The Black Dog Video Newsletter Dec 9-15 “Helping Us Help You by Helping Us Edition!”


Couple of weeks left till X marks the Mas. As mentioned before we have lots swell gift ideas – T-shirts, movies, gift certificates, movies – to stuff into various stockings. At the moment we have a 4K Blu Ray combo pack of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and will have some DVD/ Blu Ray combos soon as well. It’s a swell gift for the movie lover in your life. Hit us up if you’re interested as supplies are limited.

Also we have a Christmas-like podcast ready for you! Listen in as we contentiously discuss the movie Toys. Let the hilarity begin.

New Releases!


Freaks – What’s so scary outside their front door that dad has kept from his daughter? Monsters? Aliens? Battlesnakes? Freaks?


Hustlers – Fun heist type flick where a bunch of exotic dancers look to turn the tables on their sleazy Wall Street clients. Go strippers!


It Chapter II – Overly long, CGI heavy conclusion to the scary clown movie. Should have been better but worth a look nonetheless.


Loudest Voice – Russell Crowe is scumbag supreme Roger Ailes in this mini-series that documents the rise of Fox News, their invovlment in the GOP and his eventual downfall. Look everyone, a show where you hate all the people!


Lucky Day – QT ripoff/homage from the co-writer of Pulp Fiction. Can’t say to the quality of this motion picture.


Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – A cinematic treat from QT. Loved this movie (judgement still out on the ending though). So much fun! It’ll be on my best of the year list.

Coming Soon!

Ad Astra
Downton Abbey Movie
Ghost in the Graveyard
Rambo Last Blood
Where’s My Roy Cohen

That’s it for this week, kids. Be safe. Be happy. Remember us in your dreams.

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The Black Dog Newsletter Dec 4-10 “Cloth Yourself, Heathen!” Edition!


We finally got a lovely new batch of T-shirts in stock at both stores! Check out the awesome new design done by the lovely and talented Vanessa! And we have more nice grey heather Fear and Loathing shirts created by the lovely and talented RJ! They would make wonderful gifts for all the folks you love/like/tolerate in your lives!

New Releases!
(on the shelves at Commercial now and Cambie St tomorrow!)


Honeyland – This one sounds interesting (won a bunch of awards and everything!) – When nomadic beekeepers invade their land, the last female bee-hunter (is that a thing?) must save the bees and return the natural balance to Honeyland!


Ophelia – The story of Hamlet told through Ophelia’s eyes. And those eyes belong to Star Wars lady, Daisy Ridley!


Ready or Not – Fun mystery/suspense/horror thing finds a nice new bride being forced to participate in a terrifying wedding night game with her fresh new in-laws. Pretty fun stuff for a cool winter’s eve.


Spanish Princess – Acclaimed mini-series finds Catherine of Aragorn (not the Lord of the Rings guy, or is it?!) working her way through the royal family with her eye on the thrown.


Those Who Kill – Tense mini-series from Denmark finds some investigators hot on the trail of kidnappers who kidnap people. From the fine folks who brought you The Killing.


Yellowstone Season 2 (Cambie st only) – Season 2 of this fine western type show that finds Kevin Costner fighting against those who encroach on his land including a certain talking bear who has a penchant for stealing pic-a-nic baskets.

Coming Soon (Like, Hopefully This Weekend!)

It: Chapter II
The Loudest Voice
Lucky Day
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (we’ll have a couple of extra 4K copies for sale at a swell price! First come, first serve!)

We have lots of nice things for sale to ram into folks stockings if that’s your thing. And if you need some suggestions on what to rent, look no further than HERE.

Thanks for listening. See you next week.

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The Black Dog Video Newsletter Nov 26-Dec 2: “Cats in the Cradle Edition!


New T-Shirts should be ready to go very soon (think tomorrow!). We had some printing issues that delayed these a bit but they look pretty sharp!. And to those of you who have ordered films from us, thank you for your patience. We’re doing our best to get them into your soft little hands asap.

New Releases!


Angel Has Fallen – Gerald Butler stars in another action movie about things that have fallen (White House, London, Pantaloons).


City on a Hill Season 1 – Kevin Bacon (mmmm bacon) stars in this “corrupt cop working with a DA to uncover even more corruption in 1990’s Bawsten” thriller series.


The Goldfinch – Book-based drama about a fella who’s taken in by a rich NY family after his mum is killed in a bombing. Stars Oakes Fegley and Ansel Elgort. Just rolls of the tongue, doesn’t it?


