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Death Wish 1-5 (DVD): Charles Bronson, Vincent Gardenia, Jeff Goldblum, Jill Ireland, J. D. Cannon, Anthony Franciosa, Ben... Death Wish 1-5 (DVD)
Charles Bronson, Vincent Gardenia, Jeff Goldblum, Jill Ireland, J. D. Cannon, … 1
R521 Discovery Miles 5 210 In stock

All five films in the series starring Charles Bronson as a vigilante out for revenge. In 'Death Wish' (1974) mild-mannered New York architect Paul Kersey (Bronson) takes the law into his own hands after his wife is murdered and his daughter raped by a gang of thugs. Jeff Goldblum makes his big-screen debut as one of the unfortunate muggers. In 'Death Wish 2' (1981), after the suicide of his daughter in response to another violent attack, Kersey returns to the streets to deal out revenge to her assailants on a one by one basis. 'Death Wish 3' (1985) sees Kersey, still distraught at the loss of his family, take his rage out on street gangs with weapons including sub-machine guns and missile launchers. In 'Death Wish 4 - The Crackdown' (1987) the death of his girlfriend's daughter from an overdose compels Kersey to declare war on L.A.'s drug dealers. Finally, in 'Death Wish 5 - The Face of Death' (1993) the harassment of Kersey's girlfriend Livia (Lesley-Anne Down) by her ex-husband, O'Shea (Michael Parks), a Mafia boss using her business to launder money, forces Kersey back towards the gun cupboard one final time.

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 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.

For Better, for Worse (DVD): Dirk Bogarde, Susan Stephen, Cecil Parker, Eileen Herlie, James Hayter, Dennis Price, Pia Terri,... For Better, for Worse (DVD)
Dirk Bogarde, Susan Stephen, Cecil Parker, Eileen Herlie, James Hayter, … 1
R150 Discovery Miles 1 500 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

1950s British romantic comedy starring Dirk Bogarde, Cecil Parker and Dennis Price. Tony Howard (Bogarde) and Anne Purves (Susan Stephen) are deeply in love and decide to get married. Unfortunately, Anne's parents are not particularly enamoured with their daughter's choice of partner and insist that Tony gets a steady job and a flat before they give their approval. Forced to slum it in an unglamorous flat with irritating neighbours and Anne's parents continuing to pry, the couple could be forgiven for losing their sense of romance, but will love conquer all?

The Middle Watch (DVD): Leslie Fuller, Mark Hampton, Ronald Shiner, Greta Gynt, David Hutcheson, Martita Hunt, Jean Gillie,... The Middle Watch (DVD)
Leslie Fuller, Mark Hampton, Ronald Shiner, Greta Gynt, David Hutcheson, … 1
R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

British comedy starring Jack Buchanan and Greta Gynt. After battleship Captain Mailtand (Buchanan) enjoys a large party in honour of his next voyage, he finds two young women (Gynt and Kay Walsh) still aboard the ship once it has set off. To protect the trespassers as well as himself, he agrees to hide them in his quarters but it proves difficult to keep them concealed with the Admiral (Fred Emney) unexpectedly onboard, resulting in hilarious consequences.

The Guns Of Navarone  (English, French, German, DVD): Gregory Peck, David Niven, Anthony Quinn, Stanley Baker, Anthony Quayle,... The Guns Of Navarone (English, French, German, DVD)
Gregory Peck, David Niven, Anthony Quinn, Stanley Baker, Anthony Quayle, … 1
R113 R76 Discovery Miles 760 Save R37 (33%) Ships in 20 - 25 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 Good Companions (DVD): John Fraser, Rachel Roberts, Joyce Grenfell, Anthony Newley, Thora Hird, Celia Johnson, Janette... The Good Companions (DVD)
John Fraser, Rachel Roberts, Joyce Grenfell, Anthony Newley, Thora Hird, … 1
R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

J. Lee Thompson directs this 1950s musical comedy, based on the novel by J.B. Priestley, starring John Fraser, Rachel Roberts, Joyce Grenfell, Celia Johnson, Anthony Newley and Thora Hird. At the centre of the story is Susie Dean (Janette Scott), a talented young singer in variety troupe the Dinky Doos. Susie is concerned that her dreams of stardom are over when the Dinky Doos run into financial trouble, but with the aid of an unlikely trio, romantic former teacher Inigo Jollifant (Fraser), wealthy philanthropist Miss Trant (Johnson) and the practical Jess Oakroyd (Eric Portman), the troupe is reinvigorated and presented to a whole new audience.

