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Published on September 27th, 2013 | by admin

2013 OSCAR WINNER FOR BEST PICTURE ARGO EXTENDED EDITION AVAILABLE FROM DEC 4

On December 4, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) will release Argo Extended Edition on Blu-ray™, featuring an additional nine minutes of footage that delves deeper into CIA specialist Tony Mendez’s (Ben Affleck) personal relationships with his wife and son. Based on the true story of the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans during the Iran hostage crisis, the film also focuses on the little-known role that the CIA and Hollywood played.

Available in Blu-ray (at $29.95 RRP) with UltraViolet* digital copy, Argo Extended Edition will be offered in time for christmas gift giving. This new edition includes three brand new special features: Ben Affleck’s Balancing Act and Argo Declassified featurettes; plus a mash-up entitled Argo F*ck! Yourself. In addition, there are collectible premiums of a one-sheet poster, map of Tehran, reproduction of Tony Mendez’s CIA ID badge, and a 64-page in-depth book with behind-the-scenes photos, production notes, cast bios and more.

Jeff Baker, WBHE’s Executive Vice President and General Manager, Theatrical Catalog, commented, “We are very pleased to be collaborating with Ben and his team for a second time. This new edition of Argo is even more enriched by the never-before-seen bonus footage and fascinating collectible memorabilia.”

Argo was one of the most honoured and best reviewed movies of 2012. In addition to the Oscar® presented to producers Grant Heslov, Affleck and George Clooney for Best Picture, Argo won the Golden Globe®, BAFTA and Critics’ Choice Awards for Best Picture. The film earned two additional Oscars® – for Best Achievement in Film Editing and for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay – and was nominated for an additional four (Best Supporting Actor for Alan Arkin; Best Original Score, Best Achievement in Sound Editing; Best Achievement in Sound Mixing)

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 was recognised with Oscar®, Golden Globe®, BAFTA Award, Critics’ Choice and SAG Award® nominations for his performance. 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

On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. 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.

BRAND-NEW SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Argo Declassified – Tony Mendez’s daring operation gets honoured as part of the CIA’s 50th anniversary
  • Ben Affleck’s Balancing Act – Balancing humour, politics, Hollywood and international intrigue as only Affleck and his team could do
  • Argo F*ck Yourself – Ben Affleck leads an all-star review of Argo’s classic line 

ADDITIONAL SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Picture      in Picture: Eyewitness Account: Relive the takeover of the US Embassy in      November of 1979 and the daring rescue mission in January of 1980 through      the eyes of those that lived it.
  • Feature      length audio commentary with director Ben Affleck and writer Chris Terrio
  • Rescued      from Tehran: We Were There – President      Jimmy Carter, Tony Mendez and the actual houseguests recount the real-life      harrowing experience they endured.
  • Argo:      Absolute Authenticity – From      characters to heart-stopping action, Ben Affleck’s eye and ear for      hard-hitting realism and attention to exacting detail has become his      signature as an A-list filmmaker.
  • Argo:      The CIA & Hollywood Connection – Director Ben Affleck and former CIA agent Tony Mendez      give a firsthand view of the actual documents and cover story used to      create the phony movie Argo that had all of Hollywood believing in.
  • Escape      from Iran: The Hollywood Option – Escape from Iran commemorates the 25th      anniversary of the “Canadian Caper,” taking us back to this      startling affair through the direct testimony of the Americans who found      sanctuary at the Canadian embassy in Tehran, and the Canadians who risked      their own safety to shelter their closest neighbours.
  • Argo Files:
    • A Discussion with the       Cast of Argo – Ben       Affleck joins Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin, Clea Duvall and       Rory Cochran for a live conversation about their experiences while making       Argo
    • Tony Mendez on Tony       Mendez – Former       CIA agent Tony Mendez shares additional details and stories from the       mission
    • The Istanbul Journey       – Ben       Affleck shows us why Istanbul was the ideal place to shoot Argo

All-new Collectible Memorabilia:

  • Argo one-sheet Poster
  • Map of Tehran
    • Reproduction of Tony Mendez’s CIA ID badge
    • 64-page in-depth book premium featuring behind the scenes photos, production notes, bios and more


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