The Black Dog Video Newsletter: Rocktober Edition!

Tomorrow’s the first of October and it’s the beginning of a busy month here at Ye Olde Dog of the Black. Events and activities include:

~ launch of the new website (probably this weekend – keep your eyes peeled for a little notification especially just for you!)
~ The Black Dog movie marathon on October 29th to raise funds for the Vancouver Food Bank
~ International Video Store Day on October 16th
~ Black Dog’s annual daily horror movie recommendation starts tomorrow on all the social media platforms!
~ Halloween (I think it’s on the 31st this year)

So many things!

New Releases!

Dead Pigs – Folks from different backgrounds run into each other (probably not literally) as thousands of dead pigs float down a river heading towards Shanghai for some reason. Stars the wonderfully named, Zazie Beetz.

The Forever Purge – One night a year not enough Purging for ya? Now you can Purge every day! About time.

Mare of Easttown – Excellent series fonds Kate Winslett as a detective in a small town. Won all the awards.

Masquerade – Home invasion horror number.

Never Gonna Snow Again – Polish comedy/drama finds a Russian-speaking immigrant working as a masseur in Poland where he becomes a guru-like figure in a wealthy gated community. Hijinks of a comical nature, I presume, ensue.

The Nevers Season 1 – Cool-looking HBO sci-fi series follows a gang of Victorian women who have some special abilities! Don’t know what they are but I do know a way to find out!

Resident Alien Season 1 – The wonderful Alan Tudyk is an alien who crash-lands in (Vancouver) a small town and takes on the identity of a doctor in this highly rated comedy series.

Rififi in Paris – Did not know that there was a sequel to the amazing Rififi! Now I do.

Space Jam: New Legacy – Lebron James steps into Michael Jordan’s air shoes for another run at this thing.

Coming Soon!

The Comeback Trail
The Vigil

Today is #TruthAndReconciliation day. Pop by and check out some films from Indigenous filmmakers!

~ Blood Quantum
~ Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner
~ The Grizzlies
~ Indian Horse
~ Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World
~ Rhymes for Young Ghouls
~ Smoke Signals

That’s it for this week folks. Be kind to each other and to yourself. Peace.

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The Black Dog Video Newsletter: King for a Day Edition!

Since it’s Stephen King’s birthday, your favourite podcast peeps put together a best/worst Stephen King movie adaptations episode! Listen in here (or wherever you get your podcasts) and let the arguments begin!

We’re oh-so-close to having the new website up and running! Just waiting on a few items to be delivered and it should (hopefully) be good to go by the weekend! Keep those eyes peeled (not literally)!

New Releases!

Boss Baby: Family Business – Not too sure what a Boss Baby is, and frankly I don’t want to know, but they’ve made two of these things so far!

Cruella – Follow the adventures of a young Cruella de Vil as she romps through the streets of London before becoming, er, whatever she was to become. Dog catcher? Furrier?

F9: The Fast Saga – The 9th (!) movie in the Fast and the Furious franchise goes where no car has gone before – space! As ludicrous as these dumb-ass movies are, I do have a soft spot for them for some reason.

The Furnace – Aussie adventure type film (got rave reviews!) finds a young Afghan cameleer who falls in with a mysterious bushman on the run with stolen Crown gold.

Justice League (Zack Synder cut) – The crappy Justice League movie wasn’t enough for ya? Well, here’s Zack Snyder’s 4 hour cut! All the dour, mopey superheroes you can handle!

Till Death – Meghan Fox gets herself handcuffed to her dead husband for some reason. More horror/thriller than Weekend at Bernie’s I suspect.

Unforgotten Season 4 – Cold case crime capers!

Coming Soon!

Dead Pigs
The Forever Purge
Mare of Easttown
Never Gonna Snow Again
The Nevers Season 1
Resident Alien Season 1
Rififi in Paris
Space Jam: A New Legacy
Throw Down

One last thing before you can resume your normal life: This coming Halloween weekend (29th of October) your podcast heroes (Dylan, Alex and myself) will, once again, be doing a movie marathon in the shop to raise money for the Vancouver Food Bank. This time around we’ll be watching all the Nightmare on Elm Street films! If anyone out there wants to donate some cool prizes for giveaways, drop us a line at . More details to come.

Take care of yourself and others. Till next week.

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The gang drinks and celebrates the 74th birthday of the Master of Horror himself, Stephen King!…and drinks.  Love him or hate him, you can’t deny the guy’s output is monumental. We pick our very best and very worst of the iconic writer’s body of work. Recorded at Black Dog Video 1470 Commercial Drive, Vancouver. 

The Black Dog Video Newsletter: Almost Home Edition!

We’re just days away from the launch of the new website/E-Commerce dealie that we’ve been working on for the past few months! Check out soon (Friday?) to see what all the fuss is about.

In the meantime, tune into our 50th podcast episode as we have a few pops and discuss the amazing Sleepaway Camp!

New Releases!

Black Widow – Latest marvel hoo-haw has the Black Widow getting back to her roots and blowing stuff up, real good.

Divine Love – Brazilian sexy sci-fi number finds a woman whose job it is to convince divorcing couples to stay together through dance parties, ritualistic orgies and fundamentalist Christianity.

The Fool – Russian crime drama about a plumber who decides to face the corrupt system of local politics in order to save the lives of 800 inhabitants of an old dormitory, which is about to collapse. Blu Ray only.

Lady of the Manor – Fun sounding British comedy finds an aimless ne’er-do-well who becomes a tour guide in an historic estate where she befriends a ghost! A ghost I tells ya!