The White Buffalo (DVD): Kim Novak, Martin Kove, Slim Pickens, Cara Williams, Jack Warden, Clint Walker, Shay Duffin, Ed... The White Buffalo (DVD)
Kim Novak, Martin Kove, Slim Pickens, Cara Williams, Jack Warden, …
R101 Discovery Miles 1 010 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Charles Bronson stars in this western directed by J. Lee Thompson. Troubled by a recurring dream about a giant white buffalo, Wild Bill Hickok (Bronson) travels west with hopes of tracking down the mythical beast. When he meets Native American chief Crazy Horse (Will Sampson), whose daughter has been killed by the rampaging animal, the two decide to pool their resources and venture together into the snowy forests of the North. However, the buffalo proves a more formidable foe than either of them had expected.

Battle for the Planet of the Apes (DVD): Roddy McDowall, Claude Akins, John Huston, Natalie Trundy, Severn Darden, Lew Ayres,... Battle for the Planet of the Apes (DVD)
Roddy McDowall, Claude Akins, John Huston, Natalie Trundy, Severn Darden, …
R149 Discovery Miles 1 490 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This sequel to 'Conquest of the Planet of the Apes', which brings the series to its conclusion, opens in 2670 with ape Lawgiver (John Huston) relating how, following the 1991 simian rebellion, mankind embarked on a terrible nuclear war. In the devastation which followed, Caesar (Roddy McDowall) and the apes seized control, ruling benevolently over the human survivors, and working to rebuild society. However, civil war was being fomented by ambitious gorilla general Aldo (Claude Akins), and when Caesar ventured into the devastated city to seek out recordings of his late parents, Cornelius and Zira, he incurred the wrath of a group of mutant human survivors.

Ice Cold in Alex (Blu-ray disc): John Mills, Anthony Quayle, Harry Andrews, Liam Redmond, Peter Arne, Diane Clare, Richard... Ice Cold in Alex (Blu-ray disc)
John Mills, Anthony Quayle, Harry Andrews, Liam Redmond, Peter Arne, … 1
R416 Discovery Miles 4 160 In stock

John Mills stars in this war story set after the fall of Tobruk in World War II. Two English army officers (John Mills and Harry Andrews) and two young nurses (Sylvia Syms and Diane Clare) are driving an ambulance through occupied North Africa to Alexandria. Along the way they pick up a South African officer (Anthony Quayle), and more than once avoid capture and death while crossing the German lines. However, as the South African officer begins to undermine their confidence, they gradually come to suspect him of being a German spy.

The Evil That Men Do (DVD): Charles Bronson, Theresa Saldana, Joseph Maher, José Ferrer, Antoinette Bower, Rene Enriquez, John... The Evil That Men Do (DVD)
Charles Bronson, Theresa Saldana, Joseph Maher, José Ferrer, Antoinette Bower, …
R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Retired assassin Holland (Charles Bronson) is persuaded to do one last job when a journalist friend is tortured to death by Moloch, a sadistic employee of the Guatemalan Government. The dead man's widow, Rhiana (Theresa Saldana), and daughter pose as Holland's family to provide him with cover as he closes in on his prey.

Firewalker (DVD): Will Sampson, John Rhys-Davies, Chuck Norris, Melody Anderson, Ian Abercrombie, Louis Gossett Jr, Sonny... Firewalker (DVD)
Will Sampson, John Rhys-Davies, Chuck Norris, Melody Anderson, Ian Abercrombie, …
R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Chuck Norris and Louis Gossett Jr star as mercenaries hired to track down a hidden cache of Aztec treasure in this action adventure. Max Dornigan (Norris) and his partner Leo Porter (Gossett Jr) embark upon a search for hidden treasure in Central America after being shown an intriguing map by the mysterious Patricia Goodwin (Melody Anderson). But in their quest for gold, they are met by the powerful guardian known as the Firewalker who doesn't want to give up its ancestors' sacred treasure.

Death Wish 4 - The Crackdown (DVD): Charles Bronson, Kay Lenz, John P Ryan, Perry Lopez, George Dickerson, Soon-Teck Oh, Dana... Death Wish 4 - The Crackdown (DVD)
Charles Bronson, Kay Lenz, John P Ryan, Perry Lopez, George Dickerson, … 1
R141 Discovery Miles 1 410 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Fourth instalment in the series of revenge features starring Charles Bronson as architect turned vigilante Paul Kersey. This time, following the death of his girlfriend's daughter from an overdose, Kersey determines to wipe out L.A.'s drug dealers. However, hot on his heels is Detective Reiner (George Dickerson), who is determined to put Kersey behind bars for taking the law into his own hands.

