Sunday 24 March 2013


The Lady Vanishes (2013)
I've never seen Hitchcock's film and I've managed to go this long without finding out the solution. Which I guess is blown now. Rather curious to see how this material was handled in the '30s though.

The Mentalist
5x14 Red in Tooth and Claw
[Watch it (again) on Demand 5.]


Dungeons & Dragons: The Book of Vile Darkness (2012)
[#33 in 100 Films in a Year 2013]

The Italian Job (2003)
[#34 in 100 Films in a Year 2013]

Collection Count

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

Apologies for this week's delayed post. I'm sure you were all terribly cut up about it.

While there's only one new DVD to count, there is at least the monthly running time update, so stick around for that.

Number of titles in collection: 1,545 [up 1]
Of which DVDs: 1,158 [up 1]
Of which Blu-rays: 387 [no change]

Number of discs in collection: 3,871 [up 1]
Number of films in collection: 1,663 [no change]
Number of TV episodes in collection: 5,738 [up 1]
Number of short films in collection: 377 [no change]

And the monthly running time update tells us that...

Total running time of collection (approx.):
279 days, 4 hours, and 13 minutes.
(Up 1 day, 5 hours, and 46 minutes from last month.)

See you next week, faithful reader.

this week on 100 Films

Three new reviews were published to 100 Films in a Year this week, and they were...

Conan the Barbarian (1982)

I watched the film in two halves, and while the first almost bored me (to be blunt, I fell asleep halfway through; though it wasn’t wholly the film’s fault), the second was more entertaining. The first is episodic, a series of near-disconnected sequences telling Conan’s life story. Towards the middle, the last few of these coalesce into a series of events that drive the film into a proper narrative

Read more here.

Meet the Parents (2000)

Some may find it too cruel, but there’s a requisite soppy ending… though I can’t be alone wishing Stiller abandoned Polo and her awkward family.

Read more here.

The Raven (2012)

Dark and gruesome with the killer having a clear line to follow in his murders? Wannabe Se7en, see. Unfortunately, it doesn’t follow up on that notion too well. Screenwriters Hannah Shakespeare and Ben Livingston don’t seem to know what to do with Poe’s tales, so there’s no rhyme nor reason to the killings

Read more here.

No old reviews new to the new blog this week, so see you next Sunday.