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Robin Hood (DVD): Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Ben Mendelson, Eve Hewson, Jamie Dornan Robin Hood (DVD)
Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Ben Mendelson, Eve Hewson, Jamie Dornan
R150 R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Save R21 (14%) In stock

Robin of Loxley, a war-hardened Crusader, and his Moorish commander mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown in a thrilling action-adventure packed with gritty battlefield exploits, mind-blowing fight choreography, and a timeless romance.

Victoria & Abdul (DVD): Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Adeel Akhtar, Michael Gambon Victoria & Abdul (DVD)
Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Adeel Akhtar, Michael Gambon; Directed by … 2
R159 R112 Discovery Miles 1 120 Save R47 (30%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's remarkable rule.

When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favour with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy.

As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.

(Academy Award nominations for: Best Costume Design, Best Makeup & Hairstyling)

The Bombing (Chinese, DVD): Bruce Willis, Adrien Brody, Ye Liu, Seung-heon Song The Bombing (Chinese, DVD)
Bruce Willis, Adrien Brody, Ye Liu, Seung-heon Song
R235 R109 Discovery Miles 1 090 Save R126 (54%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

War drama based on true events and set during WWII in which U.S. Air Force commander Jack Johnson is tasked with preparing Chinese pilots to take on the ruthless Japanese fighter planes.

While they deflect attack from the air, a team on the ground must escort a decoder device through the countryside and ultimately get it in safe hands while they evade the constant onslaught of war around them.

(Please Note: This movie is mainly subtitled with Chinese being the dominant spoken language)

Their Finest (DVD): Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy Their Finest (DVD)
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R165 R98 Discovery Miles 980 Save R67 (41%) Shipped within 11 - 16 working days

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!

Viceroy's House (DVD): Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson Viceroy's House (DVD)
Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson; Directed by Gurinder Chadha 2
R150 R51 Discovery Miles 510 Save R99 (66%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Viceroy’s House in Delhi was the home of the British rulers of India. After 300 years, that rule was coming to an end.

For 6 months in 1947, Lord Mountbatten, great grandson of Queen Victoria, assumed the post of the last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people. The film’s story unfolds within that great House.

Upstairs lived Mountbatten together with his wife and daughter; downstairs lived their 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants. As the political elite - Nehru, Jinnah and Gandhi - converged on the House to wrangle over the birth of independent India, conflict erupted. A decision was taken to divide the country and create a new Muslim homeland: Pakistan.

It was a decision whose consequences reverberate to this day.

Viceroy's House (DVD): Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Manish Dayal, Michael Gambon, Huma Qureshi, Simon Callow, Om Puri Viceroy's House (DVD)
Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Manish Dayal, Michael Gambon, Huma Qureshi, … 2
R149 R141 Discovery Miles 1 410 Save R8 (5%) In stock

Viceroy’s House in Delhi was the home of the British rulers of India. After 300 years, that rule was coming to an end.

For 6 months in 1947, Lord Mountbatten, great grandson of Queen Victoria, assumed the post of the last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people. The film’s story unfolds within that great House.

Upstairs lived Mountbatten together with his wife and daughter; downstairs lived their 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants. As the political elite - Nehru, Jinnah and Gandhi - converged on the House to wrangle over the birth of independent India, conflict erupted. A decision was taken to divide the country and create a new Muslim homeland: Pakistan.

It was a decision whose consequences reverberate to this day.

The Ottoman Lieutenant (DVD): Michiel Huisman, Hera Hilmar, Josh Hartnett, Ben Kingsley The Ottoman Lieutenant (DVD)
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R140 R51 Discovery Miles 510 Save R89 (64%) Shipped 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.

Lady Macbeth (DVD): Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton Lady Macbeth (DVD)
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R109 R101 Discovery Miles 1 010 Save R8 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

William Oldroyd directs this British drama adapted from Nikolai Leskov's novel.

Set in the remote English countryside, the story follows teenage bride Katherine as she is forced to marry shady mining boss Alexander. Deeply unhappy with her new situation, Katherine soon finds an escape in the form of servant Sebastian and the pair begin having an affair.

However, when Alexander learns of her betrayal and reacts violently, Katherine and Sebastian are forced to take matters into their own hands in an attempt to get some retribution of their own.

