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Malcolm X - (1992) (DVD): Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo Malcolm X - (1992) (DVD)
Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo; Directed by Spike Lee 1
R56 Discovery Miles 560 Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Filmmaker Spike Lee, star Denzel Washington and other talents vividly portray the life and times of the visionary leader.

One of the most charismatic and politically controversial voices in history, Malcolm X burst into the public consciousness with a radical perspective on race relations in America.

His inspiring and enlightening ideologies touched and continue to influence the lives of millions.

Hotel Rwanda (DVD): Don Cheadle, Nick Nolte, Joaquin Phoenix Hotel Rwanda (DVD)
Don Cheadle, Nick Nolte, Joaquin Phoenix 2
R95 Discovery Miles 950 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Ten years ago some of the worst atrocities in the history of mankind took place in the country of Rwanda and in an era of high-speed communication and round the clock news, the events went almost unnoticed by the rest of the world. In only three months, one million people were brutally murdered.

In the face of these unspeakable actions, inspired by his love for his family, an ordinary man summons extraordinary courage to save the lives of over a thousand helpless refugees, by granting them shelter in the hotel he manages.

The Passion Of The Christ (Aramaic, Latin, Hebrew, DVD): Mel Gibson The Passion Of The Christ (Aramaic, Latin, Hebrew, DVD)
Mel Gibson; Starring Jim Caviezel, Monica Belluci, Maia Morgenstern 3
R91 Discovery Miles 910 In stock

From the Academy Award - winning Director Mel Gibson comes a profound story of courage and sacrifice depicting the final twelve hours in the life of Jesus Christ.

Featuring stunning cinematography and an inspired performance by Jim Caviezel, The Passion Of The Christ is a triumphant and uncompromising film-making achievement.

In Aramaic and Latin Hebrew with English subtitles.

Domino (Blu-ray disc): Keira Knightley, Mickey Rourke, Édgar Ramírez, Riz Abbasi, Delroy Lindo, Monique Imes-Jackson, Ian... Domino (Blu-ray disc)
Keira Knightley, Mickey Rourke, Édgar Ramírez, Riz Abbasi, Delroy Lindo, …
R39 Discovery Miles 390 Shipped within 9 - 15 working days

Fast-paced action thriller based on real events. The film traces the trajectory of Domino Harvey's (Keira Knightley) tumultuous life. Beginning with the death of her father, Domino develops into a hard nosed, scrappy young woman who trains with nunchucks beside her mother's luxurious pool and responds violently to anyone who crosses her. Bored with the runway and the glamorous L.A. life, Domino shows up for a bounty-hunter seminar. Catching the 'teachers' of the seminar as they try to cut and run with the proceeds, she manages to win their respect and joins their team. This consists of Ed Mosbey (Mickey Rourke), the tough-as-nails leader and Domino's surrogate father, and Choco (Edgar Ramirez), an impulsive Venezuelan who harbors a not-so-secret love for Domino. The three form a kind of family, working under Claremont Williams (Delroy Lindo), who 'plays Charlie to their three angels'. For a time they are unstoppable, even agreeing to let the slimy Mark Heiss (Christopher Walken) produce a reality-TV show about them, which is hilariously hosted by Ian Ziering and Brian Austin Green. But when Claremont orchestrates a complicated inside job in order to raise the money for his granddaughter's doctor bills, the precarious balance within the trio is disturbed.

Woman In Gold (DVD): Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Bruhl Woman In Gold (DVD)
Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Bruhl 1
R71 Discovery Miles 710 Shipped within 9 - 15 working days

Ryan Reynolds and Helen Mirren star in this drama based on the real-life story of Maria Altmann and her legal campaign against the Austrian government.

Mirren plays Altmann, who, since fleeing Europe during the Second World War, now lives in Los Angeles. When the death of her sister leads to Altmann finding out that a portrait of her aunt painted by Gustav Klimt was stolen by the Nazis from her family home during the war and now hangs in the Belvedere Palace in Vienna, she enlists the help of young lawyer Randy Schoenberg and embarks on a legal campaign to reclaim her family's losses...

