What You'll Get
Renting has always been an economical option for those unready to commit, allowing hesitant buyers to rent furniture for their homes, a professionally constructed costume for an undercover investigation, or a spouse for a family reunion. Today's Groupon gets film buffs in on the action: for $3, you get $6 worth of movie rentals at Bird Dog Video.
Bird Dog boasts an abundant stock of rare, hard-to-find, and all-around entertaining DVDs and video games, with vintage classics sharing shelf-space with high-demand new releases and sharp Blu-ray boxes. Peruse the offerings of stomach-churning foreign horror, rare animation features, cyborg-filled sci-fi, and melodious music features, or seek out a hard-to-find documentary on the history of Canada's quilt-knitting subculture. Full television series are stocked at the shop, which makes it an excellent place for two X-Files fanatics to mutually uncover the truth of a friendship turned into an awkwardly budding romance or for a Degrassi-phile to find a reason to call in sick to work for another day. New releases start at $5.25, while old stock films cost $3.50 for two nights; video games are available by the week ($7 for older games, $9 for new releases).
Bird Dog's funky atmosphere, with checkered floors and bright-blue walls lined with a colourful array of DVD cases, invites busy executives to spend a Saturday night at home on the couch, admiring the curves and crevices of a young Robert Redford's face. So seize the opportunity to see last season's favourites, or gift this Groupon to a busy film scholar looking to brush up on the cult-classic canon.
- …somewhat of a clearing house for good, bad, brilliant, brutal, classic, cultured, obscure, overlooked and completely out there cinema offerings. – Herald
- They've got DVDs in-stock that no other joint in Calgary has got and the staff is composed solely of film buffs (something that I, for one, TRULY appreciate). – Sapna G., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 15, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. No cash back. Not valid with other offers. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.