Saturday 27 October 2012


Derren Brown: Apocalypse
Part One (of 2)
In which Derren takes a bit of a git and tries to make him a better person by having him live through a zombie apocalypse. A bit like that infamous, excellent bit from one of his earlier series where he made someone believe they were in a computer game, except for a whole weekend. Fun times.
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]

5x04 Another's Sorrow
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

1x20 Hear No Evil

Collection Count

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

This week's additions include a 20-film Woody Allen box set, replacing three titles I already had -- so down go the top totals, while the bottom ones jump up.

Then there's the complete Shrek series on Blu-ray, which sadly isn't quite complete -- it's missing the 3D short (thats included in the Shrek Trilogy DVD set I have) and the two TV specials, as well as several special features from previous releases. But I don't really want two Shrek box sets that are mostly duplicates, so out goes my old DVD set.

Finally, a free 3D BD copy of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. I don't have a 3D BD player (or a 3D TV), but I'm banking on this working in 2D. I thought that was always the case -- releases like Hugo, for instance, are only one disc for both 3D and 2D -- but I recently got the Prometheus BD and the 3D disc just comes up with an error message. That's partly because there's a separate 2D disc... but this is specifically the 3D disc of Cloudy..., so I'm slightly concerned it will do the same. We'll see.

And the end result of all that is... higgledy-piggeldy.

Number of titles in collection: 1,496 [down 1]
Of which DVDs: 1,142 [down 3]
Of which Blu-rays: 354 [up 2]

Number of discs in collection: 3,732 [up 16]
Number of films in collection: 1,534 [up 19]
Number of TV episodes in collection: 5,686 [no change]
Number of short films in collection: 370 [up 3]

See you next week, faithful reader.