The Black Dog Video Newsletter Oct 22-28 “Gratitude Attitude Edition!”

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I just wanted to toss out a huge Thank You to all who came out on Saturday to support us on Video Store Day (yes, it’s a real thing)! It means a lot to us to know that we still have a place in your hearts in these crazy times. We’re doing our best to stay relevant (ie: open) in today’s changing entertainment climate and to see all of you lovely folks on Saturday makes us feel like we still have a long life ahead of us. Cheers to you all!

New Releases!

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Bloodline – Horror revenge type thriller finds a guy named Evan who exacts brutal justice on those he judges that have done wrong. Trying for an exciting 70’s throwback, DePalma or Argento style. Does it succeed? You tell me (because I haven’t seen it)!

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David Crosby: Remember My Name – Fine warts and all (gross!) documentary about the famed musician and sperm donor.

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Luce – A couple adopts a kid from Eritrea only to find that he’s having some sort of problem in high school or something along those lines. Good cast. Good reviews. Good film?

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Shetland Season 5 – Folks that love this show love it! Maybe it’s time to give it a spin? We now have 5 seasons of it apparently.

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And one more we aren’t supposed to mention but it rhymes with Brion Shwing. About some talking animals in Africa or something.

Coming Soon!

3 From Hell (sorry for the delay, mix-up with my distributor)
The Art of Self-Defense
Fast & Furious: Hobbs and Shaw
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
The Kitchen
Ophelia
Good Omens Season 1
Peanut Butter Falcon
Linda Ronstadt: Sound of My Voice
Poldark Season 5

And, of course, this being Halloween month, we’ve been doing a horror movie recommendation everyday of October. Have you been playing along?
Click Here!

That’s it for this week folks, stay dry, stay warm, keep watching.

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Black Dog Video Newsletter Oct 15-21 “Celebrate Good Times, Come On Edition!”

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Well it’s that time of the year again – October! And, of course, that means the biggest, most important celebration of the year – Independent Video Store Day! That’s right, this Saturday pop into Black Dog Video to salute all that is wonderful and woolly about these dwindling movie havens. We’ll have a draw for a fabulous gift box, rental and sale deals plus lots of mirth and joy! Feel free to shower us with gifts and praise! Hope to see you there!

New Releases!

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Bodied – Much ballyhooed rap battle/comedy/drama/possibly kung-fu flick that is all the rage at the moment.

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Crawl – We haven’t had a good “giant alligator eats a bunch of actors” movie since, well Alligator (starring the late great Robert Forster). Directed by the fella that made High Tension and Piranha! Crawl, don’t walk, to get this one!

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Dogman – New crime film, about a gentle dog groomer who’s pulled into the violent juicy crime underbelly. From the fella who made Gomorrah.

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Framing John Delorean – Doc about that criminal/genius who invented the Back to the Future car.

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The Haunting of Hill House – Top notch re-telling of the famous novel and movie but in terrifying mini-series form (Director’s Cut no less!). So good!

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Light of My Life – Casey Affleck puts on the three pointed hat as writer/director/star of this post-apocalyptic drama as he and his 11 year-old daughter do what they must in order to survive in a world gone mad.

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Marianne and Leonard: Words of Love – Lovely doc about Leonard Cohen and his muse from Norway, Marianne Ihlen.

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Red Joan – Lady Dench stars in this thriller about real-life KGB spy, Red Joan (hence the title).

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Stuber – Middling comedy that finds an Uber driver (finally someone made an Uber movie!) who gets recruited by a large detective for a night of shenanigans.

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Tone- Deaf – This one looks like fun! Robert (Liquid Terminator) Patrick is an unhinged conservative widower who rents out a house to an unsuspecting liberal millennial woman. Hammers may be involved.

Coming Soon!

Lion King
Bloodline
Shetland Season 5
David Crosby: Remember My Name.
Luce
Barry Lyndon – Blu Ray
Suspiria – Blu Ray

And since it’s Shocktober, the scariest month around, here’s a couple of related items:

New podcast is ready! Join us as we take a peek under the skirt of The Hitcher! Check it out HERE.

Follow along with our Scaretober movie recommendations! Everyday we post a new spookifying film to scare the pants (figuratively and sometime literally) off of you. Check it out HERE or follow us on the Facebonks and the Twitters.

Hope to see all your lovely faces out and about this Saturday!

