The Black Dog Newsletter: 2 for 1 Daze!


The Black Dog Newsletter: 2 for 1 Daze!

Not only are 2 for 1 Mondays back in full swing (on Mondays!) at Black Dog Video but this long lovey weekend (Saturday to Monday) pop into Black Dog and snarf up our $5 sale films for the same 2 for 1deal! In addition we’ll knock 10% of our T-shirts and masks! Also 10% off all box sets! We love to love you!

Stay tuned for the announcement regarding the launch of our new and improved website! Coming soon!

New Releases!


All Creatures Great and Small – New version of this lovely show about animals and people and veterinarians.


Bomb City – Punks vs the squares in a small Texas town. Word has this is a fine film!


Freaky – Many laughs, lots of blood and good times can be found in this uber-fun Freaky Friday/Serial Killer High school film. Vince Vaughn is hilarious and scary! Loved it.


Grizzly II: The Revenge – Wanna see George Clooney, Charlie Sheen and Laura Dern fight a bear in this, finally released, nonsense from 1983? Blu Ray only.


Host – Excellent Covid/Zoom conference horror movie where some friends decide to have an internet séance. Things don’t go so well for them. Go figure.


Lost Girls and Love Hotels – English teacher in Japan falls for a Yakusa fella. Wonder how that turns out?


Love and Monsters – Good silly monster fun to be had here as a dude must traverse monster-laden lands to get to his best gal.


Metamorphosis – Face-changing evil spirit takes up residence in a nice family’s home. Blu Ray only.


Minding the Gap – Excellent doc about some young fellas bonding together with skateboarding over their volatile family situations.


The Other Lamb – A girl born into an all-female cult (led by a dude, of course) begins to question what’s what. Cults are bad.


Sky Sharks – Nazi-created flying sharks. Not a documentary.


Spree – Wanting to be internet famous, a ride-share fella has a devious plan.


The Wolf House – Award winning, strange-looking animated fare about a young woman who takes refuge in Chile after escaping a German colony. Looks awesome.

Coming Soon!

(should be on the shelves by Thursday)

Fear of Rain
The Girl on the Floor
Hopscotch (Criterion)
Jazz on a Summer’s Day
Lovecraft Country S1
Martin Eden
Parallax View (Criterion)
The Last Blockbuster
Survival Skills
You go to My Head

Phew! Lots of things coming all for you to feast your lovely eyes and brains on. If you need anything to add to your collection (here’s a few pre-orders if you like) hit us up!

Hope to see you soon in the store! #shoplocal

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Pre-Orders Just for You!

If any of you fine folks are interested in some upcoming releases (or anything really), let us know and we’ll fix you up. Better prices than Amazon and you don’t have to feel guilty about supporting one of the worst companies on the planet. 🙂

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The Black Dog Newsletter! Plugging Along Edition!

The Black Dog Newsletter! Plugging Along Edition!

February already, eh? These days/months seems to glide into each other like an old foot in a new sock. Hoping that everyone is keeping their heads above water. Don’t forget about us. Here’s some things we have for you!

New Releases!


The Expanse S4 – If you like the sci-fi and haven’t seen this show, you should remedy that. Top notch.


Madre – A mother’s son disappeared 10 years ago. Why does this waiter remind her of him? It’s a mystery, a Spanish mystery!


Midnight Family – Did you know that there’s only 45 ambulances in Mexico City? Seems ripe for a burgeoning underground ambulance service. This doc/thriller looks pretty tight.


Miss Juneteenth – Getting ready for the Miss Juneteenth pageant can be quite dramatic in this nice-looking drama.


Monsoon – A British/Vietnamese fella returns to Saigon for the first time in 30 years where he meets another fella.


Rudeboy: Story of Trojan Records – The love affair between Jamaican and British youth culture is told through the story of the iconic Trojan records in this fine doc.


Sea Fever – Scary Irish water movie about trawlers and parasites and underwaterness.


Skylines – I think this is part 3 (there’s a 3 in the title!) of this series. Who knew?! Aliens and things are in store for you.


Summerland – Lovely WWII drama about a woman who opens her home (and her heart!) to an evacuee.

Coming Soon!

Lost Girls and Love Hotels
All Creatures Great and Small
Minding the Gap
Sky Sharks
Wander Darkly
Bomb City
Grizzly II: The Revenge
Love & Monsters
The Other Lamb
The Wolf House

Hey! Have you seen our Youtube Channel (new Black Dog Empire website is coming soon as well!)? Lots of nifty things there (more to come very soon as well) including all 13 hours of our Friday the 13th marathon! Subscribe (it’s free) and make us feel good about ourselves.

That’s it for this week, my lovelies. You all take care of each other and be safe!

