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Argo (2013)

Ben Affleck , Bryan Cranston , Ben Affleck  |  R |  DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,142 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman
  • Directors: Ben Affleck
  • Writers: Chris Terrio
  • Producers: Ben Affleck, Grant Heslov, George Clooney, David Klawans, Nina Wolarsky
  • Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen, Multiple Formats
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: February 19, 2013
  • Digital Copy Expiration Date: February 19, 2015 (Click here for more information)
  • Run Time: 120 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,142 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,378 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Argo" on IMDb

Special Features

- Escape from Tehran: We Were There

Editorial Reviews

Based on real events the dramatic thriller "Argo" chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis focusing on the little-known role that the CIA and Hollywood played-information that was not declassified until many years after the event. On November 4 1979 as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point militants storm the U.S. Embassy in Tehran taking 52 Americans hostage. But in the midst of the chaos six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed the Canadian and American governments ask the CIA to intervene. The CIA turns to their top "exfiltration" specialist Tony Mendez to come up with a plan to get the six Americans safely out of the country. A plan so incredible it could only happen in the movies

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379 of 428 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 stars... "This is the BEST bad idea that we have" October 28, 2012
"Argo" (2012 release; 120 min.) bring the story, based on true events but fictionalized for Hollywood purposes, of how CIA operative Tony Mendez (played by Ben Affleck) goes to Iran to help rescue 6 Americans who are holed up in the Canadian Ambassador's residence ever since Iranian fanatics violently took over the US Embassy compound. In order to get the 6 Americans out of Iran, Mendez proposes that they pose as Canadian film makers, who are in Iran scouting for appropriate locations to film Argo, a Star Wars-like adventure. When the various options and alternatives (foreign teachers? agriculture specialists? no, film makers!) are presented to US Secretary of State Cyrus Vance, he looks incredulous, but when reassured about the various options available that "they are all bad ideas. but this is the BEST bad idea we have", Vance blesses the mission. In order to lend credibility to the idea that he is involved with this fake movie, Mendez and his Hollywood connections set up a fake film company, with a fake film production office, and a fake script, etc. Once in Iran, Mendez gets in contact with the Group of 6, and they are slowly but surely preparing to try and escape out of Tehran.

Several comments: first and foremost, this is a terrific, tense and rousing historical drama, the likes of which we don't get to see often enough anymore these days. In fact, the whole movie experience feels like the movie was made in the late 70s (check out the classic Warner Bros. logo that opens the movie). It is equally clear that a number of events were fictionalized in order to advance the drama in the movie (just to name one: the chase to the plane at the end is a complete fabrication but makes for tense viewing).
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52 of 55 people found the following review helpful
Most people, myself included, really enjoyed "Argo". If you don't already own the film, this Extended Edition might be the way to go. But if you already own the original blu-ray release, then is it worth an upgrade? Well, hopefully the details below will help you make a decision.

Included on the blu-rays:
- Theatrical Edition of the movie
- Extended Edition of the movie (an extra 10 minutes added to the film)
- 3 New Special Features + all the special features from the previous blu-ray release

Included in the box set:
- 40-page book premium featuring behind the scenes photos, production notes, bios and more
- Argo One-Sheet Poster (you know they are going to fold it to fit it in the box, so it will have creases right down the middle)
- Map of Tehran movie locations (14" x 20")
- Reproduction of Tony Mendez's CIA ID card

So if you enjoyed the movie, then you might want to consider picking this up. I'm interested in seeing if the extra 10 minutes of footage improves the film (not that it needs improvement); and with three all-new special features and the book/memorabilia from the film, this set might be worth it.



Brand New Features (exclusive to this blu-ray set):
1. Argo Declassified - Tony Mendez's daring operation gets honored as part of the CIA's 50th anniversary
2. Ben Affleck's Balancing Act - Balancing humor, politics, Hollywood and international intrigue as only Affleck and his team could do
3. Argo F*** Yourself - Ben Affleck leads an all-star review of Argo's classic line

Additional Features (from the old blu-ray release):
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120 of 145 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tense, intelligent, and even quite funny November 24, 2012
Ben Affleck continues to prove himself one of Hollywood'd best, most intelligent 'mainstream' film-makers.
In Argo he manages to combine nail-biting suspense created with a minimum of violence or standard movie
action, a sharp, dark sense of humor about the weirdness of both espionage and Hollywood, and makes a film
about getting American hostages released from Iran without giving in to jingoism.

Affleck even takes the time at the beginning of the film to put the Iranian revolution into a larger context of prior American
involvement and manipulation in Iran's politics, thus making the Iranians' hostage taking horribly wrong, but also somewhat
human and understandable.

The story itself is a doozey, and definitely fits into the `you'd never believe it if it weren't true' mold. Using a fake movie as a
cover-up for a long- shot rescue operation sounds like a bad episode of `Mission Impossible' (or even `Get Smart'). But here
it is, a part of history.

I have only two small complaints about the film. First, other than Alan Arkin's and John Goodman's deliciously funny performances
as the Hollywood end of the deal, not many of the other characters are given as much texture as they might, especially considering
how strong the cast is. Perhaps the fear was slowing down the film with character details, but I would have gladly watched a few
minutes more to know these people better on a human level.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Flick!
Oscar worthy and loved it. Nice to dive into history that I didn't know about. History made fun for me!
Published 22 hours ago by Madelyn G.
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
Great dvd, love it.
Published 2 days ago by Evelyn Lindsay
3.0 out of 5 stars Best Picture? It must have been a down year in Hollywood
Argo has its moments, and is a fairly entertaining film, but it just simply isn't Oscar worthy in my opinion.
Published 2 days ago by J. Ciabotti
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Picture - 2012
A great story and a great film. Oscar winner for Best Picture for 2012. Another addition to my collection of Oscar winning films from 1927/28 to 2013.
Published 3 days ago by Glenn R. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Way to go Ben
I've always enjoyed Affleck on the talk circuit and wondered why it rarely translated into his films. In this one he finally comes through.
Published 7 days ago by Timothy McGuire
4.0 out of 5 stars pretty good
i liked it. i thought it might be a little boring but it was actually pretty good and a little exciting. ben affleck surprises me sometimes.
Published 8 days ago by christopher d monroe
3.0 out of 5 stars OK Show
This film was somewhat lame in it's beleavability, altho it probably was a puydown to the Iranian govt.I would not watch it again
Published 8 days ago by michael J.Bucalo
5.0 out of 5 stars Why does it need a headline
It was well done with a minimum of violence. I liked it because it was based on something that really happened.
Published 8 days ago by Rose Edson
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone should see this movie!
If you've forgotten what happened during the Iran hostage crisis or you are too young to remember it, you've got to watch this movie! Read more
Published 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Ben Affleck is awesome!
Great movie! It is great to see what really happened in an event that happened in my lifetime that I was completely un aware of.
Published 12 days ago by Debi J Glantz
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