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The Angel Of Auschwitz (DVD): Noeleen Comiskey, Michael McKell The Angel Of Auschwitz (DVD)
Noeleen Comiskey, Michael McKell
R90 Discovery Miles 900 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Auschwitz 1944. A Polish midwife is incarcerated in the infamous concentration camp, and is soon recruited to help Dr Mengele in the camp hospital. Discovering that he is experimenting on the children and pregnant women in the camp she vows to do whatever she can to save as many children as possible.

This is the incredible true story of Stanislawa Leczenska, who would go on to deliver 3,000 babies in terrifying conditions and earn herself the name The Angel Of Auschwitz.

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 R23 Discovery Miles 230 Save R117 (84%) Ships in 7 - 11 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.

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
R101 Discovery Miles 1 010 Ships in 10 - 15 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)

They Shall Not Grow Old (DVD): Peter Jackson They Shall Not Grow Old (DVD)
Peter Jackson 2
R178 R130 Discovery Miles 1 300 Save R48 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Using state of the art technology to restore original archival footage which is more than a 100-years old, Jackson brings to life the people who can best tell this story: the men who were there.

Driven by a personal interest in the First World War, Jackson set out to bring to life the day-to-day experience of its soldiers. After months immersed in the BBC and Imperial War Museums’ archives, narratives and strategies on how to tell this story began to emerge for Jackson. Using the voices of the men involved, the film explores the reality of war on the front line; their attitudes to the conflict; how they ate; slept and formed friendships, as well what their lives were like away from the trenches during their periods of downtime.

(The film was created using original footage of World War I from the Imperial War Museum's archives, most of it previously unseen, alongside audio from BBC and IWM interviews of British servicemen who fought in the conflict. Most of the footage has been colourised and transformed with modern production techniques, with the addition of sound effects and voice acting to be more evocative and feel closer to the soldiers' actual experiences.)

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 R23 Discovery Miles 230 Save R136 (86%) Ships in 7 - 11 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
R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Ships in 10 - 15 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)

Chosen (DVD): Luke Mably, Ana Ularu, Harvey Keitel Chosen (DVD)
Luke Mably, Ana Ularu, Harvey Keitel
R101 Discovery Miles 1 010 Ships in 10 - 15 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.

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
R210 R108 Discovery Miles 1 080 Save R102 (49%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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.

The Guard Of Auschwitz (DVD): Lewis Kirk, Claudia Grace McKell, Michael McKell, Stephen Boxer, Noeleen Comiskey The Guard Of Auschwitz (DVD)
Lewis Kirk, Claudia Grace McKell, Michael McKell, Stephen Boxer, Noeleen Comiskey 1
R99 Discovery Miles 990 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Hans was a grade-A student, but now he is an SS officer stationed at the infamous Auschwitz Birkenau concentration camp.

Charged by his superior officer with building a new, efficient gas chamber Hans slowly starts to realise the atrocity of what he is constructing. And when he befriends one of the intended victims little does he know that she has a secret that could change his life forever.

The Guard Of Auschwitz is a harrowing story of the human spirit's ability to survive even the most horrific of situations.

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 R59 Discovery Miles 590 Save R106 (64%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

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.

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 R23 Discovery Miles 230 Save R136 (86%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

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)

Born On The Fourth Of July (DVD): Tom Cruise, Willem Dafoe, Raymond J Barry, Caroline Kava, Kyra Sedgwick, Stephen Baldwin, Tom... Born On The Fourth Of July (DVD)
Tom Cruise, Willem Dafoe, Raymond J Barry, Caroline Kava, Kyra Sedgwick, … 1
R341 Discovery Miles 3 410 In stock

War drama based on the autobiographical book by Ron Kovic.

Tom Cruise plays Kovic, a man brought up in the God-fearing All-American tradition, the perfect material to fight for the US cause in Vietnam. However, nothing could prepare the young Marine for the horrors of the frontline and he returns home paralysed from the chest down.

Embittered, Kovic goes into a self-destructive downward spiral, until he finds new direction by joining the anti-war movement.

