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Movies & TV > War

The Exception (DVD): Lily James, Jai Courtney, Janet McTeer, Christopher Plummer The Exception (DVD)
Lily James, Jai Courtney, Janet McTeer, Christopher Plummer
R165 R150 Discovery Miles 1 500 Save R15 (9%) In stock

German soldier Stefan Brandt goes on a mission to investigate exiled German Monarch Kaiser Wilhelm II.

The Kaiser lives in a secluded mansion in The Netherlands, and as Germany is taking over Holland, the country’s authorities are concerned that Dutch spies may be watching the Kaiser. As Brandt begins to infiltrate the Kaiser’s life in search of clues, he finds himself drawn into an unexpected and passionate romance with Mieke, one of the Kaiser’s maids whom Brandt soon discovers is secretly Jewish.

When Heinrich Himmler, Head of the SS, decides to come for an unexpected visit with a large platoon of Nazis in tow, the stage is set for a breathtaking showdown, as secrets are revealed, allegiances are tested, and Brandt is forced to make the ultimate choice between honouring his country and following his heart.

Dunkirk (DVD): Christopher Nolan Dunkirk (DVD)
Christopher Nolan; Starring Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy, … 4
R159 R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 Save R43 (27%) Within 4 - 8 working days

From filmmaker Christopher Nolan comes the epic action thriller Dunkirk, which opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces.

Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea, they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.

The story unfolds on land, sea and air. RAF Spitfires engage the enemy in the skies above the Channel, trying to protect the defenseless men below. Meanwhile, hundreds of small boats manned by both military and civilians are mounting a desperate rescue effort, risking their lives in a race against time to save even a fraction of their army.

(Academy Award winner for: Best Editing, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing. Nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Music Score)

Their Finest (DVD): Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy Their Finest (DVD)
Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy 1
R165 R98 Discovery Miles 980 Save R67 (41%) In stock

1940, London, the Blitz. With the country’s morale at stake, Catrin, an untried screenwriter, and a makeshift cast and crew, work under fire to make a film to lift the nation’s flagging spirits; and inspire America to join the war. Partnered alongside fellow screenwriter, Buckley, the pair set off to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation and capture the imagination of the American population.

Alongside Gemma Arterton and Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy stars as fading matinee idol Ambrose Hilliard, who reluctantly joins their production in a supporting role.

Based on Lissa Evans' novel, Their Finest Hour And A Half, this is a witty, romantic and moving portrayal of a young woman finding her way, and her voice, in the mayhem of war… and the movies!

The Promise (DVD): Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, Christian Bale, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Rade Sherbedgia The Promise (DVD)
Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, Christian Bale, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Rade Sherbedgia; Directed by … 1
R165 R71 Discovery Miles 710 Save R94 (57%) In stock

From the award-winning director of Hotel Rwanda comes a powerful and sweeping epic set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire.

Sparks fly when a humble Armenian medical student falls in love with an artist already committed to a renowned and worldly journalist. But as tensions rise with the outbreak of World War I, the trio must set passions aside to survive as the world around them crumbles and one of history's darkest yet rarely told chapters unfolds before their eyes.

The Ottoman Lieutenant (DVD): Michiel Huisman, Hera Hilmar, Josh Hartnett, Ben Kingsley The Ottoman Lieutenant (DVD)
Michiel Huisman, Hera Hilmar, Josh Hartnett, Ben Kingsley 2
R140 R52 Discovery Miles 520 Save R88 (63%) Within 4 - 8 working days

On the brink of the First World War, The Ottoman Lieutenant tells the story of a strong-willed American woman who, frustrated by ongoing injustices at home, follows an American doctor to a medical mission in the exotic Ottoman Empire.

However, her loyalty to both the doctor and the mission’s founder is soon tested when she falls in love with Ismail, a lieutenant in the Ottoman Imperial Army. With the invading army forces at their doorstep and the world about to plunge into war, she soon realizes that the most dangerous place to be during war, is in love.

Churchill (DVD): Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery Churchill (DVD)
Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery 2
R165 R113 Discovery Miles 1 130 Save R52 (32%) In stock

Churchill follows Britain’s iconic Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the days before the infamous D-Day landings in June 1944.

As allied forces stand on the south coast of Britain, poised to invade Nazi-occupied Europe, they await Churchill’s decision on whether the invasion will actually move ahead. Fearful of repeating his mistakes from World War I on the beaches of Gallipoli, exhausted by years of war, plagued by depression and obsessed with fulfilling historical greatness, Churchill is also faced with constant criticism from his political opponents; General Eisenhower and Field Marshal Montgomery.

