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Hamburger Hill - 20th Anniversary Edition (DVD): Anthony Barrile, Michael Patrick Boatman, Tim Quill, Courtney B. Vance, Don... Hamburger Hill - 20th Anniversary Edition (DVD)
Anthony Barrile, Michael Patrick Boatman, Tim Quill, Courtney B. Vance, Don Cheadle, …
R125 Discovery Miles 1 250 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Fictionalised account of the battle to secure Hill 937 (aka Hamburger Hill), an objective which resulted in one of the bloodiest conflicts of the Vietnam War. Focusing on the exploits of 3rd Squad, 1st Platoon, Bravo Company of the 101st Airborne Division, it shows the extreme duress suffered by the soldiers involved, as they do their best to win a pointless prize in a war being fought without popular support and which - like the attempt to secure the hill itself - is destined to end in failure. Written by John Carabatsos, who himself served with the 1st Air Cavalry in 1968-69.

Gettysburg (DVD): Tom Berenger, Jeff Daniels, Martin Sheen Gettysburg (DVD)
Tom Berenger, Jeff Daniels, Martin Sheen
R132 Discovery Miles 1 320 In stock

Summer 1863. The Confederacy pushes north into Pennsylvania. Union divisions converge to face them. Two great armies will clash at Gettysburg, site of a theology school.

For three days, through such legendary actions as Little Round Top and Pickett's Charge, the fate of "one nation, indivisible" hangs in the balance.

The bloodiest battle fought on American soil comes to the screen in a powerful production about the strategies, calculations, mistakes and heroism that turned the tide of the Civil War...

The Way To The Stars (DVD): Michael Redgrave, John Mills, Rosamund John, Douglass Montgomery, Renee Asherson, Trevor Howard,... The Way To The Stars (DVD)
Michael Redgrave, John Mills, Rosamund John, Douglass Montgomery, Renee Asherson, …
R152 Discovery Miles 1 520 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

At the outset of the Second World War the deserted airfield of Halfpenny Field becomes a bustling bomber command centre. Peter Penrose (John Mills) is placed under the command of Squadron Leader Flight Lieutenant David Archdale (Michael Redgrave), and the two become great friends. When the Americans join the allies in 1942, several of their number are stationed at the base, and the arrival of US pilot Johnny (Douglas Montgomery) complicates the established British friendships.

A Bridge Too Far (English, French, Spanish, DVD): Sir Richard Attenborough A Bridge Too Far (English, French, Spanish, DVD)
Sir Richard Attenborough; Starring Dirk Bogarde 3
R149 R132 Discovery Miles 1 320 Save R17 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An epic film that re-creates in stunning detail one of the most disastrous battles of World War 2, A Bridge Too Far is a spectacular war picture.

Painstakingly recreated; on actual battlefield locations and boasting a remarkable cast, A Bridge Too Far accurately recaptures the monumental scope, excitement and danger behind one of the biggest military gambles in history.

In September 1944, flush with success after the Normandy Invasion. the Allies confidently launched Operation Market Garden, a wild scheme intended to put an early end to the fighting by invading Germany and smashing the Reich's war plants. But a combination of battlefield politics, faulty intelligence, bad luck and even worse weather led to disaster beyond the Allies' darkest fears.

Saints and Soldiers: The Void (DVD): Adam Gregory, Christoph Malzl, Timothy. S Shoemaker, Ben Urie, K. Danor Gerald, Michael... Saints and Soldiers: The Void (DVD)
Adam Gregory, Christoph Malzl, Timothy. S Shoemaker, Ben Urie, K. Danor Gerald, … 1
R47 Discovery Miles 470 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

War drama set during the final stages of the Second World War in Germany where a group of American troops must try to overcome racial barriers in order to defeat the Nazi's. Despite their reluctance, the predominantly white American crew are forced to turn to the expericenced African American SGT Jesse Owens (K. Danor Gerald). However, their faith is put to the test when war escalates and tension rises, with hundreds of lives at stake.

The Sea Shall Not Have Them (DVD): Dirk Bogarde, Michael Redgrave, Bonar Colleano, Jack Watling, Anthony Steel, Nigel Patrick,... The Sea Shall Not Have Them (DVD)
Dirk Bogarde, Michael Redgrave, Bonar Colleano, Jack Watling, Anthony Steel, …
R312 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R56 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

During the Second World War, Air Commodore Waltby is flying to Allied Command Headquarters with an attaché case packed with information that could stave off an invasion by Germany. Unfortunately, his plane is shot down and he and three colleagues are left drifting in a lifeboat in the North Sea - with the vital intelligence reports still not in the hands of Allied Command. As the Allied authorities direct the search, the four men are edging closer to death and the Germans are planning their assault.