Escape At Dannemora (DVD): Benicio Del Toro, Patricia Arquette, Paul Dano, Bonnie Hunt, David Morse Escape At Dannemora (DVD)
Benicio Del Toro, Patricia Arquette, Paul Dano, Bonnie Hunt, David Morse; Directed by …
R441 Discovery Miles 4 410 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Benicio Del Toro, Patricia Arquette, Paul Dano and Bonnie Hunt star in ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA, a critically-acclaimed Limited Event Series directed and executive produced by Ben Stiller.

Based on the stranger-than-fiction prison break in upstate New York, ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA follows the story of two convicts who spawned a statewide manhunt and were aided in their escape by a married female prison employee who became involved with both men. It’s a bizarre tale filled with twists and turns, yet through it all there’s one thing that unites the inmates and citizens of Dannemora – everyone’s looking for a way out.

(Winner of 1 Golden Globe for Best Actress and nominated for 10 Emmy Awards including Best Limited Series, Best Lead Actor, Best Lead Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Directing for a Limited Series, Best Writing for a Limited Series "Epiosde 6", Best Writing for a Limited Series "Epiosde 7", Best Casting for a Limited Series, Best Production Design, Best Music Score)

Southside With You (DVD): Tika Sumpter, Parker Sawyers, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Phillip Edward Van Lear, Donald Paul, Deborah... Southside With You (DVD)
Tika Sumpter, Parker Sawyers, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Phillip Edward Van Lear, Donald Paul, …
R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Romantic drama and debut feature from writer and director Richard Tanne. The film follows the events of Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers)'s first date with future wife Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) in the summer of 1989. The pair enjoy an eventful day in the south side of Chicago, taking in an art exhibition, a picnic and a movie, while sharing thoughts on politics, religion and their hopes for the future. The cast also includes Vanessa Bell Calloway and Phillip Edward Van Lear.

Alpha Dog (DVD): Bruce Willis, Matthew Barry, Emile Hirsch, Fernando Vargas, Vincent Kartheiser, Justin Timberlake, Shawn... Alpha Dog (DVD)
Bruce Willis, Matthew Barry, Emile Hirsch, Fernando Vargas, Vincent Kartheiser, … 1
R41 R33 Discovery Miles 330 Save R8 (20%) Shipped within 9 - 15 working days

Gangsta life on a white tip as good white boys pretend to be bad black boys. Johnny Truelove (Emile Hirsch) is the leader of a pack of small-time hoods in late 90s Claremont , California. These white boys strut around, smoking dope, talking like the protagonists in the heavy rap songs they listen endlessly to and calling everyone in sight 'bitch'. They're not particularly impoverished, they live in pretty nice areas and don't have much need to resort to crime but they do anyway and when finally called upon to put up or shut up they go a step too far. Jake Mazursky, (Ben Foster) a fellow dealer has failed to repay a loan and furthermore failed to respect The Truelove. To make sure Jake knows he means business, Johnny and his pals Elvis (Shawn Hatosy), Bobby 911 (Alex Solowitz) and Frankie (Justin Timberlake) kidnap Jake's younger brother Zach (Anton Yelchin). Wantonness ensues as the tenure of this kidnapping turns into one long party in which, for example, Zach loses his virginity in a threesome. An ensemble cast sees Bruce Willis do a turn as Truelove's dad and elsewhere Sharon Stone and Harry Dean Stanton also turn in bit parts.

The Greatest Story Ever Told (English, German, DVD): George Stevens The Greatest Story Ever Told (English, German, DVD)
George Stevens; Starring Max von Sydow, Charlton Heston, Carroll Baker 2
R76 Discovery Miles 760 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A magnificent film, handled with reverence, artistic appreciation and admirable restraint, this glorious epic is an inspiring, grand scale recreation of the life of Jesus of Nazareth, from His humble birth and teachings to His crucifixion and ultimate Resurrection.

Lavishly produced at a cost of $20 million - an enormous amount for the time - and honored with five 1965 Academy Award nominations, this exceptional motion picture is exquisitely beautiful.