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The Black Dog Video Newsletter: The New Deal Edition!


The Black Dog Video Newsletter: The New Deal Edition!

So as we trundle on into this dank future void of existence, I thought to brighten these gloomy days we’d bring back our 2 for 1 Monday deal! Starting Monday Feb 1, pop into Black Dog Video and rent 2 for 1 movies! Any and every title in the shop! Thumbs up!

New Releases!


Doom Patrol S2 – The adventures of the mad scientist and his weirdo super-powered outcasts continues!


Epicentro – Nice-looking documentary about the lovely country of Cuba and how movies have helped shape our perceptions of it.


Jungleland – Two brothers travel the lands hooking up for no holds barred boxing matches. Sounds like fun!


Let Him Go – A older couple set off to find their grandson following the death of their son. Sounds like fun!


Love, Weddings and Other Disasters – Comedyish movie about people who put together other folk’s weddings. I like Jeremy Irons except when he smiles.


The Village in the Woods – Village full of crazy weirdos must attract unsuspecting victims to feed on or something like that. Sounds like my last vacation.


Wild Mountain Thyme – Romantic type of affair with good looking people traipsing around Ireland. Think Hamm. John Hamm. Delicious.

Coming Soon!

(most have arrived on in the shop!)

The Expanse S4
Miss Juneteenth
Sea Fever
Rudeboy: Story of Trojan Records
The Savage is Loose

I’m also putting out feelers for folks that want to buy films. Wanting to know what kind of things y’all might be interested in? DVD? Blu Ray? 4K? We can offer great prices (better than Scamazon) and you won’t have to feel guilty buying from Dr. Evil.

One of my projects for this year (actually started it last year) is to watch older films that I should have seen by now but for whatever reason, I just haven’t. If you’re interested, check out my ongoing list here (plus ratings and tiny reviews). Feel free to follow, comment and make fun of me if you like.

Have a great week. Stay warm. Stay squishy. Keep watching.

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The Black Dog Video Newsletter: The Horror, The Horror Edition!


The Black Dog Video Newsletter: The Horror, The Horror Edition!

Now that Trump has finally been imprisoned in space and the 4 year-long nightmare is over, along comes something even scarier! Here’s a list of the 20 best horror films (I love horror if you didn’t already know) that I saw in 2020! Read here if you dare.

New Releases!


12 Hour Shift – Comedy-horror-thriller-chiller about a drugged out nurse and her cousin trying to find a replacement kidney for an organ trafficker. Bloody hi-jinks, I presume, ensue.


Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets – Well received (many best of year lists) doc about the last dying days of a run-down bar in Vegas. Blu Ray only.


Come Away – Kind of a modern day Alice in Wonderland type of affair.


Come Play – Larry the monster comes out of your smart devices. Kind of a sequel to Come Away I assume.


Crash – David Cronenberg’s fun film about sex and car crashes gets the Criterion treatment!


Dogs Don’t Wear Pants – A fellas wife dies, so naturally he gets REALLY into the S and M scene – with various degrees of success. I liked this one!


Kid Detective – Comedy-drama-mystery about a former kid detective (whatever that is) who is now an adult and faced with his first adult case. Heard good things about this!


Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story – Amazing concert tour story from the seventies when Bob was at the height of his powers. Top notch Scorsese fun! Criterion DVD and Blu Ray.


True History of the Kelly Gang – New telling of the famous (only?) Australian gang in the old west.


Wander – Thriller with Aaron Eckhart and the always-grizzled Tommy Lee Jones about a mentally unstable private dick.


Words on Bathroom Walls – Teen tragic-romance thing about a guy, recently diagnosed with some mental illness, who falls for an inspiring smart girl. Seems that this is a genre now.

Coming Soon!

Diamonds in the Night
Doom Patrol S2
John Henry
Let Him Go
Love, Weddings and Other Disasters
Village in the Woods
Wild Mountain Thyme

We just got a bunch of DVDS in for sale! Some very good ones as well as box sets. We also have a mint VHS player for sale! Drop in and treat yourself (and shop local!)

That’s it for this week, folks. Stay calm. Stay healthy. Keep watching.

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The Black Dog Video Newsletter: Shhh Edition!


Say you want to shop for some films to rent or buy but the rock and roll is getting you down? Well, we have a solution! Drop in on Wednesday evenings for some quiet time, some low stimulus shopping if you like. It’ll soothe that savage beast that is your soul. Calm blue ocean. Calm blue ocean.

New Releases!


American Dream – Crime drama about some Americans getting involved with Russian gangsters who then over-take their business. Insert joke here.


Ammonite – Lovely little film starring Kate Winslett and Saoirse Ronan about relationships and diggin up dinosaur bones.


