IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD – WONDER IF THERE’S A SHOT FOR IT!!!

UNCLE PETE AND MAX KEEP HEALTHY IN THE CRYPT

UNCLE PETE AND MAX KEEP HEALTHY IN THE CRYPT

Have you had your shots?  Sometimes the kind in the little glasses are the only way to a DARK VAULT episode.  But this week you might want a little extra alcohol and maybe some raid to try to kill the nasty contagious bug in the THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN as UNCLE PETE presents the 1980 big budget epic Virus.

The special virus branch of the government sends a particularly nasty one on a plane that winds up crashing.  The extremely contagious, very deadly virus, for which there is no cure, is released.  Happens all the time.  What’s one more plane crashing or a virus getting out to end all life on Earth?  But there might be hope )or the movie would be pretty short) = the virus can’t survive in extreme cold (Binghamton and upstate New York are safe!). That means that the eight hundred-some scientists and staff in Antarctica and a submarine crew are still alive.  And now it’s up to them to not get contaminated and to keep the earth going in the midst of a big budget apocalypse.

The most expensive Japanese film made at the time,  the all-star cast includes Chuck Connors, 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 real submarines and the 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, 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 exploring 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, April 6, 2019 from 10PM to midnight on channel 1301 around Binghamton, Corning/Elmira/Hornell, Montrose/Sayre, and northern PA and southern NY, channel 99 around Utica/Rome, channel 2 for the tri-lakes area (Saranac, Tupper, Champlain) and for Cortland County and channel 30 for the North Country (Ogdensburg/Massena/Malone/Champlain and Watertown) with a replay at midnight.  And in Ithaca, channel 13 at 9PM and midnight.  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 April 6, 2019.

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