The Declassified of "Argo" Extended Edition Blu-ray

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The Declassified of "Argo" Extended Edition Blu-ray

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has officially announced the 2-disc Blu-ray release of Argo: The Declassified Extended Edition collector's set, which features new supplemental content, a 64-page photo book, and several reproductions and replicas. The extended edition of director Ben Affleck's Academy Award-winning dramatic thriller arrives on Blu-ray on December 3rd.

Synopsis: Based on real events, 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 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 (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.

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 honored and best reviewed movies of 2012. In addition to the Oscar presented to producers Affleck, Grant Heslov 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, and 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 recognized 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. 

The Extended Edition release features Affleck's 129-minute extended cut (which is nine minutes longer than the theatrical version), as well as 1080p video, DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround, and an UltraViolet digital copy of the film (expires 12/03/2015). 


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