The Boys Season 1 and 2 – A fun, violent, cynical and hilarious show about some vigilantes out to take down some corrupt superheroes. Good times.


The Climb – Well-regarded film about a couple of fella’s friendship and bicycles and betrayal and hilarity. Climb aboard!


Dreamland – Great Depression romance drama about a bounty hunter and a bank robber (Margot Robbie). Looks nice.


Elizabeth is Missing – An old woman with dementia (Glenda Jackson) tries to find out what happened to her friend who’s gone missing. Drama.


Radioactive – The lovely Rosmund Pike stars as the lovely Marie Curie who invents radioactivity or something.


Rebecka Martinsson S2 – Season 2 of this fine Swedish crime drama.


She Dies Tomorrow – Amy thinks she’s going to die tomorrow (see title) and convinces her friend, Jane, that she is as well. Heard swell things about this one.


Twilight Zone S2 – Season 2! Get your Twilight on.


We Got This – Down on his luck fella tries to solve the murder of Olof Palme and claim a huge reward in this swell-looking series.


You Can’t Kill David Arquette – Who knew David Arquette was a professional wrestler? Not me. Heard very good things about this doc.

Coming Soon!

Minding the Gap
Words on Bathroom Walls
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story
Come Away
Come Play

That’s it for this week, folks. If you’re looking to get rid of your DVDs or know someone who is, give us a buzz as we’re always on the lookout for things!

And don’t forget to subscribe to our YOUTUBE channel! It’s free and full of delight.

Talk at you next week.

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The Black Dog Newsletter: Best of the Year (2020) Edition!


The Black Dog Newsletter: Best of the Year Edition!

Although it seems strange to write the words “Best of” for such a wretched year, it is my duty to press on with our picks for the best in movies and such for 2020.

But before we get to that, a public service announcement! If you’re looking to unload your DVD collection or know someone who is, give us a buzz. We purchase or give store credit for select items and welcome any and all donations. It helps us to keep on keepin’ on. Thank you.

Onto our regularly scheduled program…

2020 was a messed up year in many regards and the film industry did not go unscathed. Many big titles were pushed back until 2021 so we were left scrambling to find as many interesting smaller films to offer you fine folks as we could. And we uncovered some gems. Here is the Black Dog staff’s picks for the year…


Sorry We Missed You
The Gentlemen
Come to Daddy
Colour out of Space
Wild Pear Tree
Dead Dicks
First Cow

Rest of her list can be found HERE.


(Alex refused to watch any films made after 1990 so here’s what he liked)

Model Shop
The Prisoner (TV)
Sudden Fear
V (TV)
Valley Girl
Village of the Damned
Who Can Kill a Child?


Dylan opted to do a video presentation on our Youtube Channel. Check out what he put together HERE. Oh, and subscribe to The Black Dog Video Empire! It’s free and it’s fun!

Darren (I picked 20 – here’s the first ten. Click HERE to see the complete list.)

First Cow
Sorry We Missed You
JoJo Rabbit
The Nightingale
Death of Dick Long
Tigers Are Not Afraid

Honorable mentions!

Dead Dicks
Doctor Sleep
The Gentlemen
His House
The Hunt
Invisible Man
Old Stone
Wild Goose Lake
Why Don’t You Just Die!

And here’s a small list of the worst films I suffered through in 2020.

2020 was also a year that I discovered old gems and re-watched many classics. When the pandemic started we did a film appreciation class with my kid. Here’s what we watched.

I hope that this year is better in a lot of ways, not just obvious ones. Here’s to 12 months of great cinema and keeping the dream alive!

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The Black Dog Video Newsletter: It’s the End of the Year as We Know It Edition!


The Black Dog Video Newsletter: It’s the End of the Year as We Know It Edition!

We’ll here we are, the last day of this wretched year. Let’s hope that 2021s New Year’s Baby looks better than 2020s.

I’ll be doing a recap of the ups and downs of 2020 and what to look forward to in 2021 in next week’s newsletter. Included will be the staff’s picks for best (and maybe worst) films of the year. So there’s something to look forward to, right? Until then, don’t let the door hit you on the butt on the way out, 2020.

We’re open noon until 7pm tonight and noon till 9pm tomorrow for all you bleary-eyed wants and needs (movie-related only).

New Releases!


The Honest Thief – Liam Neeson is a bank robber with a guilty conscience who wants to do the right thing until he’s double crossed by some shady FBI no-good-nicks.


Made in Italy – Liam Neeson is a bank robber with a guilty conscience who wants to sell his home in Italy but is double-crossed by some shady FBI no-good-nicks (may not be actual plot).


