One of the best films of 2012 made its way to Blu-ray, DVD and online for downloading on February 19, 2013 and even if Argo was released on home video without a single bonus feature, it would be a worthy addition to any video collection. A smart script, terrific cast, first-rate direction, and a compelling story combine to create a film that's worthy of all the accolades tossed its way, as well as an investment of movie fans' time in viewing it.
Fortunately, Argo does have a healthy collection of bonus features included on its Blu-ray release. Actor/director Ben Affleck and writer Chris Terrio team up for an informative commentary track which provides details on Affleck's choices - from casting to choosing how to depict critical scenes. Affleck sounds a little tired during the commentary, but it's still worth a listen if you're really into director's commentaries. The Blu-ray also has a picture-in-picture feature in which the true players discuss their experiences while the film screens as a backdrop. The bonus features also includes a 46 minute documentary titled Rescued From Tehran: We Were There which you don't need to watch if you opt to see the movie with the picture-in-picture option turned on.
Additional Bonus Features: Behind the Scenes of Argo: Absolute Authenticity provides an in-depth look at how the '70s were brought back to life in detail for Argo. In both Argo: The CIA and Hollywood Connection and Escape From Iran: The Hollywood Option the true story of how CIA Agent Tony Mendez pulled together a plan that actually fooled everyone and allowed the embassy workers to escape from Tehran with their lives is told in detail.
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