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The Stephen King Collection - Maximum Overdrive / Silver Bullet / Cat's Eye (DVD): Drew Barrymore, James Woods, Corey... The Stephen King Collection - Maximum Overdrive / Silver Bullet / Cat's Eye (DVD)
Drew Barrymore, James Woods, Corey Haim, Gary Busey, Emilio Estevez, …
R141 Discovery Miles 1 410 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Three horror films based on stories by acclaimed author, Stephen King.

Cat's Eye (1985)
Comprising three short stories, linked together by the wanderings of a stray cat. The first sees a chain smoker (James Woods) taking drastic steps to kick the habit, while the second features a mobster gaining revenge on his wife's lover, and the third has the cat taking centre stage, pitting its wits against an evil goblin.

Silver Bullet (1985)
Smalltown, USA. All is peaceful, all is calm, or at least it is until a series of gruesome murders take place. The townspeople gather together to suggest various solutions and decide to send out a search party to track down the murderer. But when the search party is massacred, it seems that the only hope for the town might be a young handicapped boy and his sister, both of whom are convinced that the killings are the work of a werewolf.

Maximum Overdrive (1986)
A comet passes too close to the Earth, causing all things mechanical to develop a life of their own. As the machines leave behind a trail of destruction, a few human survivors trapped in a diner decide that they have to take positive action to destroy their formidable foe.

Stallone Collection - Cobra / Assassins / Tango & Cash / The Specialist / Demolition Man (Blu-ray disc, Boxed set): Sylvester... Stallone Collection - Cobra / Assassins / Tango & Cash / The Specialist / Demolition Man (Blu-ray disc, Boxed set)
Sylvester Stallone, Julianne Moore, Antonio Banderas, Sharon Stone, James Woods, …
R376 R261 Discovery Miles 2 610 Save R115 (31%) In stock

Cobra (1986)
Lt. Cobretti (Sylvester Stallone) is a one-man assault team whose laser-mount submachine gun and pearl-handled Colt .45 spit pure crime-stopping venom! Director George P. Cosmatos teams up again with Stallone for this thriller, pitting Cobretti against a merciless serial killer. The trail leads to not one murderer but also an army of psychos bent on slashing their way to a "New Order", and killing a witness (Brigitte Nielsen) along the way. Fortunately, her protector is Cobra, a man who delivers vigilante justice like no other!

Assassins (1995)
Sylvester Stallone and Antonio Banderas star as professional killers, for whom life is survival of the ruthless. And the only retirement is in a body bag. Robert Rath (Stallone) is the best in the business, but he wants out. New competition Miguel Bain (Banderas) aims to do the one thing that will clinch the job: murder Rath. And Rath must dodge an assassin's bullets while hunting his current target, a beautiful electronic surveillance expert (Julianne Moore), who may be his most dangerous assignment ever. Now, for Rath to stop killing--and live--he must do the one thing his instinct and training scream not to do--trust the enemy.

Tango and Cash (1989)
Ray Tango And Gabe Cash (Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell) are rival policemen with one thing in common: each thinks he is the best. Team them up and they're like oil and water. But frame them for a crime and they're like a match and kerosene. After being found guilty in court and sentenced to do time, the two stage a prison breakout that's a breathless rush of weapons and wisecracks - then roar after the shadowy crimelord who set them up. Tango & Cash are out to clear their names. Join them and feel the rush.

The Specialist (1994)
Sharon Stone is May Munro, a beauty with a fatal past. She's sworn death to the mobsters who murdered her parents. To do the job, she recruits ex-CIA explosives expert Ray Quick (Sylvester Stallone). Miami grows white-hot as May lures the killers and Ray detonates them into ashes. But a vicious mob boss (Rod Steiger), his brash son (Eric Roberts) and a psychotic hired gun (James Woods) with a lethal grudge against Quick won't go without a fight. The passion the two avengers share can't hide Ray's ominous question. Is May falling for him... or setting him up, too?

