Saturday, 6 February 2021


When the Wind Blows (1986)
[#31 in 100 Films in a Year 2021]
+ the commentary by first assistant editor John Fordham and film historian Nick Redman ("first assistant editor" sounds like a bit of a lowly position to be doing the commentary, but Fordham was there for most of production and seems to know a fair bit — it's not a bad track), and the interview with Raymond Briggs (insightful into the original conception of the characters, including how he had to make them "fairly dim" in order to slavishly follow the "lunatic" official advice!)

Collection Count

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

Last week I said this week might challenge some of the record-breakers from last year. In the end, due to stuff getting lost in the post or not arriving as quickly as expected, it's not quite at that level — but it's still a relatively big'un, with 11 all-new titles, containing 15 films (no multi-film sets, just a bunch of extra films as special features!) and 38 episodes of TV, plus a pile of short films too. Sadly, nothing on Ultra HD or DVD, and no additional cuts, otherwise every single stat would've gone up. Hey-ho, you can't have it all!

Number of titles in collection: 2,537 [up 11]
Of which DVDs: 1,080 [no change]
Of which Blu-rays: 1,457 [up 11]
— of which Ultra HD Blu-rays: 96 [no change]

Number of discs in collection: 6,507 [up 28]
Number of films: 2,935 [up 15]
Number of additional cuts: 206 [no change]
Number of TV episodes: 9,048 [up 38]
Number of short films: 821 [up 9]

See you next week, faithful reader.