Black Dog Video Newsletter December 19-25 “Winter is Here Edition!”


It’s less than a week until the only day of the year that we’re closed! We’ll be open Noon until 6pm on Sunday (Christmas Eve) and closed on Christmas Day. Make your plans accordingly. And of course, don’t forget to shamble on down to the stores, not only to get some fine films, but to grab some lovely gifts for the ones you love or your family. We’ve got gift certificates, hoodies, t-shirts, Studio Ghibli merch, cool mugs and lunch boxes, other stuff! I’m still debating whether or not to do a newsletter next week, but if one doesn’t show up, please don’t freak out.

New Releases!


Brawl in Cell Block 99 – Vince Vaughn must fight his way through a bunch of tough guys in prison for some reason. From the fella who brought you the amazing and brutal Bone Tomahawk. I cannot wait to see this!


Dunkirk – Chris Nolan (Memento) takes his fine cinematic eye to the beaches of Dunkirk for this 3/4s amazing movie. Thousands of British soldiers are trapped on the beach as the Nazi’s approach to kill them all. It’s up to regular folk and their regular boats to rescue them. It’s a pretty riveting film for most of the running time but it falters, like most of Nolan’s films, (in my opinion) near the end. I won’t give away any spoilers except to say that the Allies won the war and the Nazi’s lost.


Jeepers Creepers 3 – Supposed horror movie about a scarecrow or something that eats people. Seems they’ll make a horror movie about anything these days. What’s next, a killer snowman? Oh wait, that’s been done. Maybe a bed that eats people? Seen it. Killer tires? Yep. Possessed hair extensions? Who knew? Zombie beavers? Sigh.


Leatherface – Be there when little Leatherface gets his fist chainsaw! Share the precious moments with him as he fashions his first mask made out of human skin. Awww. They grow up so fast! I guess when you’re born with the name “Leatherface” your lot in life is pretty much laid out for you. Directed, for some reason, by the folks that made the outstanding French horror film, Inside.


Lego Ninjago Movie – Fun Lego commercial, er, I mean movie! If you liked the others ones (I did) you’ll enjoy this one as well.


Mayhem – A virus infects a bunch of white collar workers in a working building (offices I think they’re called) causing them to act out on their worst impulses! A cautionary tale on the inherent dangers of the corporate world and it’s eats dog eat dog nature or a fun excuse to create some on-screen bloodletting and craziness? You decide. DECIDE! (Blu Ray is here, DVD should be arriving this week)

Coming Soon!

Hello Destroyer
Killing Gunther
Coming Through the Rye
Battle of the Sexes
Mountain Between Us
American Made
Brad’s Status

We’ve been getting a lot of calls about folks wanting to get rid of their DVD collections. We do accept donations, of course, and we also are willing to pay a modest sum for select DVDs. If you want to declutter your home and have any cult, horror, classics or Criterions, we’re happy to help you out.

Hey, it snowed today. Cool. I hope that everyone has a really swell holiday – make merry, be kind, be safe. See you soon!

Black Dog Video

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Black Dog Newsletter December 12-18 “It’s Almost Here Edition!”


Yes, that’s right it’s almost here! Our podcast! You thought I was talking about Christmas, didn’t you? We’ll that’s almost here as well. But more importantly, we here at Black Dog laboratories have been working hard on a fun movie podcast I’m sure (well, hope) that you’ll enjoy. We’ve experienced some technical difficulties but we should have 3 episodes ready for your ears by next Friday (the 22nd) including a special Christmas themed extravaganza.

New Releases


Game of Thrones Season 7 – The latest season of this fine show, now with more dragons! More snow zombies or whatever they’re supposed to be! More incest! More everything!


Killing Heydrich – Second film this year that details the assassination attempt of that ghoul, Heydrich, and the consequences that followed.


The Kingsmen: The Golden Circle – Tepid sequel to the fun original flick from 3 years ago finds the Kingsmen, whose headquarters have been destroyed, heading to America to hang out with Channing Potatoman, Elton John and some cowboys/spies.


