GOT INOCULATION? THERE’S A BUG IN THE AIR THIS WEEK!

UNCLE PETE AND MAX KEEP HEALTHY IN THE CRYPT

UNCLE PETE AND MAX KEEP HEALTHY IN THE CRYPT

Make sure to get your shots (or drink your shots – whatever works best) before watching this week’s episode of THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN,  because there’s a big budget Virus around and UNCLE PETE’s bringing it to your house.  In this 1980 epic, there’s a killer virus that the government has developed and when it goes for a plane ride, the plane crashes.  And the virus, which is extremely contagious, very deadly, and for which there is no cure, is released.  The world gets wiped out.  The End.

But not so fast!  The virus can’t survive in extreme cold (Binghamton is safe!), so eight hundred-some scientists and staff in Antarctica and a submarine crew are still alive and the task of not getting contaminated and keeping the earth going falls to them, with evil germs, contaminated people, and the apocalypse in their way.

Directed by Kinji Fukasaku, this was the most expensive Japanese film made at that time.  It had a huge cast, including Masao Kusakari, Sonny Chiba, Glenn Ford, Robert Vaughn, Henry Silva, George Kennedy, Edward James Olmos, Bo Svenson, and Olivia Hussey.  It was filmed on location in Antarctica, Alaska, Halifax, Machu Pichu and features 2 for-real submarines and the for-real ocean.  It also bombed at the box office.  Which is why we have it here in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN.  This film not only contains more big name international stars than any of the usual DARK VAULT fare but the single film salary of any one of these stars is bigger than the entire budget of most of the movies we air.  Janis Ian wrote the lyrics for and performed the title theme song.  If that doesn’t make it a terrifying disaster movie, I don’t know what does!  Plus, as an added attraction, the version we will be bringing you is one you won’t see anywhere else, exclusive to the DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN! From 1980, it’s Virus.

CHUCK CONNORS TRIES TO CALL THE DARK VAULT THIS WEEK

CHUCK CONNORS TRIES TO CALL THE DARK VAULT THIS WEEK

UNCLE PETE and Max are back down in the Dark Vault Crypt where no virus would dare survive – although Max does have the sniffles.  And even though this is one of the newest, longest, and by far, the biggest budget movies we’ve shown in the DARK VAULT, UNCLE PETE still manages to dig up a couple of disaster flick trailers as well.  So prepare for a dose of disaster this Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 10PM to midnight on channel 4 (Binghamton), channel 99 (Corning/Elmira/Hornell), and channel 17 (Sayre/Montrose) with replays at midnight and 2AM.  Check your local VITO SHACK ™ for a supply of the Vito Gold ™ Universal Anti-Virus Vaccine, and get inoculated (or intoxicated) for the 1980 disaster spectacular Virus, the next feature presentation on the DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!  

 

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~ by UNCLE PETE on October 15, 2015.

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