Free Hugs – The “Save Black Dog Video” Edition

Ok. Here we go. As you all may or may not know, the video industry has been hit hard by all of the online options out there. Damn intranets, thought that was just going to be another fad! Black Dog is no exception. We have been struggling to make ends meet for a while now. After mulling over many ideas, we’ve decided to go the Indiegogo fundraising route. If you are interested, please check out this page. It’s our Save Black Dog Video campaign, “In Dog We Trust”. Help out if you can/want and please pass this on to everyone you can think of and even some of those that you can’t. We want to stick around as long as we can and you can help. Thanks for your support.

We are interested in your used things. Your slightly used, previously-loved DVDs and Blu Rays that is. We not offering much (we’ll most definitely take donations!) $1 per disk or a $2 in-store credit. Show us what you got!

Tis a Great Day on the Shelves!


Bad Words – The lovely and talented Jason Batemen stars and directs this pitch-black comedy about a guy who lost a spelling bee competition as a kid. So in the future he sets out, using a loophole in the rules, to win as an adult. Against other kids. Heard good, wicked things about this one. DVD and Blu Ray


Endeavour Series 2 – More Morse inspecting things are are amiss in this fine BBC detective series.


The Final Member – In the northern Icelandic town of Husavik, stands the Icelandic Phallological Museum – the world’s only penis museum. Yes you read that right. Some crazy Icelandician has decided to collect a penis from every mammal on the planet. He needs only one more to complete his collection. Can you guess what he’s missing? Cough* a dude’s *cough*. This doc follows him on his quest and we also meet two other crazy fellas who are hoping to be the first to bestow their, um, endowments to the museum.


Jodorowsky’s Dune – Imagine what Dune would have been like if it was Alejandro Jodorowsky behind the camera instead of David Lynch (he should have made a better, weirder film)? If you haven’t seen any of Jodorowsky’s films, they are a trip. I love Holy Mountain, El Topo and Sante Sangre. Mind benders. Add in HR Giger, Salvador Dali, Mick Jagger, David Carradine, Orson Welles and Pink Floyd and one can only imagine what lunacy would have been unleashed. Can’t wait to see this doc! DVD and Blu Ray.


The Lunchbox – Charming little Indian film about a mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system that connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox. Dusk of his life? Just before the nighttime of his life I guess. DVD and Blu Ray.


Nymphomaniac Parts 1 and 2 – Oh Lars von Trier, you naughty Dane, you. Weirdly fascinating, at times hilarious and disturbing and even sex. We are along for the ride as Lars takes us on an epic erotic journey from Milan to Minsk…wait no that’s not it…Charlotte Gainsberg tells her story of being an insatiable nymphomaniac to a more-than-eager to listen Stellan Skarsgård. Along the way we meet a number of characters played by the likes of Stacy Martin, Uma Thurman, Jaime Bell, Shia Labeouf (shudder), Willam Dafoe and plenty of others. Most definitely worth a watch (if only once) as it can be unpleasant, sometime gruelling viewing. No-one makes films quite like Von Trier. DVD – each part rents separately. Blu Ray – you get both parts for the price of one!


The Raid 2 – Not just one of the best action films of the year, one of the best action films. Period. If you’ve seen part one, you’re gonna eat up Part 2. And it tastes great! It’s a little long (2 1/2 hours!) and somewhat convoluted (“who’s that guys again? I thought he was dead already”) but it’s worth the ride for sure. Love me some Hammer Girl. DVD and Blu Ray.


Random Acts of Violence – Black comedy/horror number about a dude, who’s disillusioned with the gentrification of his NY neighbourhood, that starts a crime spree to drive property values down and re-create the bohemian flavour of what once was. But nobody is paying attention…Might be worth a look. But don’t get any ideas!

Coming Next Week

A Night in Old Mexico
Big Ass Spider
face of Love
Gimme Shelter
Rio 2
Road to Paloma

Here’s our picks for your lovely eyes to enjoy…

That’s it for this week, folks. Have a great week and please help spread the word so we can keep our wonderful and important collection alive and kicking.

Black Dog Video

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4 replies
  1. Happy your are going down
    Happy your are going down says:

    About 4 years ago I moved back to the Cambie area. My address and driver license still showed my old address. I wanted to rent a flick from your store. After filling a membership application was rejected because I did not live in te area even though I explain the moron in the counter that I live only couple blocks away. With those business practices I am surprises you lasted that long.

    • Rebecca Leonard
      Rebecca Leonard says:

      Apparently, you are unfamiliar with the rental business. This is an important practice Black Dog Video does due to the large amount of theft in the rental business. It’s very common for a customer to go to the store, rent a few movies (which can cost $20 each or more), and not return them. Black Dog Video has this policy to deter theft. I’ve been in the rental business for over 24 years and have a similar policy in my store. Our good, loyal customers are more than happy to provide a valid ID. It’s never an issue.
      Under One Roof Video
      Plattsburgh, NY

  2. KM
    KM says:

    I would likely patronize your store more regularly if you had an online catalog. Nothing fancy just an alphabetical list of the dvds you carry. I use the public library regularly but am interested in some films that they do not carry and that you are more likely to carry more obscure and foreign films.
    I have to admit that I don’t visit your store as often as I used to and I’d like to, I just don’t browse the back of boxes like before. I usually seek out what I am interested in watching. I hope you guys can stay around!!!!!!


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