Congratulations to Argo for winning the Academy Award for Best Picture on this nudiustertian night. You can read the review for the Blu-ray Combo Pack by our very own Brandon DuHamel here. See below for more details.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE MOVIE WAS FAKE.
THE MISSION WAS REAL.
ACADEMY AWARDÒ WINNER
FOR BEST PICURE
AVALIABLE NOW ON BLU-RAYÔ COMBO PACK,
DVD and DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
Blu-ray Combo Pack includes an extended cut of the film featuring scenes not seen in theaters
and more than 4 hours of bonus features!
All disc versions feature UltraViolet
Burbank, CA, January 2, 2013 – The most honored and best-reviewed movie of 2012, the Academy Award®-winning Best Picture “Argo” is available NOW on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group. Directed by Ben Affleck, “Argo” is based on the declassified true story of 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. The Blu-ray Combo Pack includes an extended cut of the film, featuring an additional 9 minutes of footage that delve deeper in CIA specialist’s Tony Mendez’s personal relationships with his wife and son.
“Argo” is available on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 and on single disc DVD for $28.98. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in hi-definition on Blu-ray, and the theatrical version in standard definition on DVD. Both the Blu-ray Combo Pack and the single disc DVD include UltraViolet, which allows consumers to download and instantly stream the standard definition theatrical version of the film to a wide range of devices including computers and compatible tablets, smartphones, game consoles, Internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players.*
In addition to the Oscar®, presented to producers Grant Heslov, Affleck and George Clooney, “Argo” won Golden Globe, BAFTA and Critics’ Choice Awards for Best Picture. Affleck also won the Golden Globe, BAFTA Award, Critics’ Choice Award and Directors Guild of America Award for Best Director.
Affleck also stars in the film, leading an ensemble cast, which won the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award® for Outstanding Motion Picture Cast Performance. Arkin has also been recognized with Oscar®, Golden Globe, BAFTA Award, Critics’ Choice and SAG Award® nominations for his performance in the film. “Argo” also stars Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Victor Garber, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Scoot McNairy, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Kerry Bishé, Kyle Chandler and Chris Messina.
Screenwriter Chris Terrio, won Oscar® and Writers Guild of America awards for his screenplay, based on a selection from The Master of Disguise by Antonio J. Mendez and the Wired Magazine article “The Great Escape,” by Joshuah Bearman.
SYNOPSIS AND CREDITS
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.
Warner Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with GK Films, a Smokehouse Pictures production, “Argo.” David Klawans, Nina Wolarsky, Chris Brigham, Chay Carter, Graham King and Tim Headington are the executive producers, with Amy Herman co-producing.
BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS
“Argo” Blu-ray Combo Pack contains the following special features:
· Feature Length Picture in Picture: Eye Witness Account
· Audio Commentary with director Ben Affleck and writer Chris Terrio
· Rescued from Tehran: We Were There
· Argo: Absolute Authenticity
· Argo: The CIA & Hollywood Connection
· Escape From Iran: The Hollywood Option
“Argo” Standard Definition DVD contains the following special features:
· Rescued from Tehran: We Were There
DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
“Argo” is available for download from online retailers including iTunes, Xbox, PlayStation, Amazon, Vudu and CinemaNow.
The film is also available digitally in High Definition (HD) VOD and Standard Definition (SD) VOD from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.
*UltraViolet allows you to collect watch and share movies and TV shows in a whole new way. Available with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs, DVDs and Digital Downloads, UltraViolet lets you create a digital collection of movies and TV shows. Services such as Flixster and VUDU allow you to instantly stream and download UltraViolet content across a wide range of devices including computers and compatible tablets, smartphones, game consoles, Internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players. Restrictions and limitations apply. Go to ultraviolet.flixster.com/info for details. Learn about VUDU compatible devices at vudu.com.
Blu-ray Combo Pack $35.99
Single disc Amaray (WS) $28.98
Standard Street Date: February 19, 2013
DVD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French
BD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French
DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French
BD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French
Running Time: 120 minutes
Rating: R for language and some violent images
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