Demolition Man (1993)
The future isn't big enough for the both of them--the 21st century's most dangerous cop and the 21st century's most ruthless criminal. John Spartan (Sylvester Stallone) is a no-holds-barred 20th century cop who had been sentenced to cryoprison, a cop known in an earlier century as the Demolition Man. But when psychopathic killer Simon Phoenix (Wesley Snipes) escapes cryoprison during a mandatory parole hearing, only officer Lenina Huxley (Sandra Bullock) has a plan to stop a criminal rampage from causing havoc in her now-peaceful world: free the one man capable of stopping Phoenix - the Demolition Man himself. Now, two men from another time bring a level of nonstop action long unseen in this future, idyllic world.

Bad Karma/The Entitled/Officer Down (DVD): Ray Liotta, Dominic Purcell, Andy McPhee, Vanessa Gray, Jordanna Allen, Aaron... Bad Karma/The Entitled/Officer Down (DVD)
Ray Liotta, Dominic Purcell, Andy McPhee, Vanessa Gray, Jordanna Allen, … 1
R56 Discovery Miles 560 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Triple bill of crime dramas. In 'Bad Karma' (2012), starring Ray Liotta and Dominic Purcell, a criminal's attempts to go straight are sabotaged by his former partner. Relocating from Sydney to the Gold Coast to start afresh, Molloy (Liotta) is remarkably successful and even finds something approaching domestic bliss with a new girlfriend. Naturally, when his old crime partner Mack (Purcell) tracks him down he finds that Molloy is reluctant to return to his past life. Unfortunately, this doesn't deter the increasingly deranged Mack as he sets about convincing Molloy to help him pull off one last job. In 'The Entitled' (2011) social misfit Paul (Kevin Zegers) is driven to desperate measures when he is turned down for yet another job and his ill mother is given a foreclosure notice on the family home. He enlists the help of two friends to abduct three kids from rich families and hold them ransom for a million dollars each, but the plan goes badly wrong and they soon find themselves in way over their heads. 'Officer Down' (2012) follows Detective David Callahan (Stephen Dorff), known as 'Cal' on the force, who has had a mixed career as a police officer, struggling with drink problems and straying to the wrong side of the law himself at times. When he finds himself caught up in a murder investigation, Cal must attempt to overcome the demons from his own past as well as the challenges of the case.

Casino (DVD): Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods Casino (DVD)
Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods; Directed by Martin Scorsese 2
R56 R30 Discovery Miles 300 Save R26 (46%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Director Martin Scorsese casts Robert De Niro as Sam 'Ace' Rothstein, the mob's frontman for a billion dollar Las Vegas casino. The story begins in 1973; Ace falls for hooker Ginger McKenna (Sharon Stone), while boyhood companion Nicky Santoro (Joe Pesci) is appointed as his muscle at the club. Over the years various jealousies surface and erupt in a series of violent betrayals and, ultimately, the destruction of Rothstein's empire.

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (DVD): Donald Sutherland, M. Ing-Na, Ving Rhames, James Woods, Peri Gilpin, Steve Buscemi,... Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (DVD)
Donald Sutherland, M. Ing-Na, Ving Rhames, James Woods, Peri Gilpin, … 3
R37 R29 Discovery Miles 290 Save R8 (22%) Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Groundbreaking movie using realistic, yet entirely computer-generated, characters. Based on a long-running series of Nintendo computer games, 'Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within' tells a futuristic tale of an Earth besieged by alien invaders. Dr Aki Ross (voiced by Ming-Na) is a talented young scientist who must uncover the secrets of the alien invaders before the particles she's become infected with kill her. Aided by members of a counter-alien team run by Grey Edwards (Alec Baldwin) and Dr Sid (Donald Sutherland), Aki must also outwit General Hein (James Woods) whose plans for alien resistance have deadly ramificiations for the people of Earth.

