Friday, 8 October 2010


Ask Rhod Gilbert
1x02 Episode 2
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Rosslyn Chapel: A Treasure in Stone
A decent documentary, but, having visited Rosslyn Chapel earlier this year, I'm quite aware that it left out a lot of rather interesting stuff. Shame.
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]


Dan Aykroyd Writing Ghostbusters 3 Again by James White
(from Empire)
It's edging ever closer... Some seem dubious about this "new generation"/"passing the torch" idea, but honestly, by the time this is made it's going to be 30 years (more-or-less) since the original -- these guys are old now. I don't want to see them struggling to behave like they did back then. No, passing of the torch -- if done right -- is the perfect idea for a three-decades-later sequel.

Peter Jackson Talks The Hobbit by Tom Ambrose
(from Empire)
After all the rumours this week, PJ himself clarifies: it's not greenlit yet (and no announcement is imminent) and he's not the director (yet). No confirmation or denial of that disappointing 3D business though...

Collection Count

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

A nice big pile of post this week, although it's less numbers-boosting than numbers-rearranging. There's one DVD set that replaces several individual releases, and most are DVD-to-BD upgrades... except in several instances I'm hanging onto the DVDs (for now at least). Why keep a DVD when I've got the BD? Various reasons, including additional extras and, in one case, a different cut of the main feature that's sadly missing from the BD.

If you're interested, the following stats account for 9 new titles this week. That the "titles" figure only goes up 1 shows the scale of re-ordering.

Number of titles in collection: 1,221 [up 1]
Of which DVDs: 1,100 [down 5]
Of which Blu-rays: 121 [up 6]

Number of discs in collection: 2,996 [up 17]
Number of films in collection: 1,291 [up 8]
Number of TV episodes in collection: 4,221 [up 26]

Statistic of the week is having a break due to my busy schedule (not all down to ordering-and-listing DVDs).

See you next week, faithful reader.