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 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 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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The Black Dog Video Newsletter! The Mask Edition!

I bet no one saw this coming – masks are, once again, mandatory in the shop (and every other shop) for the near future. Me thinks that this fall is going to be tough. Mask up! Get vaccinated!

The pieces are coming together for the big launch of our new website, complete with shopping store and other things! Stay tuned for more exciting details!

New Releases!

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It – More scary hijinks from America’s favourite fun-loving paranormal investigative couple!

Spirit Untamed – Animated fare about a girl and her horse.

Total Control S1 – Much ballyhooed political hoo-haw drama series from Australia.

Undergods – A journey through the underbelly of a sodden Europe in decline. Sounds like a fun vacation!

The Water Man – Questy-quest type of adventure film about a boy who sets out to find a cure for his mom’s illness.

Coming Soon!

Beasts of No Nation
Berlin Alexanderplatz
In the Heights
Riders of Justice
Apocalypse ‘45
Finding You
Great White
Zach Snyder’s Justice League

New podcast episode is ready for your ears to listen in as us louts sit around the bar (well video store with beer) and discuss the classic, Barfly!

That’s it for this week folks. Enjoy the waning days of summer. Rent/buy some films. Be good to each other.

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The Black Dog Video Newsletter: The Times They are a Changin’. Again Edition!


Slight change in the hours of operation! Sunday – Thursday noon till 8pm. Friday and Saturday noon till 9pm. Remember that! Also it’s too hot. Clock melting hot. Stay safe.

New Releases!


After the End – Seems we’re going to be hit with a wave of pandemic, end of the word, type films. Hah! Remember when, after the Bubonic Plague ravished Europe, we got all those Bubonic Plague movies? Cashing in!


Are You Afraid of the Dark? Curse of the Shadows? More spooky tales for spooky kids!


Batman: The Long Halloween Pt 2 – A Halloween so long it took two movies to tell the tale. I could only wish Halloween went on longer. Blu Ray only.


Dreambuilders – Young animated girl has the ability to create and control other people’s dreams. Does she land in some hot water doing this? You decide!


The Misfits – I thought that Renny Harlin retired or died or something? Guess not. Here he’s behind the wheel steering Pierce Brosnan in this crime caper. “Oh, Pierce!”


Profile – British journalist gets sucked into some Islamic terrorist activities in this well-regarded thriller.


Voyagers – Colin Farrell, Tye Sheridan and others get shot into space where they descend into paranoia and madness. Sounds like a weekend at my house.

Older Titles Fresh on the Shelves!

The Lift
Sensitive Skin
Getting Straight
Sex and Lucia
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – extended cut (almost 100 more minutes overall) of the trilogy.

Coming Soon!

The Black Marble
Butcher, Baker Nightmare Maker – Blu Ray
Concrete Night
Grandmother’s House
The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
House of Cardin
I Care A Lot
Icy Breasts aka Someone is Bleeding
Moby Doc
Moments without Proper Names
Peter Rabbit 2
Saint Maud
There is No Evil

Lots of things heading your way! In the meantime enjoy another video I did regarding Films I Should Have Seen by Now! Also tomorrow is Friday the 13th and to celebrate we’re dropping our podcast we did after watching all 10 of those films last November! Listen in as we discuss our thoughts about that madness. We had a blast doing it and so will you (no guarantees that you will have any blasts)! It’ll be here tomorrow at some point (as soon as Dylan has it ready).

Stay hydrated, stay cool, yo.

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The Black Dog Video Newsletter: The Future is (Almost) Now Edition!


Black Dog Video is excited to announce that we will be boldly stepping into the future with the launch of our new E-Commerce site! It’s still in the works but come early September we will have a cool, fancy website where you can buy all kinds of neat things – new shirts, mugs, lots of films (new and used) plus whatever else we can think of! We will also be offering memberships to those in and out of town who want to continue to support us! It’s going to rule! Many more details to come!

New Releases!


