Friday 14 October 2011


5x33 (12/10/11 edition)
Round on Stanley Kubrick films -- I managed to name all but one, including the only one that was pointless. Hurrah me!
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

9x05 Invertebrates (XL edition)
As per usual, loads of great stuff only in the XL version. If you like QI and don't watch it, more fool you.
[Watch QI XL (again) on iPlayer.]

10x03 Episode 3
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


Blast Off! – Quatermass by James Oliver
Hamlet / King Lear by Michael Brooke
(from MovieMail)
The latest MovieMail catalogue/magazine dropped through my door today (view online here, download here). It's filled as ever with loads of interesting bits and pieces, but these two especially caught my eye and are available on the website in full (and in that PDF catalogue, of course).

Film Franchises, then and now by James Oliver
(from MovieMail)
...and there's also this, from a previous MovieMail catalogue. Another interesting bit (of course, otherwise why would I be sharing it).

Sky urged to waive BBC transmission fees by Andrew Laughlin
(from Digital Spy)
I was going to quote from this, but the whole article is quite interesting. Long and the short of it: the BBC should pull all their services from Sky (thereby saving £50m over five years and so being able to pay for radio stations and BBC Four), and watch Sky struggle without them. It's not going to kill Sky to not have them as any viewers could still pick up BBC over their aerial... of course, they might decide to switch to Virgin instead, which would be even more fun if it led to Sky losing money.
Even better, the article notes that ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 get a bad deal from Sky too -- imagine if all the terrestrial channels pulled out! Oh, we can but dream...

Collection Count

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

Normally this would be the next running time update, but I'll be including that next week instead -- for Collection Count's second anniversary! Wow!

This week, then, a CD bonus DVD; a 15th anniversary BD of a film I've never seen and, by being reminded it's 15, really feel I should have; and a US BD that's not even out in the US until Tuesday! MovieTyme are my new favourite website for that one.

Number of titles in collection: 1,391 [up 3]
Of which DVDs: 1,141 [up 1]
Of which Blu-rays: 250 [up 2]

Number of discs in collection: 3,443 [up 5]
Number of films in collection: 1,472 [up 2]
Number of TV episodes in collection: 5,168 [up 2]

See you next week, faithful reader.