Straw Dogs (DVD): Alexander Skarsgård, James Marsden, Kate Bosworth, Dominic Purcell, James Woods, Willa Holland, Laz Alonso,... Straw Dogs (DVD)
Alexander Skarsgård, James Marsden, Kate Bosworth, Dominic Purcell, James Woods, … 1
R75 R29 Discovery Miles 290 Save R46 (61%) Ships in 20 - 25 working days

This remake of Sam Peckinpah's classic 1971 psychological thriller transposes the events of the first film from Cornwall to the American Deep South. James Marsden stars as David Sumner, a Hollywood screenwriter who moves with his wife, Amy (Kate Bosworth), from LA to a house in his wife's small rural hometown to write his new script in peace and quiet. But tensions brew between the two amid the intense heat and isolation, and an escalating conflict with the locals eventually drives a naturally even-tempered David to violent and drastic measures.

The Fun Stuff - And Other Essays (Paperback): James Wood The Fun Stuff - And Other Essays (Paperback)
James Wood
R375 R356 Discovery Miles 3 560 Save R19 (5%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Author of "How Fiction Works
"James Wood has long established himself as the leading critic of his generation. With "The Fun Stuff," he confirms his preeminence not only as a discerning judge, but also as one of fiction's most ardent appreciators. In these twenty-three sparkling dispatches, Wood offers a panoramic look at the modern novel. He effortlessly connects his encyclopedic understanding of the literary canon--casting his eye upon such crucial writers as Thomas Hardy and Leo Tolstoy--with an equally in-depth analysis of the most important authors writing today, including Cormac McCarthy, Lydia Davis, and Aleksandar Hemon. From the brilliant title essay on Keith Moon and the lost joys of drumming to Wood's incisive piece on the writings of George Orwell, "The Fun Stuff" is indispensable reading for anyone who cares about contemporary literature.

Surf's Up (DVD): Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, Jon Heder, James Woods, Diedrich Bader Surf's Up (DVD)
Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, Jon Heder, James Woods, … 1
R36 Discovery Miles 360 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Come join Cody (Shia LaBeouf), a Rockhopper penguin, as he journeys from his home in Shiverpool, Antarctica to take part in the Big Z Memorial Surf Off.

During his adventure he meets some new friends including surf nut Chicken Joe (Jon Heder) and the spirited lifeguard Lani (Zooey Deschanel).

Cody believes that winning is everything until he meets The Geek (Jeff Bridges), an old, washed-up pro-surfer, who may just show Cody that a true winner isn't always the one who comes in first.

Videodrome (Blu-ray disc): James Woods, Julie Khaner, Sonja Smits, Les Carlson, Peter Dvorsky, Lynne Gorman, David Bolt, Debbie... Videodrome (Blu-ray disc)
James Woods, Julie Khaner, Sonja Smits, Les Carlson, Peter Dvorsky, …
R313 Discovery Miles 3 130 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Looking for new thrills, cable TV programmer Max Renn (James Woods) stumbles upon an S&M satellite channel called 'Videodrome', which seems to depict real people being killed and tortured. His kinky girlfriend, Nicki (Debbie Harry), is somehow involved in the station, and as Max becomes more addicted to the violence it depicts on the screen, the boundary between real life and television disappears amidst a host of increasingly bizarre hallucinations.

Hercules (Disney) (English, French, German, Blu-ray disc): Danny DeVito, James Woods, Tate Donovan, Joshua Keaton, Susan Egan,... Hercules (Disney) (English, French, German, Blu-ray disc)
Danny DeVito, James Woods, Tate Donovan, Joshua Keaton, Susan Egan, …
R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Join Hercules, the mortal with superhuman powers (and the son of Zeus) in Disney's 35th full length animated movie. In an attempt to prove himself in the eyes of his father, Hercules sets out on a series of adventures with Pegasus the flying horse and Phil his personal trainer. However, hot-headed Hades (voiced by James Woods) tries to scupper Hercules' plans and take over Mount Olympus. Hercules must then decide between his legendary strength and the love of his life, Meg.

Holocaust - Anniversary Edition (DVD, Boxed set): Meryl Streep, James Woods Holocaust - Anniversary Edition (DVD, Boxed set)
Meryl Streep, James Woods
R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An original TV dramatisation of one of the most monstrous crimes in world history: the slaughter of 6 million Jews by the Nazis.