Only the unflinching support of Churchill’s brilliant, unflappable wife Clementine can halt the Prime Minister’s physical and mental collapse and help lead him to greatness.

The Zookeeper's Wife (DVD): Jessica Chastain, Daniel Bruhl, Johan Heldenbergh The Zookeeper's Wife (DVD)
Jessica Chastain, Daniel Bruhl, Johan Heldenbergh; Directed by Niki Caro 1
R159 R52 Discovery Miles 520 Save R107 (67%) Within 4 - 8 working days

In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński, have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are stunned – and forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck.

To fight back on their own terms, Antonina and Jan covertly begin working with the Resistance – and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk.

Hacksaw Ridge (DVD): Mel Gibson Hacksaw Ridge (DVD)
Mel Gibson; Starring Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, … 6
R122 R100 Discovery Miles 1 000 Save R22 (18%) In stock

In Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, Desmond Doss saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun.

He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. As an army medic, he single-handedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers.

Doss was the first conscientious objector awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor and this is his gripping story, directed by Mel Gibson.

(Academy Award winner for Best Editing, Best Sound Mixing. Also nominated for: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Sound Editing)

Allied (Blu-ray disc): Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard Allied (Blu-ray disc)
Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard; Directed by Robert Zemeckis
R199 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R70 (35%) In stock

Allied is the story of intelligence officer Max Vatan, who in 1942 North Africa encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour on a deadly mission behind enemy lines.

Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war.

(Academy Award nomination for: Best Costume Design)

Allied (DVD): Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Matthew Goode, Lizzy Caplan Allied (DVD)
Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Matthew Goode, Lizzy Caplan; Directed by Robert Zemeckis 2
R159 R38 Discovery Miles 380 Save R121 (76%) In stock

Allied is the story of intelligence officer Max Vatan, who in 1942 North Africa encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour on a deadly mission behind enemy lines.

Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war.

(Academy Award nomination for: Best Costume Design)

Chosen (DVD): Luke Mably, Ana Ularu, Harvey Keitel Chosen (DVD)
Luke Mably, Ana Ularu, Harvey Keitel
R93 Discovery Miles 930 Within 7 - 11 working days

A young lawyer makes a stand against the oppression of the Nazis as the Second World War draws to a close.

Infiltrating the German military, Sonson sows chaos amid their ranks in an effort to drive them out, enlisting the aid of the rebellious locals eager to liberate their home.

Alone In Berlin (DVD): Emma Thompson, Brendan Gleeson, Daniel Bruhl Alone In Berlin (DVD)
Emma Thompson, Brendan Gleeson, Daniel Bruhl 2
R165 R98 Discovery Miles 980 Save R67 (41%) In stock

How did an ordinary, middle-aged couple become a symbol of defiance against Nazi brutality? This true-life tale of courage unfolds against the tumultuous backdrop of Berlin in 1940.

Otto and Anna Quangel are a working class husband and wife doing their best to ride out the war. When their son is killed fighting on the frontlines, however, everything changes. They begin pouring their rage and grief into postcards emblazoned with anti-Nazi slogans, risking everything to disseminate their messages of protest across the city. But this seemingly small act of subversion rattles the regime, including a police inspector who will not rest until the culprits have been caught.

Based on the bestselling novel "Every Man Dies Alone" by Hans Fallada, Alone in Berlin is both a gripping thriller and a stirring ode to resistance.

USS Indianapolis: Men Of Courage (DVD): Nicolas Cage, James Remar, Tom Sizemore, Thomas Jane USS Indianapolis: Men Of Courage (DVD)
Nicolas Cage, James Remar, Tom Sizemore, Thomas Jane; Directed by Mario Van Peebles 2
R128 Discovery Miles 1 280 Within 7 - 11 working days

After delivering parts for the atomic bomb that would later be dropped on Hiroshima in 1945, the naval cruiser USS Indianapolis is torpedoed by a Japanese submarine while patrolling the Philippine Sea.

Left with no option but to abandon ship, Captain Charles McVay and hundreds of his crew are left stranded in open seas with no food or water. Enduring extreme hunger and thirst for days, things soon go from bad to worse as a group of sharks begin to prey on the men as they sit helplessly awaiting rescue.

Hacksaw Ridge (Blu-ray disc): Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths,... Hacksaw Ridge (Blu-ray disc)
Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, … 2
R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Within 7 - 11 working days

In Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, Desmond Doss saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun.

He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. As an army medic, he single-handedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers.

Doss was the first conscientious objector awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor and this is his gripping story, directed by Mel Gibson.

