Category Archives: Blog of the Black Dog

Welcome to Black Dog’s new and (hopefully) improved blog. We aim to entertain and inform you on all the comings and goings at the store, on the big and small screen and whatever else tickles our fancy. Please enjoy responsibly.

If You Like Us…

We’re half-way through the year known as 2017 and Black Dog is still kicking up dust, making a fuss. It’s not easy these days, as you are all well aware, for us to keep on keeping on. Rent is going … Continue reading

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Still Fighting the Good Fight

Here’s a nice little ditty courtesy of our friends at BeatRoute magazine…   Black Dog Video: Why one of Vancouver’s last surviving video stores still matters Tweet

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2016: The Year Nobody Loved.

I don’t think many of us will be sad to see 2016 left behind. For some reason we measure things by an arbitrary number on a calendar and put meaning and value onto those things that fall within the assigned … Continue reading

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In Da Hood

Shop local. That’s all I have to say. Well that and a few more words about shopping local. I know that it’s easy to sit back, make a few clicks and have some poor schmuck in an Amazon warehouse somewhere … Continue reading

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Rise of the Sith

So today’s the big day! Amurica gets to choose wether or not they want to devolve into fascism and insanity at the hands of a giant orange groundhog or keep treading along (sinking perhaps?) in corporate control. The irony isn’t … Continue reading

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Black Dog’s Favourite Horror Films of All-Time!

As promised… We here at Black Dog love us some scary films. I’m actually surprised we haven’t made this list sooner. But what is time really? Just a human-made construct to let you know how long you have left to … Continue reading

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Fan Mail

A friend stumbled across this letter that was dropped off at the Cambie shop way back in 2004. It both hilarious and disturbing that someone would think this of us. The crux of the biscuit is she thought that, because … Continue reading

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31 Days of Halloween!

It’s October! The most wonderful month of the year. The leaves are turning, the chestnuts are falling and cracking off the tops of cars, stouts are pouring thick and foamy and it’s time to get out the horror films and … Continue reading

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Night Of The Crazy DVD Sale!

So about a month ago, Black Dog acquired an amazing truckload (literally) of films from a private collection. Usually when we buy stuff from customers it’s an assortment of uber popular titles – think Dodgeball, Kill Bill, 40-Year-Old Virgin – that … Continue reading

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Little Ditty Courtesy of Jefferson’s Barbershop!

Our good pals at Jefferson’s Barbershop on the Drive stopped in for a little chat recently. If you need a swell haircut check them out. You can’t download a new do from the interwebs!   Tweet

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