Dramatically and definitively, the story covers an entire decade, the eventful years from 1935 to 1945. Holocaust focuses on the tragedy and triumph of a single family, the Weiss family. Their story is told in counter-poise to that of another fictional family, that of Erik Dorf, who portrays a Nazi aide to Germany's infamous Heydrich.

Starring a brilliant international cast and filmed on location in Berlin and Vienna

Ultimate Gangster Collection (Blu-ray disc, Boxed set): Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin, Lymari... Ultimate Gangster Collection (Blu-ray disc, Boxed set)
Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin, Lymari Nadal, … 1
R796 R423 Discovery Miles 4 230 Save R373 (47%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Collection of contemporary gangster films. In 'Mean Streets' (1973) four Italian-Americans from New York's lower East Side hang around at a local bar. Charlie (Harvey Keitel), the most responsible of the group, tries to protect his girlfriend's cousin, Johnny Boy (Robert De Niro), from the local debt collectors, but his young charge seems determined to live fast and die young. Heavily influenced by the French New Wave, 'Mean Streets' provided the first high-profile success for director Martin Scorsese and star De Niro. In 'Scarface' (1983), up-and-coming gangster Tony Montana (Al Pacino) arrives in Miami as a Cuban refugee. With his friend Manny (Stephen Bauer), Tony carries out a hit on a politician, earning him the gratitude of drug dealer Frank Lopez (Robert Loggia). Tony rises rapidly in the 'organization', but courts disaster when he becomes involved with Lopez's cocaine-addicted wife, Elvira (Michelle Pfeiffer). In 'Carlito's Way' (1993), Carlito (Pacino) is a Hispanic drugs boss just released from prison. Determined to go straight and move to the Bahamas with his girlfriend, Gail (Penelope Ann Miller), Carlito is tempted back to the wrong side of the law by his lawyer, nerdish coke-head David Kleinfeld (Sean Penn), for 'one last job'. Brian De Palma directs this visually eloquent film about a man's inevitable tragic demise with his familiar penchant for the big set piece and violent action. In 'Casino' (1995), Sam 'Ace' Rothstein (De Niro) is the mob's frontman for a billion dollar Las Vegas casino. The story begins in 1973; Ace falls for hooker Ginger McKenna (Sharon Stone), while boyhood companion Nicky Santoro (Joe Pesci) is appointed as his muscle at the club. Over the years various jealousies surface and erupt in a series of violent betrayals and, ultimately, the destruction of Rothstein's empire. In 'American Gangster' (2007), when his boss dies, underworld driver Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) seizes his chance and begins to build his own criminal empire. Utilising the bodies of dead US soldiers, Lucas begins importing heroin direct from South-East Asia, increasing purity on the street, and undercutting his rivals in one swoop. Before long he's amassed a fortune, bringing him to the attention of maverick policeman Ritchie Roberts (Russell Crowe), an honest cop in an otherwise corrupt force, who makes it his business to shut Lucas down. Finally, in 'Public Enemies' (2009), set in 1930s gangland America, Johnny Depp stars as the charismatic bank robber John Dillinger. Dillinger's audacious raids and subsequent jailbreaks thrilled the American public as their sympathy for the banks that had plunged the country into Depression reached an all-time low. Despite his status as a folk hero, Dillinger was declared 'Public Enemy Number One' by J. Edgar Hoover (Billy Crudup) and became the prime target of Hoover's fledgling FBI, headed by Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale). Marion Cotillard co-stars as gangster's moll Billie Frechette.

Contact (Blu-ray disc): Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, James Woods, John Hurt, Tom Skerritt, Angela Bassett, David Morse,... Contact (Blu-ray disc)
Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, James Woods, John Hurt, Tom Skerritt, …
R187 Discovery Miles 1 870 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

After the death of her father, Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster) devotes her life to science. Convinced of the existence of extra-terrestrial life, she uses satellites to sweep the stars for evidence. When she receives the transmission of what seems to be a blueprint from another species for the construction of a spacecraft, she has to fight for the right to lead the ship's maiden flight to meet the alien life forms. She finds herself working with her former lover, ex-priest Palmer Joss (Michael McConaughey), now a governmental advisor.