(Academy Award winner for Best Editing, Best Sound Mixing. Also nominated for: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Sound Editing)

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (Blu-ray disc): Ang Lee Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (Blu-ray disc)
Ang Lee; Starring Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel, … 1
R206 R92 Discovery Miles 920 Save R114 (55%) In stock

Based on the widely-acclaimed bestselling novel, the film is told from the point of view of 19-year-old private Billy Lynn who, along with his fellow soldiers in Bravo Squad, becomes a hero after a harrowing Iraq battle and is brought home temporarily for a victory tour.

Through flashbacks, culminating at the spectacular halftime show of the Thanksgiving Day football game, the film reveals what really happened to the squad - contrasting the realities of the war with America's perceptions.

Modder En Bloed (Afrikaans, DVD): Stian Bam, Grant Swanby, Albert Maritz, Charlotte Salt, Bok van Blerk Modder En Bloed (Afrikaans, DVD)
Stian Bam, Grant Swanby, Albert Maritz, Charlotte Salt, Bok van Blerk 6
R165 R43 Discovery Miles 430 Save R122 (74%) In stock

Set in 1901, this period epic follows Willem Morkel - a Boer and family man whose wife and son are murdered during the Anglo-Boer War. Captured as a prisoner of war, Willem must survive incarceration in the notorious St. Helena concentration camp and defeat the ruthless Colonel Swannell, at his own game... Rugby.

Dad's Army (DVD): Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Toby Jones, Michael Gambon Dad's Army (DVD)
Bill Nighy, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Toby Jones, Michael Gambon 3
R159 R52 Discovery Miles 520 Save R107 (67%) Within 4 - 8 working days

It is 1944 and World War II is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea, morale amongst the Home Guard is low.

Their new mission then – to patrol the Dover army base – is a great chance to revive spirits and reputation, that is until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits, setting the pulses racing and putting the local women on red alert. MI5 then discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea. There’s a spy on the loose!

The outcome of the war is suddenly at stake, and it falls to our unlikely heroes to stand up and be counted.

13 Hours (Blu-ray disc): Michael Bay 13 Hours (Blu-ray disc)
Michael Bay; Starring John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, Max Martini, Toby Stephens 2
R160 R122 Discovery Miles 1 220 Save R38 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days

This is the true story of the six members of a security team who fought to defend the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, after the attack by Islamic terrorists on September 11, 2012.

(Academy Award nomination for: Best Sound Mixing)

13 Hours (DVD): Michael Bay 13 Hours (DVD)
Michael Bay; Starring John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, Max Martini, Toby Stephens 3
R159 R52 Discovery Miles 520 Save R107 (67%) Within 4 - 8 working days

This is the true story of the six members of a security team who fought to defend the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, after the attack by Islamic terrorists on September 11, 2012.

(Academy Award nomination for: Best Sound Mixing)

Testament Of Youth (DVD): Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Miranda Richardson, Taron Egerton, Anna Chancellor Testament Of Youth (DVD)
Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Miranda Richardson, Taron Egerton, Anna Chancellor
R134 Discovery Miles 1 340 Within 4 - 8 working days

Testament Of Youth is a powerful story of love, war and remembrance, based on the First World War memoir by Vera Brittain, which has become the classic testimony of that war from a woman's point of view.

A searing journey from youthful hopes and dreams to the edge of despair and back again, it's a film about young love, the futility of war and how to make sense of the darkest times.

Jarhead / Tears Of The Sun / Black Hawk Down (DVD): Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Bruce Willis, Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor Jarhead / Tears Of The Sun / Black Hawk Down (DVD)
Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Bruce Willis, Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor 1
R67 Discovery Miles 670 In stock

Jarhead
Jarhead follows 'Swoff' from a sobering stint in boot camp to active duty. Sporting a sniper's rifle through Middle East deserts with no cover from intolerable heat or from Iraqi soldiers, Swoff and his fellow Marines, who have been trained to kill, find themselves in a brutal situation, fighting a war they don't understand for a cause they don't fully grasp. From the Academy Award - winning director of American Beauty, Jarhead is a powerful story, told with painful honestly and irreverence, with spectacular cinematography.

Tears Of The Sun
Loyal veteran Navy SEAL unit Lt. Waters is sent into the heart of war-torn Africa on a hazardous assignment to rescue Dr. Lena Hendricks, a U.S. citizen who runs a mission. When the beautiful doctor refuses to abandon the refugees under her care, Lt. Waters finds himself having to choose between following orders and the dictates of his own conscience. Together, they begin a dangerous trek through the deadly jungle, all the while being pursued by a rebel militia group who have only one goal in mind: to assassinate Lt. Waters' unit and the refugees in his care.

