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Death at a Funeral (DVD): Keith David, Loretta Devine, Peter Dinklage, Ron Glass, Danny Glover, Regina Hall, Kevin Hart, Martin... Death at a Funeral (DVD)
Keith David, Loretta Devine, Peter Dinklage, Ron Glass, Danny Glover, … 2
R40 Discovery Miles 400 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Neil LaBute directs this Hollywood remake of the 2007 British ensemble comedy farce. Comedian Chris Rock stars as Aaron, who is trying to get through his father's funeral in one piece despite the best efforts of his melodramatic mother (Loretta Devine), his baby-obsessed wife (Regina Hall) and his playboy brother (Martin Lawrence). Meanwhile, his father's secret gay lover (Peter Dinklage) turns up demanding money, and his beautiful cousin (Zoe Saldana) spends the day dodging her infatuated ex (Luke Wilson) while trying to look after her fiance (James Marsden) - who accidentally imbibed a hallucinogen while searching for a tranquiliser to calm his nerves.

Meet Monica Velour (DVD): Kim Cattrall, Dustin Ingram, Brian Dennehy, Keith David, Jee Young Han, Daniel Yelsky, Jamie Tisdale,... Meet Monica Velour (DVD)
Kim Cattrall, Dustin Ingram, Brian Dennehy, Keith David, Jee Young Han, …
R31 Discovery Miles 310 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Kim Cattrall stars as a faded porn star, down on her luck, in this independent comedy from first-time writer/director Keith Bearden. Seizing the chance to sell his unique hot dog wagon to a potential buyer, while at the same time catching the club act of his favourite 1980s porn star Monica Velour (Cattrall), 17-year-old geek Tobe Hulbert (Dustin Ingram) sets off for Indiana. On arrival, Tobe finds an ageing Monica performing in a run-down strip joint, where, after defending her from ungracious patrons, he gets beaten up. Taken in by a grateful Monica, Tobe is sure that he's met his ideal woman and can finally set about turning his dreams into reality. But although she feels affection towards the teenager, Monica realises that her first priority needs to be getting her life back on track, and in particular, winning a custody battle for her daughter.

Behind Enemy Lines 3 - Colombia (English, German, DVD): Joe Manganiello, Ken Anderson, Channon Roe, Yancey Arias, Chris J.... Behind Enemy Lines 3 - Colombia (English, German, DVD)
Joe Manganiello, Ken Anderson, Channon Roe, Yancey Arias, Chris J. Johnson, … 1
R64 Discovery Miles 640 Ships in 8 - 13 working days

Action thriller sequel starring Joe Manganiello and WWE's Mr Kennedy. In the jungles of war-torn Colombia, a covert team of US Navy SEALs mount an attack on Colombian special forces in order to rescue a hostage and clear their own names after being framed for murder.

Superhero Movie (DVD): Drake Bell, Sara Paxton, Christopher McDonald, Leslie Nielsen, Kevin Hart, Ryan Hansen, Keith David,... Superhero Movie (DVD)
Drake Bell, Sara Paxton, Christopher McDonald, Leslie Nielsen, Kevin Hart, …
R53 Discovery Miles 530 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Spoof comedy from the makers of 'Airplane' and 'Naked Gun'. When high school loser Rick Riker (Drake Bell) is bitten by a genetically-modified dragonfly, he develops a number of superhuman powers. Rick decides to use his new abilities to fight crime and assumes the identity of 'The Dragonfly'. When the villainous Lou Landers (Christopher McDonald) becomes caught in the middle of an experiment that goes horribly wrong, he develops the ability to steal a person's life force and becomes the supervillain, 'The Hourglass'. Now, The Dragonfly must realise his destiny by stopping the sands of The Hourglass and saving the world.

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
R40 Discovery Miles 400 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.

 Chronicles of Riddick  - Dark Fury (DVD): Vin Diesel, Rhiana Griffith, Keith David, Roger L. Jackson, Tress Mac Neille, Nick... Chronicles of Riddick - Dark Fury (DVD)
Vin Diesel, Rhiana Griffith, Keith David, Roger L. Jackson, Tress Mac Neille, … 2
R30 Discovery Miles 300 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

seen him before in a stylised, cutting edge 30 minute anime feature, The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury. Directed by Peter Chung (Animatrix, Matriculated, MTV Aeon Flux) Dark Fury is the prequel to The Chronicles Of Riddick, set to be the biggest theatrical sci-fi release of 2004.