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The Black Dog Newsletter Oct 8-14 “On the Horizon Edition!”

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It’s just over a week away until the 9th Annual International Independent Video Store Day! A day to celebrate all that is wild and wonderful about these awesome, but increasingly rare, shops. Come in on Saturday October 19th (or anytime really) and hang out and enjoy our specials and draws and all that jazz. Details to follow!

New Releases!

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Annabelle Comes Home – Scary doll movie. The last scary doll movie was actually pretty scary.

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Deadwood: The Movie – More fu#@ing Deadwood! F*#k ya!

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Midsommar – I can’t believe I missed this in the theatres as it was my most hotly anticipated film for this year. Can’t wait to check it out asap! I love folk horror films and this, I hear, is a beaut!

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Toy Story 4 – Oh, those wacky talking toys are at it again! Going on crazy adventures and stuff!

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Wild Rose – Nice little music story about a troubled lass from Glasgow who dreams of making it as a country singer in Nashville. You go, girl!

Coming Soon!

Crawl
The Haunting of Hill House Season 1
Marianne and Leonard: Words of Love
Stuber
Tone-Deaf
Bodied
Dogman
Framing John DeLorean
Happy Prince
Light of My Life
Red Joan
Tony

Don’t forget to check out our daily specials! Everyday of Shocktober we offer up a tasty horror recommendation. Play along here!

One more thing! If you want to order up some Criterion of Shout Factory DVDS or Blu Rays, hit us up. We’ll give you the best price around!

That’s it for this week, y’all. Be safe. Be strong.

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The Black Dog Video Newsletter Oct 1 – 6 “National Black Dog Day Edition!”

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National Black Dog Day ?! Wow, don’t mind if I do! Who knew that the folks at the Ministry for Arbitrarily Assigning Things to Days were such fans of our little shops? Thanks, guys!

Hey it’s October! And of course that means 31 Shocktober films to recommend to you folks who like the scary stuff. Every day for Halloween month, we’ll recommend a nice little horror film you may or may not have seen but should. It’ll be on the Facebook, the Twitters and the website!

New Releases!

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Anna – Luc Besson’s latest caper about a lovely lady assassin who assassinates people who need assassinating.

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Anna and the Apocalypse – Zombie comedy Christmas musical.

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Armstrong – New doc about that show-off who trod upon the moon so many years ago.

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Doom: Annihilation – Another stab at turning a fun, terrifying video game into a mediocre movie. Good luck!

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Doom Patrol – Fun TV series with outcast heroes with names like Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl and Crazy Jane who get together to solve mysteries and such.

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Driven – Drama action comedy thing that may or may not have something to do with John DeLorean.

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Firecrackers – Another cool-looking female teenager film along the lines of Never Goin Back and Booksmart but maybe with a more serious tone. Teenage girls fighting their way against many lousy odds.

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Itsy Bitsy – Giant nasty haunted spider terrorizes family for some reason.

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Maiden – Doc about Tracey Edwards who captained an all-female crew on a boat (a m-fing boat!) for a big race.

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Pavarotti – The man. The pipes. The beard.

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Spider-man: Far From Home – Spider-man goes on vacation and finds there’s trouble a brewin’.

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Tell Me a Story – Horror series that weaves classic fairy tales into modern stories full of murder and scary things and badgers and such.

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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am – Nice doc about the famed fine writer.

Coming Soon!

Annabelle Comes Home
The Deadwood Movie
Midsommar
Toy Story 4

That’s it for this week folks, just one more thing – Saturday October 19th is Video Store Day. Mark it on your calendars. We’ll have some fun!

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Spooktober 2019!

Yes, it’s that time of the year again, the most wonderful time of the year, Halloween month! And it has become a bit of tradition around these parts to do our 31 days of scary films to recommend to you fine folks! Everyday we’ll recommend a nice horror film guaranteed (no actual guarantee) to flip your hair back and scare the pants off of you (figuratively and hopefully, literally!) We’ll also stay away from the big kahunas – Halloween, Shining, Exorcist – as everyone already knows about those fine films and instead focus on some other shockers you may not be familiar with. Enjoy!

October 1st

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Hole in the Ground (2019)

Woman and her son movie to the countryside (never move to the countryside) where the kid discovers a large sinkhole deep in the woods. After he returns he’s, well let’s just say, he’s not quite the same. I’m a sucker for weirdo, creepy kids (what kid isn’t creepy and weird in some fashion?) in films and this one fits that bill.

