The Black Dog Video Newsletter July 30 – Aug 5th “Crazy Deals for You Edition!”


You read that right, we have some crazy deals coming up this weekend – Saturday, Sunday and Monday! Over yonder at Cambie we have a big rack of $3 DVDs. Buy 2 and pay $5 but if you buy 10 (ten) you will only pay $10! Zoinks! Also all of our $5 titles can be snarfed up at a 2 for 1 holiday special deal (at both locations!)! And don’t even get me started on box sets! Come enjoy whatever made-up holiday that we’re celebrating this weekend at your favourite local Black Dog!

And if that wasn’t enough, there’s a new podcast episode ready and willing to bore into your ears and delight your funny brains. Check it out here!

New Releases!


Ash is the Purest White – Another excellent film from Zhangke Jia (A Touch of Sin) as this one follows two lovers who are involved in some mob stuff and whatnot over the course of 17 years. Get up on it!


Daughter of Mine – Lovely Italian drama about a daughter torn between two moms – biological and the one who raised her. That’s a spicy meatball!


El Chicano – Twin brothers living in East LA choose very different career paths. I’m going to guess Lion Tamer and Hand Model!


Level 16 – Cool-looking Canadian sci-fi effort (had a few of these as of late, what’s going on, Canada?!) about a tight boarding school where things are not as they seem. You figure it out!


Long Shot – Seth Rogan is grubby schlub Fred Flarsky who becomes the speechwriter and, somehow, romantic fella for presidential hopeful Charlize Theron. Comedy hijinks, I presume, ensue.


Lu Over the Wall – Delightful (it’s full of delight!) Japanese animation number about a gloomy girl who befriends a mermaid.


The Public – Emilio Estavez directs most of Hollywood in this drama about homeless folks taking over the public library on a cold night in Cincinnati.


Styx – VIFF fave about a woman sailor who encounters a bunch of shipwrecked refugees on the high seas. Hear that this is pretty great.

Plus a few nice Criterions ready to go!

Blue Velvet – DVD and Blu Ray
La Vie de Jesus
Mickey and Nicky
Stalker – Blu Ray (Commercial)
To Sleep with Anger

Coming Soon!

Amazing Grace
American Experience: Woodstock
Batman: Hush
The Command
The Curse of La Llorona
Penguin Highway
Pokemon Detective Pikachu
Kumiko the Treasure Hunter
Manhunt Series 1
Endeavour Season 6
Never Look Away

That’s all for this week folks. Hope to see you in the stores soon. We need all you wonderful people to keep on keepin’ on. Tell your friends about us. Tell your enemies. Get the word out. We’re counting on you!


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The Black Dog Video Newsletter July 23-29 “Lazy Daze Edition!”


Yes it’s hot. Stay frosty. Enough said. But check out these cool tentative, plans for a new people space over in the Cambie Hood. What a fantastic idea! Anything that gets more folks out of their cars and on foot is a good thing in my opinion. Makes the neighborhood that much more livable.

If any of you lovely folks (or any friends, neighbors, enemies) have a working DVD or Blu Ray player that you want to get rid of, drop it off at Black Dog Video! We’ll make good use of it. (We also take dvd donations!)

New Releases!


Alita: Battle Angel – James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez team up for this special animated tale about a cyborg who goes on a revenge-laden killing spree. Um, that might be a different movie. Um….it’s, um animated. I think.


Domino – Jamie Lannister plays a cop who’s out for revenge in this new Brian DePalma mystery movie! Love me my DePalma!


Hellboy – I’m not too sure that we needed a new Hellboy but sometimes you get what you don’t ask for.


The Image Book – New film by Jean-Luc Godard (I’m always amazed writing that sentence) that was also written by and stars the man himself. (At Commercial, soon to Cambie)


Master Z: Ip Man Legacy – It’s been, what, 2 months since we’ve had an Ip Man cross our paths? Here’s the latest!

Coming Soon

Long Shot
Endeavour Season 6
Game of Thrones Season 8
Stranger Things Season 3
Ash is the Purest White
Daughter of Mine
Viceroy’s House

That’s it for this week, folks. Hope that you’re enjoying the summer. Remember to check out our podcast (new episode coming next week!) and our recommendation list. Cheers.
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The Black Dog Newsletter July 16 – 22 “Media Baron Edition!”


Hey, not only do have a fancy new episode of the podcast ready for your (hopefully) enjoyment, but we are featured on the CBC today in print, on the radio and even on the TV! Here’s a link to the article (video at the end – it’s pretty good!) and we’ll be on the 6pm news tonight! Thanks again for all of your support! We can’t do it without you fine folks. Viva Le Video Store!