Starring Vin Diesel as the voice and likeness of Riddick, Dark Fury follows the adventurous path of the ultimate anti-hero after Pitch Black, bridging the gap to The Chronicles of Riddick. Dark Fury is the next exhilarating adventure in the Riddick saga introducing us to new characters and updateing fans of new story lines that will feature in The Chronicles Of Riddick.

After Riddick escapes the planet in Pitch Black he soon faces new evils when he is captured by bounty hunters. In Dark Fury he is forced to battle unstoppable soldiers of fortune and vicious creatures. Riddick's night vision and ruthless combat skills are all that stand between him and fate

From one of the world's most revered animators, Peter Chung, Dark Fury is an all-new visionary film with dazzling graphics. This spectacular and gripping thriller is a must own for any sci-fi fan.

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, …
R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 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.

Stomp the Yard: Homecoming (DVD): Keith David, Stephen Boss, Collins Pennie, Pooch Hall, Kiely Williams, David Banner, Edward... Stomp the Yard: Homecoming (DVD)
Keith David, Stephen Boss, Collins Pennie, Pooch Hall, Kiely Williams, … 1
R22 Discovery Miles 220 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Teen dance musical sequel. In the run-up to a major nationally televised step-off, rivalries at Truth University are running at an all-time high. The Theta Nus are counting on Chance Harris (Collins Pennie) to lead the team to victory - but is he too caught up with his personal problems to give the competition the focus and energy it deserves?

There's Something About Mary/Night at the Museum/Dodgeball (DVD): Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, Ben Stiller, Lee Evans, Chris... There's Something About Mary/Night at the Museum/Dodgeball (DVD)
Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, Ben Stiller, Lee Evans, Chris Elliott, …
R71 Discovery Miles 710 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Triple bill featuring three Ben Stiller comedies. In 'There's Something About Mary' (1998), in 1985, high school senior Ted Stroehmann (Ben Stiller) gets a date with gorgeous classmate Mary Jenson (Cameron Diaz) after rescuing her mentally handicapped brother, Warren, from a bully. The date is ruined when Ted catches his penis in his fly zip and has to be rushed to hospital. Thirteen years on, Ted is still obsessed with Mary, and hires private detective Pat Healy (Matt Dillon) to find her. Healy tracks Mary and Warren to Miami, but falls in love with her himself and tells Ted that she is now an overweight mother of four. Undeterred, Ted makes his own way to Miami, but soon finds that he has plenty of competition for Mary's attentions.'Night at the Museum' (2006) stars Stiller alongside Robin Williams, Mickey Rooney, and Dick Van Dyke. Larry Daley (Stiller) is a kind-hearted dreamer who always knew that he was destined for greatness, he just never quite knew how. None of his ideas or inventions has panned out, so with a heavy heart, he takes a regular job as a lowly graveyard-shift security guard at the Museum of Natural History in order to provide a more stable life for himself and his ten-year-old son. His first night on the job, however, he finds that guardianship of the museum is far from stable. At nightfall an Egyptian spell brings the artifacts and wax figures to life. With Attila the Hun charging to war through the hallways, the diorama miniatures embroiled in a deadly feud, and a two-ton Tyrannosaurus Rex nagging to play fetch, Larry turns to a wax replica of President Roosevelt (Williams) for a little advice on keeping things intact. In 'Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story' (2004) Stiller and Vince Vaughn star as rival gym owners who compete against each other in a Las Vegas dodgeball tournament. Sweet, underachieving Peter LaFleur (Vaughn) is the proprietor of Average Joe's, a run-down gym with an oddball clientele. Despite its shabby exterior, the gym catches the eye of competitor White Goodman (Stiller), the power-hungry and aspirational owner of the gleaming, ultra-modern Globo Gym. Staging a takeover of Average Joe's looks to Goodman like a doddle - until the attorney from the foreclosing bank, Kate Veitch (Christine Taylor) is unexpectedly won over by Peter's boyish charms and decides to do all she can to save his gym from Goodman's clutches.

