THIS WEEK – UNCLE PETE AND THE DARK VAULT GO MISSING!!!

•November 9, 2019 • Leave a Comment
ACTUAL FOOTAGE OF VAULT EXPLOSION STUFF (AND VITOLAND AMUSEMENT PARK(TM))!

SEE ACTUAL FOOTAGE OF VAULT EXPLOSION STUFF (AND VITOLAND AMUSEMENT PARK(TM))!

As unpredictable as THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN is, there’s one thing you can count on – explosions!  And after the latest one, UNCLE PETE is nowhere to be found.  But explosions and a blown up host will never stop the show from its appointed rounds (only cable company malfunctions can do that!)!  So tune in this week for a tale of juvenile delinquents from out thereTeenagers From Outer Space!

CHOPPED AND LOWERED - REAL GONE HOT ROD!

CHOPPED AND LOWERED – REAL GONE HOT ROD!

Way out juvenile delinquents in a percolatin’ space hot rod land on Earth for the purpose of finding a new planet to raise their “cattle” on.  But their “cattle” just happen to be giant lobster-like creatures called gargons.  Showing no concern for etiquette, the aliens make a bad first impression by vaporizing Sparky, a happy local canine type, leaving nothing but bones and license tag..  Derek (David Love), one of the aliens, finds the tag, realizes that the planet is inhabited and raising gargons here will pose a hazard to the locals and so heads to town where he meets Betty (Dawn Anderson) and her Gramps (Harvey B. Dunn) and warns them.  Thor (Bryan Grant) and the rest of the aliens don’t care much about wiping out Earthlings, so Derek has to avoid them while trying to help Earth and keep the gargons from eating too many people.

The film was directed, written, and produced by Tom Graeff, who also happens to be Tom Lockyear of the cast (Betty’s pre-alien boyfriend).  From 1959, it’s Teenagers From Outer Space!

We have newsreel footage of the explosion and updates on the investigations into who dunnit.  As far as where the heck is UNCLE PETE, who knows?  Wherever he is, he still manages to also bring you an educational short from 1950 entitled Bicycle Safety and a DARK VAULT exclusive import from Canada or China (it’s hard to tell sometimes) called Cooking With Foreigners.  We also bring you some groovy trailers and a peek at the place you’ll want to head to on your next vacation – VITOLAND PARK!

So tune in this Friday, November 8, 2019 in Rochester/ western Monroe County on channel 1301 at 10PM and midnight and Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 10PM til midnight (with a replay at midnight) on channel 1301 for the Binghamton area, Corning/Elmira/Hornell, southern NY and northern PA, channel 99 for the Utica/Rome area, channel 30 all around the North Country of New York State, channel 2 for the Champlain, Tupper, and Saranac Lake areas and all over Cortland County, and channel 98 in Syracuse at 11PM with a replay on Halloween night, Thursday, November 14 at 10PM.  In Ithaca, NY, the channel is 13 and the times are 9PM and midnight.  It’s Teenagers From Outer Space, the next feature presentation with UNCLE PETE (somewhere) in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

(And this week on Beta Max TV on all Roku equipped devices and TVs, it’s The Beach Girls And The Monster! Go to http://www.betamaxtv.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/BetaMaxTV/ for more details!)

UNCLE PETE GOES 1-D THIS WEEK IN THE DARK VAULT!!!

•November 2, 2019 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE SEARCHES THE CRYPT FOR MORE "THINGS"

UNCLE PETE SEARCHES THE CRYPT FOR MORE “THINGS”

UNCLE PETE has an “eye” for monsters this week in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN for  the 1961 sword and sandal epic Atlas In The Land Of The Cyclops.  Mitchel Gordon (aka Gordon Mitchel) stars as Atlas (aka – Maciste), a strongman hero-type who comes to the aid of villagers getting regularly chomped by a one-eyed (not friendly) giant in a nearby cave.  Along the way, Atlas also battles a lion, a bunch of guys with swords and an evil queen who try to prevent his heroics with the Cyclops.  From director Leonviola (all one word) and featuring Chelo Alonso, Vira Silenti, Aldo Bufi Landi and Little Fabio (who would grow up to be on the covers of many romance novels and in margarine commercials) and with music from the Rome Philharmonic Orchestra it’s Atlas In The Land Of The Cyclops.

A DARK VAULT FAN DEMONSTRATES THE 1-D GLASSES

A DARK VAULT FAN DEMONSTRATES THE 1-D GLASSES

After wandering through the Cinema Graveyard last week, UNCLE PETE goes under it this week – deep, deep, deep in the Dark Vault Crypt.  The broadcast will be available on your digital receivers as usual and you can always watch us in 3-D where available (with the Vito Gold 28K Gold 3-D Decoder(TM)), but special this week we’ll be broadcasting in 1-D (for those of you with the Vito Gold One-Dimensional Glasses (TM)) to let you watch the movie just as if you were an evil mythological giant with one big eye in the middle of your head!  So tune in this Friday, November 1, 2019 in Rochester/ western Monroe County on channel 1301 at 10PM and midnight and Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 10PM til midnight (with a replay at midnight) on channel 1301 for the Binghamton area, Corning/Elmira/Hornell, southern NY and northern PA, channel 99 for the Utica/Rome area, channel 30 all around the North Country of New York State, channel 2 for the Champlain, Tupper, and Saranac Lake areas and all over Cortland County, and channel 98 in Syracuse at 11PM with a replay on Halloween night, Thursday, November 7 at 10PM.  In Ithaca, NY, the channel is 13 and the times are 9PM and midnight.  Atlas In The Land Of The Cyclops, the next feature presentation on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

(And this week on  Beta Max TV on all Roku TVs and devices, it’s the a double feature of The Monster Walks and Broadway To Cheyenne.)

