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I, Tonya (DVD)

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I, Tonya (DVD)
Dispatched in 25 to 35 working days
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134

Dark, gritty, and led by a brilliant Margot Robbie

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The production is beautiful. The scenes are gorgeous, the colours are rich and saturated, the sets soft and atmospheric, and the cinematography powerful. The dialogue is also brilliant, and the soundtrack boasts catchy, timely song after song.

The plot keeps you hooked from start to finish. I was gripped. It's a harrowing, ultimately tragic story, but it's also entertaining and with a dark, dry humour to it. I learnt a lot about Tonya's journey, and overall, was equally enraged and heartbroken to see how her abusive husband and mother manipulated her and her career. It's a gritty, powerful tale with a lot of heart.

The cast is sublime. Allison Janney is excellent, just excellent, and Sebastian Stan (although slightly weak compared to the performances of the two leading ladies) holds his own.

But for me, it's Margot Robbie who steals the show. She captures Tonya's ambition and rage with intimidating ferocity, at the same time bringing out the character's intense, almost childlike vulnerability and raw femininity. One moment she's screaming, swearing at judges; the next she's just a young, lonely woman craving affirmation from her abusive mother. It's refreshing to see such a complicated anti-heroine on screen and thanks to good writing and Robbie's performance, I found myself both loving and hating Tonya in different moments of the film.

Monsters University (Blu-ray)

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Monsters University (Blu-ray)
Dispatched in 15 to 20 working days
Price
45

Where it all began

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See where the friendship of Mike and Sully began as we travel back in time to when the dynamic duo met one another while making their way through the university which ultimately led to them working together at Monsters Inc. You get to learn about their backstories, what monsters go through to be able to work at Monsters Inc, and the fun that was had on campis.

Hardcore Henry (Blu-ray)

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Hardcore Henry (Blu-ray)
Out of Stock
Price
86
Normal Price
R 112
(-23%)

Awesome FPS action romp

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Awesome action sci romp filmed entirely from the viewpoint of the protagonist, Henry, a cyborg with amnesia fighting to save his wife from a psychic (and psychotic) warlord, Akan, and his army of minions. Or is there more to the plot? Along Henry's journey through Moscow, he gets help from several clones named Jimmy, must chase down an arms dealer to steal his battery (makes sense in context) falls from the sky, defeats a tank with a katana (again, makes sense in context) attempts (and fails) to ride a horse, and defeats an army of cyborgs to the tune of Queen's Don't Stop Me Know. Completely insane, but fun to watch. Has a comment track with the director Ilya Naishuller and actor Sharlto Copley (Jimmy).

Monsters University (Blu-ray)

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Monsters University (Blu-ray)
Dispatched in 15 to 20 working days
Price
45

Enjoyable prequel

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This is another good pixar movie, which leads up to Monsters, Inc. Unfortunately for me I prefer stories to progress from the original and not go back in time. Had this come before Monsters inc it would be a different story, but sadly it came 12 years later. Don't get me wrong I enjoyed it but I really would have preferred something to have followed Monsters Inc, not to have lead up to it.

Zootropolis (Blu-ray)

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Zootropolis (Blu-ray)
Dispatched in 15 to 20 working days
Price
78

Good movie

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Good animation, enjoyable characters and excellent story make this another great Disney movie.

Wreck-it Ralph (Blu-ray)

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Wreck-it Ralph (Blu-ray)
Dispatched in 15 to 20 working days
Price
103

Not my favourite

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Not one of my favourites, thats because there are plenty of great Disney animated movies, decent storyline and characters make for 90 or so minutes of good fun. Those enjoy retro games/gamers will probably really enjoy this one.

Bolt (Blu-ray)

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Bolt (Blu-ray)
Dispatched in 15 to 20 working days
Price
100

Good movie

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This is a good Disney movie, unfortunately in my opinion the best part happens in the first few minutes of the movie, and although still good, the beginning gave me the impression of this being one of the Disney Greats, but not quite up there with the best.

Ratatouille (Blu-ray)

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Ratatouille (Blu-ray)
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Price
206

One of Pixars finest

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This is one of Pixars better animated movies, if not one of the better at least in the 21st Century. Visual animation, character and story are all excellent, the musical score goes well with the animation as well. Worth the purchase for those who enjoy animation.

