UNCLE PETE MAKES THINGS BIGGER – GAMMERA MAKES THEM FLATTER!!!

•January 12, 2018 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE WATCHES THE RESULTS OF HIS LASTEST EXPERIMENT

UNCLE PETE WATCHES THE RESULTS OF HIS LATEST EXPERIMENT

If you’re in a cold, frozen winter world right now, be careful breaking up those icebergs.  You never know when one will be hiding a GIANT TURTLE!!!   Take a “break” from your ice breaking 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, awakened by a bomb blast, gets up a little cranky and takes a walk through some of Tokyo’s hot spots (at least they are after he gets through with them).  Gammera The Invincible 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.  The line-up of stars also features Eiji Funakoshi and Harumi Kintachi.  Directed by Noriaki Yuasa.  From 1965, 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 creating again.  This time it’s a secret size enhancement formula for an unnamed commercial concern.  The enlarging fluid proves effective but does more than expected as it turns a robot into a rampaging, stomping, flying, giant pain in the neck.  UNCLE PETE sends El Vato out to clean things up.  But all this is business as usual in The Dark Vault and UNCLE PETE finds time between robot attacks to bring you some music, including 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, January 13, 2018 from 10PM to midnight on channel 4 (Binghamton), channel 17 (Montrose/Sayre, PA), channel 30 in the North Country (Watertown/Ogdensburg/Malone/Massena/Champlain), channel 99 (Elmira/Corning/Hornell and Utica/Rome) and channel 2 for Plattsburgh, Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake and surrounding areas.  Don’t forget the replays at midnight and 2AM!  Do the Gammera Stomp to one of the grooviest giant turtle titled tunes ever with UNCLE PETE, El Vato, a rampaging robot and Gammera The Invincible on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!

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A REFRESHING WINTER WALK WITH UNCLE PETE (AND ANOTHER BEAST)!!!

•January 6, 2018 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE GRABS A REFRESHING REFRESHMENT FOR TONIGHT'S FEATURE

UNCLE PETE GRABS A REFRESHING REFRESHMENT FOR TONIGHT’S FEATURE

If you’re aching to see some on your TV what you’re seeing outside – and with a nasty beastie too – sled on in to THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN.  This week, UNCLE PETE hits the slopes for a cautionary tale on why not to go into strange mountain caves as he brings you The Beast From Haunted Cave.

Deep 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 – wasn’t he a singer or something?), and a local barmaid (always bring a barmaid along when you set explosives in a cave) encounter a strange creature that croaks the barmaid but good.  After the heist, the gang leader (Frank Wolff) hires a local ski lodge owner and guide (Michael Forest) to take them to a remote cabin on the ruse of doing some remote skiing, but with the real plan to meet up with a get-a-way plane.  The beastie in the nearby cave has something to say about it though and 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 broken out the skis cuz it’s a ski movie and, because the movie is in Black and White, he’s also brought out the rarely seen Vito Gold De-Colorizer (TM) and of course the also rarely seen Black and White Disembobulator (TM).  Between ski runs and activating gadgets, UNCLE PETE brings you our favorite cartoon sweetie 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, January 6, 2018 from 10PM to midnight on channel 4 (Binghamton), channel 17 (Sayre, PA), channel 99 (Elmira, Corning, Hornell and Utica/Rome), channel 2 in the Plattsburgh, Tupper and Saranac Lake areas, and channel 30 in The North Country – Champlain/Watertown/Massena/Malone/Ogdensburg/etc.  And don’t forget the replays at midnight and 2AM.  It’s cartoon fun and skiing horror with Beast From Haunted Cave – the next feature presentation on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

KEEP THE NEW YEAR PARTY GOING WITH UNCLE PETE AND THE VORTEXX!!!

•January 4, 2018 • Leave a Comment

One day is hardly enough to celebrate a whole new year, so UNCLE PETE, still at his festive best, keeps New Year’s Eve going with Sluggo and The Vortexx crowd this week!  Join him this Thursday as he brings THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN over to The Vortexx  for a New Year’s Eve celebration like no other with The Dark Vault Of Public Domain New Year’s Eve Spectacular featuring Pride Of The Bowery.   Plus there’s the Little Rascals with lovable Petey (gotta love that name!) in The Pooch and the Three Stooges in Sing A Song Of Six-PantsThe Vortexx gang will be gettin’ festive again too as they do some New Year chattin’ during the show.  The place for the action is http://www.horrorhost.net and the time is  Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 9PM.  The Vortexx gang shows a special feature every night at 9PM that also includes live chat while the show is on.  And that special place to be is www.horrorhost.net

UNCLE PETE has been asked to Grand Marshall the annual New Year’s Eve Parade in Stockton and will be live on location for the broadcast.  It’s a parade, activities, refreshments, and fun for a Dark Vault New Year’s Eve Spectacular with Sluggo and The Vortexx gang from 9PM – 11PM this Thursday at www.horrorhost.net .  Bring all the bubbly and noisemakers you can find and party once again with UNCLE PETE Thursday at The Vortexx – the newest place to watch THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

•January 1, 2018 • Leave a Comment

A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Thanks for watching THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!