GHOULS NIGHT OUT WITH UNCLE PETE – A HALLOWEEN TRADITION!!!

•October 26, 2019 • Leave a Comment

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

The Halloween tradition continues!  Join UNCLE PETE for his annual trip to The Cinema Graveyard for our Halloween week 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 boneyard to personally dig up 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 Friday, October 25, 2019 in Rochester/ western Monroe County on channel 1301 at 10PM and midnight and Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 10PM til midnight (with a replay at midnight) on channel 1301 for the Binghamton area, Corning/Elmira/Hornell, southern NY and northern PA, channel 99 for the Utica/Rome area, channel 30 all around the North Country of New York State, channel 2 for the Champlain, Tupper, and Saranac Lake areas and all over Cortland County, and channel 98 in Syracuse at 11PM with a replay on Halloween night, Thursday, October 31 at 10PM.  In Ithaca, NY, the channel is 13 and the times are 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 this week on Beta Max TV on all Roku devices and TVs!

IT’S THAT OLD UNCLE PETE MAGIC – AND VAMPIRES – IN THE DARK VAULT THIS WEEK!!!

•October 19, 2019 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE WORKS MAGIC THIS WEEK!

UNCLE PETE WORKS MAGIC THIS WEEK!

UNCLE PETE does a little conjuring this week 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 (who have been feuding with Wu) 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 goes on the warpath.  The sorcerer brothers Wu and Chin amp up their feud.  And then things get really 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 waving his wand for a little sorcery of his own.  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 Friday, October 18, in Rochester/ western Monroe County on channel 1301 at 10PM and midnight and Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 10PM til midnight (with a replay at midnight) on channel 1301 for the Binghamton area, Corning/Elmira/Hornell, southern NY and northern PA, channel 99 for the Utica/Rome area, channel 30 all around the North Country of New York State, channel 2 for the Champlain, Tupper, and Saranac Lake areas and all over Cortland County, and channel 98 in Syracuse at 11PM with a replay on Thursday, October 17 at 10PM.  In Ithaca, NY, the channel is 13 and the times are 9PM and midnight.  It’s a festival of sorcerers, corpses, and vampires at their hoppingest!  Spooky Sorcerers, the next feature presentation on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

DEMONS MEET BLAXPLOITATION THIS WEEK IN THE DARK VAULT!!!

•October 12, 2019 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE RECONSTITUTED!

UNCLE PETE DISCUSSES HIS NEW DAILY EXORCISE ROUTINE!

We’re in the second week of Spooky Scary Month!  So to keep the spookiness going, UNCLE PETE has imported some demonic entities from a little shop in deepest, darkest, scariest Africa for this week’s THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN  It’s the 1974 scare fest Abby.  While on an archaeological dig in a cave in Nigeria, the explorers led by Dr. Garrett Williams (William “Blacula” Marshall), unwittingly release a demon trapped in a strange box.  The demon, thought to be the spirit of Eshu, the evil god of chaos (a DARK VAULT staple), of course immediately travels to Louisville, Kentucky and possesses Dr. Williams’ daughter-in-law Abby (Carol Speed).  Also starring Terry Carter as Emmett Williams and featuring the song Is Your Soul A Witness (written and performed by Carol Speed), it’s Abby.

And speaking of Spooky and Scary, this show is a rarely seen rebroadcast of the very first episode of THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN that originally aired over 12 years ago.  You’ll see the first appearance of UNCLE PETE and El Vato, the introduction of the Spectral Disembobulator ™, and the first shots of THE DARK VAULT on footage originally made frame by frame by a small bird’s beak on individual stone tablets.  Along the way, the show was digitally remastered so as to preserve every bit of raw strangeness from the earliest days of THE DARK VAULT.  You’ll also see some of the first product ads from the world of Vito Gold Enterprises!  So tune in Friday, October 11, in Rochester/ western Monroe County on channel 1301 at 10PM and midnight and Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 10PM til midnight (with a replay at midnight) on channel 1301 for the Binghamton area, Corning/Elmira/Hornell, southern NY and northern PA, channel 99 for the Utica/Rome area, channel 30 all around the North Country of New York State, channel 2 for the Champlain, Tupper, and Saranac Lake areas and all over Cortland County, and channel 98 in Syracuse at 11PM with a replay on Thursday, October 17 at 10PM.  In Ithaca, NY, the channel is 13 and the times are 9PM and midnight.  It’s UNCLE PETE and Abby this week in the first episode of THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

(For all our Roku – Beta Max TV viewers, this week it’s magic, zombies, and evil warlords in SPOOKY SORCERERS on all Roku devices and Roku TVs.)

