Category Archives: Blog

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.

Black Dog Newsletter “Baby It’s Covid Outside Edition!”

So, we’re working towards being open soon on a regular (or semi-regular) basis. We figure maybe in the next week or two. Just seeing which way the (Covid) wind blows. But until then you can still send in your orders … Continue reading

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Best of 1970s films (according to us)

Hey, I made up a little (big) list of 1970’s films that we think are awesome and you might as well. It’s a work in progress so feel free to throw suggestions at us. Also handy for our rent 5 … Continue reading

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Father and Son (and sometimes Wife) Film Appreciation Class

Since we’re all cooped up in our abodes while the plague ravishes the land I thought we’d put together a film appreciation class! Everyday my 14.5 year-old, we’ll call him Swanson, and I (and sometimes his mother, my wife) will … Continue reading

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The Black Dog Newsletter March 10-16 “We’re All Gonna Die Edition!”

So what’s up with this Corona Virus, eh? Am I right? Is this what’s gonna wipe us all out? Well, we had a good run. Might as well rent some films, say maybe Contagion, Outbreak, 28 Days Later, Ebola Syndrome, … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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The Black Dog Video Newsletter July 30 – Aug 5th “Crazy Deals for You Edition!”

You read that right, we have some crazy deals coming up this weekend – Saturday, Sunday and Monday! Over yonder at Cambie we have a big rack of $3 DVDs. Buy 2 and pay $5 but if you buy 10 … Continue reading

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The Black Dog Video Newsletter July 2-8 “So Many Things Edition!”

I’ll do my best to keep this brief as there’s lots tell you about: ~ Car-Free Day on the Drive this Sunday! We’ll have some tables out front hawking our wares including the debut of an awesome new T-Shirt designed … Continue reading

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The Black Dog Newsletter May 14-20 “Podcasts, Sales, T-Shirts and Movies Edition!”

Good news! After an uncommonly long delay (I think Dylan was either in a coma or Alberta, hard to tell the difference) we have a new podcast episode ready for your eager ears! It’s a bit of a short one … Continue reading

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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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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!     Tweet

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