Tulip Fever (DVD): Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan, Judi Dench, Christoph Waltz Tulip Fever (DVD)
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R165 R98 Discovery Miles 980 Save R67 (41%) Shipped within 11 - 16 working days

In 17th-century Amsterdam, an orphaned girl is forcibly married to a rich and powerful merchant - an unhappy ''arrangement'' that saves her from poverty. After her husband commissions a portrait, she begins a passionate affair with the painter, a struggling young artist.

Seeking to escape the merchant's ever-reaching grasp, the lovers risk everything and enter the frenzied tulip-bulb market, with the hope that the right bulb will make them a fortune and buy their freedom.

Based on the bestselling novel by Deborah Moggach, author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Alone In Berlin (DVD): Emma Thompson, Brendan Gleeson, Daniel Bruhl Alone In Berlin (DVD)
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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.

The Man With The Iron Heart (DVD): Jason Clarke, Rosamund Pike, Jack O'Connell, Jack Reynor, Mia Wasikowska The Man With The Iron Heart (DVD)
Jason Clarke, Rosamund Pike, Jack O'Connell, Jack Reynor, Mia Wasikowska
R165 R98 Discovery Miles 980 Save R67 (41%) Shipped within 11 - 16 working days

Prague, 1942. The Third Reich is at its zenith, controlling most of Europe. Reinhard Heydrich, aided by his wife Lina, has risen to the top of the Nazi Party as head of the SS, the Gestapo, and the architect of the "Final Solution". His brutal and oppressive rule of occupied Czechoslovakia leads to Hitler dubbing him "the man with the iron heart".

However, a small group of Czech Resistance fighters led by Jan Kubiš and Jozef Gabčík, seek to stop the unstoppable and they soon plan to assassinate Heydrich, making him the highest-ranking Nazi officer ever to be killed during World War II.

Based on Laurent Binet's bestselling book "HHhH", The Man With The Iron Heart and its all-star cast tell the incredible true story of how the brave men and women of the Resistance sacrificed everything in the name of freedom.

Silence (DVD): Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson Silence (DVD)
Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson; Directed by Martin Scorsese 6
R165 R59 Discovery Miles 590 Save R106 (64%) Shipped within 11 - 16 working days

Two Jesuit priests, Sebastiăo Rodrigues and Francis Garrpe, travel to seventeenth century Japan which has, under the Tokugawa shogunate, banned Catholicism and almost all foreign contact.

There they witness the persecution of Japanese Christians at the hands of their own government which wishes to purge Japan of all western influence. Eventually the priests separate and Rodrigues travels the countryside, wondering why God remains silent while His children suffer.

Call The Midwife - Season  8 (DVD): Jenny Agutter, Linda Bassett, Helen George, Judy Parfitt Call The Midwife - Season 8 (DVD)
Jenny Agutter, Linda Bassett, Helen George, Judy Parfitt
R337 Discovery Miles 3 370 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Season 8 of Call The Midwife continues to explore complex medical and personal stories on the midwifery and district nursing rounds.

It is now 1964 and times are changing, from the introduction of the contraceptive pill and the availability of a new cancer-screening programme, to the building of high-rise tower blocks. The nuns and nurses continue to face a variety of challenging issues including cleft palate, sickle cell and illegal abortion.

And for one of the team, romance could be on the horizon...

Mrs Wilson (DVD): Ruth Wilson, Iain Glen, Fiona Shaw, Keeley Hawes Mrs Wilson (DVD)
Ruth Wilson, Iain Glen, Fiona Shaw, Keeley Hawes
R316 Discovery Miles 3 160 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Golden Globe-winning actress Ruth Wilson stars in this powerful three-part drama inspired by the memoir of her own grandmother about her family's history.

Set in London in the 1940s and 1960s, and in India in the 1930s, the series follows Alison Wilson, who thinks she is happily married until her husband, Alec, dies and a woman turns up on the doorstep claiming that she is the real Mrs Wilson. Alison is determined to prove the validity of her own marriage - and Alec's love for her - but is instead led into a world of disturbing secrets.

Les Miserables - (2018) (DVD): Dominic West, Lily Collins, David Oyelowo, Adeel Akhtar, David Bradley, Derek Jacobi, Olivia... Les Miserables - (2018) (DVD)
Dominic West, Lily Collins, David Oyelowo, Adeel Akhtar, David Bradley, …
R337 Discovery Miles 3 370 In stock

The ground-breaking new BBC adaptation of Victor Hugo’s epic novel.

