The Black Dog Video Newsletter: Bugs and Food Edition!

Just wanted to apologize regarding the delay in getting the much-ballyhooed new website in your eyeballs. We’ve had a few bugs crawling around inside the mainframe (that’s how it works, right?) but we should have it all fixed and ready to go real soon like.

We’re just putting together the Food Bank Movie Marathon taking place on October 29th in the shop. Dylan, Alex and I will be subjecting ourselves to watching all 7 Nightmare on Elm Street films to raise money for the food bank. There will be prizes and giveaways from local merchants to all who donate either online or in-store. If you have something cool and special you’d like to contribute as prizes, hit us up.

New Releases!

Censor – Enid, a film censor, sets out to find her missing sister after viewing a strangely familiar nasty video. Heard good things!

Charlatan – From Agnieszka Holland come this tale of a famous herbal healer and his dealings with Nazis and Communists. Won a pile of awards.

The Comeback Trail – Some old coots – DeNiro, Freeman, Jones – get involved in some insurance/movie making scheme in this comedy of sorts.

Cold Case Hammarskjöld – Danish director Mads Brügger and Swedish private investigator Göran Björkdahl try to solve the mysterious death of Dag Hammarskjöld, Secretary-General of the United Nations. Things get strange as they dig deeper in this well-received doc.

The Vigil – Dude keeping a “vigil” over a dead member of the Orthodox Jewish community gets a little more than he bargained for in this nifty little horror number.

Violation – Tough, intense Canadian effort finds a troubled woman’s trust being horribly betrayed by her sister and brother-in-law. Triggering warnings abound. Blu ray only.

Older Titles Fresh to the Shop!

Action U.S.A. (awesome!)
Videodrome – Criterion Blu Ray
Mirror – Criterion Blu Ray
Perfume – Blu ray

Coming Real Soon!

Boys From County Hell
Crime Story
Deep Cover (Criterion)
Down a Dark Stairwell
Free Guy
The Green Knight
Midnight in the Switchgrass
Roadrunner: Anthony Bourdain
Whitstable Pearl

One more thing to mention before I let you get back to real life, Saturday October 16th is Video Store Day! We’ll have rental and sale deals, giveaways and much fun! Details to follow.

Stay real, Vancouver. Peace

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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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