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Rocketman (DVD): Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Richard Madden Rocketman (DVD)
Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Richard Madden
R160 R48 Discovery Miles 480 Save R112 (70%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The story of Elton John's life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.

(Academy Award winner: Best Original Song)

Judy (DVD): Renee Zellweger, Finn Wittrock, Jessie Buckley, Rufus Sewell, Michael Gambon Judy (DVD)
Renee Zellweger, Finn Wittrock, Jessie Buckley, Rufus Sewell, Michael Gambon
R175 Discovery Miles 1 750 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Winter 1968, and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in swinging London to perform in a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in THE WIZARD OF OZ, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown.

As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians, and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of romance seem undimmed as she embarks on a courtship with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband. And yet Judy is fragile. After working for 45 of her 47 years, she is exhausted; haunted by memories of a childhood lost to Hollywood; gripped by a desire to be back home with her kids. Will she have the strength to go on?

Featuring some of her best-known songs, the film celebrates the voice, the capacity for love and the sheer pizzazz of “the world’s greatest entertainer”.

(Academy Award winner: Best Actress (Renee Zellweger). Also nominated for Best Make-Up & Hairstyling)

The Man Who Invented Christmas (DVD): Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce The Man Who Invented Christmas (DVD)
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R56 R35 Discovery Miles 350 Save R21 (38%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The magical journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and other classic characters from A Christmas Carol.

Directed by Bharat Nalluri (Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day), the film shows how Charles Dickens mixed real life inspirations with his vivid imagination to conjure up unforgettable characters and a timeless tale, forever changing the holiday season into the celebration we know today.

Whitney (DVD): Angela Bassett Whitney (DVD)
Angela Bassett; Starring Yaya DaCosta, Arlen Escarpeta, Yolonda Ross 3
R127 Discovery Miles 1 270 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Angela Bassett directs this biographical drama starring Yaya DaCosta as legendary singer Whitney Houston.

After becoming a worldwide star on the back of two successful albums, Whitney attends the 1989 Soul Train Awards with her friend Robyn and meets R&B singer Bobby Brown. The pair soon become close and begin seeing each other. However, it emerges that Bobby already has a girlfriend and has recently had a child, a revelation that leaves Whitney devastated.

Despite their troubles, the couple persevere with their relationship, but despite their careers going from strength to strength, cracks soon start to appear as they both struggle with the pressures of fame, personal tragedy and Whitney's increasing reliance on drugs.

Rebel In The Rye (DVD): Nicholas Hoult, Kevin Spacey, Victor Garber, Hope Davis, Sarah Paulson, Zoey Deutch Rebel In The Rye (DVD)
Nicholas Hoult, Kevin Spacey, Victor Garber, Hope Davis, Sarah Paulson, …
R150 R35 Discovery Miles 350 Save R115 (77%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Set amidst the colorful backdrop of mid-20th century New York City, Rebel In The Rye follows a young J.D. Salinger as he struggles to find his voice, pursues a love affair with famed socialite Oona O'Neill, and fights on the frontlines of World War II.

It’s these experiences that will inform the creation of his masterpiece, The Catcher in the Rye, bringing him overnight fame (and notoriety) and leading him to withdraw from the public eye for the rest of his life.

Joanna Lumley's India (DVD): Joanna Lumley Joanna Lumley's India (DVD)
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R282 Discovery Miles 2 820 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Joanna Lumley travels back to the country that she came from to celebrate the great nation that it is today.

A year older than Independent India itself, Joanna was born into the last days of The Raj and India was home to both sides of her family for several generations. Travelling over 5000 miles, Joanna explores India’s diverse landscapes, cultural traditions and extraordinary spirit, discovering how independence has changed and shaped it into the great evolving country it is today.

Celebrating its beauty, wildlife, people, culture, history, modernity and absolute diversity, Joanna’s journey takes her on an exploration of India’s past, present and future, drawing on her own connections and experiences and learning from stories of others.

Bohemian Rhapsody (DVD): Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Tom Hollander, Joseph Mazzello, Mike Myers Bohemian Rhapsody (DVD)
Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Tom Hollander, Joseph Mazzello, Mike Myers 4
R150 R49 Discovery Miles 490 Save R101 (67%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Bohemian Rhapsody is a celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury.

Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career.

Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music.

Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day.

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

At Eternity's Gate (DVD): Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Mads Mikkelsen, Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Oscar Isaac At Eternity's Gate (DVD)
Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Mads Mikkelsen, Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, …
R158 Discovery Miles 1 580 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Earning him an Oscar nomination, Willem Dafoe is mesmerising as Vincent van Gogh in At Eternity’s Gate. Covering his time in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise, we find a complex, troubled soul who is seeking a new visual language, while also struggling to make sense of himself and his connection to those around him, including Paul Gaugain and a confiding priest.

Shot with a painter’s eye, director Julian Schnabel once again shows his talent for working with complex biography and the lives of artists as he did before in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and Basquiat.

