The local video store is a dying breed, thanks to piracy, online shopping and the relatively low price of local Blu-ray and DVD titles. However there is one Melbourne video library, which seems to be doing quite well, particularly as they understand their customer - Video Dogs. What makes Video Dogs stand out from the other major franchise rental stores, is simply their product. Video Dogs prides itself on offering their customers the ability to rent classics, cult features, foreign titles and new releases, many of which have not received local distribution.
One of the main attractions of Video Dogs is the ability to delve into their extensive Criterion Collection - where else in Melbourne would you be able to rent rare out of print Criterion titles such as the classic Coup De Torchon from director Bertrand Tavernier, the seminal Hard Boiled directed by John Woo and even the John Lurie series Fishing with John!
If there is a film you have been trying to track down, have a search on their website. What's great about Video Dogs is you can venture to their Fitzroy store, or rent by mail, which is a simple service.
Simply create a wishlist of DVD's you would like to rent and you can either rent 4 titles at the price of $19.95 or 2 titles at the price of $10.95. Your DVD's are usually received the next working day and you can keep them as long as you like! Once your done, mail them back to the store. It is a fantastic service and you can even purchase titles from their website. If you decide to visit the store there are always a range of rental deals on offer.