Great news for South African movie buffs! Argo has been released on DVD and Blu Ray today. The film was definitely one of the best films of 2012. Argo won seven nominations at the 85th Academy Awards and walked away with the honors for Best Film Editing, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture.
The film also earned five Golden Globe nominations, winning Best Picture – Drama and Best Director. The Argo also won the award for the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the 19th Screen Actors Guild Awards with Alan Arkin being nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role. And it also won Best Film, Best Editing, and Best Director at the 66th British Academy Film Awards.
In November 1979 the Iranian revolution reached its boiling point. Militants stormed the US Embassy in Tehran and took 52 Americans hostage. In the midst of all this chaos six American managed to sneak out of the embassy and found refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador. The Canadian and American governments asked the CIA to intervene. The CIA asked Tony Mendez (a CIA operative who specialized in exfiltration) to come up with a plan to get them out of Iran. Argo basically tells us how he did it.
The film was directed by Ben Affleck. He also plays the role of Tony Mendez in the film. Argo also features appearances by Bryan Cranston (who is well known for his leading role in the television series Breaking Bad), Alan Arkin (who has been appearing in films and TV shows since 1957) and John Goodman (who needs no introduction). To get an idea of the vibe that the film gives off, check out the Argo trailer below:
If you’re going to get the Blu Ray you’re in for a treat. The Blu Ray features the theatrical version of the film in hi-definition as well as 4 hours of action packed bonus features. It’s a must for Affleck fans or those wanting a truth based suspense film to add to the collection.
In the mood for a movie this weekend? Buy the Argo DVD or Blu Ray at your nearest store, rent at the video shop get buy it online on on Take A Lot.
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