VAMPIRES, ZOMBIES, KUNG FU, AND UNCLE PETE – WHAT’S NOT TO LIKE?

•October 7, 2018 • 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

October is here!  Spooky Scary Month!  That month heralded by the appearance of black and orange candy in stores in July.   A time to get your ghoul on!  So, for the first DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN of the month, UNCLE PETE has one of our favorite zombie-family-vampire-kung fu-comedy-action movies on this week’s .  It’s the 1982 gem – Kung Fu Zombie starring Billy Chong.

A shifty businessman has a grudge with our hero’s father and hires an evil magician to zombify a gang to settle the score.  But things go awry and our bad guy gets croaked and accidentally re-animated as 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 being kinda festive, we’ve got VITO GOLD host 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 Saturday night, October 6, 2018, from 10PM to midnight (with replays at midnight and 2AM) on channel 1301 in Binghamton, Montrose/Sayre (PA), and the Elmira/Hornell/Corning areas, channel 99 around Utica/Rome channel 30 all across the North Country of NY, channel 2 in the Saranac and Tupper Lake and Plattsburgh areas and and channel 2 for Cortland County.  Plus, in Ithaca, NY, channel 13 with shows at 9PM and midnight. It’s Kung Fu Zombie, and a salute to going on 6 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 Dark Vault, The Uncle Pete Radio Show (Wednesdays from 11:30PM to 1AM at whrwfm.org) and of course http://www.facebook.com/UnclePeteOfficial/ on Facebook for lots of news and pictures about UNCLE PETE’s appearance at the Robercon SciFi and Gaming convention last weekend!more!!!

(And for all you Roku DVOPD watchers, tune into Beta Max TV for Death Rage!)

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HOT RODS, RAT RODS,AND A ROAD TRIP!!!

•September 30, 2018 • Leave a Comment

UNCLE PETE AND HIS DESIGNATED RAT ROD DRIVER ON A ROAD TRIP IN THE NEXT DVOPD

Robercon Weekend!  UNCLE PETE out and in person at the convention!  Road Trip!!!  The Mobile Dark Vault is on the road, so join UNCLE PETE and his designated driver rat Max as they hit the blacktop this week in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN with for some rubber burning, speed limit ignoring action – Hot Rod Girl!  Street racing is runnin’ wild, so Detective Ben Merrill (Chuck Connors), some of the cooler local rodders and mechanic Jeff Northrup (John Smith) set up a drag strip for hot rodders to hot rod at in their hot rods (at least when they wreck, it won’t be on somebody’s front lawn).  Everything is real George and the top dragger just happens to be Lisa Vernon (Lori Nelson) – Jeff’s girl – in her T-Bird!  But Jeff’s younger brother gets croaked in a street race (on somebody’s front lawn), Jeff quits the scene for good and a JD by the name of Bronc shows up in his high-powered mill and starts bugging Lisa.  Not so nifty anymore.  Jeff gets sucked into a street race, a kid on a bike gets croaked and the evidence points to Jeff.  It’s up to Lisa, Detective Ben, and the gang to help Jeff straighten out this mess and give Bronc a straightening out too.

Directed by Leslie Martinson (Green Hornet, Dusty’s Trail, CHiPs), the flic also features Frank Gorshen as Flat Top, Eddie Ryder as Two Tanks, and Dabbs Greer as service station owner Henry Frye. The swinging soundtrack was composed and conducted by Alexander Courage (who went to the same school as UNCLE PETE and later did the Star Trek  music). One of the few hot rod movies you’ll find with an oboe player listed in the credits (Gordon Schoneberg), from 1956, it’s Hot Rod Girl. (Check out some of the famous band members in the credits including a new trumpet player by the name of Maynard Ferguson.)

UNCLE PETE and Max and Stone Dog are cruising in Mobile Vault One on a road trip up to Lake Dark Vault. While UNCLE PETE runs into (and over) a plethora of interesting characters on the way, he also finds time to bring you music (Jody Miller singing Things), a spot about the brand new 1956 Ford Thunderbird, a James Dean safe driving public service announcement, and a Chevrolet sponsored short starring Gail Storm entitled How To Go Places .

Convention fun this week with Hot Rod Girl, Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 10PM to midnight on channel 1301 in Binghamton, northern PA and Elmira/Corning/Hornell, channel 99 in Utica/Rome, channel 30 in the North Country of upstate New York), channel 2 for Plattsburgh, Saranac and Tupper Lakes, and channel 2 for our newest viewers in Cortland County with replays at midnight and 2AM. And it’s channel 13 in Ithaca at 0PM and Midnight. So join UNCLE PETE (and bring your oboe) for the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN! (And drop by Robercon on Sunday and see UNCLE PETE!_

(For BETA MAX TV watchers on all ROKU TVs and Devices, it’s The Impossible Kid!)

HEY DARK VAULT FANS!!! COME SEE UNCLE PETE IN PERSON AT ROBERCON THIS WEEKEND!!!

