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'My Favourite Film' series – Seven Samurai

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    Ugetsu

    Just a link for you here – in the Guardians excellent ‘my favourite film’ series (where Guardian journalists talk about the film that means most to them), there is a nice entry here on Seven Samurai.

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    Vili Maunula

    Thanks for the link, Ugetsu!

    How’s your DVD player? 🙂

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    Ugetsu

    Thanks Vili… its working now… bizarrely it just started working as normal yesterday, it must have been a software issue.

    My PC (I don’t own a TV) is a Sony Viao, out of warranty, I’ve been trying to find somewhere that would fix it without charging a fortune or keeping it for a few weeks until Sony send the parts. The problem is that it has a ‘slot’ type dvd, and it swallowed up ‘Shutter Island’ (always those damned Scorsese movies causing problems) and refused to release it. I was told that its too risky to attempt to dismantle it, in case dust gets on the internals of the screen.

    Yesterday, after a long phone conversation with a guy at the authorized Viao repair centre here, I decided that it would be cheaper and simpler to just buy separate dvd driver and use that instead. I did… and the pc refused to accept the new driver. But in trying various ways to get it to accept, there was a little ‘whrrr’, and it coughed up Shutter Island! It now works perfectly I have no idea why or how it did that – I can only think that there was a software issue and that an automatic update cured it.

    Anyway, I’ll be away the weekend, so hopefully if its still working when I get back, I’ll be able to catch up on the film club!

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    alanhuttan

    I have seen that film. WOw it was nice.

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    Vili Maunula

    I’m glad to hear things are working again, Ugetsu!

    I’m still waiting for my copy of Ugetsu to arrive. It may have gotten caught in the Christmas traffic.

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    Ugetsu

    I’m a bit dubious about some of B&N’s claims about mailing – twice I’ve ordered from them, and twice it took more than 2 weeks to arrive after they claimed it was sent (usually mail from the US to Ireland just takes 2 or 3 days).

    Anyway, I’m off now for a few days (a mix of work and family things), will be looking forward to catching up on my viewing when I get back on Tuesday. I hope my dvd player is still working when I get back!

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