Saturday 15 August 2020


The Dancing Pig (1907)
[#189a in 100 Films in a Year 2020]

The Man Who Laughs (1928)
[#189 in 100 Films in a Year 2020]
+ reading the booklet accompanying Masters of Cinema's new Blu-ray release

Collection Count

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

I actually bought two DVDs this week! Both silent serials, one of which I very much doubt will ever end up on Blu-ray (if it were going to, it would've been released at the same time as this DVD edition), the other of which might but, well, there's no sign of it. Both were second-hand bargains on eBay -- the pair cost less than just one would have new. I'm very pleased.

But I also upgraded a DVD to 4K, so the DVD total only increases by one. Still, that's the first time it's actually gone up in over a year -- although it was over 40 titles higher back then.

Number of titles in collection: 2,432 [up 4]
Of which DVDs: 1,089 [up 1]
Of which Blu-rays: 1,343 [up 4]
— of which Ultra HD Blu-rays: 70 [up 2]

Number of discs in collection: 6,254 [up 11]
Number of films: 2,734 [up 3]
Number of additional cuts: 178 [no change]
Number of TV episodes: 8,958 [up 23]
Number of short films: 759 [no change]

FYI, the serials are counted under TV episodes. Although they're really films (what with TV not existing at the time), they're also all under feature-length, making them shorts... but they're not really shorts, because they're episodes. So, yeah, not really TV, but that still seems the fairest place to count them. (It's also what I've previously done for other serials whose episodes are below feature length.)

See you next week, faithful reader.