Black Hawk Down
From acclaimed director Ridley Scott and renowned producer Jerry Bruckheimer comes a gripping true story about bravery, camaradarie and the complex reality of war. In 1993, an elite group of American Rangers and Delta Force soldiers are sent to Somalia on a critical mission to capture a violent warlord whose corrupt regime has lead to the starvation of hundreds of thousands of Somalis. When the mission goes terribly wrong, the men find themselves outnumbered and literally fighting for their lives.

The Action and Ammo Collection - Tigerland / Rescue Dawn / Windtalkers / Behind Enemy Lines (English, French, Czech, DVD, Boxed... The Action and Ammo Collection - Tigerland / Rescue Dawn / Windtalkers / Behind Enemy Lines (English, French, Czech, DVD, Boxed set)
Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Zach Grenier, Pat Healy, Francois Chau, … 1
R85 Discovery Miles 850 Within 10 - 15 working days

Collection of four thrilling war films.

Tigerland (2000)
Louisiana, 1971. When new recruit Jim Paxton (Matthew Davis) arrives at Fort Polk for basic training he soon makes friends with the rebellious Roland Bozz (Colin Farrell), a soldier who is doing everything he can to get himself thrown out of the army. Bozz has plans to escape to Mexico, but Paxton refuses to go with him, arguing that if he doesn't go to Vietnam, then somebody else will have to go in his place. However, when Bozz makes an enemy of his vengeful and sadistic fellow recruit Wilson (Shea Whigham), the need to get out of the army becomes even more pressing.

Rescue Dawn (2006)
Directed by Werner Herzog and tells the story of downed Vietnam pilot Dieter Dengler. The film follows Dengler (Christian Bale) as he fulfils his lifelong dream by making his way to the United States and joining the Air Force. Shot down over Vietnam and captured by the Vietcong, Dengler has to quickly adapt to the harsh brutality of his situation, biding his time until he can risk an escape attempt with his fellow POWs.

Windtalkers (2002)
Ben Yahzee (Adam Beach) is a Navajo Indian who signs up for the US marines to work as a radio operator in a new military program which uses the Navajo language as the basis for coded transmissions. Sent into action, Yahzee is given battle-weary sergeant Joe Enders (Nicolas Cage) as a bodyguard, but remains unaware that Enders has been ordered to kill him should he fall into enemy hands. When the two men find themselves caught up in the intense close-quarters combat of the battle of Saipan, they must struggle not only against the enemy, but also to earn each other's trust and respect.

Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
Inspired by the true story of Scott O'Grady, the US fighter pilot who was shot down over Bosnia in 1995. After photographing some Bosnian Serb troops hidden in a forest, Lieutenant Chris Burnett (Owen Wilson) and his co-pilot Stackhouse (Gabriel Macht) are shot down by an anti-aircraft missile. Stackhouse breaks his leg in the crash, and Burnett goes off to get help, but the Serbs soon locate Stackhouse and execute him. Burnett now finds himself alone in hostile country and sets out on the long and dangerous journey back to safety. Meanwhile, his commanding officer (Gene Hackman), against all army and NATO rules, sets out on a mission to locate and rescue Burnett.

Fort Bliss (DVD): Michelle Monaghan, Ron Livingston, Emmanuelle Chriqui Fort Bliss (DVD)
Michelle Monaghan, Ron Livingston, Emmanuelle Chriqui 1
R99 R53 Discovery Miles 530 Save R46 (46%) Within 15 - 20 working days

Decorated U.S. Army medic and single mother Maggie Swann returns home from an extended tour of duty in Afghanistan to discover the bond with her five-year-old son has been broken.

As she struggles to reclaim his affection, life after deployment is made more difficult by her persistent memories of Afghanistan.

When news of another deployment threatens the fragile balance she has achieved, she must find a way to reconcile her duties as a mother and her obligations as a soldier.

American Sniper (Blu-ray disc): Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller American Sniper (Blu-ray disc)
Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller; Directed by Clint Eastwood
R90 Discovery Miles 900 Within 4 - 8 working days

U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms.

His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend.” However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world.

Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, personifying the SEAL creed to “leave no man behind.” But upon returning to his wife, Taya Renae Kyle, and kids, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.

(2015 Oscar winner for: Best Sound Editing. Also nominated for Best Motion Picture, Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Sound Mixing)

Fury (Blu-ray disc): Brad Pitt Fury (Blu-ray disc)
Brad Pitt 1
R90 Discovery Miles 900 Within 4 - 8 working days

April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines.

Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany

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