October 2nd

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Maniac (2012)

I could have gone with the sweaty grimy original starring the sweaty grimy Joe Spinell but I opted to indulge you with the remake starring Frodo as the unhinged killer who’ll surely get under your skin. You may think twice about collecting mannequins!

October 3rd

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The Eclipse (2009)

Ciaran Hinds plays a grieving widower in a small Irish town who may or may not haunted by his dead father-in-law. More a drama with great scenery and dialogue but with a touch of the supernatural that, when employed, is very effective. Give this little ghostly little number a ride.

October 4th

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Hounds of Love (2016)

Grim, nasty, intense little piece of the horror pie from the land of the talking koala, Australia. A crazed couple likes to kidnap and have unpleasant relations with the local school girls. But have they targeted the wrong lass. You tell me!

October 5th

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Of Unknown Origin (1983)

A giant rat invades Peter Weller’s house in Montreal! And it’s mean and has a grudge against Peter Weller for some reason. This film is tons of fun as Peter Weller descends into madness with his attempts to rid himself of the gnarly beast. It’s not particularity scary unless you don’t like rats (or Peter Weller) or have rats (or Peter Weller) in your house which I did (in my walls!) at the time I watched this. It freaked me out! It’s also featured on one of our podcast episodes. Listen here if you like!

October 6th

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Twitch of the Death Nerve aka Bay of Blood (1971)

Colourful fun weirdness from Mario Bava finds an elderly heiress being murdered for her fortune and then a whole bunch of other murders as there’s a murderer on the loose murdering folks left and right. Big influence on Argento and, especially, the Friday the 13th movies in the eighties. Dig in!

October 7th

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The Blob (1988)

What can I say? A glutenous blob from outer space eats it’s way through a small town. Wonderful special effects and a nice heaping of 1980’s cheese make for an excellent time at the movies! Belly up to the car bar! Another one featured on our podcast! Listen here!

October 8th

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Frozen (2010)

No, not the Disney tripe. This is a “I’m cold and there are wolves after me” type of affair as three chums are stuck on a ski lift after the park shuts down for the weekend.  Tense, grim and chilly.

October 9th

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Suspiria (2018)

Remake of the Argento classic is way better than anyone thought it might be (at least much better than I thought it would be). Great style, atmosphere, some horrific set pieces and a triple shot of Tilda Swinton elevate the proceedings. Might be a tad too long but worth the time for sure.

October 10th

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Shutter

Terrifying Thai film about a couple involved in an accident that later have mysterious shadows and things appear in their photographs. I’ve always thought it downright scary when thing move in places that they shouldn’t – like photos or mirrors etc. Check this one out!

October 11th

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Rituals (1977)

Five doctors, led by Hal Holbrook, go hiking in the scary Canadian woods only to have a mysterious figure steal all their shoes. Something’s up! What’s with the decapitated deer head? Who’s that weirdo in the shadows? Fun, tense, Canadian fun! As I’ve always said, never go into the woods.

October 12th

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Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

Who knew that a film about an evil piece of particle board that spells out scary things very slowly could be so good? Mike Flanagan knew, that’s who. If you like good terrifying things, he’s your man – check out this or his Haunting of Hill House series or Oculus (both available at Black Dog Video – shameless plug).

October 13th

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Mandy (2018)

Bug-nuts crazy psychedelic horror trip through the woods and Nic Cage’s thirst for revenge against a deranged hippie cult and some demonic bikers. Might not be for everyone but it was definitely for me.

October 14

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The Invitation (2015)

I love a good “dinner party gone wrong” movie. This dinner party definitely goes wrong. Amazing ending.

October 15th

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Midsommar (2019)

A stylish, beautifully horrifying sojourn into the Swedish countryside of folk horror. The dude who made a splash on the horror scene with (IMHO the much scarier Hereditary) gives us some sunlit pagan rituals to feast upon. Might be a bit too long but it does a masterful job of maintaining the dreadful tense atmosphere throughout. One of the best of the year.

October 16th

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Braindead aka Dead Alive (1992)

Before the Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson grossed the world out with this insane splatter-fest. What’s a poor boy to do when his mom gets bitten by a Sumatran Rat Monkey and turns into a cannibalistic zombie nightmare? One of the best “get your friends together and pop a few cold ones” party movie ever.

