Black Dog Video Newsletter February 27 – Mar 5 “Holy Hotdogs Edition!”


Holy hotdogs! There’s so many things to mention this week! First of all, let me apologize once more for the delay in getting the new releases into your eyeballs. Especially over at the Commercial store. Dealing with the new system my distributor implemented is akin to getting a monkey to wash your cat (it’s quite difficult).

Also – it’s the 22nd anniversary of the Cambie Store! March 5th, 1996 we opened the doors to welcome your lovely and eager faces. It was an exciting time for us (I had less children and more hair back then). It’s sure has been a long strange wonderful trip. Amazing. Here’s to 22 more!

Also the RIO Theatre has their fundraising program now in place. Click here to find out more and lend a helping hand. This is a place in Vancouver that deserves saving.

New Releases Hopefully Showing up This Week!

In addition to the films that arrived last week at Cambie, including Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, Murder on the Orient Express, The Darkest Hour and Coco, all of which should be at Commercial in a day or so, we expect the following at both stores this week as well…


The Breadwinner – Excellent animated fare about a young girl in Afghanistan who disguises herself as a boy in order to go out an earn money to help out her family. Nominated for the Oscars. One of Dylan’s (remember him?) favourite films of last year.


Crooked House – Nice cast (Glenn Close, Terence Stamp, Gillian Anderson, others) liven up the scene in this twisty and turny Agatha Christie tale of a murder most foul.


Ethel and Ernest – Nice low-key animated tale of a couple of Londoners living out their lives through the Blitz and so forth.


Lady Bird – Oscar-nominated fare from the amazing Great Gerwig tells the, somewhat autobiographical, tale of the coming of age of a 17 year-old girl in Sacramento of all places. Good things are to be found here.


The Man Who Invented Christmas – At least there’s a bit of snow left on the ground to enjoy this Christmas movie about how Dickens came to write A Christmas Carol (probably the movie I’ve seen the most in my life – the 1951 version of course). Dan Stevens plays Chuck Dick (as known to his friends) and Christopher Plumber is the Scrooge.


Thor: Ragnarok – Third time’s the charm as we finally have a good Thor movie. All it took was the director of What We Do in the Shadows to take charge. Really looking forward to this one.

Coming Soon!

The Hangman
Justice League
Mom and Dad
Wonder Wheel
Faces Places
Blue Planet II
Curb Your Enthusiasm S9

One of our customers at the Commercial had come into his possession a signed Errol Flynn headshot! He’s looking to pass it on to an excited collector for a reasonable price (I assume). You can contact him here if you’re interested .

Check it out here..

Whew. Thanks for sticking with us till the end. Cheers to you all!

Black Dog Video

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Black Dog Newsletter February 21 – 27 “Psst..Hey Buddy Want to Buy…Edition!”


So I don’t know if anyone is interested but when we buy DVDs and Blu Rays for the shop, many come with Digital Codes. We don’t have much use for them but I imagine there are folks out there who might. We can sell them to anyone at a very good price. Hit us up.

Big thanks to everyone that came out and scooped up some great DVDs at our big sale last week. It was a much needed shot in the arm for Black Dog. I trust everyone went away happy. We still have lots of things left and we’ll be putting them out for sale at both locations as space permits.

New Releases!


Coco – Latest masterpiece from Pixar finds a sad little fellow, who’s folks have banned music in his house for some reason, entering the land of the dead to seek out his guitar whiz grandfather. Or something like that. (At Cambie, soon to Commercial)


Darkest Hour – Hey, it’s been at least a few months since we had a movie about Winston Churchill, so here’s another one! This time it’s the amazing Gary Oldman stepping into the crusty shoes of old Copperknob as Britain enters WWII. (At Cambie, soon to Commercial)


Goodbye Christopher Robin – Nice little bio-pic of author A.A. Milne and his most famous creation Winnie the Pooh, who was inspired by his son Chris Robin. Looks very nice.


LBJ – Woody Harrelson steps into the sweaty loafers (and waxy-looking head judging by the box art) of one of America’s presidents for this bio-pic.


Murder on the Orient Express – Yet another retelling of the famous murder mystery with the likes of Kenneth Branagh, Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Willam Dafoe, Daisy Ridley and many other human actors. (At Cambie, soon to Commercial)


Taboo – Cool-looking mini-series starring Tom Hardy as an adventurer returning to London during the War of 1812 to rebuild his father’s shipping business. I’m sure it’s far better than I just made it sound.


Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – The great Frances McDormand is an angry mom who erects 3 billboards in her hometown to protest the lack of results the lame-ass police have come up with in the tragic murder of her daughter. Number one on my must-see list! (At Cambie, soon to Commercial)

Hopefully Arriving Soon!

Crooked House
Mom and Dad
Bullet Head
Wonder Wheel
Justice League
Thor: Ragnarok
Man Who Invented Christmas

Need some suggestions on what to watch? Check out this here list for recent stuff we’ve enjoyed.

Psst…hey buddy want to buy some dirty movies?? I hate to say it but in that collection we acquired recently was a bunch of X-rated DVDs. I’m not too sure what to do with them but if anyone wants to buy them, we have 3 bags of approx 15 DVDs in each bag at the Commercial store. $25 each. No exchanges. No questions asked. Don’t tell my mom.

That’s it for this week, y’all. Stay warm. Stay happy. Keep watching.

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Black Dog Video Newsletter: February 13-19 “Big Day Edition!”