Now fully restored to its original theatrical brilliance, it is truly The Greatest Story Ever Told.

All Things Must Pass (DVD): All Things Must Pass (DVD)
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R149 R56 Discovery Miles 560 Save R93 (62%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

This historic musical documentary, directed by film and TV all-star Colin Hanks ("Dexter," "Fargo," "King Kong") explores the rise and fall of Tower Records and chronicles its legacy, forged by its rebellious founder, Russ Solomon.

Featuring exclusive footage and behind-the-scenes interviews with rock legends including Elton John, Bruce Springsteen and Dave Grohl.

Lonely Hearts (DVD): John Travolta, Salma Hayek, James Gandolfini, Jared Leto Lonely Hearts (DVD)
John Travolta, Salma Hayek, James Gandolfini, Jared Leto 1
R40 Discovery Miles 400 Shipped within 9 - 15 working days

Crime thriller set in the 1940s and based on a series of serial murders. In the late 1940s, Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez were America's notorious 'Lonely Hearts Killers'. Their lethal scam was simple; they would swindle and then viciously murder lovelorn war widows who would answer their personal ads in which Ray would describe himself as a sexy Latin lover. With Martha posing as Ray's sister, they milked elderly spinsters and widows of their savings and then viciously murdered them in a bloodbath of sexual frenzy. John Travolta and James Gandolfini play the two detectives assigned to track down the pair.

The Glenn Miller Story (DVD): James Stewart, June Allyson The Glenn Miller Story (DVD)
James Stewart, June Allyson 1
R112 Discovery Miles 1 120 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The great Jimmy Stewart and June Allyson star in this vibrant tribute to one of America's legendary bandleaders, charting Miller's rise from obscurity and poverty to fame and wealth in the early 1940's.

The wonderful score swings with the original Miller music performed by the Glenn Miller Orchestra and such musical giants as Louis Armstrong, Gene Krupa, Frances Langford and The Modernaires.

Rounding out the great cast are such favorites as Henry Morgan, Charles Drake and George Tobias. Tastefully directed by Anthony Mann, Glenn Miller's dynamic sound of swing comes alive once more.

Three Identical Strangers (DVD): Tim Wardle Three Identical Strangers (DVD)
Tim Wardle
R278 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R49 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Three Identical Strangers tells the astonishing story of three men who make the chance discovery, at the age of 19, that they are identical triplets, separated at birth and adopted to different parents.

The trio's joyous reunion in 1980 catapults them to fame but it also sets in motion a chain of events that unearths an extraordinary and disturbing secret that goes far beyond their own lives - a secret that might one day answer key questions at the heart of all human behaviour.

The Battle Of The River Plate - Digitally Remastered (DVD): Peter Finch, John Gregson, Bernard Lee, Anthony Quayle, Anthony... The Battle Of The River Plate - Digitally Remastered (DVD)
Peter Finch, John Gregson, Bernard Lee, Anthony Quayle, Anthony Bushell, … 1
R84 Discovery Miles 840 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The penultimate film from the celebrated teaming of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger ('Black Narcissus', 'A Matter of Life and Death') tells the true story of the famous 1939 naval battle. Hans Langsdorff (Peter Finch) is captaining the crack German battleship Graf Spee through the South Atlantic, unaware that a small number of lightweight British battle cruisers are hot on his trail. When the British cruisers manage to trap the powerful German ship in the Uruguayan harbour of Montevideo, they attempt to trick Langsdorff into believing that an entire battle fleet is waiting to destroy his vessel at sea.

Florence Foster Jenkins (Blu-ray disc): Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg Florence Foster Jenkins (Blu-ray disc)
Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg
R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Florence Foster Jenkins is the inspirational true story of the eponymous New York heiress and socialite who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The voice Florence heard in her head was divine, but to the rest of the world it was hilariously awful.

At private recitals, her devoted husband and manager, St Clair Bayfield, managed to protect Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give her first public concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall, St Clair realised he had perhaps bitten off more than he could chew.

