Argo (DVD + UV Copy) DVD|
Argo, which won the 2013 Best Picture and Best Director BAFTA awards, was directed by Ben Affleck and stars Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin and Donovan Tate.
This tense, riveting thriller is based on true events from 1980 concerning a covert operation involving a combined CIA and Canadian effort to rescue six American diplomats from Iran during the height of the Iranian revolution. The incident has now been declassified and the unbelievable truth is finally in the public domain. The six managed to escape in the confusion that ensued during the aftermath of an invasion of the US embassy in Tehran by militants; an event dubbed the Iranian hostage crisis which resulted in 52 Americans in total being taken hostage.
The six found refuge in the official residence of the Canadian Ambassador, Ken Taylor, but time was very quickly running out and if found they would surely be killed. Only an incredibly far-fetched plan, one reminiscent of a Hollywood blockbuster, would stand any chance of being successful. Will it be good enough to save them though?
Brilliant acting in a nail-bitingly suspenseful film; an exceptionally worthy award winner.
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play Based on real eventsPlease note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play 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 US 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 Actors Bryan Cranston Ben Affleck John Goodman Kyle Chandler Taylor Schilling Alan Arkin Clea DuVall Adrienne Barbeau Tate Donovan Rory Cochrane Titus Welliver Kerry Bishé Chris Messina & Michael Parks Director Ben Affleck Certificate 15 years and over Year 2012 Screen Widescreen 2401 Languages English - Dolby Digital (51) Additional Languages French ; Italian Subtitles English ; Dutch ; French ; Italian Duration 1 hour and 55 minutes (approx) Region Region 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players
Ben Affleck directs and stars in this Academy Award-winning political thriller based on real events that took place during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. In November 1979, the American embassy in Tehran is stormed by militants and 52 Americans are taken hostage. In the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to escape and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador. Knowing that it is only a matter of time before they are found out and probably killed, CIA 'exfiltration' specialist Tony Mendez (Affleck) implements a life-or-death undercover operation to smuggle them safely out of the country. The film won three Oscars including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay and also received the Golden Globe Awards and BAFTAs for Best Film and Best Director.
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