John Q (Blu-ray disc): Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall, James Woods, Anne Heche, Eddie Griffin, Kimberly Elise, Shawn Hatosy,... John Q (Blu-ray disc)
Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall, James Woods, Anne Heche, Eddie Griffin, …
R45 Discovery Miles 450 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

John Q Archibald (Denzel Washington) is a Chicago factory worker struggling to make ends meet. When his son Michael is rushed to hospital after having a seizure at a baseball game, the doctors say the boy must receive a heart transplant as soon as possible. Lacking the necessary health insurance to cover the operation, John has no choice but to take the chief surgeon hostage, barricade himself in the emergency room, and demand that his son's name be put on a donor-recipient list. As the police gather outside and hostage negotiator Frank Grimes (Robert Duvall) attempts to diffuse the situation, the media begin an in-depth coverage of the siege and in the process turn John into a modern-day folk hero.

Nausea (Paperback, [New Ed.]): Jean-Paul Sartre Nausea (Paperback, [New Ed.])
Jean-Paul Sartre; Introduction by James Wood; Translated by Robert Baldick 1
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Nausea is both the story of the troubled life of a young writer, Antoine Roquentin, and an exposition of one of the most influential and significant philosophical attitudes of modern times - existentialism. The book chronicles his struggle with the realization that he is an entirely free agent in a world devoid of meaning; a world in which he must find his own purpose and then take total responsibility for his choices. A seminal work of contemporary literary philosophy, Nausea evokes and examines the dizzying angst that can come from simply trying to live.

Rev.: Series 1 and 2 (DVD): Tom Hollander, Olivia Colman, Steve Evets, Miles Jupp, Simon McBurney, Ellen Thomas, Lucy Liemann,... Rev.: Series 1 and 2 (DVD)
Tom Hollander, Olivia Colman, Steve Evets, Miles Jupp, Simon McBurney, … 2
R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

The first two series of the BBC sitcom set in an inner London church. Tom Hollander stars as Reverend Adam Smallbone, a Church of England vicar who is promoted from a sleepy rural parish to the failing inner-city church of St Saviour's in East London. As he struggles to contend with the complex moral conundrums of his urban parishioners as well as a delapidated church and a dwindling congregation, his long-suffering wife Alex (Olvia Colman) does her best to support him - but, far from being a conventional vicar's wife, she has her own career as a solicitor to worry about.

Cat's Eye (DVD): Drew Barrymore, James Woods, Alan King, Kenneth McMillan, Robert Hays, Candy Clark, Mary D'Arcy,... Cat's Eye (DVD)
Drew Barrymore, James Woods, Alan King, Kenneth McMillan, Robert Hays, …
R97 Discovery Miles 970 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Three Stephen King short stories, linked together by the wanderings of a stray cat, are dramatised in this horror movie. The first sees a chain smoker (James Woods) taking drastic steps to kick the habit, the second features a mobster gaining revenge on his wife's lover, and the third has the cat taking centre stage, pitting its wits against an evil goblin.

Animation 3-Movie Collection - Monster House / Surf's Up / Open Season (English, Dutch, DVD, Limited Edition): Shia... Animation 3-Movie Collection - Monster House / Surf's Up / Open Season (English, Dutch, DVD, Limited Edition)
Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, Jon Heder, James Woods, …
R137 Discovery Miles 1 370 In stock