Thanks again for your support!  Spread the word – fun TV still exists in the New York/Pennsylvania/New Hampshire area.  In 2017, we celebrated our 10th anniversary of bringing THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN  to televisions all over New York, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and the rest of the country (not to mention the world)!  It was a months long party that included a celebratory video with UNCLE PETE and El Vato (see it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXpJosNCSJw).  And we appeared in newspapers all over southern New York State in a huge article highlighting THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN and its history.  The on-line version can be found at  http://www.pressconnects.com/story/news/2017/10/25/dark-vault-uncle-pete-binghamton/790735001/ .  The video tour is also available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhUdhA1id7U&feature=youtu.be

We expanded our viewing area to include the rest of the northern part of New York State with the addition of channel 2 in the Plattsburgh, Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake areas.  There’s also been some talk recently of adding yet another central New York station to our line-up!  We continued to be available nationally on the revamped Beta Max TV available on the Roku system.  So the DARK VAULT can be seen all across the good old U.S. of A.!!!  We were also invited to join the line-up at The Vortexx, a streaming horror-host-centric website.  Sluggo Gonzales and her staff bring hosted shows to the internet at http://www.horrorhost.net where THE DVoPD can be seen every other Thursday from 9PM  – 11PM with some rousing chat to accompany the show!  We also brought you a whole bunch of brand new episodes and have an even bigger bunch lined up for showing in 2018.  And, as an additional site to find out stuff about The DVoPD, you can now go to Uncle Pete Official on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/UnclePeteOfficial/).  Keep checking our site, tell your friends, and as always, contact us at darkvaultpd or unclepeteshow (both of those are @gmail.com).   Don’t forget, our official Dark Vault T-shirts are still available (in 2 styles) too!

So, break out the bubbly, crank up your Guy Lombardo records for a real version of Auld Lang Syne and keep on watchin’!  We’ll see you in 2018!  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

UNCLE PETE – LIVE ON LOCATION FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE!!!

•December 28, 2017 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE GOES LIVE ON LOCATION FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE

UNCLE PETE GOES LIVE ON LOCATION FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE

Get prepared proper-like for the new year with a rousing viewing of the annual DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION SPECIAL!  Join UNCLE PETE as he once again assumes the role of this year’s Grand Marshall of the Stockton, California New Year’s Eve Parade and Festival with a LIVE broadcast from the parade and the site of all the festivities.  But DARK VAULT travel arrangements rarely put UNCLE PETE where he expects to be, so we’ll see what happens.  Nevertheless, UNCLE PETE has some great festivities of our own planned for THE DARK VAULT and all our viewers.

Our feature takes us down to the Bowery for the East Side Kids in Pride Of The Bowery.  Muggs (Leo Gorcey) has a chance to be the Golden Gloves Boxing Champion, but he doesn’t like training in the gang’s stuffy old gym.  Danny (Bobby Jordan) and the gang trick Muggs into signing up for a CCC Camp (no, that’s not a 300 Camp in Roman numerals, that’s a Civilian Conservation Corps Camp) where Muggs will get plenty of training and they’ll all make a few bucks to send home to Ma.  But things are never quite that simple for Muggs as we soon find out.  Also with David Gorcey as Peewee, Donald Haines as Skinny and Sunshine Sammy Morrison as Scruno, from 1940 it’s Pride of the Bowery.

COUNT DOWN TO THE NEW YEAR WITH THE TRADITIONAL DROPPING OF THE LIGHTED RAT

COUNT DOWN TO THE NEW YEAR WITH THE TRADITIONAL DROPPING OF THE LIGHTED RAT

But before the feature hits the screen, UNCLE PETE kicks things off with the Little Rascals – in The Pooch, where Stymie and Petey the Dog (perhaps the only dog to ever have been made up by Max Factor himself) run afoul of the evil dog catcher.  Then we’ll stop by the tailor shop where altercations are a specialty with Moe, Larry and Shemp in Sing A Song Of Six Pants.  And join in the countdown for the annual Dropping of the Lighted Rat (Times Square ain’t got nothin’ on us).   This year we’ve coordinated the rat to drop almost exactly somewhere around actual midnight!  Plus, make sure to stay for the special presentation of this year’s segment of famous friends we lost this year and some extra special greetings, messages and music at the end of the show.  And it’s Oxnard’s screen debut too!

So chill that bubbly, cut up some confetti and join UNCLE PETE, Vitobot ™, VITO GOLD, and the Clones this Saturday, December 30, 2017 from 10PM to midnight on channel 4 in the Binghamton area, channel 17 around Montrose/Sayre, PA, channel 99 around Elmira/Corning/Hornell and Utica/Rome, channel 2 in the Plattsburgh/Saranac Lake/Tupper Lake area and on channel 30 for all our viewers in the North Country (Champlain/Ogdensburg/Malone/Massena/Watertown) with late-night replays at midnight and 2AM.  It’s a fun-filled, action packed New Year’s Eve episode with UNCLE PETE live on location on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

And all our Beta Max TV viewers (on the Roku system) can join us in ringing in the New Year with a special broadcast of The DARK VAULT New Year’s Eve Special featuring The Pride Of The Bowery starting on Friday, December 29, 2017!

