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Steptoe and Son: The American Pilot Episode (DVD)

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Steptoe and Son: The American Pilot Episode (DVD)
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Price
200

An once lost treasure now available to the masses.

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The original American pilot to the British TV show, Steptoe and Son was unattainable by the masses, it was however archived in both UCLA as well as Paley but required a visit to the organisations to view, Kaleidoscope has now made it possible for the curious few to watch it in all its glory. The transfer is as good as can be possibly expected from a rusty old reel, towards the end there are a few spots with a lot of scratch marks. The extra is really not worthwhile and I wish they had the creator expand on the multiple attempts to adapt his work on American TV, rather they just show how the reel was discovered unfortunately. The pilot itself has got a niche value that not everybody might appreciate, it emulates the British to the T, but with American accents.
The pilot is an adaptation of the episode, "The Offer", and both of the leads put forth their best foot, they are really on top of their game, it is also wonderful to see Johnathan Harris make a welcome cameo as the unwitting business consultant. While the pilot is certainly enjoyable to watch, you can also clearly see why the network passed on it. It is not that the actors were bad, nor were the production values, but the situation is so British that it just translated poorly. Of course a few years later in '72, Sanford and Son by Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin launched a much better received remake in Sanford and Son.

All in all, this caters to a niche market, fans of the original, researchers and historians, the value of this find will be lost to any others, but it is a worthy but pricey look at what could have been.

Batman: The Complete Animated Series (Blu-ray)

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Batman: The Complete Animated Series (Blu-ray)
Dispatched in 10 to 15 working days
Price
1,494

Fingers crossed

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One of the best (if not the best) animated show in the history of television, now in beautiful remastered HD.

Just hoping new stock is available soon....... fingers crossed.

Batman: The Complete Animated Series (Blu-ray)

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Batman: The Complete Animated Series (Blu-ray)
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Price
1,494

Broken Hearted

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Just great...

Sold out within like 5 seconds of becoming available.

My heart can only take so much :(

The Meg (4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray)

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The Meg (4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray)
Pre-order (Expected: 23 Nov 2018)
Price
339

Well directed

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This film has comedy,action and drama .

Kept me on the edge of my seat.

Jason Statham did a great job in this film as well as the other actors,Plus this is in 4K UHD.
Enjoy this on your big screen to really appreciate the mega-ness of the Meg.

Mission Impossible 6: Fallout (4K UHD + Blu-ray)

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Mission Impossible 6: Fallout (4K UHD + Blu-ray)
Pre-order (Expected: 7 Dec 2018)
Price
339

Action packed

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Watched this last night and it was amazing as expected.

Tom Cruise does a great job in suspense and keeping you entertained.
Jumping feom planes, riding motorcycles at crazy speeds, shoot out and explosions.

I was not disappointed.

Avengers 3: Infinity War (Blu-ray)

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Avengers 3: Infinity War (Blu-ray)
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Price
189

Perfectly Balanced

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Infinity War is an amazing culmination of the past 10 years of Marvel movies. It's a gripping experience and one you won't soon forget.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Blu-ray)

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Blu-ray)
In Stock
Price
178
Normal Price
R 299
(-40%)

May the force be with you

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The Force Awakens is an Awesome addition to the Star Wars franchise.

Blu-Ray plays on PS4.

District 9 (Blu-ray)

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District 9 (Blu-ray)
Dispatched in 15 to 20 working days
Price
44

Prawns!

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This is an Amazing film by Neill Blomkamp. Definitely would recommend!

Upgrade (DVD)

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Upgrade (DVD)
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Price
240

SUPER-UPGRADE

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The best sci-fi horror actioner I've seen in a very long time.

Arrival (Region A - 4K Ultra HD + Blu-Ray)

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Arrival (Region A - 4K Ultra HD + Blu-Ray)
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Price
447

Different take on close encounters with alien

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Not what you'd expect from a Hollywood movie bout aliens invading earth. Its a thought provoking masterpiece about mankinds first communication with visitors from outer space. A must see

Yor:Hunter From the Future 35th Anniv (Region A Blu-ray)

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Yor:Hunter From the Future 35th Anniv (Region A Blu-ray)
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Price
194

It's Yor's World: He's the Man

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Tired of watching Conan the Barbarian for the hundredth time?
Wished your sword and sorcery movies also had dinosaurs and Lasers.
Well, you are in luck. This masterpiece has all that and B movie action icon Reb (screaming) Brown.
Recommended for anyone who enjoys fun and adventure.
Thanks to the blu-ray the film has never looked and sounded better.
Just a great popcorn film to watch with friends or family if you do not have any friends (though showing this film to strangers might make you very popular).
Also Reb Brown does a commentary track that can only be described as delightful.

Hands of Steel (Blu-ray)

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Hands of Steel (Blu-ray)
Dispatched in 10 to 15 working days
Price
292
Normal Price
R 343
(-15%)

Great little explotation film

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Do you like The Terminator?
Do you like Over the Top?
Then this is the perfect film you never knew you wanted. If you ever wanted to get into the Italian exploitation genre then this is the best place to start.
A great watch alone or with some friends and a few drinks.
Also the Video and Audio quality of the blu ray is great with some fun extra features.
Raul Morales is strongest there is!

