Saturday, 31 December 2011


The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2011
Last year I did massively well at this; this year, not so much... though 27 out of 38 was still respectable enough to land me second.
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]


The A-Team: Explosive Extended Edition (2010)
[#100 in 100 Films in a Year 2011]
I did it, so I did! Hurrah!

The Man from Earth (2007)
[#98 in 100 Films in a Year 2011]

Winnie the Pooh (2011)
[#99 in 100 Films in a Year 2011]

DVD Extras

Featurettes on The Man from Earth
Four short interview-based bits, coming to only a little over 12 minutes total, about life On the Set, discussing The Story of the Story, screenwriter Jerome Bixby's Sci Fi Legacy, and the process of taking the film From Script to Screen. Interesting, but it might be nice to have a little more detail on the themes of the piece, which are so central to a tale like this. The disc does include two feature-length commentaries, but that swings the other way and feels somehow excessive.

Winnie the Pooh and His Story Too
Short featurette on the US Blu-ray of Winnie the Pooh briefly explaining the character's history. Nice.

Collection Count

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

So, here's my Christmas haul, and a couple more too. And as it's now New Year's Eve, this is also the final tally for 2011! Whoo! Last year's equivalent post has allowed me to chart how the collection has increased in the past year, alongside the regular weekly increase.

Number of titles in collection: 1,423 [up 9 this week; up 165 in 2011]
Of which DVDs: 1,148 [up 4 this week; up 48 in 2011]
Of which Blu-rays: 275 [up 5 this week; up 117 in 2011]

Number of discs in collection: 3,537 [up 20 this week; up 401 in 2011]
Number of films in collection: 1,514 [up 7 this week; up 180 in 2011]
Number of TV episodes in collection: 5,388 [up 50 this week; up 843 in 2011]

Crikey, that's a lot of TV! Wish I could remember what it all was...

As well as all that, it's also time for a (delayed) running time update...

Total running time of collection (approx.):
256 days, 2 hours, and 26 minutes.
(Up 4 days, 19 hours, and 50 minutes from last month, and 31 days, 20 hours, and 11 minutes from last year)

And that's that for 2011! See you next week, faithful reader.