“Argo” makes a timely release on DVD and Blu Ray with the Oscars just days away. The film is adapted from the book "The Master of Disguise" by Antonio J. Mendez. Ben Affleck portrays the author in the film. The story follows real-life events that unfolded in 1979 during the Iran hostage crises. It has been nominated for Best Picture and six other Oscar awards.
When the U.S. Embassy’s gates in Iran are crashed in November 1979, the staff begins shredding and burning whatever they can. Fifty-five people are taken hostage but four men and two women manage to escape to the Canadian Embassy where they remain hidden for 69 days.
As the Iranians struggle to figure out who the missing Embassy personnel are, Jimmy Carter and company are struggling with plans to get the six staff members out of Iran. Ben Affleck’s character, a member of the CIA, comes up with the plan after watching “Planet of the Apes” on television – create a dummy Hollywood production. Along with their CIA handlers, the six escapees will assume roles of a film crew out scouting locations for the film “Argo”.
Starring Bryan Cranston, Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Alan Arkin, Taylor Schilling, Kyle Chandler, Clea DuVall, Victor Garber, Tate Donovan, Richard Kind
Running Time: 120 minutes
DVD Special Features:
- Escape from Tehran: We Were There
Blu-ray/DVD Combo and Ultra Violet Digital Copy:
- Feature Length Picture in Picture: Eye Witness Account
- Rescued from Tehran: We Were There
- Argo: Absolute Authenticity
- ARGO: The CIA & Hollywood Connection - Escape From Iran: The Hollywood Option
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