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The Great Epics (DVD): Gregory Peck, David Niven, Anthony Quinn, Stanley Baker, Anthony Quayle, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins,... The Great Epics (DVD)
Gregory Peck, David Niven, Anthony Quinn, Stanley Baker, Anthony Quayle, … 1
R355 Discovery Miles 3 550 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Collection of seven classic films. 'The Guns of Navarone' (1961), set in 1943, follows a group of mismatched soldiers who 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. 'The Bridge On the River Kwai' (1957), based on the novel by Pierre Boulle, sees a group of prisoners of war forced to build a bridge in Burma for the Japanese, with Colonel Nicholson (Alec Guinness) the appointed leader of the men. When the Japanese commander Colonel Saito (Sessue Hayakawa) orders the construction, Nicholson agrees on the basis that the project will keep his men occupied and give them an opportunity to prove, through the quality of their work, the superiority of British engineering. However, as the bridge progresses and the prisoners strive to show their craftsmanship, Nicholson appears to lose sight of the fact that the ultimate object of the bridge is to help the Japanese win the war. 'Lawrence of Arabia' (1962) is David Lean's Oscar-winning biopic starring Peter O'Toole as T.E. Lawrence, the Oxford-educated British army officer who aided the Arabs in their revolt against the Turks. Teaming up with Sherif Ali (Omar Sharif), Lawrence crosses an inhospitable desert in order to join two separate Arab tribes together as a single fighting force. Aiming to achieve Arab sovereignty, he wins a series of military victories but always keeps his eye on the larger picture, doing his best to prevent the subjection of the Arabs to British colonial rule. Charlton Heston stars in the title role of 'Major Dundee' (1965), an epic Western about a Major who joins forces with his sworn enemy to destroy a band of Apaches. When Major Amos Dundee is sent to a prisoner of war camp after making an error at the Battle of Gettysburg, he uses the opportunity to gather a small, but ruthless, army to lead on a mission of revenge. Burt Lancaster and Lee Marvin star in 'The Professionals' (1966), following four soldiers of fortune who are hired by a wealthy Texan oil baron (Ralph Bellamy) to rescue his kidnapped wife (Claudia Cardinale) who has been taken across the Mexican border by a band of mercenaries. The four men, each regarded as a specialist in his field - expert marksman and tracker Jake (Woody Strode), explosives master Dolworth (Lancaster), horse handler Ehrengard (Robert Ryan) and Fardan (Marvin) whose skills lie in tactics and weaponry - make their way across the treacherous landscape to retrieve the beautiful kidnappee, but along the way discover all is not what it seems. 'Gandhi' (1982), Richard Attenborough's Academy Award-winning epic, follows the extraordinary life of Mahatma Gandhi (Ben Kingsley) from his beginnings as a young Indian lawyer to his triumph as a revolutionary. After being thrown off a South African train just for being Indian, Gandhi realised just how prejudiced people were about his race and decided to do something about it. Taking the matter into his own hands, Gandhi arranges non-violent protests in the hope of getting the attention of the South African government. Finally, Fred Zinnemann's classic drama 'From Here to Eternity' (1953) follows the events of the night before the fateful attack on Pearl Harbor. Private Prewitt (Montgomery Clift) is a new recruit at the military base, and has already fallen foul of his superiors due to his refusal to box on the company team. Given the worst duties as a result, Prewitt is befriended by Angelo Maggio (Frank Sinatra), a young soldier who is himself persecuted by the Italian-hating Sergeant Fatso (Ernest Borgnine). Meanwhile, Sergeant Warden (Lancaster), Prewitt's superior, treads on dangerous ground when he allows himself to get caught up in an affair with an officer's wife (Deborah Kerr).

The Man from Laramie (Blu-ray disc): Arthur Kennedy, Alex Nicol, Aline Macmahon, James Stewart, Donald Crisp, Cathy... The Man from Laramie (Blu-ray disc)
Arthur Kennedy, Alex Nicol, Aline Macmahon, James Stewart, Donald Crisp, …
R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

James Stewart plays a vengeful cow-herder who arrives in New Mexico determined to find the man who was responsible for the killing of his brother. His brother was shot down by Apaches armed with automatic rifles, and Stewart is looking for the man who sold them to the Indians. Following 'Winchester 73', 'Bend in the River', 'The Naked Spur' and 'The Far Country', this was the last of the five classic westerns Stewart made with director Anthony Mann.

Two Rode Together - The Masters of Cinema Series (Blu-ray disc): James Stewart, Richard Widmark, Shirley Jones, Linda Crystal,... Two Rode Together - The Masters of Cinema Series (Blu-ray disc)
James Stewart, Richard Widmark, Shirley Jones, Linda Crystal, Andy Devine, …
R292 Discovery Miles 2 920 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

John Ford directs this US Western starring James Stewart as a marshal of a small town in the 1880s. Marshal Guthrie McCabe (Stewart) doesn't do much to earn his badge preferring to take money for illicit dealings. That changes when he is persuaded by First Lt. Jim Gary (Richard Widmark) to rescue a group of white people who were kidnapped by the Comanche Indians. However, when they do finally rescue two of the prisoners and bring them back to the town it seems they are less than welcome.

George Duning - 1001 Arabian Nights (CD): George Duning George Duning - 1001 Arabian Nights (CD)
George Duning; Performed by Various Artists
R71 Discovery Miles 710 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
George Duning - The Devil at 4 O'clock (CD): George Duning George Duning - The Devil at 4 O'clock (CD)
George Duning; Performed by Various Artists
R71 Discovery Miles 710 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
George Duning - The World of Suzie Wong/The Eddy Duchin Story/Picnic (CD): George Duning George Duning - The World of Suzie Wong/The Eddy Duchin Story/Picnic (CD)
George Duning
R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Out of stock
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