Today is the day! (May 22nd) AKA the Crazy-Ass sale at Black Dog Video. Very sad to see our wonderful collection go but happy knowing they are going to good homes.
Here’s what you need to know…

– All catalogue films will be on sale. No New Releases. No TV series (I will not get to price them in time). No Collectibles.

– Doors open at noon and close at 6pm (that’s about all we can take) The sale will run until the end of June. As will rentals – New releases and what we have left.

– You pay CASH (preferred) we’ll pay the tax

– Masks are encouraged to keep everyone safe(ish)

– Because it’s a small shop we’re only letting in a certain number of folks at a time (probably around 15). Please keep your shopping short and sweet. Make a list of things you’d like. There are a number of films that are rented out. They will be available to purchase upon their return.

– Please bring your own bags.

– There will not be any deals so please don’t ask.

– Please be patient and kind as it’s going to be a trying time for us all. You may not get everything that you want. You can scream into the void after you leave the shop.

It’s going to be a sad/crazy day.

 

After 26 years in this business (16.5 on the Drive) it is with the heaviest of hearts and the saddest of sads, that I must announce that Black Dog Video is closing. It’s been a long time coming but it’s finally time to rip that band-aid off and pull the trigger so to speak. Business has been on a decline for years while costs – rent, etc – have steadily risen. We just can’t feasibly stay open any longer. We lost the war to, what I call, the “convenience of mediocrity” that is streaming et all. Unless some kind of miracle comes along – maybe a wealthy benefactor takes us under their wing or a long-lost relative wills me their fortune (yes, I’m willing to spend a night in a haunted house!) then we will be closing our doors come the end of June (tentative date as I’m on the hook with my lease until February). We are currently pricing the stock (what a sad arduous task that is!) and we’re aiming for May 1st to make it available to the public for purchase. It pains me just to write that.

It breaks my (and the staff’s) hearts to have to do this as I’ve loved this job and feel damn lucky and privileged to have been able to bring the world of cinema to Vancouver for so long. It’s going to be a difficult next few months.

I want to thank all of you who came through our doors over the years and especially the ones who stuck with us till the end – a proper eulogy is still to come. Dark days indeed.

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!

Two Days Left!

We’re not here to tell you what to do but we are here to tell you that today is the second last day that Black Dog Video will be open. Come on in, share a thought, buy a movie, say goodbye.

Open Noon till 8pm today

and

Noon till 5PM tomorrow.

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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Movies for only $2!

It’s the last of everything week! Today is the last ever Monday Black Dog Video will be open for business. Grey days indeed. To help put a smile on your faces we’ve put tons of films up for sale for only $2! Two dollars! Come see what we have for you!

#Vancouver #movies #lastdays

Sold out of T-Shirts

So we’re completely sold out of T-Shirts and also sold out of our “classic” Black Dog Video mugs.

We’ll be doing up more of both in the coming weeks to sell online. So don’t freak out!

Thanks for buying all of our stuff!

New Releases now on Sale!

All New Releases are now available for purchase except for the four pictured here as they are late arriving on our shores (they will be available early next week!).

We’ve also extended the rental period for NR until tomorrow so you can scoop up what’s left for the weekend!

 

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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Almost the Last Day to Rent!

Tomorrow (June 10th) is the last day for catalogue rentals at your favourite neighborhood Black Dog Video!

Come on in today and buy Buy BUY! Take $5 all $10-$30 SALE DVDS and BLU RAYS! Take $10 off any titles over $30. Thousands still available! Stock up, winter is coming.

The Black Dog Video Newsletter: Price Ch-changes Edition!

With just under 3 weeks to go before we shutter the shop and are relegated to the dust bin of history, we thought we’d change up some pricing structures to help move the thousands of DVDs and Blu Rays we still have left.

Starting Tuesday June 7th at noon o’clock, prices are as follows;

All DVDs and Blu Rays priced between $10 and $30 – take $5 off that price (that’s up to 50% savings!). Over $30 – take $10 off! Come on folks, pop in, and buy a little something something for yourself or someone you may or may not care about.

Also! The collectibles are (mostly) on sale as of Monday the 6th. There’s still a few more to go that’ll be ready in the next day or so. Laser Disks and Soundtracks are also up for grabs.

We’ve got the famed Black Dog mugs back in stock as well as lots of our cool T-Shirts.

And don’t forget to check in on the website to see what’s happening or buy some sweet things!

That’s it for this week folks, everyone be good to everyone out there.

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The Black Dog Newsletter: Dates to Remember Edition!

As we inch towards the end of days here at the shop, here’s some important (to some) dates to jot down on your forearm or wherever one keeps important dates…

June 1st: All TV series are now up for sale! We are missing some of the boxes for some of the seasons of some of the shows. But if we have the actual disks you can take them for half price.

June 10th: Last day to rent catalogue titles. We need to get them back before closing.

June 15th: Last day to rent new releases. We need to get them back before closing.

June 18th: New releases titles are up for sale.

June 25th: The very last day that any Black Dog Video will ever be open.

July 1st: Exhale.

I guess this all makes it kinda final, doesn’t it?

 

But Black Dog Video will still live on in the form of our online shop! Kind of like a ghost! You can still order movies, shirts, mugs, whatever swag we have. https://blackdogvideo.ca/

Remember Video Cat on Cambie (the old Black Dog Video – ignore the awning) is still open and they could use your support. I’ll probably see you in the aisles there getting some choice films.

Everyone be good to everyone out there.

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