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.


Séance – Six friends at an elite all-girls boarding school do what folks should never do in horror movies – summon 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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The Black Dog Video Newsletter: Of Charity Events and DVD Deals!


If you might recall, last year on Friday the 13th, we did an in-store movie marathon to raise money for the food bank. Dylan, Alex and I subjected ourselves to watching all the Friday the 13th films in a row! It was a grueling, but fun, experience and we managed to raise around $800. Well, if you look closely at your calendar, you’ll notice that there’s another Friday the 13th next month! You can see where this is going – the 3 of us maniacs will again be doing a movie marathon – this time it’s the Nightmare on Elm Street series – to raise much-needed funds for the Vancouver Food Bank. Details to come!

With no signs of this heat abating, we’ve decided to offer you some sweet movie purchasing deals! Our $5 sale films can be had 3 for $10 for the month of July! We have tons to offer you! In addition, we’ll be discounting our sale box sets! Pop into the shop to see what we have for your collection. Viva la physical media!

Due to unforeseen circumstances, there are no new films arriving at the shop this week. But don’t let that stop you from popping in and grabbing something for the weekend! If you’re interested, check out my letterboxd page (and follow me if you will because that’s what we do now right, follow each other?) for things I’ve watched and liked and disliked.

This is what should be arriving next week for your pleasure…

Backstom Series 1
Frontline: The Virus That Shook the World
Jakob’s Wife
Mortal Kombat
The Separation
Silat Warriors: Deed of Death
The Sound of Metal
The Walking Dead Season 10

There should also be a new video of me yakking about movies up on the website on the internets real soon.

Have a great weekend, stay hydrated, stay safe, masks are now optional for those of you who are fully vaccinated in the shop but encouraged for all.

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The Black Dog Newsletter! Oh, Canada Edition!

The Black Dog Newsletter! Oh, Canada Edition!

We recorded a special Black Dog Video After Dark: Canada Day podcast a while back for release now but we had some qualms about doing something to celebrate Canada Day what with all of all the recent horrors that have come to light. We did decide to release this episode for various reasons (read here) and you can listen in as we discuss the Canadian classic PIN.

So many things happening at the moment! With the new “Stage 3” guidelines going into effect we’ve set out our own rules and regulations for what’s happening at Black Dog Video. Read all about them here.

New Releases!


Here Are the Young Men – Three Irish teenagers go down the drugs and drinking route to nowheresville.


His Dark Materials S2 – Season 2 of this pretty cool show.


Hunter Hunter – Fur trapping family is hunted by a nasty lone wolf (not McQuade).


Honeydew – Weird things abound when a young couple take refuge in a weird home run by a weird farmer and her even weirder son.


The Man Who Sold His Skin – Syrian refugee, Sam, has his body turned into a work of living art. But at what cost? AT WHAT COST?!!


Super Frenchie – Doc about an extreme athlete and the extreme things he does. I really don’t like the name of this film. Like, seriously.


Us – Comedy/Drama dealie show about a family traveling across Europe ( I assume it’s before plague days).

Sweet Older Titles New to the Shop!

Better Luck Tomorrow
Day of the Dolphin
Executive Action –
Fairy Tales
Lost Continent/The Reptile
The Offence
Strike Commando
Twilight Zone (original) Entire series – Blu Ray

Coming Soon!

Sound of Metal
Mortal Kombat
Jakob’s Wife
Gangs of London S1
Borat Subsequent Movie
Walking Dead S 10
Star Trek Discovery S3

Hope that everyone survived the dreaded “Heat Dome”. That was awful. A sign of things to come? Who knows? Take care.

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The Black Dog Newsletter! Screaming Hot Edition!


The Black Dog Video Newsletter! Screaming Hot Edition!

So as you are all aware, we’re in for a record-breaking, face-melting, walk around in your underwear (or less) heat wave this weekend! Ugh. Stay safe! Drink lots of water (or other water-based beverages), sunscreen people etc. Me? I’m hoping to stay inside and pass the heat watching movies.

