Saturday, 7 March 2020


The Karate Kid Part II (1986)
[#31 in 100 Films in a Year 2020]

Collection Count

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

After hitting 6,000 discs last week, this week I've hit the nice round number of 1,200 Blu-rays. Okay, not quite as nice or round as last time, but still. That's thanks to 13 new additions this week (two of them DVD-to-BD upgrades).

That, in case you weren't aware, is a lot of new additions -- the most in one week since July 2011, when I added 8 DVDs and 6 BDs for a total of 14. Of course, the overall net change is 11 additions, but you still have to go back almost as far, to August 2011, to find another week with as big a tally. In the entire history of this count, only one further week has seen a net increase as large as 11 (it was in December 2009), so this is a pretty remarkable week all round.

(None of those is the biggest ever change, though, which was a decrease. When I bought the Bond 50 Blu-ray box set, it replaced my individual DVD copies of all the films, and the overall number of titles dropped by 18.)

Number of titles in collection: 2,312 [up 11]
Of which DVDs: 1,112 [down 2]
Of which Blu-rays: 1,200 [up 13]
— of which Ultra HD Blu-rays: 45 [no change]

Number of discs in collection: 6,021 [up 21]
Number of films: 2,706 [up 13]
Number of TV episodes: 8,784 [up 15]
Number of short films: 689 [up 1]

And I've still got plenty more on order, too! Looks like it's going to be another big running time update in a few weeks' time...

See you next week, faithful reader.