The Black Dog Video Newsletter: Yard Sale Movie Sale Event Edition!

Alright, fresh off a date with the plague, we’re ready to open the movie floodgates this Sunday! Come on over to the East Side and scoop up some terrific films! I recently acquired a pretty good collection and it all will be available for your eager movie collecting hands! Lots of…

– Box sets

– Criterion Collection

– British fare

– War films and docs

– Claire Danes movies

– PAL (Region 2)

– Other things

Prices start at $1! Some deals include:

$2 DVDs or 3 for $5!

$5 DVDs or buy 4 and get a 5th for FREE

$3 Blu Rays or 2 for $5

Great prices (well below market value) on everything! I will also have the last of the famed Black Dog T-Shirts for sale – $15 each as well as the mugs – $15 each and the Studio Ghibli Socks! – $5 a pair.

Deets!

This Sunday (17th) from Noon until 4pm.

The Southeast corner of Victoria and Kitchener (you’ll see us set up outside).

CASH ONLY!

Bring your own bags/boxes/wheelbarrow please.

 

Also! Another quality podcast has hit the airwaves and wants to be in your ears! Darren and Josie are joined by Vanessa on her first Black Dog Podcast to drink and discuss the totally insane 1991 martial arts splatter-fest Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky…and drink. It’s the movie so nice they named it twice! Darren tells a wild story about throwing a dummy off a rooftop that almost got him tossed in the hoosegow!

Listen in here.

One last thing – This Saturday I am part of a brewery hockey tournament that is also a fundraiser for Britannia After School Hockey. It’s a great program that gives kids who normally could not a chance to play hockey, get equipment and be provided with coaching and life mentoring. If you can make it to the event there will be beer from 20+ BC breweries and some on ice action with 4 regional brewery teams. You can get a ticket here https://tinyurl.com/4s6rd6ms Tickets are $25 and include a can of beer.

If you can’t make it but want to help support the program just buy a ticket and don’t show up:) https://tinyurl.com/4s6rd6ms

Enjoy the lovely end of summer weather and talk to you soon.

 

 

Black Dog Video After Dark Podcast # 87: The Story of Riki aka Riki-Oh!

Darren and Josie are joined by Vanessa on her first Black Dog Podcast to drink and discuss the totally insane 1991 martial arts splatter-fest Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky…and drink. It’s the movie so nice they named it twice! Darren tells a wild story about throwing a dummy off of a rooftop that almost got him tossed in the hoosegow!

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1529882/episodes/13524794

Check out Black Dog Video for swag, knick-knacks, DVDs and offers.: ⁠www.blackdogvideo.ca⁠

Drop us a message for future movie suggestions and win some cool stuff!

The Black Dog Video Newsletter: Plague Edition!

So, it appears that I have the plague! Or at least that’s what the little stick tells me. With that in mind, I’m going to have to postpone the big MOVIE YARD SALE EVENT SALE scheduled for this Saturday. I’m looking at Sunday the 17th for the new date.

Sorry to disappoint you all. Or some of you anyways.

I’ll send out another missive next week detailing all the plans.

Take care of yourselves. It ain’t over yet.

BDAD #86 – Robocop!

Listen in as Darren and Dylan are joined by special guest comedian Harris Anderson to drink and discuss the 1987 cyber-violent satire Robocop… and drink. Darren tries desperately to pronounce the name Paul Verhoeven (VARE-HO-VEN) and fails every time (plus lots of other hilarity!). I had a lot of fun doing this one and I hope you enjoy it!

“Serve the public trust, protect the innocent, uphold the law, listen to the podcast” – Robocop.

The Black Dog Video Newsletter: Big News for Movie Collectors Edtion!

We’ve got some big (hopefully) news for all you movie collectors and lovers (movie lovers that is)! I just acquired a sizable (over 1000) DVD collection and am planning a nutty event sale! Lots of great things – box sets, out of print titles, British fare, war docs and films, a smattering of Criterion titles and lots more – will be up for grabs on Saturday September 9th! As I don’t have a shop anymore, I’m trying something new and weird – YARD SALE! Yes, you read that right! I’m going to set up tables (I’ll need to borrow some) with as many DVDs on them as I can fit out front near my house on the corner of Victoria and Kitchener St in East Van. Looking at a noon start. CASH ONLY! There will be more details to come as I sort through all these boxes. I’m going to keep the prices insanely low – starting at $1 and going up from there. I’ll also have all remaining Black Dog shirts, mugs and Ghibli socks up for grabs! Bring your own bags/boxes/mini vans. It’s a grand experiment that I hope works out for everyone!