Slaxx – An evil haunted pair of jeans starts killing off the staff at a local trendy clothing store in this horror/comedy. What’s our heroine, Libby, gonna do?

Zola – True story (culled from a series of tweets) about the misadventures of an exotic dancer who embarks on a wild road trip to (ugh) Florida.

Old Titles Just In!

The Eleventh Hour (mini-series)
Rawhead Rex
The Officlal Story
What’s So Bad About Feeling Good?
The Gang/Three Men to Kill
The Valdez Horses

Coming Soon!

Boss Baby: Family Business
Coming Home in the Dark
F9: The Fast Saga
The Plot Against America
Unforgotten S4
Til Death
Zack Snyder’s Justice League

That’s it for this week, my pretties. Don’t forget to stop in, rent/buy some films, maybe grab a brand new Black Dog mug, Ghibli socks, pins, buttons and other stuff!


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The gang celebrates our 50th episode by going to The Rio Theatre to have a few drinks at SLEEPAWAY CAMP… and then a few more drinks. We compare our own childhood stories of miserable camping experiences, “wicked dumps” and that ending, oh that legendary ending! Recorded at Black Dog Video 1470 Commercial Drive, Vancouver


The Black Dog Video Newsletter: Day Late and Several Dollars Short Edition!

We were hoping to have the new amazing website launched today but the forces that be have stymied our best efforts. We’re shooting for early next week so stay tuned!

As a wee bit of sneak peek, here’s the new mugs we’ve been bragging about. Available now in-store. We’ve also received more of those nice comfy Studio Ghibli socks to ensconce your feet!

New Releases!

Apocalypse ’45 – It’s the end of WWII as we know it. Or thought we did. All new (well not really new but new to us!) footage of the end of this nasty business.

Beasts of No Nation – Heavy, excellent drama about a child soldier doing all that nasty child soldier business somewhere in Africa. Criterion DVD.

Berlin Alexanderplatz – New re-imagining of the classic series that tells the tale a refugee fellow from Africa who falls under the dangerous spell of a drug dealer in Berlin.

The Empty Man – Cool-looking (if not long) horror number about a an ex-cop fellow who, while looking for a missing girl, happens across a group of weirdos who are trying to summon an evil spirit. Heard good things about this one!

Great White – Bunch of folks are trapped in (on?) a raft while some hungry sharks look for their next meal. I like sharks.

My Wonderful Wanda – Wanda works looking after an older couple and becomes embroiled in their family’s drama, comedy and pregnancy. From Switzerland!

Slalom – French drama about a 15 year-old skiing phenom and her intense, maybe even abusive, coach. Gets high marks on the internets.

Willow – Three stories about motherhood span decades and centuries. Gets high marks on the internets. From Macedonia!

Coming Soon!

Black Widow
Ghost Story
It’s Only The End of the World
Lady of the Manor
Fried Barry
The Hidden Life of Trees

We should have a fabulous new episode of the Black Dog Video After Dark podcast up in the next day or so. Listen in as us louts chatter on about Sleepaway Camp!

That’s it for this week folks! Stay safe, get vaccinated, wear a mask, don’t eat horse goo. Peace.

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The Black Dog Newsletter: Back to School Edition

Seems summer is winding down (finally) and the sprogs will be trotting off back to school (for better or for worse, time will tell). To celebrate getting the kids out of the house, may we offer you a little movie deal? All of our $5 sale films will be 2 for 1! Friday to Monday! We have tons in stock to fill your back to school stockings!

We’re just over a week away from our big launch of the new and improved website! You’ll be able to purchase films, merch (including 2 new T-Shirt and Mug designs) and exclusive memberships! So many things to tell you about! Stay tuned!

New Releases!

Finding You – Irish Y/A romance about a violinist and the rock star boy she falls for.

Habit – Party girl goes on the lam in LA masquerading as a nun. Let the hi-jinks ensue.

The Gateway – Crime drama with a cool cast about a social worker working overtime to protect the daughter of a woman who’s bad boy partner gets released from the slammer. You got all that?

The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films – Sweet-looking doc about those guys from the 80’s – Golan and Globus –who made tons of crazy movies that us oldsters grew up on.

A Good Woman is Hard to Find – Woman tires to find out who murdered her husband in this gritty thriller. Hope my wife does the same for me when I get murdered.

In the Heights – Sing sing sing, dance dance dance…romance (probably). From the team that brought Hamilton into your lives.

Riders of Justice – Mad Mads Mikkelsen (love us some Mads!) is a mad guy out to find out if the train crash that killed his wife was an accident in this strange action/revenge/comedy hybrid.

Old Titles Gracing the Shelves!

Little Darlings
Love Rites

A huge Werner Herzog Blu Ray set that includes:

Even Dwarfs Started Small
Land of Silence and Darkness
Fata Morgana
Aguirre, The Wrath of God
The Enigma of Kasper Hauser
Heart of Glass
Nosferatu the Vampyre
Ballad of the Little Soldier
Where the Green Ants Dream
Cobra Verde
Lessons of Darkness
Little Dieter Needs to Fly
My Best Friend

Coming Soon!

Apocalypse ‘45
Beasts of No Nation
Berlin Alexanderplatz
Gang/Three Men to Kill
Great White
My Wonderful Wanda
Rawhead Rex
What’s so Bad About Feeling Good?

That’s it for this week, folks! Stay safe! Mask up! Get all the vaccinations you can! Don’t take any horse de-worming suppositories!


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