Luca – Not too sure if Luca lives on the second floor or not but this latest Pixar offering – about a boy who befriends a sea monster – looks nice.


Lucky – Drama, fantasy and horror are the ingredients in this movie stew that finds a woman being terrorized by a threatening figure every night.


S̩ance РSix friends at an elite all-girls boarding school do what folks should never do in horror movies Рsummon the dead! Always ends badly.


Those Who Wish Me Dead – A witness to a murder is pursued by assassins and a forest fire and has only Angelina Jolie to save him.

Older Titles Fresh on the Shelves!

No Blade of Grass
Cat’s Meow
Vampyres – Blu Ray

Coming Soon!

After the End
Are You Afraid of the Dark? Curse of the Shadows
Batman: Long Halloween Part II
The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
The Misfits
Riders of Justice
Truffle Hunters
The Water Man

That’s it for this week, folks! Stay safe, stay hydrated, stay hungry, stay vaccinated!

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The Black Dog Video Newsletter: Cancel Culture Edition!


For those of you who based you summer around our upcoming Friday the 13th Charity Movie Marathon, for those of you who cancelled their wedding plans, funeral plans, family reunions, baby-making and birthing plans to tune into this event, I have terrible news! We’ve had to postpone it due to scheduling conflicts (lame). We will take up the charge closer to Halloween. Write that down! Do it now.

New Releases!


Enforcement (aka Shorta) – Tough action/drama from Denmark finds a couple of cops in the wrong neighbourhood at the wrong time. Coppers gotta cop. Pretty solid thriller.


Here Today – Comedy writer Billy Crystal and street singer Tiffany Haddish become friends.


La Piscine – Alain Delon and Romy Schneider are a sexy couple enjoying sexy times by the pool in 1969. Problems ensue when her ex-lover and his nubile young daughter show up. Ruh-Roh! Criterion release.


Rose Plays Julie – A young woman seeks out her original birth-mother. Complications ensue (of course they do) in this drama/thriller.


Son of the South – In 1961 Alabama a grandson of a KKK monster must decide what side of history to be on. Drama ensues.


Son of the White Mare – Famed psychedelic Hungarian animated fare about sons of a horse goddess who travel to the underworld to rescue some princesses. No relation to Son of the South. Blu Ray only.


True Mothers – A woman with an adopted child is contacted by the birth mother with varying results. Sounds like a theme this week. Japan’s entry in the Oscars.


The Twentieth Century – Wacked-out Canadian film that follows the rise of a young (some say crazy) Mackenzie King as he vies to lead the Dominion of Canada.


Working Girls – Famed film by Lizzie Borden about the goings-on in an upscale NY brothel. Criterion release.

Coming Soon!

Those Who Wish Me Dead

New episode of Black Dog Video After Dark drops today! Tune in as your podcast heroes take a run at The Terminator! It’s a pretty fun listen guaranteed to make you laugh and think and laugh some more (no actual guarantee).

That’s it for this week, folks. Stay strong. Stay safe. Stay hydrated. Stay vaccinated!

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The Black Dog Video Newsletter: Power Age Edition!

So it seems that BC Hydro will be turning off the power this Sunday to do something electricity related, We’ll be closed until around 4-5pm if this indeed happens. They had this scheduled a last month but then didn’t show up. Many shops were closed when they didn’t need to be. Not great for business. Check our website or Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or the Dark Web for updates this Sunday morning.

New Releases!


American Gods Season 3 – Season 3 of American Gods.


Defending Jacob – Captain America is a D.A. who’s son gets charged with murder in this thriller of a mini-series.


Every Breath You Take – Casey Affleck is a shrink who’s patient commits suicide. Then the patients brother shows up. Things get tense.


Gangs of London Season 1 – Dude who made The Raid films makes an action-packed violent gang show! Sign me up!


Hydra – Guy who works at a little restaurant is also a highly-skilled fighter. You can see where this is going. Hail Hydra!