October 17th

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The Haunting/The Haunting of Hill House (1963/2019)

The original Haunting, based on the Shirley Jackson book – also great , is a master class in atmosphere and sound design. It’s my favourite haunted house movie (skip the terrible 1999 version). The mini-series remake, under the watchful eye of emerging horror master, Mike Flanagan, is a great, terrifying re-imaging that had me riveted for the whole thing. It’s just released on DVD in director’s cut form. Interested to see what that means!

October 18

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I Saw the Devil (2010)

Wanna see a crazy film that will flip your hair back? Look no further than this twisted tale of revenge and murder. Insanely violent and crazily intense, this Korean masterpiece follows a tough cop bent on revenging his girlfriend’s murder by catching and then releasing the killer again and again. Zoinks!

October 19th

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Scream (1996)

The reason I’m picking Scream today is not just that it’s a fine horror/comedy film in it’s own right – it is – (and we miss Wes Craven) but that today is International Independent Video Store Day across the globe and it’s one of the character’s, the uber-knowledgeable horror movie nerd Randy’s, home turf. You don’t see the charming video store in movies much so I thought that it would be fitting. Scream if you want to!

October 20th

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The Wailing (2016)

Let’s go back to Korea for a moment, shall we, and visit a small village where a mysterious stranger appears at the same time a series of brutal baffling deaths occur. This mash-up of genres takes it’s time to tell it’s engrossing crazy story but it’s worth the ride. Strap in and get on board.

October 21st

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In the Mouth of Madness (1994)

What would a Halloween horror movie list be without a John Carpenter film? Sure I could have gone with The Thing or Halloween or The Fog but I thought I’d dig a little deeper into this nightmare starring Sam Neil as a writer going mad. Maybe, or is his madness real? Tons of fun film and featured on the Black Dog After Dark podcast!.

October 22nd

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The Devil’s Backbone (2001)

Early Guillermo Del Toro effort finds a war-orphaned boy in 1939 Spain being dropped off at an orphanage in the middle of nowhere. Scary janitors and ghostly ghosts are just some of the terrors living (or not living) there. Great stuff.

 

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The Black Dog Video Newsletter Sept 24-30 “The Times They are a Changin’ Again Edition!”

 

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With the wonderful darkness and chill of fall settling in across the land, we’re changing up the hours at the Cambie store again. Starting this Sunday the hours at the Cambie shop will be:

Monday – Thursday: 2pm until 10pm
Friday – Sunday: Noon until 10 pm

The hours at Commercial will remain the same for now. That is all. Carry on.

New Releases!

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American Horror Story Season 8: Apocalypse – I stopped watching this show years ago but have been thinking about getting back into it as I hear the last few seasons have been quite good. And I do so enjoy the horror!

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Billions Season 4 – New season of this fine nasty drama show that I’ve never seen.

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Child’s Play – Fun-looking reboot of the classic killer doll movie from years ago. Bonus points for having Luke Skywalker as the voice of Chucky!

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The First King – Rome wasn’t built in a day. It took much longer than that. And it was a bloody affair. Or so says this movie.

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The Grizzlies – Nice, true, exceptional story (and Canadian!) about a bunch of Inuit kids saved from the ravages of alcoholism, brutality and suicide by the efforts of a guy who introduces lacrosse into their community.

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Shaft – Jeez, I didn’t know that we needed another Shaft movie, did you?

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Yesterday – A glitch in the matrix results in the Beatles never having existed. Except for one fella who does remember them. Now if he can just figure out how the songs go he can become rich! Rich I tells ya!

Coming Soon!

Anna
Anna and the Apocalypse
Doom Patrol Season 1
Doom: Annihilation
Driven
Itsy Bitsy
Maiden
Spider-man: Far From Home
Tell me a Story Season 1
Wild Rose
Armstrong
Echo in the Canyon
Firecrackers
Pavarotti
Toni Morrison: The Pieces that I Am

If you need something to watch, check out our recommendations for all types of things here.

And watch for our horror favourites starting October 1st where we’ll offer up a tasty scary morsel for you to enjoy each day of the month!

Peace out.

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The Black Dog Video Newsletter Sept 17-23 “Somethin’s a Brewin’ Edition!”

