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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 March 4-10, “You Say It’s Our Birthday Edition!”

March 5, 1996. A day that will live in infamy! It was the day we first swung open our doors on Cambie Street to an eager and frothing public. I still remember that fateful day in that small cramped store. … Continue reading

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The Black Dog Newsletter February 28-March 5 “Did You Know Edition!”

Did you know that we rent out Blu Ray players? Did you know that we rent out DVD drives for laptops and such (we will as soon as I test it out). Did you know that we sell Blu Ray … Continue reading

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The Black Dog Video Newsletter Feb 18-24 “Sucking the World Dry Edition!”

My friend and local artist, Grant Mercs, rendered this totally accurate portrait of Jeff Bezos, richest glob in the universe, sucking in all the money in the world for himself. Just a friendly reminder to shop local! And now back … Continue reading

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The Black Dog Newsletter: February 11-17 “Love is in the Air Edition!”

Here at Black Dog Video we love to love. And with the yearly forced love holiday approaching, we thought we’d take the time to tell you how much we love you, our fabulous customers! You’re the wind beneath our wings, … Continue reading

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The Black Dog Newsletter January 22 – 28 “Funny Man Gone Edition!”

Sad news about the passing of Terry Jones today. I grew up on Monty Python (my kid loves them now as well) – Holy Grail, Life of Brian, Meaning of Life etc. So many great laughs. And that scene in … Continue reading

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The Black Dog Newsletter January 15 – 21 “Baby, It’s Something Something Outside Edition!”

Yes it’s cold. I don’t have to tell you that. What I do have to tell you is that you should pop down to the stores and rent or buy something nice for yourselves. You deserve it. Warm those cockles. … Continue reading

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The Black Dog Video Newsletter Dec 31 – Jan 6 “Last Night Edition”

Well this is it, the last day of the year and the decade. Weird. Hoping for good things for all of you in the new year. There will be some notable changes happening at Black Dog in 2020. Details will … Continue reading

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The Black Dog Video Newsletter Dec 17-31 “End of Days (or Year) Edition!”

This will be the last newsletter of the year (2019) as we’re not expecting much in the line of films arriving at the stores until the first week of January. We are hoping to have a couple of nifty sale … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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