Entries for the ‘Blu-ray Stats Features’ Category

Site Maintenance

Posted in Blu-ray Stats Features on November 28th, 2014 by Dave

I expect to have some maintenance done on the server soon so there may be outages over the next 24-48 hours.

Batman: The Complete TV Series to be Released on Blu-ray Disc November 11th, 2014

Posted in Blu-ray, Blu-ray Stats Features, Warner on July 27th, 2014 by Dave

Batman: The Complete TV Series

Be sure to watch for the upcoming Warner Home Video Blu-ray release Batman: The Complete TV Series – on Blu-ray Disc November 11th, 2014.

This well known 1960s live action television series is based on the DC comic book characters, and has been a fan favourite for almost 50 years.

The show aired twice weekly on the ABC network for three seasons between January 1966 and March 1968, with a total of 120 episodes produced during its run.

The cast includes Adam West and Burt Ward as Batman and Robin, along with Alan Napier, Neil Hamilton, Stafford Repp, Madge Blake and Yvonne Craig.

BatmanTheCompleteTVSeries2The show currently has an IMDb score of 7.4/10.

Planned technical features for the disc are not available yet, though I think it is safe to assume a 1080p video encode presented at 1.33:1.

A number of new featurettes and a nice range of collectibles including a toy Batmobile are included in the limited edition package.

The retail price is $269.97, and you can pre-order it from Amazon for $189.99, saving 30%!

Alternatively you can add it to your Blu-rayStats Wishlist.

Extras:

  • All 120 Original Broadcast Episodes Fully Remastered in HD
  • Hanging with Batman – A true slice of life in the words of Adam West
  • Holy Memorabilia Batman! – A journey into the most sought after collectibles through the eyes of 3 extraordinary collectors
  • Batmania Born! – Building the World of Batman – Explore the art and design behind the fiction.
  • Bats of the Round Table – A candid conversation with Adam West and his celebrity friends, chatting all things Bat ’66.
  • Inventing Batman in the words of Adam West (episode 1 &2) – A rare treat for the fans as Adam discusses his script notes on bringing Batman to life in the first and second episodes
  • Na Na Na Batman! — Hollywood favorites stars and producers recount their favorite Batman memories
  • Highly Collectible Premiums:
  • Hot Wheels Replica Batmobile The Adam West Scrapbook 44 Vintage Trading Cards

Synopsis:

TV’s iconic Dynamic Duo has been captured, along with a legion of abominable archenemies in a POW-erful numbered limited-edition collection. Featuring ALL 120 original broadcast episodes, ever popular guest stars like Julie Newmar and Cesar Romero, The Adam West Scrapbook, complete episode guide — and exploding with over 3 hours of all new extras — you can bring home all the crime fighting action that won generations of fans!

New Twitter Feature for Blu-ray Bargains and Facebook Page

Posted in Amazon Bargains, Blu-ray Stats Features on November 4th, 2010 by Dave

bigpie.pngSomething I have noticed recently is that the Blu-ray bargains at Amazon come and go rapidly and with my busy schedule I am finding it harder to highlight bargains in a timely fashion.

Since the site can somewhat automagically track things for me, I have added a feature where every hour on the hour the site will Tweet a new Amazon bargain.

This tweet will go out on our Twitter Feed here.

I don’t want to be spammy so let me know if you think this is too often – or let me know if you would prefer to see more!

All in all I am hoping that this will be a useful feature and make the site more useful as a whole.

Speaking of Social Networking, we also have updates going out on Facebook now – avid Facebook users can find our page here.

Popular Blu-ray Bargains and Deals on Home Page

Posted in Blu-ray Stats Features on May 28th, 2010 by Dave

brs.jpgToday I was thinking how useful it would be to see a list of the most popular deals at Amazon in Blu-ray, and I realised that this is actually a pretty straightforward task, given the database capability.

So a little bit of PHP coding later and we have a Popular Amazon Bargains and Deals section on the home page.

It is pretty easy to see that discounts on Firefly: The Complete Series and The Dark Knight are doing well since they are in the top 10 titles, but other great bargains like Up for $17.99 and The Fifth Element or 2001 for $10.49 are now revealed.

The table updates automagically, so you will always be the first to see the most interesting Amazon bargains using this table.

Happy Earth Day Blu-ray Stats Readers!

Posted in Blu-ray Stats Features, Commentary on April 22nd, 2010 by Dave

avatar.jpgHi all – hope you had a fun Earth Day. I hope some celebrated by getting a copy of Avatar on Blu-ray – only  $19.99 at Amazon!

