dead.

TOM AND JERRY ON THE CASE

Amongst the marble and granite of the Cinema Graveyard, UNCLE PETE digs up a 1933 treat from one of our favorite cartoon teams – Tom and Jerry (the tall guy and the short guy, not the cat and mouse) – on the trail of a mummy thief in Magic Mummy.  But UNCLE PETE is not alone.  There’s a slow-moving friend (or perhaps fiend) approaching from behind with the air of rotting flesh – and he looks hungry!

UNCLE PETE ENTERS THE CINEMA GRAVEYARD

Start your Halloween celebrations this Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 10PM to midnight on channel 1301 in Binghamton, Hornell/Corning/Elmira and Utica/Rome, and Montrose/Sayre, PA,  channel 30 in Massena,Malone/Ogdensburg/Champlain and the North Country, channel 2 in the Lake Placid/Tupper Lake/Saranac Lake area, and channel 2 in Cortland County – with replays for you late nighters at midnight and 2AM.  And in Ithaca, NY, it’s on channel 13 at 9pm and midnight.  Tune in early to see the original Dark Vault Cruiser tour through the Cinema Graveyard – some rare footage not unlike the opening of our movie.  It’s UNCLE PETE (and uninvited friend) bringing you Night Of The Living Dead on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

And, in a rare occurrence, Night Of The Living Dead is also featured on Beta Max TV on all Roku devices and TVs!

http://www.betamaxtv.com/

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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