Affleck, Ben

SKU: 883929341191

UPC 883929341191
Release Date 2013-12-03
Studio Warner Home Video
Discs 2
Length 129
Format (unknown)
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis ARGO is a crackerjack political thriller told with intelligence....Proving even more than before that he’s a behind-the-camera force to be reckoned with, Ben Affleck tells a dense, multilayered yarn...5 stars out of 5 -- This certain Best Picture contender proves to be a prime example of accomplished major studio filmmaking, and also a smart, crafty suspense-laden picture that should win critical plaudits across the board.ARGO is most impressive in the number of moods its director has casually mastered.[T]he results are nothing less than sensational. This political thriller has it all...ARGO plays out like an unlikely heist movie in which all the suspense comes from unexpected corners.[A] smart, jittery thriller about a freakish and little-known chapter of the Iranian hostage crisis...4 stars out of 4 -- [B]oth spellbinding and surprisingly funny. Many of the laughs come from the Hollywood guys played by Goodman and Arkin...3.5 stars out of 4 -- Ben Affleck doesn't merely direct ARGO, he directs the hell out of it, nailing the quickening pace, the wayward humor, the nerve-frying suspense.Affleck threads viewers through the dauntingly tricky geopolitics and tonal shifts of ARGO with an utterly flawless sense of control...4 stars out of 5 -- [Affleck] makes it work, anchoring proceedings with a likeable, layered lead performance.[S]lick enough to send us smiling out of cinemas on a Saturday night, but with the substance to avoid insulting our intelligence in the process.When militants seize control of the U.S. embassy in Tehran during the height of the Iranian Revolution, CIA agent Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) creates a fake Hollywood film production in order to rescue a group of American diplomats who have sought refuge at the home of the Canadian ambassador. As the six members of the embassy staff remain behind closed doors, armed militants conduct thorough searches of local homes, and kill anyone suspected of harboring the Americans. Realizing that it's only a matter of time before the six are identified and taken hostage, Mendez offers a unique - yet potentially dangerous - solution: posing as a Canadian film producer, he will enter into Tehran under the precipice of scouting locations for an upcoming science fiction opus, gather up the refugees, pass them off as his crew at the airport, and fly out of Iran right under the militants' noses. Shortly after touching down in Iran, however, Mendez contends with a few unexpected developments that threaten to erode the bond of trust he needs to establish with the refugees, and expose his deception. Meanwhile, even if they do manage to make it as far as the airport, government bureaucracy threatens to leave them hopelessly stranded in their most desperate hour. Alan Arkin, John Goodman, and Bryan Cranston co-star. Inspired by actual events.
Cast Ben Affleck (Director)
David J. Webb (Assistant Director)
Jan Pascale (Set Decorator)
R. Bruce Steinheimer (Special Effects Supervisor)
Gregg Rudloff (Sound Re-Recording)
John Reitz (Sound Re-Recording)
Alexandre Desplat (Composer)
Rodrigo Prieto (Director of Photography)
Ethan VanderRyn (Sound)
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (2nd Unit Director)
Gordon McVay (Set Decorator)
Erik Aadahl (Sound)
Tina Anderson (Post-Production Supervisor)
F. Alan Burg (Set Decorator)
Deborah Harman (Set Decorator)
Chris Terrio (Screenwriter)
Trish Almeida (Hairstylist)
Amy Herman (Production Manager/UPM)
Barry McQueary (Special Effects Supervisor)
Claire Folger (Photography)
Robby Baumgartner (2nd Unit DOP)
Antonio J. Mendez (Source Writer)
J.J. Perry (Stunt Coordinator)
Barbara Augustus-Johnson (Makeup Designer)
