Saturday 30 October 2021


Blankety Blank
1x04 Episode 4
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Richard Osman's House of Games
5x21 Week 5: Monday
[Watch various episodes (again) on iPlayer.]


Going in Style (2017)
[#178 in 100 Films in a Year 2021]

Collection Count

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

And this week, we're back in "biggest ever" territory — although it's not quite a record-breaker.

The week started off normally enough, with three new releases arriving on Monday. I say "normal", but I don't think I typically buy that many new releases on any given week (although, as their arrival tends to get spread across Friday–Tuesday nowadays, the impact is normally diluted, so...)

But then I caved to Arrow's Shocktober sale. Try as I might to cut down my order, I went for a whopping 9 titles. Those all arrived this morning... and Arrow threw in one for free, apparently (I don't know if that was a mistake on their end or a deliberate free gift, but it's a title I don't own, so...)

Altogether, that's 13 new titles this week — and every one of them brand-new to my collection, too; no upgrades.

How does that compare to the spate of "biggest week[s] ever" I had in the middle of 2020? It's up there amongst them, but, as I said, not a record-breaker: my biggest-ever increase remains in April 2020, when 18 new additions made net +16 increase in titles. And before that, there was a +14 in July 2011. There were a couple of other weeks in March 2020 where I received 13 new titles, but with upgrades and whatnot they came down to +11 or +12 — so you could say this week settles into 3rd place.

Anyway, here are the numbers...

Number of titles in collection: 2,690 [up 13]
Of which DVDs: 1,062 [no change]
Of which Blu-rays: 1,628 [up 13]
— of which Ultra HD Blu-rays: 129 [up 2]

Number of discs in collection: 6,769 [up 20]
Number of films: 3,144 [up 15]
Number of additional cuts: 233 [up 1]
Number of TV episodes: 9,115 [no change]
Number of short films: 887 [up 1]

It was also meant to be the monthly running time update this week, put off from last week; but with so many titles arriving just this morning, I just don't have the time today to work it out. Of course, that means the backlog of titles I need to add in is just getting bigger! But hopefully I'll work it out for next week — by which time it'll be the month-and-a-half-ly running time update. Hey-ho.

See you then, faithful reader.