The Black Dog Newsletter: Falling into Fall Edition!

As we ease into the best season (IMO) – FALL- love the cool air, the changing leaves and the sounds of chestnuts banging off of car roofs – I’m here to tell you a few things!

More films have been added to the previously viewed sales section of the website and more are still to come! Remember I only have one copy of each so first come, first serve. I’ve also dropped the prices on most of these lovely items and included the condition of the disk in the description. We can ship anywhere in Canada for cheap (and for a fair price, outside our secure borders as well).

New T-Shirts should arrive next week plus we’re re-upping on the classic Dogtropolis design – You can pre-order those here.

If you haven’t checked out our latest podcast, dig in here. It’s one of our best (IMO).

 

And lastly but not leastly, our pals over at VIFF (starts next week) asked me to tell you about something cool.

That’s it for this week, folks! Follow me on Letterboxd for some movie reviews and what not and check out the website starting October 1st for our annual Daily Horror Movie Recommendations!

Thanks for listening!

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The Black Dog Video Newsletter: So Many Things Edition!

Hi everybody! It’s been a while since I yakked at you. I miss you all and everything about the Black Dog experience (almost everything) so it’s nice to sit down and tell you what’s happening.

We just launched the new updated website! I’ve been adding lots of films for purchase, new and used (Go to the Home section). Check it out here! I’ll be adding more of the films we had left over from the sale all the time. There’s still lots of great titles left, lots of rare, out-of-print lovelies, and I’ve made the prices as awesome as I could (starting at $6!)! For the previously viewed stuff, I only have one copy of each title so first come first serve. You can order and pre-order new films being released as well. If there’s something you’re looking for but don’t see, send me a note and I’ll see what I can do.

Also, we have a new episode of the podcast! Listen in as your favourite hosts sign up for Starship Troopers! We had a blast with this one and I think you might as well.

Also, we have lots of Studio Ghibli socks in stock, I have but one Black Dog mug left and we should have a brand new T-shirt design soon as well as re-upping on the classic “Dogtropolis” design.

Also, my good buddy Shawn is responsible for the cool Black Dog website and he’s looking for more clients. He does good work. If you like what you see, check out his website here.

One more thing – I’ve had a few former customers express their sadness over not getting recommendations for films (and the shop being closed, of course). If you’re interested, follow me on Letterboxd or feel free to email me and I’ll give you something to seek out.

I think that’s it for this edition, my lovelies. I hope that everyone is doing OK out there. Talk soon. xoxo

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The Black Dog Newsletter: Cover Those Feet Edition!

Hey, looky-looky, we just got a new shipment of the famed Studio Ghibli socks back in stock! Only $10 a pair (yes you get two socks!) and $3 shipping anywhere in Canada. For local pickup, I can meet you on the Drive pretty much anytime in Spy vs Spy fashion.

I only have a few mugs left so jump on those as well. And a couple of new T-shirt designs are on the way! Exciting times despite us not existing in real life anymore.

Speaking of real life, Soulessenatials opens this Saturday in our old location. Very nice folks and, despite it looking weird and sad every time I walk by the old place, I hope they do well!

I’ve added a bunch of upcoming releases to the website (still in the process of making it more user friendly) if you want to add to your collection –https://www.facebook.com/blackdogvideo
If you need/want anything else, let me know –

One more thing – Josie ran into a customer on the street the other day who feels bad he never paid up his outstanding late charges and wanted to make amends. If your guilty conscience is keeping you up at night, you can take care of this as well. See above email.

I miss you all very much and I hope everyone is doing excellent! Talk soon.

 

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The Black Dog Video Newsletter: Faded Beauty Edition!

So, this is the official last photo ever taken of this faded beauty of a movie store. Sad to see it go but I wish all the best to the new folks taking it over (a record store plus shop). They are very nice people and I think it will be a good fit for the Drive.

I have one more copy of each of these for sale. Out of the Blue – Blu Ray. Beatles – DVD. Hit me up while you can. And if there’s anything you want to buy, let me know..

 

We also got a new shipment of the famous In Dog We Trust mugs back in stock. Can be purchased through the website. If you choose “local pickup”, I can meet you on the Drive to exchange goods as the shipping is fairly expensive. Same goes for films and such.

Also more Studio Ghibli socks are on the way as are a couple of T-shirts designs. Stay tuned!

One more thing! The website is currently being redone so I can start adding items we have left over from the sale. Here’s a taste…

 

So long, you feisty little scamp you…

 

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The Black Dog Video Newsletter! Out of the Blue and Into Your Home Edition!

Just a shorty this time around…For some reason it seems that folks are still interested in our story. Here’s quite an excellent little video about the waning days of the shop. If I look tired in it, it’s because I was tired.

Arriving this week to add to your collection!

Out of the Blue – A Vancouver favourite! Dennis Hopper directs & stars in this story of a young girl, whose father is an ex-convict and whose mother is a junkie, who finds it difficult to conform and tries to find comfort in a quirky combination of Elvis and the punk scene. Fancy New 4K Restoration! Blu Ray (DVDs and 4K can be ordered)!

Also have a DVD left of The Beatles: Get Back! Blu Rays can also be ordered!

