The Black Dog Newsletter: We Sell Things Edition!

Hey, did you know that we sell our amazing collection of films as well as rent them? That’s right! We have over 17,000 titles (almost all high-quality!) that are up for grabs. Prices will vary, of course, depending on availability and what I can replace them for. See something you want to add to your collection? Hit us up!

New Releases!

Death on the Nile – Kenneth Branagh follows up his star-studded Murder on the Orient Express with his star-studded Death on the Nile. Look at all those star studs!

Flee – Animated documentary, that was nominated for 3 Oscars, tells the tale of an immigrant in Denmark reflecting on past secrets. I’m sure it’s better than I made it sound. Blu Ray only.

Handmaid’s Tale S4 – Love this incredibly grim show. Pay attention Texas. And Florida. And…

Parallel Mothers – The latest gem from Pedro Almodovar has Oscar-nominated Penelope Cruz giving birth on the same day as another woman. I’m sure that there’s more to it then that.

Scream (2022) – Here’s another stab (get it?!) at this long-running franchise. For better or for worse. You decide!

Old Titles Fresh on the Shelves!

David Cronenberg’s Shorts
Night of the Demon
Father & Son
Strip Club King
The Cane Toads
Last Holiday
Sixth Side of the Pentagon/The Embassy
The Wild Child
What Time is it Here?

Coming Soon!

Spider-Man: No Way Home
Baptiste Season 2
Raised by Wolves S 1
V/H/S 94
King’s Daughter
Sing 2

Hey! Check out our new poster for the podcast designed by friend of the shop, Jesse Daniel. Oh and don’t forget to listen in. We have 57 episodes so far with more to come!

That’s it for this week, kids. Be good to everyone out there. Peace.

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Wargames! Episode 57!

The gang takes a break from the news to discuss the 80’S cold war thriller WARGAMES…and drink. Digressions include posters that are better than the movie and smoking on airplanes. Pairing picks- DYLAN: Miracle Mile,  ALEX: DefCon 4,  DARREN: Threads.  Recorded at Black Dog Video, 1470 Commercial Dr. Vancouver

The Black Dog Newsletter: Who Needs The Beach Edition!

While a lot of folks headed for sunnier climes for the March Break, we went to exotic frozen Ontario! To be honest it was lovely. But we’re back to business, baby! First thing on the agenda – new podcast episode has been unharnessed! Listen in as us louts have a beer and discuss the cold war 80’s classic Wargames! Seems appropriate for these unsettling times.

New Releases!


Dexter: New Blood – Everyone’s favourite serial killer of serial killers is back. I hear he takes on a murderous Sasquatch in this season!

The Flight Attendant – Hard partying flight attendant wakes up with a dead guy in her bead. We’ve all been there.

Hive – A woman, whose husband has been missing for seven years after the war in Kosovo, starts a business, which is much frowned upon, with other widows. Contains bees.

Nightmare Alley – Guillermo del Toro’s take on the strange, cool original noir (also available at Black Dog) about a grfiter working in a carnival. Nominated for a basket full of awards.

On the 3rd Day – Neat looking horror/drama from Argentina about a woman looking for her missing son after a mysterious car crash.

Red Ghost: Nazi Hunter – WWII action drama about a mysterious Russian sniper who picks off some nasty Nazis. May or may not contain ghosts.

Red Rocket – The latest from Sean Baker (Florida Project) is a strange, sometimes uncomfortable, tale of a sleazy former porn star fallen on hard times who returns to his sad little hometown. Quite liked this one, myself.

Coming Soon!

Death on the Nile
Scream (2022)
Handmaid’s Tale Season 4
Sing 2
Parallel Mothers
Last Looks
Spider-Man: No Way Home

There may be a major announcement in next week’s newsletter. Stay tuned.

Everyone be good to everyone out there. Peace.

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The Black Dog Video Newsletter: Spoken Words Edition!

Words are best when spoken and then received into your ear canal. I think that’s how it works. That brings me to this – a new podcast episode has just been unleashed into this unsuspecting world! Listen in here (hear) as we have a few beers and chat about the classic science fiction film, Forbidden Planet!