No Trees in the Street (DVD): Sylvia Syms, Ronald Howard, Liam Redmond, Herbert Lom, Melvyn Hayes, Joan Miller, Stanley Holloway No Trees in the Street (DVD)
Sylvia Syms, Ronald Howard, Liam Redmond, Herbert Lom, Melvyn Hayes, … 1
R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

J. Lee Thompson directs this classic pre-war drama starring Sylvia Syms and Herbert Lom. The film follows local girl Hetty (Syms), who opts to leave home before she can be married off to Wilkie (Lom), a local crime boss of ill repute.

Murder Without Crime (DVD): Dennis Price, Derek Farr, Patricia Plunkett, Joan Dowling Murder Without Crime (DVD)
Dennis Price, Derek Farr, Patricia Plunkett, Joan Dowling; Contributions by J. Lee Thompson, … 1
R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

J. Lee Thompson directs this 1950 British crime thriller starring Dennis Price, Derek Farr, Patricia Plunkett and Joan Dowling. Young couple Stephen and Jan (Farr and Plunkett) take rooms at the home of Matthew (Price), an aristocrat with financial difficulties, but their stay seems set to be a short one. After a fight between the couple that Matthew overhears, Jan storms out claiming that their relationship is over. Stephen heads out in search of consolation and meets Grena (Dowling) at a nightclub. She agrees to accompany him home but is upset when he receives a call from Jan and decides to call of the tryst. A scuffle ensues, which Matthew again overhears, and Grena falls and bangs her head. As Stephen panics, convinced he's dealt the young woman a fatal injury, Matthew spots an opportunity to make himself wealthy again...

Yield to the Night (DVD): Diana Dors, Yvonne Mitchell, Michael Craig, Geoffrey Keen, Olga Lindo, Harry Locke, Mary Mackenzie,... Yield to the Night (DVD)
Diana Dors, Yvonne Mitchell, Michael Craig, Geoffrey Keen, Olga Lindo, …
R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Diana Dors vehicle, based on the real-life case of Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain. Mary Price Hilton (Diana Dors) is a condemned murderess about to face the hangman's noose. As she awaits the sentence, she relives the series of events that have brought her to this situation. Abused by men all her life, she thinks she's finally met the right man, only to discover that he too has been taking advantage of her. Finally reaching breaking point, she exacts deadly revenge on her husband's mistress.

The Weak and the Wicked (DVD): Jane Hylton, Joyce Heron, John Gregson, Barbara Couper, Mary Merrall, Glynis Johns, A.E.... The Weak and the Wicked (DVD)
Jane Hylton, Joyce Heron, John Gregson, Barbara Couper, Mary Merrall, … 1
R152 Discovery Miles 1 520 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Glynis Johns stars in this prison-set drama co-written and directed by J. Lee Thompson. The film follows the experiences of Jean Raymond (Johns), a well-to-do young woman whose addiction to gambling has led to her being given a prison sentence. Although the reality of her situation leads to depression, Jean also becomes close friends with the other inmates...

The Yellow Balloon (DVD): J. Lee Thompson The Yellow Balloon (DVD)
J. Lee Thompson 1
R301 Discovery Miles 3 010 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Planet of the Apes: Primal Collection (DVD): Charlton Heston, James Francisus, Claude Akins, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, J.D.... Planet of the Apes: Primal Collection (DVD)
Charlton Heston, James Francisus, Claude Akins, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, …
R622 Discovery Miles 6 220 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

