Saturday 15 October 2022


The Two Faces of January (2014)
[2nd watch]
[#62 in The All-New 100 Films in a Year Challenge 2022]
I originally counted my rewatch of Encanto as #62, but that arguably throws up some conflicts with my rules (I've already counted Encanto once, when I watched it the first time). So, as this is another October rewatch that can qualify, it seems sensible just to count this instead.

Walk the Line (2005)
[2nd watch]
[#63 in The All-New 100 Films in a Year Challenge 2022]
Not seen this since it was in the cinema, even though I've owned the DVD probably since it came out. It qualifies as this month's DVD watch, too... even though I didn't actually watch my copy (I was away from home and watched someone else's)... and it's in HD on Disney+, so even if I had been home, I probably wouldn't have watched my DVD. Kinda defeats the purpose of the DVD category (to watch more of my DVDs), but the rules don't actually specify it has to be my copy that gets watched (though it is kinda heavily implied), so...

Collection Count

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

Another big haul this week, primarily made up of an order from Indicator's sale. I picked up seven titles therein, although I also snagged an empty Hammer Volume Two box — I already owned two of the titles that go in it, and two of the seven I ordered were the other two. So, of course, that does slightly funny things to this week's totals (I never really know if those "funny things" show up in the end results, but I certainly have to think about them when computing the numbers).

Also this week: the reward from a Kickstarter I backed a year-and-a-half ago; two Masters of Cinema titles, one new (officially out Monday), one on offer (which has ended); and an Arrow release I picked up secondhand (to make sure I got the booklet) because 88 Films are releasing its sort-of-follow-up later this month, so I thought I ought to have both.

Number of titles in collection: 2,942 [up 8]
Of which DVDs: 1,043 [no change]
Of which Blu-rays: 1,899 [up 8]
— of which Ultra HD Blu-rays: 203 [no change]

Number of discs in collection: 7,276 [up 13]
Number of films: 3,523 [up 11]
Number of additional cuts: 286 [up 2]
Number of TV episodes: 9,422 [no change]
Number of short films: 1,007 [no change]

This week should also have been the monthly running time update, but with so much going on I just haven't had time to work it out. Next week instead, then, faithful reader.