VAMPIRES, ZOMBIES, AND UNCLE PETE’S PAST – NOW THAT’S SCARY!!!

•October 4, 2019 • 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

It’s  Spooky Scary Month!  Ghosts and monsters and stores filled with black and orange candy left over from last October.  So let’s start of the month with a movie that has a regular potpourri of creatures – zombies and vampires and sorcerers.  And throw in some classic B-movie martial arts and a bit of slapstick!  It’s all here this week in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN when UNCLE PETE presents one of our favorite zombie-family-vampire-kung fu-comedy-action movies – the 1982 gem, Kung Fu Zombie starring Billy Chong.

A shifty businessman hires an evil magician to zombify a gang to settle a score with our hero’s Pop.  But things don’t go quite right and our bad guy gets turned into 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 as a little something extra special, we’ve got VITO GOLD hosting 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 Friday, October 4, in Rochester/ western Monroe County on channel 1301 at 10PM and midnight and Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 10PM til midnight (with a replay at midnight) on channel 1301 for the Binghamton area, Corning/Elmira/Hornell, southern NY and northern PA, channel 99 for the Utica/Rome area, channel 30 all around the North Country of New York State, channel 2 for the Champlain, Tupper, and Saranac Lake areas and all over Cortland County, and channel 98 in Syracuse at 11PM with a replay on Thursday, October 10 at 10PM.  In Ithaca, NY, the channel is 13 and the times are 9PM and midnight.  It’s Kung Fu Zombie, and a salute to going on 7 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 Uncle Pete Radio Show (Wednesdays from 11:30PM to 1AM at whrw.fm) and of course http://www.facebook.com/ Uncle PeteOfficial/ on Facebook for lots of news and pictures about The Dark Vault, and Beta Max TV!!!

(And for all you Roku DVOPD watchers, tune into Beta Max TV for Ghosts On The Loose!)

THE CLASSIC TV SPECTACULAR THAT STARTED IT ALL!!!

•September 27, 2019 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE ABSORBS SOME CLASSIC CATHODE RAYS

UNCLE PETE ABSORBS SOME CLASSIC CATHODE RAYS

Get extra comfy in front of your TV sets this week for a five-pack of fun from the Golden Age Of Television as UNCLE PETE brings you the CLASSIC TELEVISION SPECTACULAR – Part I in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN.

First, it’s of to adventure with Clutch Cargo from 1962.  Animated in the special Synchrovox process which combined animation and live action speaking parts, Clutch, his sidekick Spinner and that pugnacious pooch Paddlefoot meet up with Mister Abominable.  More action follows  from 1967 with episode 1 of Johnny Socko and His Flying Robot.  Johnny, his pal and his giant robot defend the earth against all sorts of evil and assorted giant beasties.

Things get a little spooky as we turn out the lights for a suspenseful episode of The Veil  hosted by Boris Karloff.  Then it’s Destination: Outer Space and a return to the Synchrovox process with Space Angel.  In this episode from 1962 – The Ghost and Crystal Mace (yes, Mace, not that other stuff you were thinking of) –  Space Angel and his crew encounter a planet inhabited by some very upset and mischievous ghosts.

Then it’s back down to earth where evil is afoot in The Adventures Of Dr. Fu Manchu, one of the first syndicated television programs.  This episode finds the evil doctor kidnapping a famous plastic surgeon to do some work on an strangely familiar evil-doer thought to be dead since he disappeared from his former stomping grounds – Nazi Germany.  Naztiness abounds in this episode entitled The Master Plan Of Dr. Fu Manchu.

Back at the Dark Vault Den, UNCLE PETE  tries to get his robot buddy to demonstrate the process of Luffing, although we’re still not sure what Luffing is. And, quick as a wink, he grows a Fu Manchu moustache.  Plus, there’s a cameo appearance by our friend, Mr. Yuk, the guy who replaced the old Skull and Crossbones as the symbol of poison  (whatever happened to Mr. Yuk anyway?).

So whether your television is flat or curvy, black and white or one of those new color console sets, 2D, 3D, or 4D, smellavision or not, make sure it’s good and warmed up this Friday, September 27, in Rochester/ western Monroe County on channel 1301 at 10PM and midnight and Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 10PM til midnight (with a replay at midnight) on channel 1301 for the Binghamton area, Corning/Elmira/Hornell, southern NY and northern PA, channel 99 for the Utica/Rome area, channel 30 all around the North Country of New York State, channel 2 for the Champlain, Tupper, and Saranac Lake areas and all over Cortland County, and channel 98 in Syracuse at 11PM with a replay on Thursday, October 3 at 10PM.  In Ithaca, NY, the channel is 13 and the times are 9PM and midnight.  It’s a walk down Television Memory Lane with UNCLE PETE and the Classic Television Spectacular – Pt. 1 on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

(And over on Beta Max TV on all Roku TVs and Devices, this week’s episode of The Dark Vault Of Public Domain is The Classic Television Spectacular – Pt. 2!  www,betamaxtv.com)

 
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