Saturday, 21 January 2023


Glass Onion (2022)
aka Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, but only in the marketing, not in the film itself.

Collection Count

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

As mentioned last week, my long-awaited order from the US (I placed it eight weeks ago) is finally here, with eight new additions to my collection — although two are upgrades. Even more fun, one is a 4K UHD + 3D Blu-ray combo, only my fourth of that particular setup. The previous three were all recent features (Alita; and, imported from France, Godzilla vs. Kong and Dune: Part One), whereas this is a classic '50s title (I, the Jury). Like I said, fun.

But there's even more to add than that, because (as I also mentioned last week) I've been stung by all the January sales, and so a pile of freshly-ordered titles also arrived. In total, they brought 13 new additions — although another two were upgrades. No odd combos in there, I'm afraid. The most noteworthy thing is that a couple were prompted by my new 100 Films Challenge plans, not least a couple of highly-regarded gialli.

However, what is definitely worth noting is that, altogether, that makes 21 new additions and a +17 net titles increase — a new biggest week ever! It beats the 18 purchases / +16 increase from April 2020. (That was almost three years ago?! Time flies!) Back then, it was among a string of weeks that, even when they didn't break records, all came close. Fun times in some ways, but not for my wallet or shelf space. I kinda hope I'm not about to repeat it...

Also of note: there are changes to every category's numbers this week. Not often that happens — and it nearly didn't this week: the four TV episodes are special feature on a film.

Number of titles in collection: 3,014 [up 17]
Of which DVDs: 1,034 [down 3]
Of which Blu-rays: 1,980 [up 20]
— of which Ultra HD Blu-rays: 233 [up 6]

Number of discs in collection: 7,449 [up 34]
Number of films: 3,686 [up 24]
Number of additional cuts: 300 [up 2]
Number of TV episodes: 9,512 [up 4]
Number of short films: 1,031 [up 6]

All of which somewhat overshadows another milestone, as I comfortably sailed past the 3,000 title mark. I thought I might get there in 2022, but then I hadn't factored in that US package taking so long (although, if it had turned up in December, it still would've left me just short). As it is, I've bounded right past it with this big week. I really should slow down...

...but there'll definitely be more new purchases next week. See you then, faithful reader.