Against the epic backdrop of France at a time of civil unrest, Les Misérables is the story of Jean Valjean, a former convict unable to escape the shadow of his past life. His future is threatened by his nemesis, the chilling police officer and former prison guard Javert, who is determined to bring him to justice. Meanwhile Fantine, a working class woman abandoned by her rich lover, is driven to increasingly desperate measures to provide for her young daughter.

Their stories collide and as a revolutionary violence ignites on the streets of Paris, Jean Valjean begins an epic journey towards self-acceptance, redemption and love.

Poldark - Season 4 (DVD): Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Heida Reed Poldark - Season 4 (DVD)
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R333 Discovery Miles 3 330 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

1796: To defend Cornwall and those he loves from an empowered George, Ross must learn to play the political game on a journey that takes him to the nation's capital.

While Demelza manages the Poldark’s affairs at home, Elizabeth moves to further secure her marriage but Drake struggles in resigning Morwenna to life with Osborne, and the Enyses are tested as never before.

The Durrells - Season 3 (DVD): Keeley Hawes, Josh O'Connor, Milo Parker, Callum Woodhouse The Durrells - Season 3 (DVD)
Keeley Hawes, Josh O'Connor, Milo Parker, Callum Woodhouse
R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The beautiful island of Corfu continues to work its magic on the eccentric Durrell family.

Even a visit from Aunt Hermione isn’t the usual dreaded experience as the formerly formidable matriarch has embraced the laid-back Greek attitude and found romance. Leslie’s also enjoying a much-improved love life with three very different girls. But there’s no safety in numbers when his mother and siblings decide to interfere. Margo has (temporarily) given up on love and found a new vocation, while Gerry’s obsession with animals continues to grow.

As for Louisa, a trip to the UK with Larry to sort out family affairs reminds her of the restrictions of her old life. After a brush with bohemian London artists, she realises her heart lies in her island paradise.

Vanity Fair - (2018) (DVD): Olivia Cooke, Claudia Jessie, Tom Bateman, Johnny Flynn, Charlie Rowe, Martin Clunes, Michael Palin Vanity Fair - (2018) (DVD)
Olivia Cooke, Claudia Jessie, Tom Bateman, Johnny Flynn, Charlie Rowe, …
R410 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R234 (57%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In a world where everyone is striving for what is not worth having, orphan Becky Sharp sets out to claw her way to the top of English society.

Written by Gwyneth Hughes, this 7-episode Vanity Fair is a new adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s 19th century literary classic. Set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, Becky’s story of villainy, crime, merriment, lovemaking, jilting, laughing, cheating, fighting and dancing takes her all the way to the court of King George IV, via the Battle of Waterloo, breaking hearts and losing fortunes as she goes.‎

The Crown - Season 1 (DVD): Claire Foy, John Lithgow The Crown - Season 1 (DVD)
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R399 R243 Discovery Miles 2 430 Save R156 (39%) Shipped within 11 - 16 working days

The Crown focuses on Queen Elizabeth II as a 25-year-old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world's most famous monarchy while forging a relationship with legendary Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill.

The British Empire is in decline, the political world is in disarray, and a young woman takes the throne.... a new era is dawning.

Peter Morgan's masterfully researched scripts reveal the Queen's private journey behind the public facade with daring frankness. Prepare to be welcomed into the coveted world of power and privilege and behind locked doors in Westminster and Buckingham Palace....the leaders of an empire await.

The Crown - Season 2 (DVD): Claire Foy, Vanessa Kirby, Matt Smith The Crown - Season 2 (DVD)
Claire Foy, Vanessa Kirby, Matt Smith
R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Shipped within 11 - 16 working days

The Crown, created by Peter Morgan, follows Queen Elizabeth through the late 1950s and early ‘60s as she struggles to navigate a world that’s changing around her.

She must face the challenges of a new era, from the Suez Canal crisis to the assassination of John F. Kennedy, while preserving both the monarchy and her marriage.

Call The Midwife - Season 7 (DVD): Jenny Agutter, Linda Bassett, Helen George, Judy Parfitt Call The Midwife - Season 7 (DVD)
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R436 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R260 (60%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The year is 1963, and the midwives find themselves tested both personally and professionally as never before. Together, they face challenging issues including leprosy, stroke and Huntingdon’s disease, all while fighting their own personal battles.

Nurse Crane finds her authority questioned from an unexpected quarter, Sister Monica Joan is forced to accept her failing faculties, and the much-loved characters are joined by West Indian midwife Lucille Anderson – a compassionate and clever nurse who brings a fresh burst of energy to life at Nonnatus House.