The Ice Road – Grizzled Liam Neeson (is there any other kind?) is an ice truck driver who must drive over ice to rescue some trapped ice miners. Might be a nice chilly diversion for these hot days. Ice ice baby.


Keeping Faith Season 3 – Season 3 of this thriller/drama.


Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 – Season 3 of the latest Star Treks.


Quiet Place Part II – Superior sequel (I thought so anyways) has the folks being quiet around some big-eared alien monsters. Again.

Old Titles Fresh on the Shelves!

Sex and Lucia
Bloodsport 1 and 2
Strange Shadows in an Empty Room aka Blazing Magnum (fun film!)
Who Slew Auntie Roo/What’s the Matter with Helen (double bill)
Prison – DVD and Blu Ray
Thoroughly Modern Millie

Coming Soon!

Enforcement aka Shorta
Rose Plays Julie
Those Who Wish Me Dead
The Twentieth Century

One more thing before you get back to your lives – Friday the 13th is fast approaching and we’ll be doing another horror movie marathon in the shop to raise funds for the Vancouver Food Bank. This time the podcast crew – Dylan, Alex and myself – will be watching all the Nightmare on Elm St films in the shop. There will be prizes and giveaways and all kinds of fun stuff. Stay tuned for more details.

Stay frosty. get vaccinated.

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The Black Dog Video Newsletter: Phantastic Edition!


After a short spell of zero new releases, we were flooded by all the movies this week! Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin.

New Releases!


Backstrom Season 1 – Nice-looking Swedish crime series about a tough detective working a tough case.


Borat Subsequent Movie Film – Borat’s back to tickle the bones in your funny body! Nominated for Oscars! Blu Ray only.


City Hall – Frederick Wiseman looks into the working guts of Boston’s city government. Fun for the whole family!


Jakob’s Wife – Black Dog fave Barbara Crampton stars in this tale of a lonely housewife who gets to earn her chops as a vampire.


Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – Ma Rainey and her crack band record a record in 1927. Chadwick Boseman’s final film. Blu Ray only.


Mortal Kombat – Fight! Fight! Fight!


On the Rocks – Sophia Coppola treads familiar ground by dragging Bill Murray around the streets of NY. Blu Ray only.


Outbreak: The Virus That Shook the World – Watch as people clamor for toilet paper as the pandemic spreads across the globe in this documentary.


Separation – Young girl turns to some creepy puppets for solace after her mom dies. Stars Rupert Friend (love that name!) and Mamie Gummer (love that name more!)


Shark Huntress – Sexy lady fights sexy shark. Hey lady, leave those sharks alone!


Silat Warriors: Deed of Death – Fight! Fight! Fight! In Malaysia!


Spiral – Chris Rock and Sam Jackson enter the Saw world for some reason.


Sound of Metal – Riz Ahmed is a heavy metal drummer who is losing his hearing. Bummer. Heard this film is top-notch.


Trial of the Chicago 7 – Borat is back…as Abbie Hoffman in this searing drama about the trials following the 1968 Democratic Convention riots. Good stuff. Blu Ray only.


Walking Dead Season 10 – Those dead keep on walking!

Old Titles New to the Shop!

Phantasm – Blu Ray set of all 5 films
Annie Sprinkle’s Herstory of Porn
Wizard of Oz – Blu Ray
The Burmese Harp

Coming Soon!

American Gods S3
The Carnivores
Defending Jacob
Every Breath You Take
Gangs of London S1
Good Manners
Ice Road
Keeping Faith S 3
Shadows in an Empty Room
To the Ends of the Earth
Quiet Place II
The Wave

If you were wondering about the title of this week’s newsletter, it’s in honour of the lovely box set of the Phantasm series we just picked up. Comes with the flying death ball and everything! Can be purchased through us, of course!


We just released a “Dog Track” (aka commentary track) to go along with Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band movie which we suffered through a while back. Check it out if you dare at! (we will be migrating all the podcasts to this site asap)

That’s it for this week, folks. Stay healthy, get vaccinated, party.

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