In the Aisles – Nice little German film about a guy who works at a job doing things where he meets people and talks to them. (today at Commercial tomorrow at Cambie)


Official Secrets – Thrilling whistle-blower thriller regarding information being leaked about the 2003 bogus invasion of Iraq. Interesting that in the movies whistle-blowers are usually portrayed as heroes but in real life they’re often painted as traitors. Like, what’s up with that? (today at Commercial tomorrow at Cambie)


Where’s You Go, Bernadette? – Latest from Richard Linklater finds Cate Blanchett stepping out on her family to reconnect with her creative passions. Hilarity and life lessons, I presume, ensue. (today at Commercial tomorrow at Cambie)

Coming Soon!

Ready or Not
Downton Abbey Movie
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
It Chapter 2

With November winding down, the chill spreads across the town and December rears it’s spiky head. Or something like that. This is usually the busiest time of the year for us (fingers crossed) so hopefully we’ll see all your lovely faces over the next month or so. Help to help us keep on keepin on.

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The Black Dog Video Newsletter Nov 19-25 “November Rain Edition”


What better time to hunker down with some great films then in November, the Novemberiest month of the year? I love it! Also, don’t forget our little pop-up sale happening this Saturday. Nick has some Strange films up for sale (and a lot of just regular films) starting at $5. This is not one of our huge sales that we periodically throw, just a small one-off with a smattering of interesting titles. Noon to 6ish at the Commercial location.


New Releases!


All Creatures Here Below – Sad tale about two poverty-stricken people on the run from something.


Blinded By the Light – Bruce Springsteen worms his way into the heart of an Asian kid struggling to fit in in 1987 London. I hear it’s very nice, just like the Boss himself!


Catch-22 – New mini-series of the fine book and OK movie of the same name.


The Chaperone – Some sort of bio-pic about Louise Brooks brought to you by the stuffed shirts who made Downton Abbey.


Cold War – Love story set in 1950’s (Cold War era – see title) Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris. Word has it that’s it’s pretty great.


Dora and the Lost City of Gold – Live action Dora film. I wonder if that map is still going on about how great he is? I also wonder if there’s any swiping?


Handmaid’s Tale Season 3 – How long can they keep up the unrelenting bleakness of this fascinating tale. Watch and find out!


Kominsky Method – TV series about some old coots (boomers, presumably) who work in the theatre or something like that. Alan Arkin alert!


Luz – Cab driver is pursued by an unknown entity and has some evil thoughts on it’s mind. Sounds a bit like the known Entity.


Memory: Origins of Alien – Cool doc about the making and unknown history of one of cinema’s best monster movies.


Peanut Butter Falcon – Guy runs away from home with the hopes of becoming a wrestler. We’ve all been there. Word has it that this is a very lovely sweet film. If you like that sort of thing.


Poldark Season 5 – Season 5 of Poldark.

Coming Soon!

Angel Has Fallen
City on a Hill
The Goldfinch

That’s it for this week folks. Stay warm (we should have new T-shirts in stock by the weekend), stay hydrated, and keep watching!

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The Black Dog Video Newsletter Nov 12-18 “Popping Up Edition!”


On November 23rd we’re going to have a cool pop-up event at the Commercial Black Dog. One of our staff, Nick, is looking to unburden himself of his fine DVD and Blu Ray collection! Lots of great things at swell prices will be up for grabs. Stay tuned.

Oh! And we should have some new T-shirts available quite soon as well. Huzzah!

New Releases


47 Meters Down: Uncaged! – Sharky sharks want to eat some pretty ladies. (Blu Ray only – DVD this week)


After the Wedding – Remake of the great Danish film of the same name about orphans and people and feelings and such.


Angry Birds 2 – This raises some serious questions: why are these birds so angry and who thought we needed 2 movies about their anger issues?


Bunuel in the Labyrinth of Turtles – Cool, trippy-looking animated fare about how the great Luis Bunuel made his third movie. Might make a nice paring with Angry Birds 2.


Cobra Kai Season 1 and 2 – Excellent series about more Karate Kids doing their Karate thing. Even stars Ralph Macchio!


The Farewell – Comedy/drama about a Chinese family who discover that grandma is dying and decide to keep this, some might say, important information from her. Stars Awkwafina which is either some bullshit bottled water or an awesome rising young star.


Good Boys – Raunchy comedy about 3 sixth-graders who are trying to make their way to some sort of party but have to dodge obstacles such as stolen drugs, teenage girls, sex toys and other common challenges that grade-sixers face in this crazy world

Coming Soon!

Poldark Season 5
All Creatures Here Below
Blinded by the Light
Catch 22 (2019 mini-series)
Cold War
Death and Life of John F. Donovan
Dora and the Lost City of Gold
Handmaid’s Tale Season 3
Kominsky Method Season 1
The Chaperone
Memory: Origins of Alien
Echo in the Canyon
I Trapped the Devil
Peanut Butter Falcon

Whew! Lots on the way! That’s it for this week folks. Here’s some recommendations if it pleases you. Till Next week

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The Black Dog Newsletter November 4-11 “Wanted: Dead or Alive Edition!”