13 Hours (DVD): Michael Bay 13 Hours (DVD)
Michael Bay; Starring John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, Max Martini, Toby Stephens 4
R159 R23 Discovery Miles 230 Save R136 (86%) Ships in 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)

American Sniper (Blu-ray disc): Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller American Sniper (Blu-ray disc)
Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller; Directed by Clint Eastwood
R32 R23 Discovery Miles 230 Save R9 (28%) 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)

Clint Eastwood: Director's Collection - Gran Torino / Flags Of Our Fathers / Letters From Iwo Jima / Mystic River /... Clint Eastwood: Director's Collection - Gran Torino / Flags Of Our Fathers / Letters From Iwo Jima / Mystic River / Unforgiven (Blu-ray disc, Boxed set)
Clint Eastwood; Starring Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, …
R339 Discovery Miles 3 390 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Gran Torino
Retired auto worker Walt Kowalski fills his days with home repair, beer and monthly trips to the barber. The people he once called his neighbors have all moved or passed away, replaced by Hmong immigrants, from Southeast Asia, he despises. Resentful of virtually everything he sees, Walt is just waiting out the rest of his life. Until the night someone tries to steal his `72 Gran Torino. The Gran Torino brings his shy teenaged neighbor Thao into his life when Hmong gangbangers pressure the boy into trying to steal it. But Walt stands in the way of both the heist and the gang, making him the reluctant hero of the neighborhood - especially to Thao's mother and older sister, Sue, who insist that Thao work for Walt as a way to make amends. Though he initially wants nothing to do with these people, Walt eventually gives in and puts the boy to work fixing up the neighborhood, setting into motion an unlikely friendship that will change both their lives.

Flags Of Our Fathers
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. The inspiring photo capturing that moment became a symbol of victory to a nation that had grown weary of war and made instant heroes of the six American soldiers at the base of the flag, some of whom would die soon after, never knowing that they had been immortalized. 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
Nominated for 4 Academy Awards including Best Picture,Letters from Iwo Jima is the powerful companion piece to Flags of Our Fathers, telling the untold story of the Japanese soldiers who defended their homeland against invading American forces during World War II. With little defense other than sheer will and the volcanic rock of Iwo Jima itself, the unprecedented tactics of General Tadamichi Kuribayashi and his men transform what was predicted to be a swift defeat into nearly 40 days of heroic and resourceful combat. Their sacrifices, struggles, courage and compassion live on in this taut, gripping film.

Mystic River
Jimmy. Dave. Sean. Friends who grew up in working-class Boston, they drift apart after a terrible tragedy. Years later, brutal events reconnect them. Jimmy's 19-year-old daughter is coldly murdered. Dave is a suspect. And Sean, now a cop, scrambles to solve the crime before volatile Jimmy takes the law into his own hands. Working from Brian Helgaland's adaptation of Dennis Lehane's novel, director Clint Eastwood shapes a masterwork. A brooding thriller built on family, friends and innocence lost.

Unforgiven
Eastwood and Morgan Freeman play retired, down-on-their-luck outlaws who pick up their guns one last time to collect a bounty offered by the vengeful prostitutes of the remote Wyoming town of Big Whiskey. Richard Harris is an ill-fated interloper, a colourful killer-for-hire called English Bob. And Gene Hackman is the sly and brutal local sheriff who's brand of law enforcement ranges from unconventional to ruthless. Big trouble is coming to Big Whiskey.

Jarhead / Jarhead 2: Field Of Fire (DVD): Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Cole Hauser, Bokeem Woodbine, Josh Kelly Jarhead / Jarhead 2: Field Of Fire (DVD)
Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Cole Hauser, Bokeem Woodbine, Josh Kelly 1
R43 R30 Discovery Miles 300 Save R13 (30%) Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Jarhead (2005)
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.

Jarhead 2: Field Of Fire (2014)
While embarking on a mission to supply a remote outpost with resources, Corporal Chris Merrimette (Josh Kelly) is approached by a Navy SEAL unit to help out on an important operation. The operation, which involves helping a female academic escape the hostile Helmand province, is one fraught with great difficulty and a lack of ammo as Merriman's unit come up against unrelenting Taliban forces. Will they succeed in their mission?

A Bridge Too Far (DVD): Sir Richard Attenborough A Bridge Too Far (DVD)
Sir Richard Attenborough; Starring Dirk Bogarde, James Caan, Michael Caine, Sean Connery, … 3
R130 Discovery Miles 1 300 In stock

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.

Overlord (DVD): Jovan Adepo, John Magaro, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Ollivier Overlord (DVD)
Jovan Adepo, John Magaro, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Ollivier
R150 R23 Discovery Miles 230 Save R127 (85%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

With only hours until D-Day, a team of American paratroopers drop into Nazi-occupied France to carry out a mission that s crucial to the invasion's success. Tasked with destroying a radio transmitter atop a fortified church, the desperate soldiers join forces with a young French villager to penetrate the walls and take down the tower. But, in a mysterious Nazi lab beneath the church, the outnumbered G.I.s come face-to-face with enemies unlike any the world has ever seen. From producer J.J. Abrams, Overlord is a thrilling, pulse-pounding action adventure with a twist.