This critically acclaimed comedy drama directed by Stephen Frears (Philomena, The Queen) celebrates the human spirit, the power of music and the passion of amateurs everywhere.

We Were Soldiers (DVD): Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe, Greg Kinnear, Sam Elliott, Chris Klein, Keri Russell, Barry Pepper We Were Soldiers (DVD)
Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe, Greg Kinnear, Sam Elliott, Chris Klein, … 3
R165 R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Save R25 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

On Sunday November 14, 1965 at 10.48am, Lt. Col. Hal Moore and his regiment of 400 men touch down at Landing Zone X-ray in the In Drang Valley, a place in Vietnam known as "The Valley of Death". They find themselves surrounded by roughly 2,000 North Vietnamese soldiers and the ensuing battle becomes one of the most savage in US History.

Che  - Part 1 (DVD): Benicio Del Toro Che - Part 1 (DVD)
Benicio Del Toro; Directed by Steven Soderbergh 2
R33 Discovery Miles 330 Shipped within 9 - 15 working days

The first film in Steven Soderbergh’s two-part Che Guevara epic tracks the charismatic revolutionary as he joins Fidel Castro’s band of Cuban exiles and journeys to the island on a leaky boat in 1956.

From these humble beginnings, the small team of rebels mobilise popular support and recruit an army which will ultimately topple the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista, while Che himself undergoes a transformation from a simple doctor to one of the most iconic political figures of the modern age.

A labour of love for Academy Award-winning director, Steven Soderbergh Che features a career defining performance from Benicio del Toro in the title role which won the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival 2008.

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (DVD): Andy Serkis, Naomie Harris, Olivia Williams, Ray Winstone Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (DVD)
Andy Serkis, Naomie Harris, Olivia Williams, Ray Winstone 1
R75 R56 Discovery Miles 560 Save R19 (25%) Shipped within 9 - 15 working days

Andy Serkis stars as British singer-songwriter Ian Dury, who contracted polio at the age of ten but defied all expectations by overcoming the debilitating effects of the disease and going on to become one of the founders of the new wave scene in Britain in the 1970s.

The film tracks his ongoing battle with the disease and the effects of fame on his personal relationships.

Shackleton - (1983) (DVD): David Schofield, Michael Hayward, David Rodigan, Geoffrey Chater, Robert Lang Shackleton - (1983) (DVD)
David Schofield, Michael Hayward, David Rodigan, Geoffrey Chater, Robert Lang 1
R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The original gripping four-part drama that first aired on BBC in 1983, about the great explorer's epic Antarctic expeditions, based on Shackleton's own journals.

Having had a taste of Antarctic adventure on Captain Scott's failed 1901 bid to reach the South Pole, seven years later Ernest Shackleton leads his own expedition. Agonisingly close to reaching the Pole, the men have to pull back in an appalling blizzard to reach their ship before the advancing ice cuts off the passage home. By 1911 Roald Amundsen has reached the Pole and Scott and his men, trailing in the Norwegian's wake, have perished. Undeterred, in 1914 Shackleton and his trusted deputy Frank Wild set out their most famous journey aboard Endurance, with the aim of crossing the icy continent from sea to sea. When the ship is trapped and crushed by pack-ice, Shackleton and five of his men embark on a desperate 800-mile journey from Elephant Island to South Georgia in the James Caird, a 20-foot lifeboat pitched against the furious Southern Ocean. Once they hit land, the fastest way to reach help on the other side of the island will be to improvise a route across the treacherous mountain interior.

With Wild and the rest of the men left behind with dwindling supplies at their makeshift camp, the survival of them all hinges on this last desperate gamble.

The Gathering Storm (DVD): Albert Finney, Vanessa Redgrave The Gathering Storm (DVD)
Albert Finney, Vanessa Redgrave
R108 Discovery Miles 1 080 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

As seen on the BBC, The Gathering Storm is a critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning look at the nation's greatest Briton, Sir Winston Churchill's life, in the years preceding World War II.