Wonder Woman 1984 (Blu-ray)

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Wonder Woman 1984 (Blu-ray)
Dispatched in 15 to 20 working days
Price
568

No More Wonder

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Terrible movie.
Surprised it's the same director and crew as the first film that was one of the best DC comic films at the time.
This one was a complete disaster. The story and writing were absolutely terrible. Even the actor's seemed embarrassed in certain scenes.
I recommend watching the first film again and pretending this one doesn't exist.

Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World (DVD)

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Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World (DVD)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
26
RRP
R 39.99
(-35%)

Amazing movie with a hint of retro gaming

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It's an excellent movie to watch if your a fan of old retro game aesthetic. It has the classic bosses that need to be beat to save the girl at the end, but it just has so much more then you're normal Romcom. It's not just a movie to watch it's something to experience and will probably become one of you favorite movies of all time.

Jumanji: Next Level (Region 1 DVD)

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Jumanji: Next Level (Region 1 DVD)
Dispatched in 25 to 35 working days
Price
395

Jumanji:The Next Level Dvd+Digital

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One Of Sony Pictures Home Entertainments Best Films Yet A Sequel To Jumanji:Welcome To The Jungle A Fun And Epic Thrill Ride Of Adventure And Comedy It's A Fun Adventure In The Epic World Of Jumanji Amazing Cast And Exciting For The Whole Family To Enjoy BRING THE WORLD OF JUMANJI TO YOUR LIVING ROOM WITH THIS EXCITING FILM A MUST WATCH FOR EVERYONE?⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐❤️?

Warehouse 13: Season 1 (DVD)

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Warehouse 13: Season 1 (DVD)
Dispatched in 15 to 20 working days
Price
33

Syfy channel orginal

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Warehouse 13 is a SyFy Channel original programme spanning twelve episodes and borrowing heavily from other entries in the science fiction genre. It’s got a touch of X-Files and Supernatural, coupled with elements of various other programmes and films. It feels like there are Indiana Jones moments, as well as nods to Ghostbusters, and moments where the series seems to fall into Smallville territory. With all of these influences on show, it could be a mess of a series, but it actually ends up working out quite well, despite a number of stumbling blocks.

The series focuses, initially, on two Secret Service agents, Bering (Joanne Kelly), who is serious and knowledgeable, and Lattimer (Eddie McClintock), who is quick thinking if somewhat gung- ho. Neither is too impressed when their jobs in the Secret Service are cut short by a mishandled operation, and both are transferred to South Dakota, where they work for Artie (Saul Rubinek) recovering powerful artefacts that possess wondrous, dangerous and deadly powers. The Warehouse, you see, has been housing these objects for decades so as to keep them out of the hands of those would use them for nefarious means.

Your Name (Blu-ray)

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Your Name (Blu-ray)
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Price
415

A masterpiece

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One of my favourite films of all time and gorgeous in blu ray.

Finding Dory (Blu-ray)

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Finding Dory (Blu-ray)
Dispatched in 15 to 20 working days
Price
49

Good Sequel

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A Good sequel to Finding Nemo, but unfortunately this is not quite as good as Finding Nemo. Still a good movie though with great animation.

Rocky the Complete Saga Boxset (DVD)

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Rocky the Complete Saga Boxset (DVD)
Dispatched in 15 to 20 working days
Price
498

Going the distance

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What a great boxset. I can watch this multiple times over and it keeps delivering. Excellent service from Raru - thanks guys.

Silent Witness: Series 19 (DVD)

Silent Witness: Series 19 (DVD)
Dispatched in 15 to 20 working days
Price
169

Best show ever

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This show is amazing, good stories and award winning acting. If you never tried it before, please introduce yourself to Nikki, Jack and the team. The team makes you fall in love with science.

Aladdin (Live) (DVD)

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Aladdin (Live) (DVD)
Dispatched in 7 to 10 working days
Price
159

Stunning and thrilling

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It's magical. It's dazzling. It's non-stop entertainment, interspersed equally with heartrending moments and terrific action, and led by the most compelling, charming three leads. Naomi Scott is sensational - I have Speechless stuck in my head - and I am so happy to see Jasmine with agency and a voice. I also love her and Mena Massoud's Aladdin together. They're adorable, and their chemistry is irresistible.