1Hey!I f you want to order up anything cool for the holidays, hit us up soon so we have the time to track it down and get you the goods (Criterion Godzilla or Special Edition Once Upon a Time in Hollywood comes to mind).

Hey! If any of you fine folks have, or know someone who has, any old DVDs they want to get rid of, come talk to us. We take donations of all kinds and we pay for choice items such as Criterion label, classics, older horror, westerns, cult, that type of thing. Getting our hands on this stuff helps us immensely to be able to continue to give you our best and to stay relevant in these crazy times. Thanks!

New Releases!


Escape from Stalin’s Death Camp – Sequel to Escape from Stalin’s Pool Party finds a guy, well, trying to escape from Stalin’s Death Camp which, I’m sure, was not a very nice place to be (or as fun as the pool party).


Gwen – Some atmospheric folk horror and drama are on display here as a young Welsh girl (Gwen, I assume) tries to hold her house together amidst mom’s failing health, absentee dads, a mining company’s unwanted advancements and a growing malevolent darkness…


Satanic Panic – Pizza delivery girl delivers pizza to some Satanists who are looking for some virgin blood (not a topping option!).


Barry Lyndon (Criterion Blu Ray) – Lovely new Criterion Blu Ray of one of the most beautiful films ever made. You know you want to see this!


Suspiria Blu Ray – Lovely Blu Ray version of one of the most visually astounding horror films of all time. You know you want to see this! (Commercial store only)

Coming Soon!

47 Meters Down: Uncaged!
After the Wedding
Angry Birds 2
Bunuel in the Labyrinth of Turtles
Cobra Kai: Season 1 and 2
The Farewell
Good Boys

That’s it for this week, my lovelies! If you need some inspiration on what to watch, look no further than here.


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The Black Dog Video Newsletter Oct 30-Nov 4 “25 Already Edition?!”

I was just informed that out latest podcast episode, Fright Night, which just dropped on Monday, was the 25th we’ve released! Zoinks! I had no idea (although we’ve recorded many more than that). Shout out to Dylan and Alex for indulging in the mayhem! Stay tuned for details on a live show that we’re putting together!

If anyone is interested in nabbing that sweet huge Criterion Godzilla Box Set (or any other Criterions, or anything else for that matter) hit us up as we can offer swell pricing (cheaper than Scamazon and you don’t have to use Scamazon!).

New Releases


3 From Hell – Rob Zombie’s latest attempt at making a horror movie. Might be time to hang up that scary hat, Rob Zombie (if that even is your real name!).


The Art of Racing in the Rain – A talking dog?! Waaa? A pooch named Enzo shares his success at being a good dog. Or something like that? I dunno. One of two “Art of” movies this week. Weird.


The Art of Self Defense – Jesse Eisenberg gets beat up and then joins a strange dojo to learn martial arts. Hilarity, I presume, ensues. I think this film has less talking dogs in it. Second of two “Art of” films this week. Weird.


The Dead Centre – A shrink starts to go crazy after a patient believes he’s died and come back to life but claims that he’s returned with something, possibly sinister, with him. I know how he feels.


Fast and Furious: Calvin and Hobbs and Shaw – The Rock and The Statham join forces with a sarcastic boy and his imaginary cat to defeat super-evil Edris Ilba or Idris Elba (you decide!). Actually, way more fun than one might think (despite there not being a sarcastic boy and his Imaginary cat in it).


Good Omens Season 1 – TV show from Neil Gaiman that features devils, angels, anti-Christs and the end of the world. Sounds fun! With David Tennant and one of the Sheens, Michael, I believe.


The Kitchen – Fun-looking crime thing stars Mel McCarthy, Liz Moss and Tif Hadish as gangster wives who continue on gangsterin’ after their hubbies get locked up for being gangsters.


Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark – Spooky stories abound in this adaptation of the creepy book. From the director of Troll Hunter and Autopsy of Jane Doe, so it has that going for it.

Coming Soon!

Escape from Stalin’s Death Camp
Satanic Panic
Riot Girls
Good Boys
The Farewell

We’re almost finished with our 31 horror recommendations for the month of Shocktober. Check out our fine list here!

Have a safe and scary Halloween, my lovelies. See you on the other side.

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


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!


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)!


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


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?


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.


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
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!”


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!


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


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!


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


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


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!


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.


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


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


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.


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
Shetland Season 5
David Crosby: Remember My Name.
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!”


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!


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


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


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!


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


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!

The Haunting of Hill House Season 1
Marianne and Leonard: Words of Love
Framing John DeLorean
Happy Prince
Light of My Life
Red Joan

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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