There’s a fresh new video of an old man talking about movies for you! Right here! on our Youtube channel, The Black Dog Video Empire! Watch. Like. Subscribe. It’s easy and FREE!

New Releases!


Batman: Long Halloween Pt 1 – Halloween is the perfect time for the Batman to investigate some scary murders! Blu Ray only.


Body Brokers – What’s the scam going on at this addiction clinic, asks Frank Grillo?


Chaos Walking – Spiderman and Star Wars travel on a strange planet where everyone can hear your thoughts. Terrifying!


Georgetown – Crime drama has Christoph Waltz marrying a wealthy widow (Vanessa Redgrave) in order to climb into the society. I could be wrong, but I think everyone’s name is George.


Nobody – Better Call Saul kicks some serious butt in this fun action exercise.


The Paper Tigers – Three washed-up old timers, who used to be Kung-Fu prodigies, reunite to revenge the death of their master. Like me some good revenging.


Salisbury Poisonings – True tale of the Russian’s poisoning assassination attempt of a double agent. Those Russians sure like to poison folks!


Sin: Il Paccato – The life of Michelangelo Buonarroti, famous sculpture and marble enthusiast.


Ten Minutes to Midnight – Late night radio host is bitten by a bat and transforms into a vampire and then eats her co-workers. Not a documentary.


Vikings Season 6 Pt 2 – Mawr Vikings!


Your Honor – Weathered Brian Cranston is a judge whose son is involved in a car accident with some mob fellas in New Orleans. What’s he gonna do?!


Zeroville – A bald James Franco directs and stars in this tale of a fella who arrives in LA the same day that the Manson Murders take place. Sounds like Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Jr.

Swell Older Titles on the Shelves!

But I’m a Cheerleader! – Director’s Cut Blu Ray
Just a Gigalo
Eat the Rich – 2 disk DVD includes director’s cut
Badge 373
Night Terror aka Night Drive
Indiscretion of an American Wife + Terminal Station
Mystery and Horror Tales Vol 1
The Neighbor Number 13

Coming Soon!

Hunter Hunter
The Man Who Sold His Skin
Sound of Metal
Borat Subsequent Movie Film
The Trial of The Chicago 7
Baby Bump
Here Are the Young Men
His Dark Materials S2
House of Cardin

Phew! Lots to tell you there. But that’s enough for now. Carry on.

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The Black Dog Video Newsletter: Summer Hours Edition!

With the light staying late longer (that make sense?) we’d thought it would be a good idea to adjust the hours of operation to fit the season. Not a big move – Black Dog will now be open until 9pm Thursday – Sunday (8pm Monday – Wednesday). We hope that this pleases you.

New Releases!


The Deuce: Season 3 – Season three of this great, gritty, sleazy slice of NY.


French Exit – Comedy/drama finds Michelle Pfieffer moving to Paris with her cat and her son after inheritance starts to run dry. Watch out for all the dog poop!


Happy New Year, Colin Burstead – Family dramatic drama from Ben Wheatley (Kill List, High Rise) finds a guy named Colin hiring a lavish country estate for his family to celebrate New Year. Things, of course, don’t go very well. Be boring of they did.


Hemingway: A Film by Ken Burns – Hemingway gets the famed Ken Burns treatment (not as painful as it sounds).


Heavy Trip – Heavy metal comedy from Finland finds a band called Impaled Rektum going to a heavy metal festival. Hilarity, I presume, ensues. This looks pretty great.


Morgue – Dude gets locked in a morgue overnight. Spooky things happen. Or do they? Probably.


Night Walk – Mickey Roarke (who, more and more, looks like an Arby’s sandwich left out in the sun for a few days) stars in this prison drama set in the Arab world,


Spare Parts – An all-girl band, Ms. 45, is kidnapped, have their limbs removed and replaced with crazy weapons and forced to fight as Gladiators. Not a true story.


The Unhealer – Bullied teenager acquires some sort of superpowers that he uses for bloody revenge. Not a true story.