Journey's End (DVD): Sam Claflin, Asa Butterfield, Toby Jones, Paul Bettany Journey's End (DVD)
Sam Claflin, Asa Butterfield, Toby Jones, Paul Bettany
R150 R21 Discovery Miles 210 Save R129 (86%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

March, 1918. C-company arrives to take its turn in the front-line trenches of northern France, led by the war-weary Captain Stanhope.

With a German offensive imminently approaching, the officers and their cook use food and the memories of their lives before the war to distract themselves, while Stanhope soaks his fear in whisky, unable to deal with the dread of the inevitable. A young officer, Raleigh, arrives fresh out of training and abuzz with the excitement of his first real posting – not least because he is to serve under Stanhope, his former school house monitor and the object of his sister’s affections.

Each man is trapped, the days ticking by, the tension rising and the attack drawing ever closer.

12 Strong (DVD): Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Pena, Navid Negahban 12 Strong (DVD)
Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Pena, Navid Negahban
R160 R23 Discovery Miles 230 Save R137 (86%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

12 Strong is set in the harrowing days following 9/11 when a U.S. Special Forces team, led by their new Captain, Mitch Nelson, is chosen to be the first U.S. troops sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission.

There, in the rugged mountains, they must convince Northern Alliance General Dostum to join forces with them to fight their common adversary: the Taliban and their Al Qaeda allies. In addition to overcoming mutual distrust and a vast cultural divide, the Americans—accustomed to state-of- the-art warfare—must adopt the rudimentary tactics of the Afghan horse soldiers.

But despite their uneasy bond, the new allies face overwhelming odds: outnumbered and outgunned by a ruthless enemy that does not take prisoners.

1917 (DVD): George Mackay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden 1917 (DVD)
George Mackay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden; Directed by … 1
R409 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R236 (58%) In stock

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake are given a seemingly impossible mission.

In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them.

(Winner of 3 Academy Awards: Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Mixing. Also nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Production Design, Best Make-Up & Hairstyling, Best Musical Score, Best Sound Editing)

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
R112 R101 Discovery Miles 1 010 Save R11 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 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.

Ardennes Fury (DVD): Elvin Manges, Trey Hough, Analiese Anderson, Steve Effler, Frank Arend, Larry Gamell Jr. Ardennes Fury (DVD)
Elvin Manges, Trey Hough, Analiese Anderson, Steve Effler, Frank Arend, … 1
R30 Discovery Miles 300 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Joseph J. Lawson directs this war action film set during the Battle of the Bulge in 1944. When an American tank unit gets caught behind enemy lines the commanding officer puts his entire crew in danger with his decision to rescue nuns and children from a nearby orphanage. The cast includes Analiese Anderson, Frank Arend and Elvin Manges.

The Lost Patrol (DVD): Thogun, Ivo Canelas, Daniel de Oliveira, Sergio Rubini, Francisco Gaspar, Richard Sammel, Julio Andrade,... The Lost Patrol (DVD)
Thogun, Ivo Canelas, Daniel de Oliveira, Sergio Rubini, Francisco Gaspar, … 2
R47 R39 Discovery Miles 390 Save R8 (17%) Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Vicente Ferraz directs this war drama based on real events of World War II. Set during the winter of 1944, a Brazilian Expeditionary Force on a minesweeping patrol in Italy find themselves lost in a land far from their base in the mountains. As they embark on an horrific journey back to camp they come across two army deserters; one Italian and one German. Forming an unlikely group of renegades the men set about crossing the infamous Road 47 to achieve safe passage to their futures.

1914 (DVD): Clayton Garrett, Steven Spencer, Tom Sinclair, Jonathan Pap, Brian MacDonald, Steve VanVolkingburgh 1914 (DVD)
Clayton Garrett, Steven Spencer, Tom Sinclair, Jonathan Pap, Brian MacDonald, … 2
R30 Discovery Miles 300 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Canadian war drama told in real time. Led by Sergeant Mac Reid (Clayton Garrett), Canada's 21st Battalion prepare for the fight ahead at Courcellette during the First World War. With the impending battle drawing closer, the sergeant must deal with supply problems and wounded troops while also trying to retrieve an underage soldier from the front line.

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