The new re-tooled website should be up and running soon with tons of great films for sale. Stay tuned!

That’s if for this week, my lovelies. Hope you are well. Miss you all!

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The Black Dog Video Newsletter: Ears and Wallets Edition!


Another “last” concerning your (former) favourite video store – we just unleashed the last ever podcast to be recorded in the shop. We will continue to do the show, but it won’t be from the friendly confines of the video store. But please listen in here as the 3 of us louts have a couple of pops and discuss the classic retail comedy, High Fidelity!

I’ve been sorting through what’s left of the stock (still a few thousand titles it seems) to get ready to put them up for sale on the website. I’m just currently retooling the site to make it more user friendly. Please stay tuned. Meanwhile here’s just a dabbling of some new things you can order!

That’s it for this week, folks. I hope that everyone is OK out there. Be safe, be cool, maybe just be….

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The Black Dog Video Newsletter: A Look Back, A Step Forward Edition!

As the sun sets and we lock up the gate for the last time, I thought it might be cool to look back where all this started. And why. And how…

The year was 1995, Batman Forever wormed its way into top spot in the theatres, “I’d Lie for You (And That’s the Truth)” by Meatloaf topped the musical charts and this fresh-faced, 30-year-old kid with a full head of hair just got off the boat from Ontario.
Read more….

We have a few things washing up on our shores for sale if you might be interested in! I can get more if these sell out as well. Go to the website to order!

The Beatles: Get Back – Spend 7 hours with your mom’s favourite band in this great documentary directed by Peter Jackson! DVD and Blu Ray.

Out of the Blue – Classic made-in-Vancouver punk film directed by Dennis Hopper gets a remastered treatment and is available and DVD, Blu Ray and 4K!

We will also have more of the classic Black Dog mugs back in stock soon.

I will be revamping and updating the website on what’s coming up to order and all that jazz. Please check in whenever you can.

It’s been a slice, folks. Hope to see you around the hood or online!

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Aaaannndd, we’re done….

 

So that’s all folks. Store is closed for good. We will be living online via the website and the socials as we boldly step into the future. Stayed tuned and check in here for updates on what will be happening. I’m going to do up a eulogy of sorts later this week (when I get some energy). Until then, a big heart-felt thank-you to everyone who came through our doors looking for the best films the world had to offer. We love you all!

The Black Dog Newsletter: Last Days on Planet Earth Edition!

Well, this is it folks, it’s the last week (4 days now) that your favourite video store (us) will be open. That’s strange and awful to write. Sigh. This Saturday (25th) will the last day of operations in Black Dog’s long and storied history. I’ll write up a nice eulogy next week once the dust settles and the corpse is resting comfortably in the ground.

Until then, I hope to see some friendly faces in the shop. Pop by, say hi, make me feel sad and maybe pick up a movie or ten. Everything is on sale (some guy asked, “including you”? I replied, “You couldn’t afford me” Hah!) with prices starting at $2. Two dollars! You can get 3 – $10 films for $10! Woah. And for those hoping to nab some higher priced items – 50% off all DVDs and Blu Rays priced $20 or over! You’re saving money buying these!

We’re open noon until eight this week but only noon until 5pm on Saturday. Please plan accordingly.

I will continue to do the newsletter as we transition to an online presence in your lives so there’s that. Hope y’all stay tuned.

Everyone be good to everyone out there.

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The Black Dog Video Newsletter: Price Ch-Changes Part II Edition!

 

As we draw nearer the end of days for ye Olde Black Dog Video, there are thousands of films we still need to unload. Tons of amazing titles are up for grabs. I’m constantly amazed how many great films are still left when folks bring them up to the desk to buy.

With that in mind, we’re adjusting our pricing structure once again:

All $10 catalogue DVDs and Blu Rays (so many left!) can be scooped up at the insanely insane deal of 3 for $10! That’s right – buy one get, 2 FREE! Call us crazy!

Any $15 – $25 title – take off $5. Anything over $25 – take off $10!

You’re saving money buying these!

Tomorrow is to be the last day to rent New Releases and on the 16th they will be available for sale. Here’s the pickle – I still have some titles on the way (late of course) and these will not be available to buy right away. I’d like to get some rental action on these first.

Arriving this week:

Benedetta – Black Dog favourite Paul Verhoeven is back with his entry into Black Dog favourite section, Nunspoitation! Yes please.

Everything Everywhere All at Once – Michelle Yeoh stars in this spectacular, fun romp around various universes as she tries to save ours.

Morbius – Everyone’s favourite actor to dunk on, Jared Leto, sullies up the screen with this Marvel entry. Makes Venom look like a Criterion release.

Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent – The ultimate Nic Cage movie! Nic Cage plays Nic Cage (can’t think of a better actor to play Nic Cage) in this post-modern (is that still a thing?) action comedy.

We’re hoping to squeeze in a couple of more podcasts recorded in the shop before we close. Stay tuned.

We also have some shelving units we need to unload. Gimme a shout if you’re interested.

There’s probably more things to tell you about but I can’t remember what they might be. Sad, hectic times at the shop lately.

Hope to see all your lovely faces soon!

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