All eight films in the science-fiction franchise thus far. In 'Planet of the Apes' (1968) a group of astronauts, led by George Taylor (Charlton Heston), crash lands on a strange planet where mute humans are treated as slaves by intelligent apes. Taylor is hunted down and captured by horse-riding gorillas, and then taken for experimentation by chimpanzee Dr Zira (Kim Hunter). When Zira discovers Taylor's intelligence, she and her fiancé, Cornelius (Roddy McDowall), appeal to the governing council on his behalf, but the appeal fails, leaving the astronaut no choice but to go on the run. Fleeing for his freedom, Taylor soon makes a shocking discovery about the provenance of this strange planet. In 'Beneath the Planet of the Apes' (1970) astronaut Brent (James Franciscus) is on a special mission to rescue George Taylor (Heston). After travelling to the ape village where he was imprisoned, he meets Dr Zira (Hunter) and learns that Taylor was last seen in the Forbidden Zone. Setting off in pursuit he soon discovers that his colleague has been taken prisoner by an underground society of telepathic mutant humans who worship an atomic warhead. In 'Escape from the Planet of the Apes' (1971) Dr Zira (Hunter), Cornelius (McDowall) and Dr Milo (Sal Mineo) escape the nuclear devastation of Earth by travelling back in time in Taylor's spaceship, arriving in Los Angeles in the year 1973. They are initially held in captivity in a zoo, where Milo is attacked and killed by a savage gorilla. When Zira and Cornelius prove their intelligence they are released and hailed as celebrities, but some resent the apes' arrival, seeing them as a threat to human supremacy. In 'Conquest of the Planet of the Apes' (1972) the year is now 1991. Caesar (McDowall), the son of Zira and Cornelius, has been sheltered for 18 years by circus owner Armando (Ricardo Montalban). Following a plague which wiped out all cats and dogs, apes have been adopted as pets by humans, but when Caesar sees them being treated as slaves, he leads his fellow simians in rebellion against their overlords. 'Battle for the Planet of the Apes' (1973) opens in the year 2670 with the ape Lawgiver (John Huston) relating how, following the 1991 simian rebellion, mankind embarked on a terrible nuclear war. In the devastation which followed, Caesar (McDowall) and the apes seized control, ruling benevolently over the human survivors, and working to rebuild society. However, civil war was being fomented by ambitious gorilla general Aldo (Claude Akins), and when Caesar ventured into the devastated city to seek out recordings of his late parents, Cornelius and Zira, he incurred the wrath of a group of mutant human survivors. In 'Planet of the Apes' (2001), Tim Burton's 're-imagining' of the 1968 original, the year is 2029, and Capt. Leo Davidson (Mark Wahlberg) is aboard a spaceship trying to teach apes how to become space pilots. During a routine reconnaissance mission outside the mothership, Leo is sucked into a space-time hole and minutes later makes a crash landing on a strange planet where humans are subjugated by talking apes. Just as a quick death at the hands of the violent ape leader General Thade (Tim Roth) seems inevitable, Leo is rescued by the ape scientist Ari (Helena Bonham Carter). In 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' (2011) James Franco stars as Will Rodman, a genetic engineer working in present-day San Francisco who is performing scientific tests on apes in his attempt to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease. His first test subject is Caesar (Andy Serkis), the prototype of a new breed of ape with human-like intelligence. But when Caesar breaks free, a revolution is triggered and an epic war for supremacy breaks out between humankind and the primates of the world. Finally, in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' (2014), Caesar, the hyper-intelligent ape produced by human experimentation, is now the leader of a growing band of cognisant simians as a fragile truce prevails between the apes and humans. Many consider the outbreak of war to only be a matter of time, however, since the human population has been vastly reduced by a devastating virus and their role as the dominant species on Earth is in question. As tensions rise, it may only take a single spark to trigger an explosive war that will pit the humans against the apes in an all-out battle for survival...

Woman in a Dressing Gown (DVD): Yvonne Mitchell, Anthony Quayle, Sylvia Syms, Andrew Ray, Carole Lesley, Michael Ripper, Nora... Woman in a Dressing Gown (DVD)
Yvonne Mitchell, Anthony Quayle, Sylvia Syms, Andrew Ray, Carole Lesley, … 1
R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Anthony Quayle and Sylvia Syms star in this 1950s British drama about marital strife. Fed up with his wife Amy (Yvonne Mitchell)'s frumpy appearance and bad housekeeping skills, long-married Jim Preston (Quayle) begins an affair with co-worker Georgie (Sylvia Syms), who threatens to break it off unless Jim divorces his wife. Shocked and distressed by Jim's request, Amy quickly vows to change her slovenly ways, setting out to win back the man she loves, whatever it takes.

