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.

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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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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Reflections On The Way We Were and Are

It all started in a hot spring in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico during American Thanksgiving. It was the fall of 1995, I had just left my job fixing bicycles and my friend, Larry, and I decided that a 5 … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Mr. Bowie.

One of the worst things about getting older (I have a laundry list of things I hate about getting older) is people are always dying. Friends, co-workers, neighbours, neighbour’s dogs and people you don’t know on a personal basis but that you grew up with. … Continue reading

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Black Dog Newsletter January 4 to 10th “Fleshy Book Edition”

Fleshy Book Edition?! What on earth is that young fella talking about, you ask yourself. Well let me tell you, we recently bought a pile of DVDs and Blu Rays from a lovely young man and included was a Special … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Haskell Wexler

He shot some of my favourite films – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Next. He also shot and directed the amazing, mostly under-seen Medium Cool. Haskell Wexler died at the ripe old age of … Continue reading

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