SANTA FIGHTS EVIL, UNCLE PETE GETS LOST – YEAH, IT’S A PARTY!!!

•December 22, 2017 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE AND OXNARD SHARE SOME CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS AT THE DARK VAULT RESEARCH FACILITY

UNCLE PETE AND OXNARD SHARE SOME CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS AT THE DARK VAULT RESEARCH FACILITY

Saturday is not only the night for another installment of THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN, but it’s also Christmas Eve Eve!   So make it special and join UNCLE PETE and his trusty sidekick OXNARD for the fourth part of our month-long Christmas party – the 1959 classic – SANTA CLAUS.  Made entirely in Mexico (the obvious place to make a movie about Santa Claus), this gem reveals some of the previously unknown secrets of Santa’s workshop and how he manages that annual trip bringing joy to all the world’s good girls and boys.

SANTA GETS READY FOR HIS ANNUAL TRIP 'ROUND THE WORLD

SANTA GETS READY FOR HIS ANNUAL TRIP ‘ROUND THE WORLD

But the devil doesn’t like Christmas so he sends Pitch, one of his henchmen, to foul up things for Santa.  It’s a battle of good versus evil with some science, a little magic and a large dose of fun in UNCLE PETE’s favorite Santa Claus movie.  Made in 1959 and released in the U.S.A. a few years later, it’s SANTA CLAUS.

UNCLE PETE AND OXNARD SHARE SOME CHRISTMAS GOODIES BEFORE THE TRIP BACK TO THE VAULT

UNCLE PETE AND OXNARD SHARE SOME CHRISTMAS GOODIES BEFORE THE TRIP BACK TO THE VAULT

Meanwhile, UNCLE PETE and OXNARD are completing some experiments and observing a few DARK VAULT Christmas traditions at a remote research facility.  Then it’s back to the DARK VAULT for the annual Boiler Room Christmas Party.  Except, the research facility is so remote that UNCLE PETE isn’t sure how to get back there.  So it’s up to the miraculous, infallible sniffer of the mighty OXNARD to lead them home and to the party.  Along the way, UNCLE PETE digs up the first Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer cartoon, some slick singing sisters performing Winter Wonderland, a Christmas short with Paul Winchell and Jerry Mahoney and several other Christmas shorts and great toy commercials (including one for Gaylord, the niftiest mechanical hound dog ever!).  There’s even some vintage footage of UNCLE PETE’s family (including his Mom, Dad, and brother) whooping it up in a Christmas of long ago .

EVER-FAITHFUL OXNARD PREPARES TO SAVE UNCLE PETE ONCE AGAIN

EVER-FAITHFUL OXNARD PREPARES TO SAVE UNCLE PETE ONCE AGAIN

Be festive! Join UNCLE PETE and his best friend OXNARD (in her farewell appearance in a DARK VAULT episode) this Saturday night, December 23, 2017 from 10PM to midnight on Binghamton’s channel 4, Sayre/Montrose, PA’s channel 17, Utica/Rome and Elmira/Hornell/Corning on channel 99, channel 30 in the north country (Ogdensburg/Watertown/Malone/Massena/Champlain) , and channel 2 around Plattsburgh, and Saranac and Tupper Lakes with replays at midnight and 2AM.  Spend Christmas Eve Eve night with UNCLE PETE and THE DARK VAULT CHRISTMAS SPECIAL – II, featuring SANTA CLAUS.  It’s the fourth part of our month long celebration with UNCLE PETE and OXNARD and everyone in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!

UNCLE PETE, SANTA, AND A PINK SLUG – NON-STOP CHRISTMAS IN THE DARK VAULT!!!

•December 19, 2017 • Leave a Comment

UNCLE PETE GETS THE PARTY GOIN’ THIS THURSDAY!

It’s UNCLE PETE at his festive best when he drops in on Sluggo and The Vortexx crowd this week!  Join him this Thursday as he brings THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN over to The Vortexx  for a Christmas party like ya read about with The Dark Vault Of Public Domain Christmas Spectacular – Pt I  with Santa Claus Conquers The Martians as the feature presentation.   Plus there’s a classic cartoon called The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives and an “interesting” bit of Christmas nostalgia.  The Vortexx gang will be gettin’ festive themselves too as they do some yuletide chattin’ during the show.  The place for the action is http://www.horrorhost.net and the time is  Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 9PM.  The Vortexx gang shows a special feature every night at 9PM that also includes live chat while the show is on.  And that special place to be is www.horrorhost.net

And since it is nearly Christmas, UNCLE PETE will be throwing the annual Dark Vault Christmas Party in The Dark Vault Boiler Room with tree trimming, refreshments, and all kinds of visitors.  It’s a Dark Vault sized Christmas Party with Sluggo and The Vortexx gang from 9PM – 11PM this Thursday at www.horrorhost.net .  Bring all the egg nog and fruit cake you can carry and party with UNCLE PETE Thursday at The Vortexx – the newest place to watch THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!

 
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