Vanquish – Retired Russian drug courier is forced back into action for ONE LAST JOB. Stars Morgan Freeman (or someone who vaguely looks like Morgan Freeman).


The World to Come – Nice looking romantic drama about two women finding each other in the rough-living (and loving!) upstate New York of the 1850s.

Cool Older Things Hitting the Shelves!

Event Horizon – Blu Ray (also for sale!)
Wicker Man: Final Edition – Blu Ray (also for sale!)
Body Slam – Blu Ray
Perdita Durango
To Sir with Love

Coming Soon!

Anything for Jackson
Godzilla vs Kong
I Hate Suzie Season 1
City Hall (Fred Wiseman)
The Night
Streetwise: The Life of Erin Blackwell
The Unholy
Vikings S 6 part 2
Wrath of Man
Your Honor

There should be a hilarious new episode of the Black Dog After Dark Podcast up soon (hopefully later today). Tune in as we kick off the summer with a look at Weekend at Bernie’s!.

That’s it for this week, folks. Stay healthy, get vaccinated, summer’s almost here!
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The Black Dog Video Newsletter: The Mask Edition!

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To celebrate the good news passed down this week (the easing of restrictions and so forth news) we’d like to offer our famous, locally sourced, Black Dog Masks for the low price of $9.99! It will be the last batch of this collector’s item so move fast! And don’t forget the other cool swag we’ve acquired – new shirts, mugs, pins and buttons.

There’s also a new podcast episode up and ready for your ears! Josie joins us for an affectionate look at Midnight Run starring the late Charles Grodin! Tune in for the Black Dog After Dark podcast! And there’s a new, pretty funny, video up in my long-running series, Films I Should Have Seen by Now at

New Releases!


August Virgin – Woman decides to have a staycation in Madrid. I think that was most of the world this past year. Just not all in Madrid.


Cowboys – Nice guy Steve Zahn takes his trans kid camping after his ex-wife refuses to let the kid be the kid they want.


Deliver Us From Evil – Cool-looking gangster epic from Korea. You had me at Korea.


Iron Mask – Jackie Chan teams up with Ah-nold for some swashbuckling adventure type affair. Blu Ray coming soon!


The Lift – Take the Stairs! Take the stairs! For God’s sake, take the stairs! Warning ~ killer elevator movie from the 80s!


The Mauritanian – Dude fights for his freedom after being detained, without being charged, by the US government for years. Ugh, go away, USA.


Mrs. Lowry and Son – Bio-pic of artist L.S. Lowry and his mom.


Nightmare Alley – Renowned, hard-to-see, noir from 1947 about an evil circus fella. Criterion release!


The Obituary of Tunde Johnson – Black dude gets murdered by racist cops in US (see above) and has to relive this day over and over again. Eeesh! Kind of a BLM Groundhog Day.


Some Kind of Heaven – Doc about Amurica’s largest retirement community. I bet it’s in Florida.


Sound of Silence – The always solid Peter Sarsgaard is a “house tuner” who calibrates folk’s homes via sound or something. Rashida Jones has a sound problem for him.


Sweet Requiem – Eight-year old Dolkar flees the Chinese in Tibet years ago. Now she meets a fella who had something to do with her past.


Tom and Jerry – Cat and mouse are frenemies. Why?


The Wretched – Teenage boy has a run-in with his neighbor who happens to be a thousand year-old witch. Witches Witches everywhere!

Old Cool Things on the Shelves!

The Bureau – Complete series!
Dudes – DVD and Blu Ray
Hauzu – Criterion Blu Ray
The Loveless (Kathryn Bigelow)
Abigail’s Party
POPanganda: Art and Crimes of Ron English
Brian Wilson: Songwriter 1962-1969
Black Rose Mansion
The Five Heartbeats

Coming Soon!

The Father
The Courier
The Vault
Son of the White Mare
Kong v Godzilla
Wrath of Man

That’s it for this week folks. Take care of each other out there!

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