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Mark your calendars, write it on your forearm, or forehead (but write it backwards so you can read it in the mirror), tell your friends, tell your enemies, tell your neighbours, tell your neighbour’s enemies! Saturday October the 19th is International Independent Video Store Day! Drop in and celebrate all that is good and true about that staple of your childhood (and adulthood)! There will be things happening! More details to follow!

New Releases!

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The Last Black Man in San Francisco – Very good film about a dude searching for home in an ever-changing city the seems to have left him behind. I imagine that could apply to a lot of towns, like maybe, um, Vancouver?

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Pasolini – Abel Ferrera points his crazy camera at Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini (played here by Willem Dafoe) who was murdered in 1975 (Pasolini, not Willem Dafoe), reportedly, for making the film Salo: 120 Days of Sodom.

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Polyester [Criterion] – John Waters gets Criterionized with his crazy 1981 romp about pornography, adultery, pregnancy and foot fetishism. This movie has it all!

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What We Do in the Shadows Season 1 – If you loved the movie, like we all did, you’ll love this TV version. Different vampires, different location, same hilarity. You know that you want to watch this.

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X-Men: Dark Phoenix – Another X-Men movie. They promise this is the last one. But we’ve been lied to before.

Coming Soon!

American Horror Story: Apocalypse
Billions Season 4
Child’s Play
The First King
The Grizzlies
Little
Shaft
Yesterday

If any of you collectors are interested in picking up some upcoming releases from Criterion, Shout Factory or anywhere else, let us know. (Prices will vary from what’s listed)

And one more thing! Click HERE for New Release recommendations if you dare!

Ta-ta for now, my pretties…

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The Black Dog Newsletter September 11-16 “Day Late and Something Something Edition!”

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Sorry for the delay in getting this tome into your eager ears. I had to lend Dylan my computer so he could edit our podcast (which has been AWOL for far too long). He stayed up all night drinking coffee, popping Quaaludes and working on it. But it’s ready to go, give it a listen here!

Lots of good stuff on the shelves this week, so let’s have at it.

New Releases!

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Bad Black and Who Killed Captain Alex – Amazing double bill of two insane, no-budget action masterpieces from Uganda. Best in Da World! (At Commercial, was at Cambie)

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Country Music – Ken Burns’ sprawling history of country music. I don’t even like country music and I want to watch this! Love me some KB!

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The Dead Don’t Die – So Jim Jaramuch has made this zombie film and a vampire movie (Only Lovers Left Alive). Is he working through all the horror monsters now? Looking forward to his take on Killer Alligators, Freddie Krugers, Swamp Things and so on.

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John Wick 3: Perineum – More John Wick-edness! Super violent! Horses! Motorcycles! Libraries! Eye-stabbing! Head shots! So many head shots. Loved it. Weird title though.

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Late Night – Writer and star, Mindy Kaling, is affirmatively-action hired to write for a failing talk show. Hilarity, I presume, ensues.

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Nekrotronik – Guy has a job destroying internet demons. I don’t even understand what I just wrote.

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True Detective Season 3 – Forget the mediocre Season 2, sink your teeth into the far superior #3. Stars the always great Mahershala Ali! (Note – I accidentally bought more than I need and have one copy for sale at each store for cost, $29.99. Please buy it)

And a certain release we’re not supposed to mention, rhymes with Shmiladdin.

Coming Soon!

X-Men: Dark Phoenix
The Last Man in San Francisco
What we Do in the Shadows Season 1
Polyester (Criterion)
Pasolini
Echo in the Canyon
Wild Rose

That’s it for this week folks! The rains are a comin’! Best to grab some great movies, food, wine, if it pleases you, and settle in.

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The Black Dog Newsletter September 3 – 9 “Fall on Me Edition!”

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Yes, I know it’s not officially fall but, for me, fall unofficially starts when the kids go back to school (yay!). And it couldn’t have come at a better time. The fall is our busiest season and after a tough summer, we welcome Autumnus, the slanky god of Autumn. All hail!

And after taking a couple of weeks off to mull over the business (and eat and drink too much) I’ve (well, we’ve) come up (with the help of all of you fine folks) with a few new ideas to help bolster business:

Expand our sales to online and pre-ordering films for you collectors (we can offer great deals on Criterion, Shout Factory and other great labels).

Offer a subscription service similar to online services (just with better content). Details on that to follow shortly.

Increase our swag department, specifically our T-shirts. Maybe hats. Maybe other things.