The Reception of Machiavelli in Early Modern Spain (Hardcover): Keith David Howard The Reception of Machiavelli in Early Modern Spain (Hardcover)
Keith David Howard
R1,475 Discovery Miles 14 750 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Arguing against historians of Spanish political thought that have neglected recent developments in our understanding of Machiavelli's contribution to the European tradition, the thesis of this book is that Machiavellian discourse had a profound impact on Spanish prose treatises of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. After reviewing in chapter 1 Machiavelli's ideological restructuring of the language of European political thought, in chapter 2 Dr. Howard shows how, before his works were prohibited in Spain in 1583, Spaniards such as Fadrique Furio Ceriol and Balthazar Ayala used Machiavelli's new vocabulary and theoretical framework to develop an imperial discourse that would be compatible with a militant understanding of Catholic Christianity. In chapters 3, 4 and 5 he demonstrates in detail how Giovanni Botero, Pedro de Ribadeneyra, and their imitators in the anti-Machiavellian reason-of-state tradition in Spain, attack a straw figure of Machiavelli that they have invented for their own rhetorical and ideological purposes, while they simultaneously incorporate key Machiavellian concepts into their own advice. Keith David Howard is an Assistant Professor of Spanish at Florida State University.

First Sunday (English & Foreign language, Blu-ray disc): Ice Cube, Katt Williams, Tracy Morgan, Loretta Divine, Michael Beach,... First Sunday (English & Foreign language, Blu-ray disc)
Ice Cube, Katt Williams, Tracy Morgan, Loretta Divine, Michael Beach, …
R141 Discovery Miles 1 410 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Urban comedy starring Ice Cube and directed by David E. Talbert. When petty thief, Durell (Ice Cube), finds out that his broke ex-girlfriend is planning to leave the state with the couple's young son, he concocts a money-making scheme to pay off their massive debts. The plan involves Durell and his best friend, LeeJohn (Tracy Morgan), robbing their local church for $17,000. However, when the two down-on-their-luck criminals discover that someone has beaten them to the loot, they hold the congregation hostage in an attempt to find out which of the righteous church-goers has taken the money.

House of Whipcord (Blu-ray disc): Barbara Markham, Patrick Barr, Ray Brooks, Penny Irving, Karen David, Dorothy Gordon, Jane... House of Whipcord (Blu-ray disc)
Barbara Markham, Patrick Barr, Ray Brooks, Penny Irving, Karen David, … 1
R316 Discovery Miles 3 160 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Exploitation classic from director Pete Walker, the man who gave the world 'Cool it Carol' and 'The Four Dimensions of Greta'. The pretext this time around concerns two high-handed sadists who catch nubile young women, incarcerate them, and then subject them to a variety of spankings and whippings. The purpose of this exercise, or so the sadists believe, is to help relieve the girls of their immoral behaviour.

The Princess and the Frog (DVD): John Goodman, Anika Noni Rose, Oprah Winfrey, Keith David, Terrence Howard, Bruno Campos,... The Princess and the Frog (DVD)
John Goodman, Anika Noni Rose, Oprah Winfrey, Keith David, Terrence Howard, … 1
R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The classic fairytale gets an updated twist in Disney's animated musical comedy set in the French quarter of the city of New Orleans. Transformed into a frog by the evil voodoo man Dr Facilier (Keith David), Prince Naveen (Bruno Campos) from the land of Maldonia goes in search of a princess to break the spell. He finds a young African-American girl called Tiana (Anika Noni Rose) and, mistaking her for a princess, asks her for a restorative kiss. Things, however, don't go to plan when the kiss only succeeds in changing Tiana into a frog too. Together, the two unfortunate amphibians go in search of Mama Odie (Jenifer Lewis), the good voodoo priestess of the Bayou. As they make their way through the mystical bayous of Louisiana, they encounter new friends in the form of Louis (Michael-Leon Wooley), a trumpet-playing alligator, and Ray (Jim Cummings), a hopelessly romantic firefly. The film's music comes from the Oscar-winning Randy Newman.

Pitch Black (DVD): Vin Diesel Pitch Black (DVD)
Vin Diesel; Directed by David Twohy; Starring Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, Keith David
R56 R49 Discovery Miles 490 Save R7 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In preparation for The Chronicles Of Riddick, set to be the biggest theatrical sci-fi release of 2004, Universal Pictures Video is releasing a fantastic special edition cut of the original chronicle of Riddick: Pitch Black. Pitch Black Special Edition is packed with exclusive extras and is a must own for any sci-fi fan.