Mine was pretty busy but I did get to ride share, which is a little out of the ordinary for me (I usually take a train but that was not possible today).

I also had the pleasure of having lunch with one of the Blu-ray Stats readers over lunch – I am always up for great Sushi and it was a pleasure to meet one of our most active users!

Then tonight it was great to see the San Jose Sharks take it to Colorado with a 5 goal shut out game! (My commiserations to readers in Colorado)

Things are pretty busy for my day job and with a lot of weekends out of town and a ski week in Canada (I live a rough life!) it has been hard to keep things moving forward here at the site.

My wife notes that with all the time I work on the site, I wouldn’t even make minimum hourly wage off it, but none the less I enjoy it – call it a labour of love.

In any case, now that ski season is over I will hopefully get more time to dedicate to the site infrastructure and will slowly port all the functionality over to a new version of the database (version 4!).

These enhancements should allow for much better representation of multi program titles, box sets and foreign titles – but there is a lot of work to do just to get all of the current titles into the new format.

So if it looks like I am getting behind on adding new titles, in some cases I am just waiting to put them in the new database since the old one has trouble representing some of this data.

Also on the plus side, I see that the forum now has over 500 members! I imagine most are simply tracking their collections with MyBlu-rayStats, but none the less it is great to see that growing.

You can always use the forum to let me know what you think and ask for new features, though keep in mind that there is a lot going on behind the scenes already right now.

Well I have rambled long enough – hope everyone had a great day!

Busy Working on a New Blu-ray Database Version

Posted in Blu-ray Stats Features, Commentary on March 19th, 2010 by Dave

logo-mysql.pngSorry folks that I have not had much to say lately.

I had this mad idea that I needed to upgrade the database significantly and have done a lot of reading about relational databases and I think it is fair to say that I am in MySQL Hell right about now.

The reality is that there is a lot of work to do both in creating the new database format as well as an infrastructure to support it and display the contents, and then to transfer all of the data!

Sadly this means that it will probably be quite a few weeks or more before the new database is ready for use, but when it is, it promises more search options and deeper information, especially for multiple disc and version titles.

It has been a long time coming, but really I think it has all reached the point where it has to be done.

This will likely mean less posts here though I will try to at least keep all of the current releases current as they street.

Hopefully this will result in a more functional database system, and with any luck it will also be faster and have many more search terms and options.

Feel free to comment below if there is anything you think should be included that is not already, since now is the best time for me to add new database fields, etc.

Some Small Code Changes on Blu-ray Stats Page

Posted in Blu-ray Stats Features, Site Features on November 17th, 2009 by Dave

I just wanted to let folks know that there is a new revision of code for the stats page that is purely to make it easier to make new pages in the future.

My plan is to add some new charts that may be fun to check out for movies you might like.

If I did my job right, you should not see any difference from the old version of the page.

If you see any strange happenings, please let me know

Summit Blu-ray Titles Added to Universal Total in Database

Posted in Blu-ray Stats Features on October 23rd, 2009 by Dave

twilight.jpgThis is just a heads up for anyone keeping track.

Since Universal distributes Summit titles, much like Pararmount does for DreamWorks, I have attributed the Summit titles to the Universal total instead of just ‘Other’.

This will have caused the pie charts to jump a little, but be assured that this was expected and is not an error.

Sorry to the 2 people that care! 🙂

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Blu-ray Half Price at Amazon

Posted in Amazon Bargains, Blu-ray Stats Features on October 19th, 2009 by Dave

transformersrevengeofthefallen.jpgSome of you may have noticed a new feature block on the home page for the site.

The new Recent Amazon Bargains and Deals widget lists the most recent titles listed for 50% off or more.

And to prove it’s worth I see right now that Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen has been dropped to half retail price, selling for only $19.99.

So if you are interested in the most recent bargains available at Amazon, check the home page for a regularly updated list.

Blu-rayStats.com Server Move is Complete

Posted in Blu-ray Stats Features, Commentary on August 2nd, 2009 by Dave

bluraystats.jpgJust wanted to let you know that the server move is now complete and we are operating off a dedicated server now.

So no more issues with the server being disabled when too many of you visit!

I found a couple of bugs this morning, and no doubt there are more remaining – if you find anything please let me know in comments or on the forum.

To me it feels like it is a little slower, so the next phase will look into ways to speed things up.