Includes the 2017 Christmas Special where the midwives battle snow, ice, power cuts and frozen pipes to provide patient care during the coldest winter in 300 years. Valerie helps a young couple who experience a traumatic birth and Sister Julienne tries to reunite a family.

Peaky Blinders - Season 4 (DVD): Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hardy Peaky Blinders - Season 4 (DVD)
Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hardy 2
R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 Shipped within 9 - 15 working days

When Tommy Shelby receives a mysterious letter on Christmas Eve, he realises that his entire family is in danger of annihilation. As the enemy closes in, Tommy flees his country house and heads to the only safe place he knows.

Steven Knight’s beloved crime saga makes a triumphant return to the streets of Birmingham in its most sensational and action-packed season yet.

Versailles - Season 3 (DVD): George Blagden, Alexander Vlahos Versailles - Season 3 (DVD)
George Blagden, Alexander Vlahos
R294 R206 Discovery Miles 2 060 Save R88 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Louis has brought an end to the Affair of the Poisons and won the war against Holland. It seems that nothing will thwart his plans to expand his empire and assert his power over the whole of Europe. But his dreams come at a cost, the people have had enough of paying and trouble is brewing.

At Versailles too, Louis must face new challenges. Maintenon, his new mistress, leads him into an assertion of absolutism causing him considerable dissent in the Court. The King's tolerance for any kind of dissidence, be it from his people, Protestants or the Pope himself, slowly disappears; and yet a threat hangs over Louis: a mysterious prisoner whose face is hidden behind an iron mask.

Poldark - Season 1 - 4 (DVD, Boxed set): Aidan Turner Poldark - Season 1 - 4 (DVD, Boxed set)
Aidan Turner
R696 R622 Discovery Miles 6 220 Save R74 (11%) In stock

Poldark - Season 1
It’s 1783, and Ross Poldark returns home from the American Revolutionary War to a country in the grip of recession and his beloved Cornwall is on its knees. In his absence, his father has died, his land and mines have gone to ruin and his childhood sweetheart has become engaged to his cousin. Feeling betrayed by everything he loves, Ross has to rebuild his life, with a new business venture, making new enemies and finding a new love where he least expects it. The dramatic and captivating landscape of the Cornish coastline is the perfect backdrop for this outstanding historical family saga.

Poldark - Season 2
It's 1790 and there is riot and revolution in the air. Ross must fight for his freedom when George Warleggan tries to have him hanged as a revolutionary. While Francis and Elizabeth watch on in horror, can Demelza save Ross from himself? Crippled by debts, Ross and Francis try to heal old wounds by joining forces in a new mine, free of the Warleggans. Ross and Elizabeth are thrown together by unforeseen circumstances, and Ross risks everything in a desperate smuggling venture. Amid catastrophic losses, significant triumphs and shattered relationships, the characters of Poldark must learn to settle their differences once and for all, but at what cost?

Poldark - Season 3
1794: War and the revolution in France hang over Britain. In Cornwall, George Warleggan grows his empire with a view to crush the Poldarks while Ross and Demelza attempt to keep the peace and repair their relationship at Nampara. However, the arrival of Demelza’s brothers disturbs the fragile truce and Ross must ask himself how long he can allow George’s ascent to continue unchecked… Facing battles both at home and abroad, will Ross answer the call and risk losing everything he holds dear?

Poldark - Season 4
1796: To defend Cornwall and those he loves from an empowered George, Ross must learn to play the political game on a journey that takes him to the nation's capital. While Demelza manages the Poldark’s affairs at home, Elizabeth moves to further secure her marriage but Drake struggles in resigning Morwenna to life with Osborne, and the Enyses are tested as never before.

The Durrells - Season 1-3 (DVD, Boxed set): Keeley Hawes The Durrells - Season 1-3 (DVD, Boxed set)
Keeley Hawes
R699 Discovery Miles 6 990 In stock

A warm, funny, feel-good series about a family’s adventures on a gorgeous Greek island when they uproot from their English home in the hope of a better life.

Based on Gerald Durrell’s much-loved Corfu trilogy of novels, The Durrells sees impoverished but sparky widow Louisa Durrell make the radical decision to seek out a new destiny for her family when she relocates her reluctant brood to a dilapidated house in the Greek sun.

This beautifully shot series follows the family as they adjust to their new life, face a whole new set of challenges and meet new friends, rivals, lovers – and animals.

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