Hot Fuzz (Blu-ray)

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Hot Fuzz (Blu-ray)
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Price
37

Hot Fuzz - The Perfect Spoof for Action Movies

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As a part of the official "Cornetto Trilogy", "Hot Fuzz" comes flying in with a no-holds-barred approach to the action/comedy genre.

Simon Pegg shines in the lead role as the cop with the highest arrest record in the London police force...er, I mean "police service". Fearing that if he stays within London the rest of his squad ship him off to the country, fresh off a break up with his girlfriend. It is here where this movie comes into its own. After surveying the seemingly tranquil village, Pegg's find it hard to come to terms with the fact it's more peaceful than what he's used to. He teams up with fellow cop, played by Nick Frost, who's looking for more action than what he's used to in the village. It is a wonderful contrast from one cop struggling to accept that life can be without danger and another wanting things to get more dangerous.

This film comes highly recommended as it pays homage to all the great action flicks while putting a comedic spin of its own on top. 5/5.

Cloverfield/10 Cloverfield Lane (4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray)

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Cloverfield/10 Cloverfield Lane (4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray)
Dispatched in 15 to 20 working days
Price
922

The Greatest Sci-Fi Combo of All Time

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The original Cloverfield remains one of my favorite films ever and 10 Cloverfield Lane is a damn good time.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Blu-ray)

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Blu-ray)
In Stock
Price
178
Normal Price
R 299
(-40%)

Use the force

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Great movie, fits in great with the main story line.

From Up On Poppy Hill (DVD)

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From Up On Poppy Hill (DVD)
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Price
203

Beautiful

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As you come to expect from Studio Ghibli the attention to detail and heart of this story is unmatched. It also gives an insight into the mindset of Japan in the early 1960's and its culture.

I highly recommend this lovely story for young and old.

12 Strong (Blu-ray)

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12 Strong (Blu-ray)
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Price
269

Must see!!

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This is the kind of story I wish Hollywood would write more often.. but then they didn't write this one either as it's based on true events. This movie had me on edge of my seat throughout. One of the few times I could really immerse myself into a movie and fell like I was part of the action. It didn't do too well at the box office as far as I know, and that is shame. These are stories that really need to be told.

True Blood: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

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True Blood: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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Price
1,217

A great series you can't miss

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This series had me hooked from the first episode when I watched it back in the day. And I watched every episode twice since I got this set. The story is superbly written and the acting is on point. Probably the most perfect series in the genre up to date.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow - Season 3 (DVD)

DC's Legends of Tomorrow - Season 3 (DVD)
In Stock
Price
295

The best DC series to date

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This is the series in the "Arrow-verse" that I enjoy the most. The characters don't take themselves too seriously, and the fact that they travel to interesting times and places makes every episode an adventure in itself. Highly recommended.

Tomb Raider (3D Blu-ray)

Tomb Raider (3D Blu-ray)
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Price
229

Enjoyable

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Great movie for adventure lovers.

Batman vs Superman - Ultimate Edition Blu-Ray

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Batman vs Superman - Ultimate Edition Blu-Ray
Dispatched in 10 to 15 working days
Price
298
Normal Price
R 358
(-17%)

Hmm...

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The original version has gone down in history as one of the worst films of all time.

Admittedly, the extended version ends up making a difference - the film actually starts to make sense.

Unfortunately, nothing can wash away the bitter and repugnant taste of the original version.

Blade Runner 2049 (Blu-ray)

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Blade Runner 2049 (Blu-ray)
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Price
160

Absolutely Amazing

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...Yes.

This will be remembered as one of the greatest films ever made my mankind.

I really do struggle to find the words to describe what I felt while watching this film, but it was transportive, imaginative, thrilling and masterfully composed.

All that said, I can also imagine it being received negatively by many people.

Really though, purchase this film and see it for yourself. It had blown me away.

Solo: A Star Wars Story (2 Disc) (Blu-ray)

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Solo: A Star Wars Story (2 Disc) (Blu-ray)
Out of Stock
Price
229

Completely Forgettable

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As a result of an entirely miscast lead character, this film is was one of the most forgettable films of 2018.

- Slow
-Tedious
- Meandering

Even the nostalgia pay-offs are only half baked.

I would advise to perhaps give this one a miss, but the price is really great on Raru :)

Ready Player One (3D Blu-ray)

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Ready Player One (3D Blu-ray)
Out of Stock
Price
317

Sometimes Fun

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This film often represents a fond trip down memory lane, but it reaches a point of over-saturation very VERY quickly. At this point, the nostalgia starts to see diminishing returns, and makes return visits to the film very difficult to imagine.

Hateful Eight (Blu-ray)

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Hateful Eight (Blu-ray)
In Stock
Price
58

Tarantino Does it Again

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Really nothing to hate here - Tarantino has done it again.

I wouldn't say it is amongst the the best of the Tarantino canon, but well-worth seeing for Sam Jackson and Walton Goggins alone. Jennifer Jason Leigh probably delivers the performance of her career

There is also a lot to be said about the costume and set design... Really phenomenal stuff.
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