If you are after an evening with that offers, suspense, intrigue and courage look no further than the new release on DVD “ARGO”
I was really excited about the release of “ARGO” as a history nut films like this really capture my attention. I’m also not going to deny that having Ben Affleck starring in it didn’t add to the appeal, I have loved Ben since his Good Will Hunting Academy Award winning days.
Anyway back to the film ARGO is based on real live events it 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, 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.
Besides being incredible acting in the film, Ben was also the director of this fantastic film. He also was one of the dream team of producers coming along side Grant Heslov and the very handsome talented George Clooney.
Argo was a great hit at the cinemas and I’m sure it will be on dvd.
It was also a high flyer in the film awards taking home awards for
· BAFTA Award for Best Film
· BAFTA Award for Best Direction
· BAFTA Award for Best Editing
· Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture- Drama
· Golden Globe Award for Best Director – Motion Picture
· Academy Award for Best Motion Picture of the Year
· Academy Award for Best Achievement in Editing
· Academy Award for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
I really enjoyed this film it kept me interested from the beginning to the end and I honestly rate it as one of the best films I’ve seen in a long time.
It is perfect for a cold nights entertainment.
Argo is available from Amazon on both DVD and Blue-Ray
The film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
The film has been rated R for language and some violent images.
* I was send a copy of this dvd for the purpose of this review, but all opinions are my own.