Also! We just released a fine new episode of the Black Dog Video After Dark podcast! Listen in as Darren and Dylan are joined by special guest comedian Harris Anderson to drink and discuss the 1987 cyber-violent satire Robocop… and drink. Darren tries desperately to pronounce the name Paul Verhoeven (VARE-HO-VEN) and fails every time (plus lots of other hilarity!). I had a lot of fun doing this one and I hope you enjoy it!

“Serve the public trust, protect the innocent, uphold the law, listen to the podcast” – Robocop.

Thanks all for now. Stay tuned and keep watching the skies!

Podcast #85 Paul Reubens tribute plus Pee Wee’s Big Adventure!

Darren, Josie and Amanda raise a glass to the late great Paul Reubens and discuss his 1985 comedy masterpiece Pee Wee’s Big Adventure…and drink. Digressions include Andre the Giant and Amanda’s affiliation with Laurie Loughlin and Darren almost gets the introduction right!

Check out Black Dog Video for swag, knick-knacks, DVDs and offers.: ⁠www.blackdogvideo.ca⁠
Drop us a message for future movie suggestions and win some cool stuff!

The Black Dog Video Newsletter: Lists and Listens Edition!

Hey everybody, welcome to another edition of the Black Dog Video Newsletter! Is it weird that, even though the shop no longer exists, that I still call the newsletter by this moniker? I could change it I suppose – Darren’s Message of Hope and Despair – that has a nice ring to it! Hmmm….

Moving on…

We’ve got a fresh new podcast for you to enjoy, Josie and I are joined by old timey employee (and Pee Wee Herman aficionado) Amanda to talk about the late great Paul Reubens (aka Pee Wee Herman) and his classic comedy masterpiece Pee Wee’s Big Adventure! Check it out here! Please enjoy responsibly.

Also, a while back I was asked to contribute my top 25 films of the 1980s decade to a project a friend was compiling. It was difficult narrowing it down to just 25 so I took it upon myself to make a top 100 films of the 80s list. You can check it out here. Tell me what you liked or what’s missing (I already know what some of you might say). Please enjoy responsibly.

I hope that the summer is treating everyone fabulously! I’m enjoying it (for the most part) as I’m still looking for a good job! At least the weather’s nice.

Take care and talk soon.

Best of the 1980s!

 

I was recently asked to make a list of my top 25 films from the 1980s. It was tough because there’s just so many fine films. So I thought I’d do a top 100 films of the 80s list to include all those ones that didn’t make the top 25. I don’t want anyone to feel sad and left out!

Note – this list will probably vary from the top 25 as I can’t remember what that list entailed in it’s entirety.

Also note – alphabetized. Too difficult to rank them.

https://letterboxd.com/darren_666/list/best-80s-films/

Podcast #84 – Night Warning

Darren, Josie and Dylan relax with a few glasses of perfectly harmless and untainted milk to discuss 1982’s cult classic Night Warning…and drink. Digressions include band names, how to sleep in on the floor of a video store and Dylan invents a new word.

Check out Black Dog Video for swag, knick-knacks, DVDs and offers.: ⁠www.blackdogvideo.ca⁠

Drop us a message for future movie suggestions and win some cool stuff!

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1529882/episodes/13300309

Podcast # 83 Heat

In the heat of the summer Darren,  Josie and Alex drink and discuss Michael Mann’s 1995 cops and robbers masterpiece Heat… and drink. How old is too old to become a father AGAIN? We’re looking at you DeNiro and Pacino.

Check out Black Dog Video for swag, knick-knacks, DVDs and offers.: www.blackdogvideo.ca
Drop us a message for future movie suggestions and win some cool stuff!

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1529882/episodes/13161141