(Academy Award nomination for: Best Actor)

I Am Bolt (DVD): I Am Bolt (DVD)
R159 R49 Discovery Miles 490 Save R110 (69%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Usain Bolt is a globally adored icon. He is a man who defines athletics, transcends sport and embodies his homeland, a man whose signature lightning pose has become a symbol of inspiration for generations now and to come. He is a man we know from the track – his focus, his smile, his winning, and now I Am Bolt lets us see the real man behind the Triple Treble Olympic Gold Medals for the very first time.

Usain shares unprecedented access to himself, welcoming us into his life as an Olympic & sporting legend, best friend, teammate and son. Experience first-hand & close up what being Usain Bolt is really like – from his grueling training days with his incredible coach and sprint team, to competing on the global stage, much of which was shot by Usain himself. See how he overcomes major setbacks and challenges along the way and discover how he spends his downtime and relaxes with his true inner circle, friends and family, allowing the directors full access into all facets of his life, both on and off the track. Hear from those closest to him –his parents, his agent, his coach, his fellow athletes and of course from the legend himself.

This is the real Usain as you have never seen before – raw, revealing, joyful and inspiring. Prepare to smile and be surprised.

The Odyssey (DVD): Lambert Wilson, Audrey Tautou, Pierre Niney The Odyssey (DVD)
Lambert Wilson, Audrey Tautou, Pierre Niney; Directed by Jerome Salle
R159 R30 Discovery Miles 300 Save R129 (81%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Summer, 1946. The Cousteau family - Jacques, his wife Simone and their two children Philippe and Jean-Michel - live in their beautiful house by the Mediterranean sea. By day they dive, by night they watch the stars.

Jacques lives and breathes adventure and with his invention, the aqualung, his recently acquired vessel the Calypso, and a crew of free-spirited adventurers he is ready to cross the world's oceans. Jacques is willing to sacrifice everything to achieve his dream.

Genius: Season 1 - Einstein (DVD): Geoffrey Rush, Johnny Flynn, Emily Watson, Michael McElhatton, Seth Gabel Genius: Season 1 - Einstein (DVD)
Geoffrey Rush, Johnny Flynn, Emily Watson, Michael McElhatton, Seth Gabel
R250 Discovery Miles 2 500 In stock

From executive producers and Academy Award Winners Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, National Geographic’s first-ever scripted series Genius, offers an extraordinary look into the life of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Albert Einstein.

Academy Award Winner Geoffrey Rush stars as the rebellious daydreamer who went on to become the greatest scientific mind of the 20th century. Beyond his ground breaking theories of relativity, you’ll witness Einstein’s struggles to be a good husband and father— and a man of principle during a time of global unrest.

With Johnny Flynn as young Albert and Emily Watson as his second wife, Elsa, Genius takes you on an unprecedented, 10-episode journey of discovery guided by Einstein’s wit, wisdom and insatiable thirst for knowledge.

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years (DVD): Ron Howard The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years (DVD)
Ron Howard; Performed by The Beatles 3
R49 Discovery Miles 490 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

In 1962 four young men John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to form the 20th century musical phenomenon known as The Beatles.

The band stormed Europe in 1963, and, in 1964, they conquered America. Their groundbreaking world tours changed global youth culture forever and, arguably, invented mass entertainment as we know it today. All the while, the group were composing and recording a series of extraordinarily successful singles and albums. However the relentless pressure of such unprecedented fame, that in 1966 became uncontrollable turmoil, led to the decision to stop touring. In the ensuing years The Beatles were then free to focus on a series of albums that changed the face of recorded music.

Master storyteller and Oscar winner, Ron Howard, explores this incredible journey in his own unique way: How did The Beatles do this? How did they cope with all the fame and pressure? How did they not only survive, but go on to revolutionise popular music?

With original interviews, footage, staggering live performances, and the intimate study of character that Ron Howard is known for, he puts us right inside this extraordinary adventure, answering the question everyone always wants to know: What was it like to be there?!!

Miles Ahead (DVD): Don Cheadle, Ewan McGregor Miles Ahead (DVD)
Don Cheadle, Ewan McGregor 1
R49 R42 Discovery Miles 420 Save R7 (14%) Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Don Cheadle directs and stars as Miles Davis in this biopic about the influential jazz musician.

The film begins in the late 1970s during a dark and troubled time of Davis's life in which, after giving up performing, he mostly lived as a recluse in his Upper West Side apartment in New York. When insistent reporter Dave Brill from Rolling Stone magazine knocks on his door seeking an interview, Davis grants him his request and takes him on a mission to recover a new session tape from his label bosses at Columbia Records.

During their quest, Davis reminisces over significant events from his life including his relationship with his first wife Frances Taylor and the higher points of his musical career.

Race (DVD): Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons, William Hurt Race (DVD)
Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons, William Hurt 1
R159 R49 Discovery Miles 490 Save R110 (69%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy.

Race is an enthralling film about courage, determination, tolerance, and friendship, and an inspiring drama about one man's fight to become an Olympic legend.