Triple-bill of CGI animated adventures. In 'Surf's Up' (2007), Cody Maverick (voice of Shia LeBeouf) is a young penguin who dreams of winning the biggest penguin surfing competition of the year: the Penguin World Surfing Championship. His pursuit of this goal becomes the chosen subject of a team of documentary makers that goes behind the scenes of the competition and interviews Cody, his friends and surfing fans along the way. Jeff Bridges, Zooey Deschanel and James Woods are among the actors who lend their voices to the characters in the film. In 'Open Season' (2006), a domesticated grizzly bear called Boog (voice of Martin Lawrence) gets lured into leaving the creature comforts of home by a fast-talking mule deer named Elliott (voice of Ashton Kutcher), and finds himself lost in the woods just three days before hunting season begins. Forced to rough it in the great outdoors, Boog goes native, rallying all the forest animals to take back their home and send the hunters packing. Finally, in 'Monster House' (2006), DJ Harvard (voice of Mitchel Musso) lives directly across the street from a most unusual house. A malevolent entity that longs to feed on the energy of the living, the once peaceful house that looms ominously outside of DJ's bedroom window would like nothing more than the chance to feast on the children of the neighborhood. As Halloween begins to draw near and the children of the neighbourhood prepare for another long night of trick-or-treating, it appears as if it may be the house that is in for the biggest treat of all.

Raid On Entebbe (DVD): Peter Finch, Charles Bronson, Horst Buchholz, Martin Balsam, John Saxon, Tige Andrews, Allan Arbus,... Raid On Entebbe (DVD)
Peter Finch, Charles Bronson, Horst Buchholz, Martin Balsam, John Saxon, … 2
R301 Discovery Miles 3 010 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Charles Bronson stars in this TV movie based on a real military operation carried out by Israeli commandos in the summer of 1976. After an Air France jet carrying an international mix of passengers is hijacked by pro-Palestinian revolutionaries, it lands at Entebbe airport in Uganda, presided over by dictator Idi Amin (Yaphet Kotto). Most of the passengers are released, but the Israeli passengers, numbering more than 100, are held hostage. The Israeli government, refusing to negotiate with the hijackers, gives the go-ahead for a commando raid on the Ugandan aiport dubbed Operation Thunderbolt. Incredibly, the soldiers manage to secure the release of all the passengers with only one military casualty.

Various Artists - Hercules (Disney) (DVD): Danny DeVito, James Woods, Tate Donovan, Joshua Keaton, Susan Egan, Rip Torn, Bobcat... Various Artists - Hercules (Disney) (DVD)
Danny DeVito, James Woods, Tate Donovan, Joshua Keaton, Susan Egan, …
R167 Discovery Miles 1 670 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Join Hercules, the mortal with superhuman powers (and the son of Zeus) in Disney's 35th full length animated movie. In an attempt to prove himself in the eyes of his father, Hercules sets out on a series of adventures with Pegasus the flying horse and Phil his personal trainer. However, hot-headed Hades (voiced by James Woods) tries to scupper Hercules' plans and take over Mount Olympus. Hercules must then decide between his legendary strength and the love of his life, Meg.

Austerlitz (Paperback): W. G. Sebald Austerlitz (Paperback)
W. G. Sebald; Introduction by James Wood; Translated by Anthea Bell 1
R248 R190 Discovery Miles 1 900 Save R58 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Austerlitz is W. G. Sebald's haunting novel of post-war Europe. In 1939, five-year-old Jacques Austerlitz is sent to England on a Kindertransport and placed with foster parents. This childless couple promptly erase from the boy all knowledge of his identity and he grows up ignorant of his past. Later in life, after a career as an architectural historian, Austerlitz - having avoided all clues that might point to his origin - finds the past returning to haunt him and he is forced to explore what happened fifty years before. Austerlitz is W.G. Sebald's melancholic masterpiece. 'Mesmeric, haunting and heartbreakingly tragic. Simply no other writer is writing or thinking on the same level as Sebald' Eileen Battersby, Irish Times 'Greatness in literature is still possible' John Banville, Irish Times, Books of the Year 'A work of obvious genius' Literary Review 'A fusion of the mystical and the solid ... His art is a form of justice - there can be, I think, no higher aim' Evening Standard 'Spellbindingly accomplished; a work of art' The Times Literary Supplement 'I have never read a book that provides such a powerful account of the devastation wrought by the dispersal of the Jews from Prague and their treatment by the Nazis' Observer 'A great book by a great writer' Boyd Tonkin, Independent W . G. Sebald was born in Wertach im Allgau, Germany, in 1944 and died in December 2001. He studied German language and literature in Freiburg, Switzerland and Manchester. In 1996 he took up a position as an assistant lecturer at the University of Manchester and settled permanently in England in 1970. He was Professor of European Literature at the University of East Anglia and is the author of The Emigrants, The Rings of Saturn, Vertigo, Austerlitz, After Nature, On the Natural History of Destruction, Campo Santo, Unrecounted, A Place in the Country. His selected poetry is published in a volume called Across the Land and the Water.

