Author Archives: Darren

We Need Your Help!

Everyday I hear, “Wow a video store!” It makes me feel both happy that I’m still doing this and anxious as I think I may be a fool for keeping this outfit running. Life in the world of video stores, … Continue reading

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The Black Dog Newsletter April 29-May 6 “It’s a Date Edition!”

Mark your calendars, write it on your forearm, shave the date into your dog as May 26th will be the date forever known as The Big DVD Sale Strikes Back! Drop into the Cambie store starting at 11am and running … Continue reading

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The Black Dog Newsletter April 23-29 “Something Awesome This Way Comes Edition!”

Remember those cool flash sales we’ve done in the past? The ones with a multitude of amazing DVDs we acquired and made available to you wonderful collectors? Well, it looks like we may be doing again that in the very … Continue reading

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The Black Dog Newsletter April 16-22 “Sale into Our Contest Edition!’

For the upcoming long weekend (Easter or something) we’re going to have a small secret sale at both Black Dog locations. It’s not a big special event sale like we’ve had in the past but just a little something something … Continue reading

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The Black Dog Video Newsletter April 9-15 “Dropping like Flies Edition!”

So we’re just a few months into 2019 and we’ve already seen a number of cinema folks pass on (die); Agnes Varda, Larry Cohen, Stanley Donen, Albert Finney, Seymour Cassell, Luke Perry, Katherine Helmond, Peter Tork, Bob Einstein and others … Continue reading

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The Black Dog Video Newsletter April 2-8 “So, You Like Movies? Edition!”

Had a guy come into the store the other day and, as he’s perusing our cool films we have for sale, he says to me, “So you like movies?” I just stared blankly at him and told him to get … Continue reading

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The Black Dog Newsletter “I’m Melting Edition!”

Wow. Seems spring has sprung with the intention of melting our faces off! It’s too warm too soon, in my opinion, (end of days I tells ya!) but it is good for sitting on the patio! There won’t be a … Continue reading

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The Black Dog Newsletter March 12-16 “Blobtacular Edition!”

We just released a fresh bloberrific episode of our podcast, Black Dog After Dark, on Podbean. Dylan, Alex, Nick and I sit around, enjoy a few fresh beers and chat about the 1988 creature feature, The Blob! Tune in to … Continue reading

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Black Dog Newsletter March 5-11 “Silver Anniversary Plate Edition!”

Holy Hotdogs! I realized that today is the 23rd anniversary of Black Dog Video. You may have heard of it. March 5th, 1996 was the date we first opened our doors to an eager public. I still remember it like … Continue reading

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The Black Dog Newsletter Feb 26 – March 4 “And the Winner Is…Edition!”

You! You’re the winner as now that the Oscars (boring!) are over and Driving Miss Daisy 2: Road to Revenge! won best picture – for better or for worse or for who really cares – we can all get onto … Continue reading

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