'Argo' Announced and Detailed for Blu-ray

Posted Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 12:00 PM PST by

One of the best films of 2012 will be available on Blu-ray in February.

In an early announcement to retailers, Warner/Viz Media is readying 'Argo' for Blu-ray on February 19.

Based on real events, 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 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.

The Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet combo pack will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements include: Feature Length Picture in Picture: Eye Witness Account; Audio Commentary with Director Ben Affleck; Rescued from Tehran: We Were There; Argo: Absolute Authenticity; Argo: The CIA & Hollywood Connection; and Escape From Iran: The Hollywood Option.

Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $35.99.

You can find the latest specs for 'Argo' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under February 19.

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Argo (Blu-ray)
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