Saturday, 9 March 2013


Let's Dance for Comic Relief 2013
Episode 4 (of 4)
An unsurprising and deserving winner, though there were several others I preferred.
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

The Mentalist
5x12 Little Red Corvette
The Volker thing ended sooner and more abruptly than I expected. Assuming it is over...
[Watch it (again) on Demand 5.]

Top Gear
19x06 Africa Special Part 1
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]


Battleship (2012)
[#26 in 100 Films in a Year 2013]

This is so good that, just over an hour in, during an action sequence, I fell asleep. Will be trying to complete it tonight.


When Bleeding Cool Met Sam Raimi For A Masterclass In Making Oz The Great And Powerful
by Brendon Connelly (from Bleeding Cool)

As someone in the comments section put it, "one of the most interesting insights into the 3D process that I've read". This is a real filmmaker-y insight into how 3D works for the film's benefit, when done well, as well as the technical challenges of making that happen.

Collection Count

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

This week's main acquisitions are the oft-delayed DVD of This is Not a Film, which I've been waiting to see since Cannes 2011; Argo with Extended Cut, as the cover and spine insist it is called; and Game of Thrones season two, which was the most exciting of all, until...

The Hobbit!

10 days before the US release date and over four weeks before the UK, my import of the US Blu-ray arrived this morning. Hurrah for DVD World USA. OK, so it cost a bit more than buying the UK release would -- and that's already over-priced -- but... four weeks early! Four weeks! That's worth a few extra quid.

Number of titles in collection: 1,541 [up 5]
Of which DVDs: 1,154 [up 2]
Of which Blu-rays: 387 [up 3]

Number of discs in collection: 3,867 [up 12]
Number of films in collection: 1,618 [up 4]
Number of TV episodes in collection: 5,732 [up 10]
Number of short films in collection: 374 [no change]

See you next week, faithful reader.