Vin Diesel creates a cult icon as Riddick in this epic sci-fi adventure. Riddick is a dangerous fugitive who has been captured and a selected crew is transporting him to a planet to be incarcerated. On the journey the spaceship crash-lands on a remote planet, Riddick escapes and the marooned crew fear for their safety but soon learn that there is much more to fear than the escaped convict Deadly creatures lurk in the shadows, waiting to attack in the dark and the planet is rapidly plunging into the utter blackness of a total eclipse. With the body count rising, the doomed survivors are forced to turn to Riddick with his night vision to guide them through the darkness to safety.

Created by David Twohy (The Chronicles Of Riddick) and Tom Engelman (The Last Samurai), Pitch Black is a critically acclaimed sci-fi thriller. Hugely critically acclaimed at its theatrical release, Pitch Black provided the introduction to Riddick leaving fans eagerly anticipating the sequel - The Chronicles Of Riddick out in cinemas this summer.

House of Whipcord (DVD): Barbara Markham, Patrick Barr, Ray Brooks, Penny Irving, Karen David, Dorothy Gordon, Jane Howard,... House of Whipcord (DVD)
Barbara Markham, Patrick Barr, Ray Brooks, Penny Irving, Karen David, … 1
R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Exploitation classic from director Pete Walker, the man who gave the world 'Cool it Carol' and 'The Four Dimensions of Greta'. The pretext this time around concerns two high-handed sadists who catch nubile young women, incarcerate them, and then subject them to a variety of spankings and whippings. The purpose of this exercise, or so the sadists believe, is to help relieve the girls of their immoral behaviour.

The Doris Day Collection - Volume 1 - Please Don't Eat the Daisies/ Calamity Jane/ The Glass Bottom Boat/ Young Man With a... The Doris Day Collection - Volume 1 - Please Don't Eat the Daisies/ Calamity Jane/ The Glass Bottom Boat/ Young Man With a Horn/ Love Me Or Leave Me/ Billy Rose's Jumbo (DVD, Red Tag)
Doris Day, Howard Keel, Allyn Ann McLerie, Philip Carey, Gale Robbins, …
R390 Discovery Miles 3 900 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Collection of films starring Doris Day. In 'Please Don't Eat the Daisies' (1960) Day stars as housewife Kate McKay, who moves out of New York to the suburbs with her husband Larry (David Niven) and their four sons. However, when Kate finds out Larry has been keeping up a partying lifestyle in the city and has been seen out with Broadway star Deborah Vaughan (Janis Paige), she begins to suspect he is up to no good. In the lighthearted musical 'Calamity Jane' (1953), Day stars as the famous female sharpshooter who would rather hit targets than chase men - until she falls for 'Wild Bill' Hickok (Howard Keel), who would rather shoot Indians than chase after a tomboy like Calamity Jane. The film features the Oscar-winning song 'Secret Love'. In 'The Glass Bottom Boat' (1966) Bruce Templeton (Rod Taylor) is the boss of a research lab who hires the object of his affections, Jennifer Nelson (Day), to be his biographer in an effort to get close to her. Things don't work out as Bruce plans when his friend General Wallace Bleeker (Edward Andrews) tells him that he suspects Jennifer of being a Russian spy. In 'Young Man With a Horn' (1950) Kirk Douglas stars as trumpet player Rick Martin. Rick takes his music very seriously and becomes a star but soon he finds himself in trouble as a result of his passion for jazz, his fiery temper and getting mixed up with singer Jo Jordan (Day) and her friend Amy North (Lauren Bacall). 'Love Me Or Leave Me' (1955) tells the story of singer Ruth Etting (Day) who rose to fame as a movie star in the 1920s. Unfortunately her success was not just down to her talent as she was involved with notorious mobster Marty Sydney (James Cagney) who helped make her famous but made her life miserable. In 'Billy Rose's Jumbo' (1962) Day stars as Kitty Wonder, a girl who runs a circus with her father, Pop (Jimmy Durante). Their business is in dire trouble due to Pop's gambling and they soon begin to lose most of their acts to a rival circus run by John Noble (Dean Jagger). Kitty and Pop still have their star attraction, Jumbo the elephant, and a new wire walker named Sam Rawlins (Stephen Boyd) who Kitty takes a shine to. Sam, however, is not who he appears to be...