New Releases

The Boy Behind the Door – A couple of nice boys are kidnapped by some not-so-nice folks in this cool-looking little horror number.

Coming 2 America – Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall are back (did they ever go away?) in this sequel that was 34 years in the making. Better be good.

Dalgleish Series 1 – Sweet-looking British crime series. You know what to do.

All Creatures Great and Small Season 2 – Season 2 of this charming British series about animals and the nice folks who love them.

The Nowhere Inn – Neat looking documentary/drama/comedy/horror number sees musician St. Vincent hiring other musician (and actor) Carrie Brownstein to make a doc about her. Things don’t go as planned.

Pilot: Battle for Survival – Russian pilot (WWII – don’t worry) is shot down and must battle things to survive.

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City – Resident Evil origin story. Not too sure what the raccoon content is.

Silent Night – Nice looking comedy/drama thing about a lovely dinner party just as the earth is about to be destroyed. Fitting.

West Side Story – Senior Spielbergo directs this much ballyhooed (7 Oscar noms) remake of the wonderful Robert Wise original.

Older titles snaking their way on the shelves!

Dark Water (Japanese) – Blu Ray and DVD
Dead and Buried – Blu Ray
Black Christmas – Blu Ray

Coming Soon!

Dexter: New Blood
The Flight Attendant Series 1
Nightmare Alley
Red Rocket
Beatles Get Back

That’s it for this week, folks. There may or may not be a newsletter next week as I’m going on a little vacation. But it might be boring. If that’s the case, I may do up an edition. Or I may not.

Be good to everyone out there. Except Putin.

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The Black Dog Video Newsletter: No Newsletter Last Week Edition!

So there wasn’t a newsletter last week as we didn’t receive any films but I got a bunch in this week so there will be a newsletter this week. And here it is!

New Releases!


Belfast – Kid grows up in Belfast in the 1960s in black and white in this Oscar nominated film.

Boat People – Award-winning documentary follows a Japanese photojournalist who revisits Vietnam after the Liberation. Criterion release.

Bootlegger – Lots of drama in an Indigenous community in Quebec. May or may not contain bootlegging. Gets good reviews!

France – Celebrity journalist in France gets in a car accident. Drama, I presume, ensues. From director Bruno Dumont.

Manhunt Series 2: The Night Stalker – Excellent crime series creeps into Season 2: The Night Stalker. Sadly, no Darren McGavin to be found.

Matrix Resurrections – Need some more Matrix in your lives? Now’s your chance! Watch for falling folks!

Mogul Mowgli – The always good Riz Ahmed (also donning the pen for this one) is a rapping guy on the verge of stardom when he’s struck with an affliction of sorts. Sounds a bit like Sound of Metal (also excellent!)

Night Raiders – Canadian Indigenous sci-fi thriller about a mom who joins an underground band of vigilantes to rescue her daughter. Looks cool.

The Scary of Sixty-First – What’s the dark secret that this new apartment harbours? Weird title. Comedy and horror collide! Looks cool. Blu Ray only.

Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy – Award-winning Japanese romance drama has three women having dramatic lives and such.

A Writer’s Odyssey – A man is hired to kill an author but finds the world of the novel intersecting with reality. Sounds like my life. Looks cool.

Older Titles Fresh on the Shelves!

Highball (early Noah Baumbach)
Blue is the Warmest Colour – Criterion Blu Ray
Jules et Jim – Criterion Blu Ray
Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant – Criterion Blu Ray
Dead and Buried – Blu Ray
Black Christmas – Blu Ray
The AntiChrist – From the director of Shadows in an Empty Room

Coming Soon!

The Boy Behind the Door
Coming 2 America
Daigliesh Season 1
All Creatures Great and Small Season 2
The Nowhere Inn
Pilot: A Battle for Survival
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City
Silent Night
West Side Story

That’s it for this week, folks! We recorded a podcast episode last night and it should be up in the next couple of days (right, Dylan?). Everyone be good to everyone out there. And remember, keep watching.

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