Renting out (or selling cheap) DVD players like the old days. Seems many folks don’t even have one nowadays.

Have an automatic charge at the end of the month for any outstanding late fees. This one I’m still on the fence about but we’ll see.

We’re doing our best to stay relevant in these future times. Hopefully you can stay with us. #shoplocal

New Releases!

(There’s been quite a few since the last newsletter, but here’s a smattering)

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American Gods – Season 2 – Cool, weird show about the old gods being swept aside by the new gods. (windmill guitar solo)

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Booksmart – One of the year’s best films finds a couple of nerds who, on the night of their graduation from high school, realize they should have had more fun. Hi-jinks and smart dialogue, I presume, ensue. (more DVDs are on the way)

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Chernobyl Season 1 – Most excellent HBO show about that bugaboo at the famed nuclear power plant in 1986. We should have more copies soon, so please don’t freak out.

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Game of Thrones – Final Season – Here it is, the final moments you’ve been salivating for. Will John Snow crack a smile? Will Cersei enjoy her new haircut? Will Jamie learn how to draw his warrior girls with his bronze hand? Will Daenerys ride off into the sunset on her dragons? No pushing or shoving, we have multiple copies.

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters – Dumb, long, loud monster movie. I liked it! But I’ve always had a place in my cold crumbling heart for the big guy.

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Ma – Crazy lady invites some teenagers into her house to party. It’s a horror movie so you can guess what happens next.

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MIB: International – Not too sure why they’re still calling this mediocre series “Men” in Black when clearly Tessa Thompson is not a “Men”.

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Rocketman – If you liked the Bohemian Rhapsody, you’re sure to dig this musical fantasy extravaganza about Elton John! Right?!

Coming Soon

John Wick: Parabellem
Aladdin
Dead Don’t Die
Late Night
Nekrotonic
True Detective Season 3

That’s it for this week folks. Enjoy the nice weather while you can – get out, go for a walk…down to your local and grab some swell entertainment. It’s the right thing to do.

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The Black Dog Newsletter August 13 – September 3rd “Taking a Break Edition!”

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Just wanted to say thanks to all who shot us great ideas on how to keep on keepin’ on last week. Some really good suggestions that we’re mulling over. We want to be able to provide all of you fine folks with the best selection of world cinema around for a long long time. That said, I’ll be stepping out of my writing pants for a brief respite so there won’t be another newsletter until the beginning of September. Oh stop it, you’ll be fine!

New Releases!

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All is True – Kenneth Branagh directs himself as William Shakespeare (Billy Shakes to his friends) who’s Globe Theatre burns down and he’s forced to go home to Stratford and hang with his fam.

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Dark Forest – Low budget Canadian “maniac in the woods” type slasher flick.

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Donnybrook – Jamie Bell and Frank Grillo end up at a cage match in the woods competing for a large cash prize!

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Finding Steve McQueen – Bunch of clever thieves attempt to steal Tricky Dick’s secret funds in the sort-of true tale.

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Missing Link – Animated family comedy movie about an orange monkey.

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Mr. Mercedes Season 2 – Season 2 of this fine Stephen King TV shoe.

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Plus One – All of Alice and Ben’s friends are getting married and they are each others “Plus One” (see title) for the insufferable weddings in this rousing romantic comedy. Think they become less jaded and fall in love? Ya, me neither.

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Shadow – Latest beautiful martial arts extravaganza from director Zhang Yimou.

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The Souvenir – Tilda Swinton’s daughter, Honor Swinton Byrne, Swintons it up as a young artist finding her way in the realms of love, art and other such life-like things.

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Teacher – Intense drama about a nice teacher trying to protect his students against bullies and mean goateed headmasters.

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Tolkien – Nick Hoult (The Favourite) is JRR Tolkien, a guy who wrote some famous books about Hobbites and such.

(Oh, and also a certain special powers film I’m not supposed to mention, rhymes with Suspenders: Friend Came)

Coming Soon!

Biggest Little Farm
Brightburn
A Dog’ Journey
The Hustle
Rocketman
Secret Life of Pets 2
Sun is Also a Star
American Gods Season 2
Mayans Season 1
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Banana Splits Movie
Booksmart
Ma

That’s it for this week folks. Enjoy the rest of the summer. Keep us in mind when you need some quality entertainment in your life. See you on the other side.
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