The Constraints-Led Approach - Principles for Sports Coaching and Practice Design (Paperback): Ian Renshaw, Keith Davids,... The Constraints-Led Approach - Principles for Sports Coaching and Practice Design (Paperback)
Ian Renshaw, Keith Davids, Daniel Newcombe, Will Roberts
R953 Discovery Miles 9 530 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For the last 25 years, a constraints-based framework has helped to inform the way that many sport scientists seek to understand performance, learning design and the development of expertise and talent in sport. The Constraints-Led Approach: Principles for Sports Coaching and Practice Design provides students and practitioners with the theoretical knowledge required to implement constraints-led approaches in their work. Seeking to bridge the divide between theory and practice, the book sets out an 'environment design framework', including practical tools and guidance for the application of the framework in coaching and skill acquisition settings. It includes chapters on constraints-led approaches in golf, athletics and hockey, and provides applied reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of motor learning, skill acquisition and developing sport expertise. Providing a thorough grounding in the theory behind constraints-led approaches to skill acquisition, and a foundational cornerstone in the Routledge Studies in Constraints-Based Methodologies in Sport series, this is a vital pedagogical resource for students and practising sports coaches, physical education teachers and sport scientists alike.

Assault On Wall Street (DVD): Dominic Purcell, Erin Karpluk, Edward Furlong, John Heard, Keith David, Michael Pare, Lochlyn... Assault On Wall Street (DVD)
Dominic Purcell, Erin Karpluk, Edward Furlong, John Heard, Keith David, … 1
R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Dominic Purcell stars in this thriller written, produced and directed by Uwe Boll. Former soldier Jim Baxford (Purcell) lives with his wife Rosie (Erin Karpluk) in New York. When Rosie is diagnosed with a brain tumour, Jim decides to cash in his military pension to pay for her treatment. On meeting with his financial advisor, Jim is informed that much of his money has been lost in bad investments. Jim borrows money from a colleague and hires an attorney to sue his financial advisor. After the stress takes its toll on both Jim and his wife he decides to take matters into his own hands by going on a spree to kill every man on Wall Street who has abused their power...

The Chronicles of Riddick (DVD): Vin Diesel, Colm Feore, Thandie Newton, Judi Dench, Karl Urban, Alexa Davalos, Linus Roache,... The Chronicles of Riddick (DVD)
Vin Diesel, Colm Feore, Thandie Newton, Judi Dench, Karl Urban, …
R91 R36 Discovery Miles 360 Save R55 (60%) Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Vin Diesel reprises his role as night-eyed antihero Riddick in this big-budget sequel to the 2002 sci-fi action film 'Pitch Black'. In an attempt to evade the mercenaries after him, Riddick escapes to the distant planet of Helion - only to find himself caught in the middle of a violent and bloody intergalactic conflict between two opposing forces: the Elementals, led by Aerion (Judi Dench) and the Necromongers, led by the bloodthirsty Lord Marshall (Colm Feore).

The Chronicles of Riddick (Blu-ray disc): Vin Diesel, Colm Feore, Thandie Newton, Judi Dench, Karl Urban, Alexa Davalos, Linus... The Chronicles of Riddick (Blu-ray disc)
Vin Diesel, Colm Feore, Thandie Newton, Judi Dench, Karl Urban, …
R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Vin Diesel reprises his role as night-eyed antihero Riddick in this big-budget sequel to the 2002 sci-fi action film 'Pitch Black'. In an attempt to evade the mercenaries after him, Riddick escapes to the distant planet of Helion - only to find himself caught in the middle of a violent and bloody intergalactic conflict between two opposing forces: the Elementals, led by Aerion (Judi Dench) and the Necromongers, led by the bloodthirsty Lord Marshall (Colm Feore).

Bread from Stones - The Middle East and the Making of Modern Humanitarianism (Paperback): Keith David Watenpaugh Bread from Stones - The Middle East and the Making of Modern Humanitarianism (Paperback)
Keith David Watenpaugh
R793 R620 Discovery Miles 6 200 Save R173 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Bread from Stones, a highly anticipated book from historian Keith David Watenpaugh, breaks new ground in analyzing the theory and practice of modern humanitarianism. Genocide and mass violence, human trafficking, and the forced displacement of millions in the early twentieth century Eastern Mediterranean form the background for this exploration of humanitarianism's role in the history of human rights. Watenpaugh's unique and provocative examination of humanitarian thought and action from a non-Western perspective goes beyond canonical descriptions of relief work and development projects. Employing a wide range of source materials literary and artistic responses to violence, memoirs, and first-person accounts from victims, perpetrators, relief workers, and diplomats Watenpaugh argues that the international answer to the inhumanity of World War I in the Middle East laid the foundation for modern humanitarianism and the specific ways humanitarian groups and international organizations help victims of war, care for trafficked children, and aid refugees. Bread from Stones is required reading for those interested in humanitarianism and its ideological, institutional, and legal origins, as well as the evolution of the movement following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the advent of late colonialism in the Middle East.