Mother! – One of my most anticipated films of the year (can’t believe I still haven’t seen it!) finds Jennifer Lawrence (J-Law) and Javier Bardem (Jav-Bard) living a nice tranquil life but then some people show up and won’t leave or something like that. Think maybe Rosemary’s Baby or maybe Transformers 2 (probably not Transformers) or something along those lines.


Stronger – Jake Gyllenhall gets his legs blown off during the Boston Marathon (by a bomb). His story of recovery inspires a nation. Interesting fact – Gyllenhall actually had his legs removed for the film (that’s some method acting). They eventually grew back.


Victoria and Abdul – “Hmmm, who can we get to play an elderly Queen Victoria? What about Helen Mirren? Too busy. What about Meryl Streep? Too American. What about Shaq? Ummm…What about Dame Judi Dench? It’s been a few months since she’s played a queen, right? Sold!”

Coming Soon!

Lego Ninjago Movie
Top of the Lake: China Girl
The Trip to Spain
The Mountain Between Us

And of course it would be wrong of me not to mention all the fine things that are available for your Christmas gift giving and stocking stuffing. Check out our page here to see what’s what. Stuff is going fairly quickly so act now!

Have a good week, drop into Bomber Brewing this Monday for cheap beers and a free showing of Home Alone! Ciao, bella.

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Black Dog Newsletter December 5-11 “Stuffing Your Stockings Edition!”


Hey look, the new line of fabulous Black Dog T-Shirts have arrived! Just in time to stuff them into the stockings of the ones you love. In addition to the shirts, our comfy hoodies are back in stock! We have 100’s of movies just added to the sale sections as well as really cool swag that everyone one in your family will love. even crusty old Uncle Cephus. Click here to see what else we have for you! And if can’t decide let our gift certificates decide for you!

New Releases!


Aquarius – Fine Brazilian film stars the legendary Sonia Braga as a women who refused to leave her beloved apartment when the evil developers swoop in. Could be here. Could be anywhere.


Better Watch Out – Nice Christmas home invasion film finds a babysitter defending her charge against some nasty fellas. But not everything is at is it seems, probably. Love me some Christmas horror!


Detroit – Tough, harsh drama from Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty, Near Dark) chronicles a nasty brutal race riot in the lovely city of Detroit in 1967.


Fargo Season 3 – Very excited for the new season of one of the best shows on the TVs. It’s late arriving at Cambie – should be there in a day or two.


Home Again – Reese Witherspoon, single mom in LA, takes in three young men as borders with unexpected results! I guess it’s a comedy. Or a porno.


Homeland Season 6 – Season 6 of Homeland.


Howard Lovecraft and the Undersea Kingdom – Children’s film starring every kids favourite mischevious imp, HP Lovecraft, and his kooky cast of characters including Nyarlathotep and Cthulhu the Destroyer of Worlds.


Limehouse Golem – Spooky British flick about a series of unexplained murders. Since the townsfolk can’t figure it out, the next logical conclusion to be drawn is that it must be an ancient mythical beast – the Golem. Always my first choice when I can’t find my keys or one of my neighbours gets murdered.


Orphan Black Season 5 – Final season in this tight, crazy show about clones and the cloning around that they do.


Stranger Things Season 1 – Fine show about some kids in the 1980’s who set out to discover what happened to their missing friend. Monsters, alternate universes and Mathew Modine and his white white hair all add to the scares.


Twin Peaks Season 3 – Who’d have thunk it that after all these years David Lynch would return to make such an excellent conclusion to the amazing Twin Peaks? Not me. But now I do! On DVD, Blu Ray coming this week!

Coming Soon!

Game of Thrones Season 7
Kingsmen: Golden Shower
The Trip to Spain
Lego Ninjago Movie
Victoria and Abdul
England is Mine!
Doc Martin Season 8

So many great titles for your appreciation. To appreciate them even more click here to see what we like!

All of our Christmas films are on the shelves and ready for you to to take home and make merry.

Have a great week, stay warm, stay hydrated and remember, keep watching!

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