Garth Steinheimer (Special Effects)
Michael Maher (Computer Graphics)
Connie Gackenbach (Set Decorator)
David Craig (Set Decorator)
Ben Affleck (Star)
Adrienne Barbeau (Co-Star)
Jean Carol (Co-Star)
Kyle Chandler (Co-Star)
Michael Chieffo (Co-Star)
Rory Cochrane (Star)
Bryan Cranston (Star)
Tate Donovan (Star)
Victor Garber (Star)
John Goodman (Star)
Zeljko Ivanek (Co-Star)
Bill Kalmenson (Co-Star)
Richard Kind (Co-Star)
Barry Livingston (Co-Star)
Tim Quill (Co-Star)
Keith Szarabajka (Co-Star)
Titus Welliver (Co-Star)
Alan Arkin (Star)
Page Leong (Co-Star)
Michael Parks (Co-Star)
Joseph S. Griffo (Co-Star)
Matthew Glave (Co-Star)
Bob Gunton (Co-Star)
Matt Nolan (Co-Star)
Ashley Wood (Co-Star)
Ray Porter (Co-Star)
Rafi Pitts (Co-Star)
Clea DuVall (Star)
Chris Messina (Co-Star)
Christopher Denham (Co-Star)
Victor McCay (Co-Star)
Jamie McShane (Co-Star)
Larry Sullivan (Co-Star)
Tom Lenk (Co-Star)
Christopher Stanley (Co-Star)
Lindsey Ginter (Co-Star)
Rob Brownstein (Co-Star)
David Sullivan (Co-Star)
Scoot McNairy (Star)
Richard Dillane (Co-Star)
Roberto Garcia (Co-Star)
Taies Farzan (Co-Star)
Hans Tester (Co-Star)
Michael Cassidy (Co-Star)
Omid Abtahi (Co-Star)
John Boyd (Co-Star)
Daston Kalili (Co-Star)
Fanshen Cox (Co-Star)
Bill Tangradi (Co-Star)
Bobby Naderi (Co-Star)
J.R. Cacia (Co-Star)
Karina Logue (Co-Star)
Taylor Schilling (Star)
Scott Elrod (Co-Star)
Fahim Fazli (Co-Star)
Kelly Curran (Co-Star)
Kerry Bishe (Co-Star)
Nelson Franklin (Co-Star)
Billy Blair (Co-Star)
Ryan Ahern (Co-Star)
Rob Tepper (Co-Star)
Yuriy Sardarov (Co-Star)
Nancy Stelle (Co-Star)
Eric Scott-Cooper (Co-Star)
Maz Siam (Co-Star)
Tehmina Sunny (Co-Star)
Farshad Farahat (Co-Star)
Sheila Vand (Co-Star)
Jon Woodward Kirby (Co-Star)
Alborz Basiratmand (Co-Star)
Ruty Rutenberg (Co-Star)
Michael Woolston (Co-Star)
Sharareh Sedghi (Co-Star)
Bobby Zegar (Co-Star)
Nikka Far (Co-Star)
Aidan Sussman (Co-Star)
Ali Saam (Co-Star)
Araz Vahid Ebrahim Nia (Co-Star)
Scott Anthony Leet (Co-Star)
Stephen J. Lattanzi (Co-Star)
Danielle Barbosa (Co-Star)
Peter-Henry Schroeder (Co-Star)
Mark Rhino Smith (Co-Star)
Andrew Varenhorst (Co-Star)
Amitis Frances Ariano (Co-Star)
Alison Fiori (Co-Star)
Florans Atlantis (Co-Star)
Allegra Carpenter (Co-Star)
Dorianne Pahlavan (Co-Star)
Hooshang Tooze (Co-Star)
Ali Farkhonde (Co-Star)
Sahm McGlynn (Co-Star)
Leyla Beysulen (Co-Star)
Amir K. (Co-Star)
Annie Little (Co-Star)
Brandon Tabassi (Co-Star)
Ken Edling (Co-Star)
Deborah Deimel Bean (Co-Star)
Danilo DiJulio (Co-Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: 64-page behind-the-scenes photo book 14x20 map with notes on scenes from the film 14x20 mini poster Theatrical version and extended edition Replica ID badge prop Argo declassified: learn the story behind the CIA's decision to publicly honor Tony Mendez and his daring operation for its 50th anniversary celebration Ben Affleck's balancing act: see how the filmmaking team managed to combine drama, comedy and suspense while dividing the story between locales as diverse as Hollywood, Iran and Washington D.C. Argo @$*% yourself: enjoy an all-star mashup of Argo's classic line Also includes: A discussion with the cast of Argo Tony Mendez on Tony Mendez The Istanbul journey Picture-in-picture: eyewitness account (theatrical version only) Commentary by director Ben Affleck and writer Chris Terrio (theatrical version only) Rescued from Tehran: we were there Argo: absolute authenticity Argo: the CIA and Hollywood Connection Escape from Iran: the Hollywood option Widescreen - 2.39 Audio: DTS HD Master Audio - English Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.90000
Height 1.10000
Width 5.50000
Depth 7.50000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama
Attribute Includes Digital Copy,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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