Various Artists - Planet of the Apes Collection (DVD): Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, James... Various Artists - Planet of the Apes Collection (DVD)
Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, James Whitmore, …
R437 Discovery Miles 4 370 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This box set contains all five films in the 'Planet of the Apes' series. In the original film, a group of Earth astronauts, led by Colonel George Taylor (Charlton Heston), are plunged nearly two thousand years into the future after passing through a time distortion. They crash land on a strange planet, where mute humans are treated as slaves by intelligent apes. In 'Beneath the Planet of the Apes', NASA send astronaut Brent (James Franciscus) on a rescue mission when Taylor's crew fail to return to Earth. Like Taylor, he is catapulted through time to the 'Ape' planet, where Taylor is now being held captive in the Forbidden Zone, an underground society whose telepathic mutant inhabitants dedicate their lives to their 'God': an atomic warhead. In 'Escape from the Planet of the Apes', the sympathetic chimps of the first two films, Zira (Kim Hunter) and Cornelius (Roddy McDowall), escape the nuclear devastation of the Earth by travelling back in time in Taylor's spaceship, arriving in Los Angeles in the year 1973. They are initially held in captivity in a zoo, but when they prove their intelligence they are released and hailed as celebrities. In 'Conquest of the Planet of the Apes', the year is now 1991. Following a plague which wiped out all cats and dogs, apes have been adopted as pets by humans, but when Zira and Cornelius' son Caesar (Roddy McDowall) sees them being treated as slaves, he leads his brother simians in rebellion against their overlords. 'Battle for the Planet of the Apes' opens in 2670 with the ape Lawgiver (John Huston) relating how, following the 1991 rebellion, mankind embarked on a terrible nuclear war. In the devastation which followed, Caesar and the apes seized control, ruling benevolently over the human survivors, and working to rebuild society. However, civil war was being fermented by ambitious gorilla general Aldo (Claude Akins). Also included is previously unseen footage and interviews with cast and crew members.

Theodore Roosevelt Abroad - Nature, Empire, and the Journey of an American President (Hardcover): J. Lee Thompson Theodore Roosevelt Abroad - Nature, Empire, and the Journey of an American President (Hardcover)
J. Lee Thompson
R911 Discovery Miles 9 110 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In a life full of momentous episodes, Theodore Roosevelt's fifteen-month post-presidential odyssey to Africa and Europe has never been given its due place. In 1909 and 1910, fresh from the presidency, Rooosvelt embarked on a grand expedition that fulfilled a long-held dream for the hunter-naturalist. Moving from Egypt to British East Africa to the Belgian Congo, Roosevelt hunted elephants and rhinos, parlayed with mercenaries and tribal kings, and observed the changes wrought by European colonialism. Along with his big game rifles, Roosevelt also brought his bully pulpit and accompanying ideals, lecturing diplomats and politicians on both continents on the exertions required to maintain the burden of empire.

In this engaging narrative, J. Lee Thompson traces the exhilarating adventures Roosevelt undertook as well as periods of doubt and disillusionment. Even as TR realized one dream of nature on safari, he came to believe another, more vital to his heart and legacy, was being undermined at home by President William Howard Taft. Having initially assumed that the new president would continue his predecessor's cherished conservation policies, Roosevelt came to realize that Taft, left alone in the political jungles of Washington, was directly undermining his legacy. This led to an acrimonious split between the two old friends, Roosevelt's explosive return to the American political stage, and ultimately the election of Woodrow Wilson.

A tale of daring adventure, international celebrity, a friendship lost, and a political legacy transformed, "Theodore Roosevelt Abroad "is the first full account of a critical episode in the life of an American icon.

A Wider Patriotism - Alfred Milner and the British Empire (Paperback): J. Lee Thompson A Wider Patriotism - Alfred Milner and the British Empire (Paperback)
J. Lee Thompson
R1,566 Discovery Miles 15 660 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

When Alfred Milner was knighted, he took as his motto Communis Patria, 'patriotism for our common country'. This is the study of Milner, which takes his politics, or 'constructive' imperialism as its primary theme. It also discovers a group of young female supporters of his vision.

Theodore Roosevelt Abroad - Nature, Empire, and the Journey of an American President (Paperback): J. Lee Thompson Theodore Roosevelt Abroad - Nature, Empire, and the Journey of an American President (Paperback)
J. Lee Thompson
R1,485 Discovery Miles 14 850 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In a life full of momentous episodes, Theodore Roosevelt's fifteen-month post-presidential odyssey to Africa and Europe has never been given its due place. A tale of daring adventure, international celebrity, a friendship lost, and a political legacy transformed, Theodore Roosevelt Abroad is the first full account of this important time in history.

A Wider Patriotism - Alfred Milner and the British Empire (Hardcover): J. Lee Thompson A Wider Patriotism - Alfred Milner and the British Empire (Hardcover)
J. Lee Thompson
R3,380 Discovery Miles 33 800 Out of stock

This is the first study of Milner to take his politics, or 'constructive' imperialism as its primary theme. His career is examined, from the genesis of his imperial ideology at Oxford, through his time as High Commissioner in South Africa during the Boer War, to his days as Minister of War during the final seven months of WWI.

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