Friday, 19 February 2010


How I Met Your Mother
4x17 The Front Porch
[Watch it on 4oD from 1st April (probably).]

DVD Extras

"Bogdanovich, Kaiser, Koerber & Lang" audio commentary on M (aka "Commentary #2")
Second of two audio commentaries on the new Masters of Cinema edition of M, featuring comments from filmmaker/filmfan Peter Bogdanovich, restoration expert (and restorer of M) Martin Koerber, and comments from director Fritz Lang recorded in 1965, all introduced by Torsten Kaiser (who also offers the odd comment of his own). It's an informative listen, with a good mix between Lang's thoughts/memories and Koerber's restoration notes, with a couple of asides from Kaiser and Bogdanovich

Zum Beispiel: Fritz Lang (1968)
[#20a in 100 Films in a Year 2010]
Odd little short film/DVD extra that contains an interview (of sorts) with Lang. (Reviewed on 100 Films here.)

Collection Count

Collection Count tracks my DVD/Blu-ray collection via a number of statistics every week.

This week, just one purchase... but the discovery of a DVD I'd sold that was left in the list, plus an error on the number of episodes in one TV box set, and more-or-less everything holds still... or even goes down. Don't expect to see that happen too often in the future.

Number of titles in collection: 1,146 [no change]
Of which DVDs: 1,076 [down 1]
Of which Blu-rays: 70 [up 1]

Number of discs in collection: 2,798 [down 1]
Number of films in collection: 1,212 [no change]
Number of TV episodes in collection: 3,874 [down 8]

Statistic of the week:

With my Blu-ray collection hitting a nice round 70 this week (I wonder if it'll make 100 before I've had the thing a year. Probably; maybe I should wonder if it'll make 150?), I thought I'd echo the second half of the above statistics, but about BDs only. So...

Number of Blu-ray titles in collection: 70 (6.1% of the total)
Number of Blu-ray discs in collection: 137 (4.9% of the total)
Number of films on Blu-ray: 81 (6.7% of the total)
Number of TV episodes on Blu-ray: 129 (3.3% of the total)

This also includes a couple of films that are actually in SD, while excluding a couple of alternate versions of movies (such as the export cut of The Big Switch included on Man of Violence, or the British version of M). Nor does it include the odd episode of TV included as an extra (such as Doctor Who Confidential), which is true across the whole collection. And a couple of releases also include a DVD amongst their BDs, so that second number is technically inaccurate. Still, swings and roundabouts...

See you next week, faithful reader.