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Argo heading home in February Nathaniel Stevens

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Written by Nathaniel Stevens     January 02, 2013    
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February 19, 2013
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While I didn't see it in the theaters (so much to see), I have heard nothing but good things about Affleck's Argo. This leads to me ask, could Affleck direct a Star Wars film? He knows how to do action, drama and dialogue -- although I'm not sure he would be a good Jedi (maybe a Sith). Anyway, below is the official details for Argo's release in February. Enjoy.

Burbank, CA, January 2, 2012 – Hollywood hijinks and high-stakes espionage collide in “Argo,” arriving onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Download on February 19 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group. Based on the declassified true story, “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.

Academy Award® winner Ben Affleck (“The Town,” “Good Will Hunting”) directs and stars in the film, which is produced by Oscar® nominee Grant Heslov (“Good Night, and Good Luck”), Affleck, and Oscar® winner George Clooney (“Syriana”). “Argo” also stars Bryan Cranston ( “Breaking Bad”), Oscar® winner Alan Arkin (“Little Miss Sunshine”) and John Goodman (“Trouble with the Curve”).

“Argo” will be 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.*


SYNOPSIS

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 (Garber). 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 (Affleck), 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.

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
·        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

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