Mystery Road S2 – Season 2 of this fine series from the land down under (Australia).


Proxima – Eva Green is bummed to get shot into space and leave her family behind to go spend a year on the space station. Sounds pretty nice to me.


The Wolf of Snow Hollow – Cool-looking comedy horror about werewolves werewolving around a small town.


Yellow Rose – A Filipino teen wants to pursue a career in country music for some reason.

Coming Soon!

The Boys Season 1 and 2
Elizabeth is Missing
American Dream
Minding the Gap
Twilight Zone S2
Words on Bathroom Walls

We have what we’re calling a ‘Dog Track” up on our Podcast channel. The lads and I grabbed some beers and riffed along to Die Hard 2: Die Harder with a Vengeance. Check it out!

That’s it for this year, folks. See you on the other side.

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The Black Dog Video Newsletter: Ringing Your Bells, Stuffing Your Stockings Edition!


The Black Dog Video Newsletter: Ringing Your Bells, Stuffing Your Stockings Edition!

Why does it seem that Christmas manages to sneak up on me every time? Even in this messed up year. Anyways, here we are. And what better way to celebrate than with the Black Dog Video Empire’s latest podcast where we discuss our favourite Christmas movies?! Listen on Anchor and/or on Youtube where you can subscribe (for free!) and enjoy what we do! We’re adding new fun content all the time. Don’t miss out!

If you need any last minute sweet gift ideas to jam into your favourite person’s hosiery, we have what you’re looking for! T-Shirts (including a brand new design!), local hand-made masks, gift certificates and so many movies!


We’ll be open noon to 6pm on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day. Open noon till 9pm on Boxing Day!

Purolator has managed to lose a big shipment due last week (they keep telling me it’s fine) but I do have more stuff on the way! Check out our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates.


We did get a few copies of Tenet and more are on the way for rental and for purchase.

Also received…


Aviva – Cool-looking romantic drama thing about a couple of folks finding love via the on-line intranet.


Everly – Selma Hayek dips her toes into the action/crime genre as a badass lady fighting off waves of assassins in her apartment for some reason.


The Rental – Dave Franco directs Alison Brie and Dan Stevens in this thriller about vacations, AirBnB (ScareBnB?) and secret secrets.

Arriving soon (fingaz crossed)

Avenue Five S1
The Craft: Legacy
The Nest
War with Grandpa
The Last Shift
Made in Italy
The Wolf of Snow Hollow

Also check out our daily Christmas movie recommendations here! Good times.

That’s it for this week folks. Have a safe, weird Christmas. Eat, drink, be merry, watch some films and wear a mask. Christmas 2020! Heck ya!

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The Black Dog Newsletter: Better Late Then…ah I give up”


The Black Dog Newsletter: Better Late Then…ah I give up”

I’m so anxious waiting for my late Purolator delivery that I almost tackled a guy who was carrying a pizza by the shop thinking he was Purolator Man. Hoping for good things before the weekend.

Oh! I almost forgot – we got some new T-Shirts! Check these babies out!


Oh! One more thing before we move onto the movies; we’re looking for DVDs and Blu Rays (and even some VHS) for the shop. Donations (we love donations and will take all), sell or trade for in-store credit. Unload your unwanted physical media into our open arms!

New Releases!
(hopefully here soon!)


Avenue Five: Season 1 – Comedy sci-fi show with Hugh Laurie and Josh Gad about a space ship full of upper-snooty space tourists that gets thrown off course. Let the hilarity begin!


The Craft: Legacy – Sequel to the much-loved film from 96 about some high school witches doing their witchy woman things.


Kajillionaire – The wonderful Miranda July’s latest dealy! Crime, parents, strangers and other things can be found in this treasure chest of a movie.


The Nest – Nice-looking drama has Jude Law and Carrie Coon moving into an English country manor where things take a twisted turn. Or something like that.


Tenet – Christopher Nolan’s latest brain buster action espionage thriller weirdo confusing intense drama hits the home video. You know you want to see this.


The War with Grandpa – Kid doesn’t want Robert DeNiro sharing his room (go figure) so he declares war on the old coot.

Coming Soon!

The Rental
The Last Shift
Made in Italy
She Dies Tomorrow
The Wolf of Snow Hollow
Jiu Jitsu
The Honest Thief

We’ve got a new episode of the podcast up on our new platform, Anchor and on Youtube where we’re adding content as fast as we can. Check it out, subscribe (it’s free!) and laugh.

Christmas movie picks!

Holiday hours are as follows:

Christmas Eve (24th) – Noon till 6pm
Christmas Day (25th) – Closed
Boxing Day (26th) – Noon till 9pm

That’s it for this week, folks. Stay safe, stay sane and keep watching!

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