•September 28, 2018 • Leave a Comment

Thus Saturday and Sunday, September 29th and 30th, UNCLE PETE will be appearing at The RoberCon – Sci-Fi and Board Game Convention!  It runs from 9:30am – 5pm both days and UNCLE PETE will be at THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN table both days.  In addition, UNCLE PETE will be hosting a panel discussion each day at 1pm to talk about THE DARK VAULT and about horror hosts in general.  There’ll be lost of fan tables and vendors and all kindsa fun stuff.  See all the details at RoberCon – Sci-Fi and Board Game Convention or at Uncle Pete Official on Facebook.

See Uncle Pete in the daytime – and that’s not something that happens very often!

COME SEE UNCLE PETE LIVE, IN PERSON AT ROBERCON THIS WEEKEND!!!

•September 26, 2018 • Leave a Comment

We are honored to announce that THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN’S own UNCLE PETE will be the Media Guest Of Honor at the RoberCon – Sci-Fi and Board Game Convention this Saturday and Sunday, September 29th and 30th.  He will be participating in 2 panel discussions, one Saturday and one Sunday, both at 1PM.  Stop by THE DARK VAULT table before-hand and say Hi and get information about The DVoPD, UNCLE PETE and El Vato, DARK VAULT T-Shirts and more!  Check out all the details at the Robercon Facebook page (link above) or at the Uncle Pete Facebook page or at Robercon.org.

See ya there!

KEEP WARM OR YOU MIGHT CATCH “VIRAS” (OR EVEN GAMERA)!

•September 23, 2018 • Leave a Comment

UNCLE PETE SPINNING TUNES TO AN INTERNATIONAL AUDIENCE BACK IN THE 60S

Have you wishing all week that you could kick of Autumn with a giant turtle AND have a flashback to 1968?  Sometimes wishes do come true in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!  Find out when you join UNCLE PETE for Destroy All Planets starring that city leveling, kid loving turtle – Gamera!  At one time, most Earthlings frowned on Gamera’s destruction and even shuttled him off to Mars.  But Gamera is Earth bound and down (as Jerry Reid might sing) and encounters a little interaction with some aliens determined to take over Earth (seems they like the air down there).

GAMERA’S BATH-TIME FUN

When scoutmaster Mr. Shimida (Kojiro Hongo) takes his troop to visit Dr. Dobie (Peter Williams) for a demonstration of their latest hi-tech mini-submarine,  mischievous (and scientifically savvy) scouts Masao (Toru Takatsuka) and Jim (Carl Craig) tinker with the sub’s controls so only they can pilot it properly.  While submerged, they meet Gamera.  But all three are captured by the aliens and Gamera is retrofitted with a mind control gimmick while the boys are held at alien central.  When the boys help release Gamera, the aliens counter with their own giant beastie – Viras (no relation to another of our features, Virus).

Directed by Noriaki Yuasa, this film includes a lengthy Gamera mind-scan sequence that takes us back through some highlights of prior Gamera versus big bad monsters battles.   Released in 1968, this movie is also known as Gamera vs. Viras.

And speaking of disc jockeys, UNCLE PETE does some fond reminiscing and has his own flashback sequence of when his popular TV music program Rock-A-Rama was cancelled and the call went out from the Land Of The Rising Sun for UNCLE PETE to come over and fill the Japanese airwaves with the stuff that only UNCLE PETE can fill airwaves with.  UNCLE PETE also has a bunch of cool and obscure (what else) music videos for you and some rare footage of UNCLE PETE on the radio in Japan!  So join the multimedia guy himself, UNCLE PETE, this Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 10PM to midnight on channel 1301 in Binghamton, Sayre/Montrose (PA), Corning/Elmira/Hornell and all points in NY and PA around those places, channel 99 for the Utica/Rome area channels and 30 for all the hundreds of square miles north of the NY State Thruway right up to Canada and on channel 2 for all our brand new viewers in Cortland County and nearby areas.  Don’t forget our replays at midnight and 2AM!  And in the Ithaca, NY area, watch us on channel 13 at 9PM and midnight.  Don’t forget to contact us at unclepeteshow @gmail.com.  “”Fall” into some fire-breathing turtle action and a peek into UNCLE PETE’s past.  It’s Destroy All Planets  – remixed, remastered, and real spiffy – on the next  DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

(And to see the story that started it all – watch the DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN on BETA MAX TV on all ROKU devices and TVs for the Big Turtle’s debut in Gammera the Invincible !  http://www.betamaxtv.com  and https://www.facebook.com/BetaMaxTV/)

CELEBRATE THE DARK VAULT’S 11th ANNIVERSARY WITH TWO UNCLE PETES!!!

