Monday 24 August 2020


Friday Night Dinner
6x02 The Plastic Bag
[Watch it (again) on All 4.]

The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice
6x06 Episode 6
[Watch it (again) on All 4.]

5x01 Really Sad Devil Guy
[Watch it (again) on Netflix.]

The Rookie
2x10 The Dark Side
2x11 Day of Death

Collection Count

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

It's much later than usual this week thanks to several big additions to factor in, and just in time for the monthly running time update, making it that much more thorough.

So, this week's biggest addition is Arrow's complete Gamera box set -- big physically (it's an over-sized box set including two big books) and in terms of content (8 discs with 12 films and 4 alternate cuts, plus bags of extras, including an audio commentary on every film). It's going to take me a while to get through that! Well, I'm still working my way through the Criterion Zatoichi set I bought years ago, and I haven't started their Godzilla set I got for Christmas, so... yeah.

Also from Arrow this week is a 4K release of Pitch Black, which I thought upgraded my DVD copy, but I own the Riddick Collection Blu-ray and, of course, got rid of the DVD when I bought that (why I thought I'd kept the DVD, I don't know). The Riddick Collection also includes short film Dark Fury in SD, which the new Pitch Black includes in HD, and The Chronicles of Riddick film, which means I still need to hang onto it for now.

I also bought another new DVD set this week (silent films again)... but then I upgraded an old DVD set to Blu-ray copies, so they cancel each other out.

Number of titles in collection: 2,436 [up 4]
Of which DVDs: 1,089 [no change]
Of which Blu-rays: 1,347 [up 4]
— of which Ultra HD Blu-rays: 71 [up 1]

Number of discs in collection: 6,267 [up 13]
Number of films: 2,750 [up 16]
Number of additional cuts: 184 [up 6]
Number of TV episodes: 8,958 [no change]
Number of short films: 760 [up 1]

Total running time of collection (approx.):
456 days, 4 hours, and 43 minutes.
(Up 3 days, 9 hours, and 38 minutes from last month.)

It's a year of big increases, because that's second place for the year (behind March) and the fourth to have an increase over 3 days (that means 50% of months this year have seen increases that large). The final tally for 2020 might be a huge one...

See you next week, faithful reader.