D-Day - The 60th Anniversary (DVD): D-Day - The 60th Anniversary (DVD)
R31 Discovery Miles 310 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Narrated by Robert Powell, this documentary looks at the planning behind the dramatic events of D-Day as well as the day itself and its monumental impact on the course of history.

All the King's Men (1949) (DVD): All the King's Men (1949) (DVD)
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R102 Discovery Miles 1 020 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

All The King's Men is the story of the rise of politician Willie Starks from a rural county seat to the spotlight. Along the way, he loses his initial innocence, and becomes just as corrupt as those who he assaulted before for this characteristic. Also included is the romance between one of his "right hand women" and the up-and-coming journalist who brings Starks to prominence.

The Scarlet And The Black (DVD): Gregory Peck, Christopher Plummer, John Gielgud The Scarlet And The Black (DVD)
Gregory Peck, Christopher Plummer, John Gielgud 2
R112 Discovery Miles 1 120 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In 1943, with Rome occupied by the Nazis, Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty (Gregory Peck) does all he can to help Allied POWs, providing them with hiding places and assisting them in their flight from the Germans. Gestapo Chief Colonel Herbert Kappler (Christopher Plummer) grows suspicious of O'Flaherty, but is frustrated by the priest's diplomatic immunity. Finally, he issues an order that O'Flaherty either be captured or shot if he is ever seen outside the walls of the Vatican.

Werewolf Hunt (Russian, DVD): Vladimir Litvinov, Boris Galkin Werewolf Hunt (Russian, DVD)
Vladimir Litvinov, Boris Galkin; Directed by Evgen Mitrofanov 1
R31 Discovery Miles 310 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Low-budget WWII drama about the hunt for a secret German bunker. During 1942 in the woods of Ukraine, an elite Russian special forces unit searches for the Fuehrer's bunker, codename: 'werewolf', built specially for the Russian campaign. With knowledge that Hitler's arrival is imminent, the soldiers race against time to locate the heavily guarded installation, unaware that they have a traitor in their midst.

Allies (DVD): Chris Reilly, Leon Vickers, Werner Daehn, Julian Ovenden, Edmund Kingsley, Erich Redman, Matt Willis, Frank... Allies (DVD)
Chris Reilly, Leon Vickers, Werner Daehn, Julian Ovenden, Edmund Kingsley, … 1
R38 Discovery Miles 380 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

World War II action drama. Two months before the events of D-Day in August 1944, a team of British and American soldiers are deployed behind enemy lines in an attempt to recover information from a German officer that could prelude an Allied victory and bring a swift end to the war. But as their plans go awry the team are forced to retreat back to the front with the stolen information. With tensions rising within the group and a German battalion pursuing them, the troops must unite in a race for their survival.

The Desert Fox / The Desert Rats (English & Foreign language, DVD, Boxed set): James Mason The Desert Fox / The Desert Rats (English & Foreign language, DVD, Boxed set)
James Mason
R141 R131 Discovery Miles 1 310 Save R10 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Desert Fox:
James Mason delivers a strong performance in the title role of this sympathetic study of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel. In the early '40s, Rommel's juggernaut Africa Korps dominated North Africa. But as the tide turned and he came to the painful realization that his Fuhrer, to whom he had sworn allegiance, was destroying Germany, his ingrained sense of duty pushed him into conspiracy against Hitler. Focusing on the later part of Rommel's career, the film portrays him as a dedicated soldier, sympathetic to his men and devoted to the art of waging war in a dignified, disciplined manner.

The Desert Rats:
Richard Burton stars in this exciting film about the courageous men who held off notorious German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, despite being hopelessly outnumbered. The year is 1941, and all that stands between Rommel and the Suez Canal is the fortress of Tobruk, which is manned only by a small Australian battalion whom Captain MacRoberts must whip into shape - fast! James Mason co-stars in a stunning portrayal as Rommel in this stirring, action-packed story of World War II heroes.

Both films are in black & white.

Jarhead (DVD): Jake Gyllenhaal, Scott MacDonald, Lo Ming, Kevin Foster, Peter Sarsgaard, Damion Poitier, Riad Galayini, Craig... Jarhead (DVD)
Jake Gyllenhaal, Scott MacDonald, Lo Ming, Kevin Foster, Peter Sarsgaard, … 1
R31 Discovery Miles 310 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Sam Mendes directs this adaptation of former Marine Anthony Swofford's Gulf War memoir. Young recruit Swofford (Jake Gyllenhaal) joins up with the US Marines (nicknamed 'Jarheads' because of their distinctive haircuts) on the eve of the 1990 Gulf War. After a brutal spell in boot camp, during which Swofford and his fellow recruits are systematically geared up for the conflict, the Marines are dispatched to the deserts of the Persian Gulf to take part in a war that sees them required to do very little in the way of fighting. Bored and frustrated in the middle of nowhere, the young soldiers resort to a macabre sense of humour as they wait for the war to happen to them.