•September 16, 2018 • Leave a Comment

UNCLE PETE DOES SOME HIGH ROLLIN’ IN THIS WEEK’S EPISODE

Today marks the 11th anniversary of THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!  And as an extra added bit of festivity, we’re bringing you not only a great feature with our favorite street gang, but also not one UNCLE PETE but TWO UNCLE PETES  to help the party along!!!  And everyone knows, 2 UNCLE PETES are better than one.   Well, 2 UNCLE PETES are twice as much anyway.  This week in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN it’s UNCLE PETE in the DARK VAULT and UNCLE PETE in the feature with the East Side Kids adventure Clancy Street Boys.  Muggs (Leo Gorcey) and his mother get a letter from their Uncle Pete Monahan (Noah Beery), a close friend of Muggs’ late father (played in photograph only by Bernard Gorcey, Leo’s real father).  Problem is, Pa stretched the truth a little and told Uncle Pete that there were seven little ones instead of just Muggs.  Uncle Pete, being a generous, genuinely nice guy (as real Uncle Pete’s always are), has been sending regular checks to Muggs’ Ma to help take care of the brood.  But now he’s coming to visit.

UNCLE PETE AND THE GANG WATCH MUGGS GET READY FOR SOME BRONC BUSTIN’

So Muggs drafts the gang to pretend to be his siblings (as well as his brothers and sisters), including Scruno (Sunshine Sammy Morrison) and even Glimpy (Huntz Hall) as little Annabelle.  Uncle Pete gets miffed when he finds out the truth, but when some shady characters try to extort some cash out of the rich Texan, it’s the gang to the rescue.

This is the first time William Beaudine directed the boys, but not the last as he directed several more films and much of the Bowery Boys series.  Also featuring Bobby Jordan as Danny, Amelita Ward as Uncle Pete’s daughter Judy and a special appearance by Bernard Gorcey as the owner of a liquor store (which of course he would convert into Louie’s Sweet Shop in the Bowery Boys films).  From 1943 it’s the East Side Kids and Uncle Pete in Clancy Street Boys.

UNCLE PETE AND HIS GOLFING BUDDIES

UNCLE PETE also manages to dig up a whole bunch of trailers of the Dead End/East Side Kids to bring back a memory or two or maybe let you know of a movie you maybe never even heard of. Plus, there’s a The Three Stooges short!  Kirk Robin’s been murdered, Gail Tempest has been charged and Moe, Larry and Curly are the key witnesses.  There’s murder, music and mayhem as they testify in 1938’s Disorder In The Court (the first short where Curly was not spelled Curley!).

MOE, LARRY, AND CURLY ENGAGE IN A ROUSING GAME OF JACKS

So grab your favorite refreshments and settle in this Saturday night, September 15, 2018 – exactly 11 years to the day after the very first DVoPD hit the airwaves!  In Binghamton, southern NY from way west of Corning to way east of Binghamton, and northern PS watch on channel 1301, on channel 99 in the Utica/Rome area, channel 2 for Saranac and Tupper Lakes and the Plattsburgh area, and of course channel 30 in the North Country of New York State (Watertown/Champlain/Massena/Malone/Ogdensburg/etc.) from 10PM to midnight with replays at midnight and 2AM.  In Ithaca, NY, watch on channel 13 at 9PM and midnight.  AND BRAND NEW TODAY – everyone in the Cortland County and surrounding areas join the Dark Vault Channel Family on channel 2 at 10PM, midnight, and 2AM!!!  It’s a double dose of UNCLE PETES – and all in one big anniversary show – for Clancy Street Boys on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!

(And over on Beta Max TV on the Roku streaming device and all Roku TVs, it’s animated action with The Cavalcade Of Cartoon Carnage – Pt. I !)

HAPPY 11th ANNIVERSARY DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!

•September 15, 2018 • Leave a Comment

Get out the festive hats, the noisemakers, and all the party fixin’s and prepare to celebrate with Uncle Pete, El Vato, and Vito Gold! This Saturday, September 15, 2018 is the 11th anniversary of the very first showing of THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN! On Sept. 15, 2007, the first movie featured was ABBY, the 1974 blaxploitation horror film and the show aired in the Binghamton, NY area on cable channel 4.

We’ve come a long way and well over 100 episodes since then! We’ve added numerous channels and viewing areas and can now be seen all over southern NY and northern PA on channel 1301, in the Utica/Rome area on channel 99, in Ithaca, NY on channel 13, and throughout all of NY north of the thruway on channels 2 and 30. The DVoPD is always available on Beta Max TV on all ROKU devices and ROKU TVs with episodes added every Friday and can be seen every other Thursday on-line at The Vortexx. And of course there’s darkvault.wordpress.com !

What’s next for THE DARK VAULT? Well, Uncle Pete and El Vato have a dozen or more brand new episodes moving into final production. We’ve just this week added a brand new viewing area – you can now see us in the Cortland County area on channel 2 every Saturday night! Uncle Pete will be the Celebrity Guest Of Honor at the RoberCon – Sci-Fi and Board Game Convention on September 29th and 30th. Uncle Pete now runs Beta Max TV. And there are plans for a spin-off show or two to expand the Dark Vault/Uncle Pete universe of entertainment!

So THANKS from Uncle Pete, El Vato, Vito Gold all the clones and all the creatures of THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN! We’ve kept going because YOU kept us going. Here’s to 11 years of fun and here’s to many more ahead!!!

 
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