New Releases!


The Aftermath – Find out what happens after you’ve learned all the math! Right? Or check out this sexy film with Keira Knightley and Al Skarsgard, as they try to reconstruct things in post-war Germany.


At First Light – Canadian (yay!) sci-fi film about a girl who gets some sweet super powers courtesy of a passing UFO.


Best of Enemies – Civil rights activist Ann Atwater faces off against C.P. Ellis, Exalted Cyclops of the KKK (boy those idiots are weird), in 1971, North Carolina over the issue of school integration. Sam Rockwell seems to be doing OK for himself playing racist monsters as of late.


Starfish – Sci-fi, horror monster-chiller drama (sold!) about a girl who is mourning the death of her friend just as the world comes to an end.

Coming Soon!

Alita: Battle Angel
Master Z: Ip Man Legacy
Never Look Away
Daughter of Mine
The Image Book
Lu Over the Wall
Ash is the Purest White
The Viceroy’s House

That’s it for this week folks. Recommendations? We’ve got a few. And don’t forget to ensconce your lovely bodies in our new T-Shirts! Till next week.


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The Black Dog Newsletter July 9-15 “Shirts Ahoy Edition!”

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We have new T-shirts! The lovely and talented RJ over at Cambie designed our awesome new wearables. We have them for purchase – $19.99 at Commercial at the moment and will be at Cambie later this week. Come and grab one (limited edition) or one of our other fine garments. You’ll be the envy of all your friends, your enemies and others you don’t even know (yet).

New Releases


Abduction – Dude wakes up in a fountain in Vietnam (we’ve all been there) and tries to piece together what happened, all the while being pursued by some local toughs.


After – A young woman fall for a mysterious brooding fella (played by Hero Fiennes Tiffin – actual name) with a dark secret.


Little Woods – Tessa Thompson and Lily James have to dabble in deeds outside the law to make their lives work (we’ve all been there).


Shazam! – I hear that this is actually pretty fun. For a DC super-hero movie. My kid says, “check it out!”.


Teen Spirit – I wonder what this movie smells like? As the thing says – “Driven by a pop-fueled soundtrack, Teen Spirit is a visceral and stylish spin on the Cinderella story”.

Coming Soon!

At First Light
Best of Enemies
High Life (Blu Ray)
Violent Separation
Alita: Battle Angel
Master Z: Ip Man Legacy

That’s it for this week, kids. If you need some suggestions on some new things that we liked, click here! Or check out this link for our podcast!


Till next week…

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The Black Dog Video Newsletter July 2-8 “So Many Things Edition!”


I’ll do my best to keep this brief as there’s lots tell you about:

~ Car-Free Day on the Drive this Sunday! We’ll have some tables out front hawking our wares including the debut of an awesome new T-Shirt designed by RJ at the Cambie shop.

~ Cambie Store Summer hours are now in effect – 2:30-10:30 Sunday to Thursday. Noon till 11 Friday and Saturday. Commercial hours remain the same.

~ New podcast is up and ready for your hungry ears! This episode we look back at The Kid’s in the Hall’s Brain Candy and are joined by the film’s musical composer and Odds front man Craig Northey! Tune in, turn on, drop out.

New Releases!


The Beach Bum – Harmony Korine films Mathew “Moondog” McConaughey at the beach.


Blue Velvet (Criterion) – One of Black Dog’s favourite films gets the Criterion treatment! (Blu Ray is on the way as well).


Broad City Season 5 – Season 5 (the last?) of this great show.


Escape Plan: The Extractors – Sly, 50 Cent and Drax from Guardians of the Galaxy engage in prison breaking shenanigans.


High Life – Ace director Claire Denis shoots sparkly vampire (Robert Pattison) into space. Blu Ray coming soon.


Killing Eve Season 2 – Season 2 of this excellent show. Watch this!


Let the Sunshine In – Ace director Claire Denis has divorced mom and artist Juliette Binoche wander the streets of Paris looking for love.


Maria by Callas – Excellent doc about the famous opera singer with the great pipes.


Pet Semetary – Remake of the crappy Stephen King flick about a mysterious cemetery that brings the dead back to life with mixed (at best) results.


The Professor – College professor John Depp goes on a partying spree after learning he’s gonna die.

Coming Soon!

Best of Enemies
A Violent Separation
Teen Spirit

Sorry for all the words. I hope I didn’t bore you or cause you to change the channel. Have a great week and hope to see you on the Drive on Sunday!

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