If you’re anything like us, this past year has been a whirlwind of work deadlines, social engagements and task juggling. We’ve barely had time to go to the gym, let alone the cinema to catch the latest releases. That’s the beauty of DStv’s BoxOffice feature – you can enjoy all the Hollywood movies and local content you didn’t get a chance to watch from the comfort of your couch.
Plus, it’s a whole lot cheaper than a family trip to the cinema, and there are two ultra-convenient ways to access BoxOffice to rent and watch movies instantly.
BoxOffice on the PVR is available to DStv Premium, DStv Extra and Compact PVR customers residing in South Africa or Lesotho. The catalogue of up to 15 pre-loaded new releases is regularly updated, with some movies made available the same day as they go to DVD.
BoxOffice Online, the online version of the movie rental service is available to anyone with a DStv Connect ID and a BoxOffice Account. You can sign up at www.dstv.com/boxoffice or www.boxoffice.dstv.com. Here, you’ll have instant access to a larger catalogue of movies, including new releases and classics.
All set? Great. Here’s a list of exciting, binge-worthy content to sink your teeth into this festive!
The amazing live-action remake of the Walt Disney classic needs no introduction, but in case you’ve been living under a rock, Beyoncé and Donald Glover star as Nala and Simba in this photorealistic computer-animated film. Young prince Simba returns to Pride Rock after the murder of his father to take back his rightful place on the throne as King of the Jungle. A must-watch for the whole family.
This American disaster horror film is perfect for those who like to snuggle up under a blanket and enjoy the thrill of a scare or two. During a category-5 hurricane in Florida, Haley ignores the evacuation orders to search for her missing father. She finds him, gravely injured, in their flooding family home, along with blood-thirsty alligators.
Available Online until 3 March 2020 or on PVR until 13 December 2019.
There’s a good reason why Kagiso Modupe’s debut film hit the number-one spot at most Ster Kinekor cinemas across Johannesburg – this beautifully-told South African drama follows a young black man who kidnaps his daughter after a nasty custody battle between him and the woman he once loved. Get ready to grab those tissues!
Rambo: Last Blood
Fans of the Rambo franchise will be pleased to see Sylvester Stallone back in action in the latest instalment of the series. On one final mission, Rambo must confront his past and unearth his ruthless, revenge-seeking combat skills.
Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans
Kids will adore this animated superhero film, which crosses over between the TV series Teen Titans Go! and Teen Titans, both of which are adaptations from DC Comics. Expect jam-packed action and an epic battle to prove which team is superior.
Available Online until 8 April.
Spider-Man: Far from Home
Another superhero flick to keep those kiddies entertained – this time from Marvel Comics. Tom Holland returns as the beloved Spidey, following the disastrous events of Avengers: Endgame. In a world that has changed forever, Spider-Man must take on new threats as four massive elemental creatures – representing earth, air, water and fire – emerge from the gigantic gap in the universe.
Available Online until 12 February 2020 or on PVR until 22 December 2019.
Kings of Mulberry Street
Last, but certainly not least, this South African Indian comedy-drama is another favourite for the whole family to treasure. An appropriately named nine-year-old misfit, Feisty, dreams of being an unbeatable Bollywood hero to defeat the bullying local crime lord threatening his family.
Available Online until 28 February 2020 or on PVR until 10 December.