So as I’m sure that you’ve heard, this Thursday, the 15th, we’ll be hosting another really big DVD Sale at the Commercial location. Should be pretty swell (see photo at the end of this missive for a tiny taste of what’s being served). Thousands of DVDs will be up for grabs with prices starting at a paltry $5. You pay cash, we cover the tax. Debit and Credit cards will be welcome but subject to that awful tax. We will be closing the shop on Commercial at 8pm to get it all gussied up for you.

Also, you may have noticed that we’re not getting our New Releases on the same day as we used to before. A new system implemented by my distributor has the movies showing up randomly making this newsletter a bit tricky to produce. It’s a pain in the ass but my options are quite limited. But we’ll be alright.

New Releases Expected This Week!


Blade of the Immortal – Takeshi Miike’s 100th film (or so they say) finds an immortal swordsman out to help a young girl avenge the murder of her parents. Good sword action with a nice high body count.


Daddy’s Home 2 – Mad Mel Gibson and John Lithgow join Will Farrell and Marky Mark for more wacky (re: lame) hijinks.


The Florida Project – One of the year’s best films – 2017 being the year in question – finds precocious six year-old Moonee hanging out at her motel with Willam Dafoe and other miscreants all under the looming dreadful shadow of Disney World.


The Girl Without Hands – Cool looking animated tale of a girl sold to the Devil who escapes his (or her) evil clutches but without her hands (see title).


LBJ – Woody Harrelson steps into the loafers (and waxy-looking head judging by the box art) of one of America’s presidents for this bio-pic.


My Neighbours the Yamadas – Nicely animated Japanese film about a typical Japanese family doing typical Japanese things.


Patti Cake$ – Well-received independent little number about a rapper on a quest for glory in her hometown in New Jersey. Jersey glory, the best kind of glory.


Ray Donovan Season 5 – Season 5 of Ray Donovan, tough guy.


Same Kind of Different As Me – Hmmm, not too sure why I ordered this one. Drama about a guy who has to befriend a dangerous hobo in order to save his marriage for some reason. I’m sure that someone out there will like this. Maybe it’s you?


The Square – Comedy drama from the fella that made Force Majeure about an art curator who is stressed out setting up a controversial exhibit. Stars the awesome Elizabeth Moss and other actors.

Hopefully Coming Real Soon!

Mom and Dad
Murder on the Orient Express
The Darkest Hour
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri
Blue Planet II
Wonder Wheel

Keep an eye out for a little fun thing that we’re going to implement soon at the stores – The Mystery Bag! Details coming soon…

Have a great week everyone, hope to see many of you tomorrow night at the Commercial store! Remember if you’re renting, get there before 8pm!


Black Dog Video

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Black Dog Newsletter February 7 – 13 “Vancouver Makes Me Sad Edition”


I really don’t like the way Vancouver is heading (I’m sure I’m not alone) with all the cool, interesting places disappearing so quickly. Case in point – say good-bye to the tasty little Pronto restaurant on Cambie St. The lovely art deco building will be destroyed soon to be replaced with, sigh, condos with a dentist office on the ground floor. How exciting! But what really boils my potatoes is the potential loss of the RIO Theatre. It’s on the market and I doubt very much that whoever buys it will keep it as it is (petition here!). What’s going to happen when all the neat places are gone – businesses that make a city worth living in – are gone and all we are left with is coffee shops, pizza slice joints and dentist offices?

That said, we’re still here! It’s a Christmas miracle some might say. All thanks to you wonderful folks! We’re very happy to be here and happy to remind you of our big BIG Sale at the Commercial Store next Thur. Gonna be epic. Hope that you can make it. February 15th from 9-11pm. Bring cash and we pay the tax!

New Releases!


All I See is You – Blind woman gets her sight back but then doesn’t like what she sees. What is it? What does she see? Bears? Condos? An ugly husband? You decide! (At Cambie tomorrow)


Broad City Season 4 – This is a very funny show.


The Deuce Season 1 – Excellent new series from the fella who created The Wire about NY City in the 1970’s and all the porn and prostitution that was seedying up the joint. (At Cambie tomorrow)


Last Flag Flying – Kind of a maybe but not really but might be sequel to The Last Detail. Steve Carrell (not funny here) Breaking Bad and Larry Fishburne, all old army buddies, reunite to bury one of their sons who was killed overseas. Richard Linklater directs this tight little drama.


Professor Marsden and The Wonder Women – Sexy tale of Professor Marsden and his wife and his mistress and the inspiration he got from them to create Wonder Woman!


Roman J. Israel Esq. – Is it a movie about Romans? The Middle East? Esquire magazine? Smoking J’s? I just don’t know what’s going on anymore. Stars Denzel as all of those words!.


Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World – Excellent doc about Native Americans and their rock and role in American (and Canadian) music. Check it out!


The Sinner Season 1 – Spooky odd sounding show finds Jessica Biel trying to figure out what is causing all these terribly violent episodes that she keeps having. Colour me intrigued!


Victor Crowley – Kane Hodder is back in old Victor Crowley’s gross dirty shoes as he’s somehow resurrected and then, of course, goes on a murderous rampage. This is the 4th movie in the Hatchet series. I’ve seen the first 3. I will watch this one. I have no shame.


Wonder – Nice heartwarming tear-jerker (it’ll jerk those tears right out of your eye holes) about a kid with a messed-up face who braves the public school system.

Coming Soon!

The Square
Tom of Finland
Taboo Season 1
Blade of the Immortal
Florida Project
Mom and Dad

In case you need a taste of what we have for sale next Thursday, lick your chops and gaze upon these!


Stay real, Vancouver.

Black Dog Video

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