The mid-1930's found Churchill out of favour and struggling to make his robust voice heard. Wrestling with his own personal demons - a dark depression, the loss of his family fortune, and the temporary absence of his devoted wife Clemmie - a lonely but defiant Churchill attempts to warn the world of the impending threat from Hitler's Germany.

But will the world listen?

Won't Back Down (DVD): Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Holly Hunter Won't Back Down (DVD)
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Holly Hunter 1
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Oscar Nominees Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis lead a stellar cast in this rousing drama inspired by actual events.

Frustrated by her dyslexic daughter’s struggles at a failing inner-city school, Jamie Fitzpatrick tries to enroll her somewhere else. When this fails, Jamie recruits a disillusioned but caring teacher to try to fix the broken school.

Soon, the women find themselves in a tense battle against apathy, hopelessness, and powerful interests. Oscar Winner Holly Hunter also stars in this inspiring story that shows how profoundly parents can affect their kids’ education.

The Exorcism Of Emily Rose (Blu-ray disc): Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson The Exorcism Of Emily Rose (Blu-ray disc)
Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson
R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Shipped within 5 - 9 working days

Emily Rose was an average teenage girl who was the target of terrifying demonic forces that would ultimately shock a town and torment her soul. But was she, as many believed, possessed?

In an attempt to clear the clergyman who exorcised Emily, a sceptical attorney awakens to the discovery that powerful spiritual forces may actually exist.

This harrowing film unfolds like a recurring nightmare from which there is no waking.

All Eyez On Me (DVD): Demetrius Shipp, Danai Gurira, Kat Graham, Lauren Cohan, Jamal Woolard All Eyez On Me (DVD)
Demetrius Shipp, Danai Gurira, Kat Graham, Lauren Cohan, Jamal Woolard
R126 Discovery Miles 1 260 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

All Eyez On Me tells the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur.

The film follows Shakur from his early days in New York City to his evolution into being one of the world’s most recognized and influential voices before his untimely death at the age of 25. Against all odds, Shakur’s raw talent, powerful lyrics and revolutionary mind-set propelled him into becoming a cultural icon whose legacy continues to grow long after his passing.

Christiane F (German, DVD): Ulrich Edel Christiane F (German, DVD)
Ulrich Edel; Starring Natja Brunkhorst 2
R108 Discovery Miles 1 080 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

One of the most shocking and controversial films ever made, Christiane F tells the true story of a young girl's descent into the drug scene of 1970's Berlin.

Christiane, lonely and alienated, lives with her divorced mother. When a school friend takes her to a club where her hero David Bowie plays, she finds herself in another world, one she is desperate to be a part of.  

In her new environment drugs are commonplace and though frightened, her fears of rejection are greater. She begins with valium, then LSD, until ultimately she discovers heroin. Soon addicted, she turns to prostitution to support her habit. Christiane is 14.

This compelling story is played against a memorable soundtrack from David Bowie, who also features in a live performance. Christiane F is one of the most powerful films ever made.

In German with English subtitles.

The Game Of Their Lives (DVD): Gerard Butler, Patrick Stewart, Wes Bentley The Game Of Their Lives (DVD)
Gerard Butler, Patrick Stewart, Wes Bentley
R119 Discovery Miles 1 190 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In 1950, most Americans had only a passing familiarity with the game of football, even though it was the world's most popular sport, and few athletes in the United States played the game with any particular degree of expertise.

However, when an invitation was extended to the United States to participate in the World Cup tournament in Brazil -- the international soccer championship held every four years -- Bill Jeffrey was determined that America participate.

In less than two weeks, Jeffrey assembled a team comprised mostly of players from St. Louis (where soccer had developed a small but loyal following) and the East Coast (where the game gained a foothold on college campuses), with immigrants from Haiti, Portugal, and Scotland filling out the ranks.

As players from across the globe congregated for the World Cup, one team rose from obscurity to claim the biggest upset in World Cup history. This team of underdog athletes would go on to play in front of millions of enthralled football fans, who cheered them on to glory.

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