Videodrome (DVD): Debbie Harry, Lynne Gorman, David Bolt, James Woods, Peter Dvorsky, Jack Creley, Reiner Schwartz, Sonja... Videodrome (DVD)
Debbie Harry, Lynne Gorman, David Bolt, James Woods, Peter Dvorsky, …
R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Looking for new thrills, cable TV programmer Max Renn (James Woods) stumbles upon an S&M satellite channel called 'Videodrome', which seems to depict real people being killed and tortured. His kinky girlfriend, Nicki (Debbie Harry), is somehow involved in the station, and as Max becomes more addicted to the violence it depicts on the screen, the boundary between real life and television disappears amidst a host of increasingly bizarre hallucinations.

A Difficult Death - The Life and Work of Jens Peter Jacobsen (Hardcover): Morten Hi Jensen A Difficult Death - The Life and Work of Jens Peter Jacobsen (Hardcover)
Morten Hi Jensen; Foreword by James Wood
R648 Discovery Miles 6 480 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Beautifully written and incisive, this is the first English biography of a major Scandinavian author who is ripe for rediscovery While largely unknown today, Danish writer and Darwin translator Jens Peter Jacobsen was the leading prose writer in Scandinavia in the late nineteenth century and part of a generation that included Henrik Ibsen, Knut Hamsun, and August Strindberg. His novels Marie Grubbe and Niels Lyhne as well as his stories and poems were widely admired by writers such as Rainer Maria Rilke, Thomas Mann, and James Joyce. Despite his untimely death from tuberculosis at the age of thirty-eight, Jacobsen became a cult figure to an entire generation and continues to occupy an important place in Scandinavian cultural history. In this book, Morten Hoi Jensen gives a moving account of Jacobsen's life, work, and death: his passionate interest in the natural sciences, his complicated and nuanced attitude to his own atheism, and his painful descent toward an early death. Carefully researched and sympathetically imagined, this is an evocative portrait of one of the most influential and gifted writers of the nineteenth century.

Upstate (Paperback): James Wood Upstate (Paperback)
James Wood 1
R302 R221 Discovery Miles 2 210 Save R81 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Upstate is a funny, moving family drama from one of the world's most influential literary critics. 'Thoughtful and though-provoking' Financial Times Alan Querry, a successful property developer from the north of England, has two daughters: Vanessa, a philosopher who lives and teaches in Saratoga Springs, NY, and Helen, a record company executive based in London. The sisters never quite recovered from their parents' bitter divorce and the early death of their mother, with Vanessa particularly affected, and plagued by bouts of depression since her teenage years. When she suffers a new crisis, Alan and Helen travel to Saratoga Springs. Over the course of six wintry days in upstate New York, the Querry family begins to struggle with the questions that animate this profound and searching novel: Why do some people find living so much harder than others? Rich in subtle human insight, and vivid with a sense of place, Upstate is a perceptive, intensely poignant novel.

Chronicle In Stone (Paperback, Main - Canons): Ismail Kadare Chronicle In Stone (Paperback, Main - Canons)
Ismail Kadare; Translated by David Bellos, Arshi Pipa; Edited by David Bellos; Afterword by David Bellos; Introduction by … 1
R265 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R46 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In a seamless mosaic of dreams and games, a young boy reflects on events as his hometown in Albania falls to a series of invaders. Amid floods and bombings, his own innocence and wonder are lost forever in the madness and brutality of the Second World War. A disturbing mix of tragedy and comedy, politics and sexuality, Chronicle in Stone is a fascinating masterpiece about what it means to grow up in a turbulent world.

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