Dunkirk (DVD): Christopher Nolan Dunkirk (DVD)
Christopher Nolan; Starring Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy, … 6
R159 R56 Discovery Miles 560 Save R103 (65%) Ships in 7 - 11 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)

Fighting the Blue: The Battle of Britain (DVD): Stephen Saunders, Ron Saunders Fighting the Blue: The Battle of Britain (DVD)
Stephen Saunders, Ron Saunders; Directed by Stephen Saunders
R308 Discovery Miles 3 080 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Documentary series featuring stories of human interest during 1940, exploring the courage and resilience of the human spirit during the Battle of Britain period. People from all over the world who joined the RAF, describe what it was like to live through this fundamental conflict. Female pilots supplying aircraft from factories tell of their experiences, along with plotters from the Women's Auxiliary Air Force and Civilians who refused to give in despite the Blitz.

Pearl Harbor (DVD): Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Kate Beckinsale Pearl Harbor (DVD)
Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Kate Beckinsale; Directed by Michael Bay
R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An epic blockbuster with astounding visual effects, Pearl Harbor is another unforgettable motion picture from producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Michael Bay, the hit-making team that brought you Armageddon, The Rock and Bad Boys 1 & 2.

As the lives and loves of a generation are tragically swept into the greatest conflict modern man has ever known - World War II - the events at Pearl Harbor become a supreme test for the strength of the human spirit.

An all-star cast shines in this breathtaking story of love, loss and heroism. A must-see event!

Kelly's Heroes (English & Foreign language, Blu-ray disc): Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Don Rickles, Donald Sutherland,... Kelly's Heroes (English & Foreign language, Blu-ray disc)
Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Don Rickles, Donald Sutherland, Carroll O'Connor, …
R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

During World War Two in occupied France, a group of soldiers led by Kelly (Clint Eastwood) capture a German general. He reveals the location of a bank housing 14,000 bars of Nazi gold, which Kelly and his men set out to steal. The only problem is that the bank lies thirty miles behind enemy lines.

The Guns of Navarone (English & Foreign language, Blu-ray disc): Gregory Peck, David Niven, Anthony Quinn, Stanley Baker,... The Guns of Navarone (English & Foreign language, Blu-ray disc)
Gregory Peck, David Niven, Anthony Quinn, Stanley Baker, Anthony Quayle, … 2
R171 Discovery Miles 1 710 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In 1943 a group of mismatched Allied soldiers are sent to sabotage two powerful Nazi guns situated on a Greek island. If their mission fails, the guns will wipe out the 2,000 British soldiers who are attempting to evacuate civilians further down the coast. The mission is led by the dispassionate Captain Mallory (Gregory Peck), whose clinical approach does not find favour with explosives expert Corporal Miller (David Niven). Meanwhile, the group's Greek patriot guide Andrea Stavros (Anthony Quinn) is nursing a grudge against Mallory for an old injustice. A belated sequel, 'Force 10 from Navarone', followed in 1978.

The Great Escape (English & Foreign language, DVD): Steve McQueen, James Garner, Donald Pleasence, David McCallum, James... The Great Escape (English & Foreign language, DVD)
Steve McQueen, James Garner, Donald Pleasence, David McCallum, James Coburn, … 1
R95 Discovery Miles 950 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

During World War Two, a collection of hardened Allied prisoners are kept in an 'escape-proof' German camp. Led by the 'Big X' (Richard Attenborough), the men formulate a plan for a mass breakout, digging three tunnels - Tom, Dick and Harry. The team behind the escape includes a near-blind forger of passports (Donald Pleasance), a claustrophobic tunnel-digger (Charles Bronson) and the independent American 'Cooler King' (Steve McQueen). With men like that on their side, how can they fail?

9th Company (Russian, DVD): Fyodor Bondarchuck, Aleksei Chadov, Mikhail Yevlanov, Ivan Kokorin, Artyom Mikhalkov 9th Company (Russian, DVD)
Fyodor Bondarchuck, Aleksei Chadov, Mikhail Yevlanov, Ivan Kokorin, Artyom Mikhalkov; Contributions by …
R49 Discovery Miles 490 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

In 1988, a band of 39 Soviet soldiers held 'Hill 3234" against 400 Afghan rebels in a remarkable chapter in military history. Based on real events, the film follows the ill-fated fortunes of a small group of young Russian soldiers, from the trials of boot camp to their arrival in the heart of the war zone and the climactic, bloody battle that made them all heroes.

