Friday, 30 July 2010


No TV today, but a significant boost to my film viewing...

Ministry of Fear (1944)
[#70 in 100 Films in a Year 2010]

Panic in the Streets (1950)
[#71 in 100 Films in a Year 2010]

Terminator Salvation: Director's Cut (2009)
[#72 in 100 Films in a Year 2010]


Steven Moffat interview: Sherlock, writing modern TV, and Doctor Who series 6 by Simon Brew
(from Den of Geek!)
Think that title has it covered! Though do note it's not as long as that lengthy list likely implies.

The UK Film Council is dead. Let's give the British Film Institute a chance by Dave Calhoun
(from Time Out London)
Or, why the closure of the UKFC isn't necessarily a bad thing. Well argued and a good counterpoint to all the clamour that shutting down the UKFC means the end of British cinema.

Collection Count

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

Not that you'd know it from the final numbers, but this week the total of films went down a little (since levelled out by new purchases) and TV went up instead. Not because of new purchases, but while going through my collection to compile next week's Statistic of the Week, I discovered some miniseries I'd somehow mislabelled as being 1 film instead of 6 episodes of TV. But then, like I say, some new films levelled it out, so it just looks like I bought some new TV series. Thrilling, eh...

Number of titles in collection: 1,194 [up 4]
Of which DVDs: 1,096 [up 2]
Of which Blu-rays: 98 [up 2]

Number of discs in collection: 2,932 [up 6]
Number of films in collection: 1,253 [no change]
Number of TV episodes in collection: 4,160 [up 38]

Statistic of the week:

Total running time of collection (approx.):
206 days, 5 hours, and 22 minutes.
(Up 1 day and 50 minutes from last month.)

See you next week, faithful reader.