Saturday 25 July 2020


Der Hund von Baskerville (1914)
[#179 in 100 Films in a Year 2020]

Collection Count

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

Every time I try to slow my purchasing, new sales and offers come along. So there are another six new titles this week, with a bunch more in the post and on order.

Of particular note this time is Master of Cinema's set of Bela Lugosi-starring Edgar Allen Poe adaptations, which includes an alternate cut of one of the three films, hidden as an Easter egg. This doesn't seem to have been widely reported. Indeed, if I hadn't had to look up a review to get the running times of the individual films, I would've missed that fact -- that one review seems to be the only place it's been mentioned anywhere!

Number of titles in collection: 2,409 [up 5]
Of which DVDs: 1,089 [down 1]
Of which Blu-rays: 1,320 [up 6]
— of which Ultra HD Blu-rays: 64 [up 1]

Number of discs in collection: 6,216 [up 8]
Number of films: 2,708 [up 7]
Number of additional cuts: 176 [up 1]
Number of TV episodes: 8,935 [no change]
Number of short films: 756 [no change]

In the midst of all that going on, it's also time again for a monthly running time update...

Total running time of collection (approx.):
452 days, 19 hours, and 5 minutes.
(Up 1 day and 10 hours (exactly) from last month.)

See you next week, faithful reader.