Letters From Mother Teresa (DVD): Juliet Stevenson, Max von Sydow, Rutger Hauer Letters From Mother Teresa (DVD)
Juliet Stevenson, Max von Sydow, Rutger Hauer
R159 R59 Discovery Miles 590 Save R100 (63%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Based on her true story, Letters From Mother Teresa explores the life's work of Nobel Peace Prize recipient Mother Teresa, one of the greatest humanitarians of all time.

Her selfless devotion to helping the poor changed hearts, transformed lives and inspired millions throughout the world. Told througha series of personal letters, this powerful film is an unforgettable journey of faith, courage and compassion.

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom (DVD): Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Riaad Moosa, Jamie Bartlett, Fana Mokoena, Terry Pheto, Deon... Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom (DVD)
Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Riaad Moosa, Jamie Bartlett, Fana Mokoena, … 4
R159 R49 Discovery Miles 490 Save R110 (69%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom spans Nelson Mandela's extraordinary life, from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.

It is the thrilling story of an ordinary man who rose to the challenge of his times and triumphed - an intimate portrait of the making of a modern icon.

(2014 Oscar nomination for: Best Original Song)

The Iron Lady (DVD): Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Iain Glen, Olivia Colman, Richard E. Grant The Iron Lady (DVD)
Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Iain Glen, Olivia Colman, Richard E. Grant; Directed by … 3
R48 R37 Discovery Miles 370 Save R11 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Iron Lady is a surprising and intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher, the first and only female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

One of the 20th century’s most famous and influential women, Thatcher came from nowhere to smash through barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male dominated world.

(Winner of 2 Academy Awards: Best Actress & Best Make-Up)

American Sniper (Blu-ray disc): Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller American Sniper (Blu-ray disc)
Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller; Directed by Clint Eastwood
R91 Discovery Miles 910 Ships in 7 - 11 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)

Grace Of Monaco (DVD): Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth, Frank Langella Grace Of Monaco (DVD)
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R37 Discovery Miles 370 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly's crisis of marriage and identity, during a political dispute between Monaco's Prince Rainier III and France's Charles De Gaulle.

Six years after leaving her profession to marry Prince Rainer III of Monaco, Grace, now the mother of two children, considers returning to the movies when she gets approached by Alfred Hitchcock.

Meanwhile, a conflict breaks out when French President Charles de Gaulle threatens to invade the principality and Grace must choose once and for all between her life as a film star and her role as princess.

Straight Outta Compton (DVD): F. Gary Gray Straight Outta Compton (DVD)
F. Gary Gray; Starring O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Paul Giamatti 1
R159 R49 Discovery Miles 490 Save R110 (69%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation.

Following the meteoric rise and fall of N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton tells the astonishing story of how these young men revolutionized music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war.

(Academy Award nomination for: Best Original Screenplay)

The Iron Lady (DVD): Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent The Iron Lady (DVD)
Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent 1
R131 Discovery Miles 1 310 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Iron Lady is a surprising and intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher, the first and only female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

One of the 20th century’s most famous and influential women, Thatcher came from nowhere to smash through barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male dominated world.

(Winner of 2 Academy Awards: Best Actress & Best Make-Up)

Conor McGregor: Notorious (DVD): Conor McGregor: Notorious (DVD)
R150 R30 Discovery Miles 300 Save R120 (80%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Conor McGregor is the biggest star in the history of Mixed Martial Arts. Filmed over the course of 4 years, Notorious is the exclusive, all-access account of Conor's meteoric rise from claiming benefits and living in his parents' spare room in Dublin to claiming multiple championship UFC belts and seven figure pay-packets in Las Vegas.

Featuring unprecedented access, never before seen moments and explosive fight footage, this is the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at a sporting icon and his spectacular rise from the bottom to the very top.

Hands Of Stone (DVD): Edgar Ramirez, Robert De Niro, Usher Raymond Hands Of Stone (DVD)
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R159 R49 Discovery Miles 490 Save R110 (69%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Hands Of Stone follows the life of Roberto Durán, the Panamanian fighter who, with the help of his trainer Ray Arcel made his professional debut in 1968 as a 16 year old and retired in 2002 at the age of 50.

In June 1980, he defeated Sugar Ray Leonard to capture the WBC welterweight title, but shocked the boxing world by returning to his corner in their November rematch, famously saying the words 'no más' ('no more').

Loving Vincent (DVD): Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman Loving Vincent (DVD)
Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman
R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Loving Vincent is a biographical drama film about the life of painter Vincent van Gogh.

It is the world's first fully oil painted animated film and brings his artwork to life in an exploration of the death of one of history's most celebrated artists.

A true labour of love, written and directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, each of the film's 65,000 frames is an oil painting on canvas, using the same technique as Van Gogh, created by a team of 115 painters.

(Academy Award nomination for: Best Animated Picture)

Goodbye Christopher Robin (DVD): Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly MacDonald Goodbye Christopher Robin (DVD)
Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly MacDonald; Directed by Simon Curtis
R83 Discovery Miles 830 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Goodbye Christopher Robin gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children's author A. A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh.

Along with his mother Daphne, and his nanny Olive, Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?

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