Being Modern in the Middle East - Revolution, Nationalism, Colonialism, and the Arab Middle Class (Paperback): Keith David... Being Modern in the Middle East - Revolution, Nationalism, Colonialism, and the Arab Middle Class (Paperback)
Keith David Watenpaugh
R776 R610 Discovery Miles 6 100 Save R166 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this innovative book, Keith Watenpaugh connects the question of modernity to the formation of the Arab middle class. The book explores the rise of a middle class of liberal professionals, white-collar employees, journalists, and businessmen during the first decades of the twentieth century in the Arab Middle East and the ways its members created civil society, and new forms of politics, bodies of thought, and styles of engagement with colonialism.

Discussions of the middle class have been largely absent from historical writings about the Middle East. Watenpaugh fills this lacuna by drawing on Arab, Ottoman, British, American and French sources and an eclectic body of theoretical literature and shows that within the crucible of the Young Turk Revolution of 1908, World War I, and the advent of late European colonialism, a discrete middle class took shape. It was defined not just by the wealth, professions, possessions, or the levels of education of its members, but also by the way they asserted their modernity.

Using the ethnically and religiously diverse middle class of the cosmopolitan city of Aleppo, Syria, as a point of departure, Watenpaugh explores the larger political and social implications of what being modern meant in the non-West in the first half of the twentieth century.

Well researched and provocative, "Being Modern in the Middle East" makes a critical contribution not just to Middle East history, but also to the global study of class, mass violence, ideas, and revolution.

Battlefield of Lost Souls (DVD): Jason Isaacs, David Arquette, Luke Benward, Courtney Gains, Lauren Holly, Keith David, Max... Battlefield of Lost Souls (DVD)
Jason Isaacs, David Arquette, Luke Benward, Courtney Gains, Lauren Holly, … 2
R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Sean McNamara directs this drama based on the events of the American Civil War. The story follows the lives of seven cadets of the Virginia Military Institute who, in 1864, followed their comrades into the Battle of New Market. The cast includes Jason Isaacs, Nolan Gould and David Arquette.

Hot Pursuit (DVD): John Cusack, Robert Loggia, Wendy Gazelle, Jerry Stiller, Monte Markham, Terence Cooper, Shelley Fabares,... Hot Pursuit (DVD)
John Cusack, Robert Loggia, Wendy Gazelle, Jerry Stiller, Monte Markham, …
R104 Discovery Miles 1 040 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

All-round nice guy Danny (John Cusack) has been planning an idyllic Caribbean holiday with girlfriend Lori (Wendy Gazelle) for months - what could possibly go wrong? First off Danny misses the plane, and his attempts to catch up with Lori lead him into jail, the depths of a jungle, a hurricane and a hijacking, with only the roguish Captain MacLean (Robert Loggia) for companionship.

Snowflake (Blu-ray disc): David Spade, Ariana Grande, Nathan Kress, Christopher Lloyd, Janette McCurdy, Zachary Alexand Rice,... Snowflake (Blu-ray disc)
David Spade, Ariana Grande, Nathan Kress, Christopher Lloyd, Janette McCurdy, … 1
R126 Discovery Miles 1 260 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Children's animated adventure about a rare white gorilla who just wants to be like the others at the zoo. Ever since he was brought to Barcelona Zoo from his homeland in Guinea, Snowflake (voice of Ariana Grande)'s snow-white fur has made him a huge attraction. The other gorillas - Petunia (Janette McCurdy), Elvis (Nathan Kress) and Anvil (Keith David) - however, don't see it that way, they just think he's odd. So, with the help of a slightly nutty red panda named Zenga (David Spade), Snowflake sneaks out of the zoo on a quest to track down the witch of the north (Elsa Pataky), the only one who can return his coat to normal. Snowflake soon discovers, however, that life outside the zoo walls can be a dangerous place.

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