In Russian with English subtitles.

The Thin Red Line (English & Foreign language, Blu-ray disc): Sean Penn, Adrien Brody, Jim Caviezel, Ben Chaplin, George... The Thin Red Line (English & Foreign language, Blu-ray disc)
Sean Penn, Adrien Brody, Jim Caviezel, Ben Chaplin, George Clooney, … 2
R201 Discovery Miles 2 010 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This Academy Award nominated film is set in 1942 and was Terrence Malick's first film for twenty years. As US soldiers land on the island of Guadalcanal, hoping to capture it from the Japanese, the job of venturing into the jungle falls to the 'C for Charlie' company and the troops are faced by both the enemy and struggles within their own camp. The war takes a heavy toll upon the young soldiers, leading them on a path of disillusion and possibly death.

Crimson Tide  - Extended Edition (English & Foreign language, DVD): Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman Crimson Tide - Extended Edition (English & Foreign language, DVD)
Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman; Directed by Tony Scott 1
R83 Discovery Miles 830 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In the midst of a global crisis, the USS Alabama receives unconfirmed orders to launch its nuclear missiles - signaling the start of World War III.

The tension escalates as the sub's respected commander and his brilliant executive officer clash over the validity of their orders...battling each other for control of the sub.

As this epic struggle rages under the sea, you take command of edge-of-your-seat excitement

Dunkirk - (1958) (DVD): John Mills, Richard Attenborough, Robert Urquhart, Ray Jackson, Bernard Lee, Michael Shillo, Sean... Dunkirk - (1958) (DVD)
John Mills, Richard Attenborough, Robert Urquhart, Ray Jackson, Bernard Lee, … 1
R124 Discovery Miles 1 240 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Leslie Norman directs this British wartime drama which tells two sides of the Dunkirk story. British Corporal 'Tubby' Binns (John Mills) finds himself responsible for getting his men back to Britain from the Dunkirk beaches, after their commanding officer is killed and they become separated from the rest of the Allied Forces. Meanwhile, civilian reporter Charles Foreman (Bernard Lee) follows the build-up to the eventual evacuation of British and French troops from the beaches of Dunkirk. The cast also includes Richard Attenborough, Robert Urquhart and Ray Jackson.

Flags of Our Fathers/Letters from Iwo Jima (Blu-ray disc): Ryan Phillippe, Jesse Bradford, Adam Beach, John Benjamin Hickey,... Flags of Our Fathers/Letters from Iwo Jima (Blu-ray disc)
Ryan Phillippe, Jesse Bradford, Adam Beach, John Benjamin Hickey, John Slattery, …
R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Two war dramas directed by Clint Eastwood. 'Flags of Our Fathers' (2006) is based on the book by James Bradley and Ron Powers. In February 1945, even as victory in Europe was finally within reach, the war in the Pacific raged on. One of the most crucial and bloodiest battles of the war was the struggle for the island of Iwo Jima, which culminated with what would become one of the most iconic images in history: five Marines and a Navy corpsman raising the American flag on Mount Suribachi. But the surviving flag raisers had no interest in being held up as symbols and did not consider themselves heroes; they wanted only to stay on the front with their brothers in arms who were fighting and dying without fanfare or glory. 'Letters from Iwo Jima' (2006) is based on the book 'Picture Letters from Commander in Chief' by Tadamichi Kuribayashi. The island of Iwo Jima stands between the American military force and the home islands of Japan. Therefore the Imperial Japanese Army is desperate to prevent it from falling into American hands and providing a launching point for an invasion of Japan. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi (Ken Watanabe) is given command of the forces on the island and sets out to prepare for the imminent attack. General Kuribayashi, however, does not favour the rigid traditional approach recommended by his subordinates, and resentment and resistance fester among his staff.

The Lives Of Others (DVD): Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur The Lives Of Others (DVD)
Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur; Directed by Florian Henckel Von Donnersmarck 1
R134 Discovery Miles 1 340 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this outstanding Oscar winning, psychological and political thriller, we get a fascinating insight into the lengths and depths that the East European government went to in order to keep tabs on the lives of its population in the 80's.

When cold and brutal official Wiesler is given the task of spying on acclaimed playright Dreyman and his actress girlfriend, he relishes the task, knowing that if he uncovers subversive behaviour he will gain favour with his boss. But the longer he listens in on the couple, their friendships, passions and ideas, the more he realises that his own life and the harsh political regime are lacking in colour and joy in many respects. Slowly he begins to doubt the morality of his job and politics.

As the lines between orders and compassion become blurred, Wiesler becomes more involved with his subject, walking a dangerous path between his duty and his new found reality. (German with English subtitles)

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