Author Archives: Darren

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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Is Brick and Mortar Built to Last?

Hey, check out this nifty interview I did about, well, you can guess what it’s about. It’s nice to not sound like a bumbling buffoon and have things I say taken out of context. Click HERE!    

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The Black Dog Newsletter Feb 21-27 “Handsome Gold Statue Man Edition!”

In lieu of the regular newsletter (new films won’t be arriving until Friday evening) we bring you this extra special Oscar edition! I don’t know about you but I’ve heard that it’s the Academy Awards weekend! And I don’t know … Continue reading

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The Black Dog Newsletter February 14-20 “Love is in the Air Edition!”

Yes it’s the Love Day, The Valentine’s Day. If there ever was a celebration geared to get you to spend money and make you feel bad, this is it. But we’re here to help! Listen to our special Valentine’s Day … Continue reading

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The future? What does it hold? For you? For me? For us?

Here’s an interesting post made by another video store owner somewhere. It’s an interesting read and may effect all of our futures! (note – edited for reasons) There’s Still A Video Store in Vancouver? I often get asked how a … Continue reading

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The Black Dog Newsletter Feb 6-13 “Chillin’ Your Giblets Edition!”

Dang it’s cold out there! Not -98 like it was in Winnipeg last week, but cold for this neck of the woods. But fear not, Black Dog is here to warm your cockles with a boatload of new films to … Continue reading

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