My favourite part of this movie? The humour.

When Harry Met Sally (DVD)

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When Harry Met Sally (DVD)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
35
RRP
R 59.99
(-42%)

I’ll have what she’s having

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Sally Albright: Amanda mentioned you had a dark side.

Harry Burns: That’s what drew her to me.

Sally Albright: Your dark side?

Harry Burns: Sure. Why? Don’t you have a dark side? I know, you’re probably one of those cheerful people who dot their “i’s” with little hearts.

Sally Albright: I have just as much of a dark side as the next person.

Harry Burns: Oh, really? When I buy a new book. I read the last page first. That way, in case I die before I finish, I know how it ends. That, my friend, is a dark side.

Young Frankenstein (DVD)

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Young Frankenstein (DVD)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
35
RRP
R 59.99
(-42%)
Normal Price
R 48
(-27%)

BRAIN DEPOSITARY: AFTER 5:00 P.M. SLIP BRAINS THROUGH SLOT IN DOOR

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Dr. Frankenstein: Now that brain that you gave me. Was it Hans Delbruck’s?

Igor: [pause, then] No.

Dr. Frankenstein: Ah! Very good. Would you mind telling me whose brain I DID put in?

Igor: Then you won’t be angry?

Dr. Frankenstein: I will NOT be angry.

Igor: Abby someone.

Dr. Frankenstein: [pause, then] Abby someone. Abby who?

Igor: Abby… Normal.

Dr. Frankenstein: [pause, then] Abby Normal?

Igor: I’m almost sure that was the name.

Dr. Frankenstein: [chuckles, then] Are you saying that I put an abnormal brain into a seven and a half foot long, fifty-four-inch-wide GORILLA?

[grabs Igor and starts throttling him]

Dr. Frankenstein: Is that what you’re telling me?

The Commitments (DVD)

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The Commitments (DVD)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
26
RRP
R 59.99
(-57%)

Mustang Sally

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Jimmy Rabbitte: Id like to introduce you to the hardest-workin’ band in the world. On bass, Derek “Meatman” Scully. On piano, Steven “Soul Surgeon” Clifford. Dean “Mr Nipple” Fay on sax. Joey “The Lips” Fagan on trumpet. Our gorgeous chanteuses are Bernie, Imelda and Natalie. Deco “Deep Throat” Cuffe on vocals. On lead guitar, Outspan “Fender bender” Foster. Finally, on drums, Mickah “Don’t F*** With Me” Wallace. Ladies and gentlemen, The Commitments.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (DVD)

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off (DVD)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
35
RRP
R 59.99
(-42%)

Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

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Cameron: The 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California. Less than a hundred were made. My father spent three years restoring this car. It is his love, it is his passion.

Ferris: It is his fault he didn't lock the garage.

To Kill a Mockingbird (DVD)

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To Kill a Mockingbird (DVD)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
35
RRP
R 59.99
(-42%)

In the name of GOD, do your duty.

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Atticus Finch: If you just learn a single trick, Scout, you'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.

Morecambe and Wise: Complete Collection (DVD)

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Morecambe and Wise: Complete Collection (DVD)
Dispatched in 15 to 20 working days
Price
756

British humour at its best

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I purchased a Morecambe And Wise Series a few years ago without knowing what to expect. A week later, the duo became a part of our household, which my brother didn't enjoy because he was the victim of my Morecambe two-handed slap.

So when this collection became available, it was a no brainer. Excellent value for money and a must-see for anyone who loves comedy.

'It's a gem!'

Star Trek the Next Generation: The Complete Season 1 (DVD)

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Star Trek the Next Generation: The Complete Season 1 (DVD)
Dispatched in 15 to 20 working days
Price
43

Blast from the past.

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What a joy to watch this series again. Star Trek will always be the go to classic for any Scifi fanatic. Raru you guys not only have a great selection but your service for an online company during Covid was great. Can not wait to place my next order. You have a fan for life!

Independence Day 2: Resurgence (3D Blu-ray)

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Independence Day 2: Resurgence (3D Blu-ray)
Dispatched in 5 to 7 working days
Price
79
RRP
R 149.99
(-47%)
Normal Price
R 99
(-20%)

A good watch...

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Enjoyed it quite a bit. The original was much better - but this is pretty good!
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