The Black Dog Video Newsletter! “Huge Canada Day News Edition!”


The time was fall of 2019, Lizzo topped the charts and stole our hearts, fuzzy sandals were all the rage and The Joker made us laugh at ourselves. It was also the time when I informed the employees at the Cambie Black Dog shop that we would be closing in the spring of 2020. March 5th was to be our last day of operations. I picked that date because it was March 5, 1996 when I first opened up for business. Seems like a life-time ago. I would have loved to make it 25 years but, alas, forces were conspiring against us. The combination of dwindling sales, lease expiring later in 2020 coupled with and an increase in rent all led to this very difficult decision. The stress and anxiety of trying to keep a failing business operational had become too much for me. I was going to announce our closure to the world on January 2nd, 2020.

But then like an angel riding a unicorn across a field of rainbows, I had an offer to purchase my much-loved 24 year-old baby. After some friendly negotiations I reached a deal with the much-loved RJ! That’s right, RJ will be taking over the reigns by the end of July. It was to have taken place in March but then the plague hit and put everything on hold. RJ is in the process of securing a few pieces of the financing puzzle and is terribly excited to see his dream come to life. We wish him all the best in this tough industry but if anyone can pull it off, he can. And I’m very happy to see that our collection remains together as to offer you the best selection of movies in the land! Streaming services ain’t got nothin’ on us!

The Commercial shop will remain open under the Black Dog umbrella.

New Releases!


Beecham House – TV series about some British folks living and loving and laughing and lounging in a mansion near Delhi at the turn of the 19th Century.


Buffaloed – Comedy/drama about a debt-collector who will do what it takes for her to get out of Buffalo, NY. Can’t blame ya, sister.


Complicity – Chinese fella moves to Japan where he buys a false identity and ends up working at a noodle shop.


Corpus Christi – Oscar nominated Polish film about a criminal punk who wants to become a priest. Insert joke here.


Deerskin – Quentin Dupieux (Rubber) returns to the weird and wonderful with this tale of a supernatural jacket! Fun, strange times!


Force of Nature – Mad Mel slinks back onto the screen in this tale of a hurricane heist.


Last Moment of Clarity – Fella witnesses his fiancé being murdered only to see her in a Paris movie house later on! What’s even happening here?!


Promise at Dawn – French Bio-pic about a guy doing things in WWII.


Spielberg – Documentary about an up and coming filmmaker. You may have heard of him.


Tomboy – Earlier effort from the writer/director of Portrait of a Lady on Fire about a young girl who presents as a boy.


Wildlife – Good-looking cast in this good-looking drama about a family dealing with the dad leaving home for a dangerous job.

Coming Soon!

A Hidden Life
Woman Who Loves Giraffes
The Chambermaid
Blood Quantum
Trolls World Tour
Atlanta Season 2

That’s it for this week, folks! Sorry about the length but there is just so much to tell you! Remember the new hours at Cambie Mon-Thurs 2-8pm. Friday-Sunday 12-8. Commercial is 12-8 everyday. See you all soon!

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2 replies
  1. Isobel Cole
    Isobel Cole says:

    I am returning Game of Thrones Season One #7&8 because it won’t work – scratched, and won’t run in my DVD player – screen froze and cursor died – so do you have another one that I can get?
    July 9 at 11:37 a.m.


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