Friday, 15 March 2013

Argo Blu-ray Review

So unless you have been hiding under a rock, then you will of heard about Ben Affleck movie "ARGO" We received the lovely shiny blu-ray from Warner brothers, we look forward to these parcels :-) 

It's clean swept the awards with winning the following : 

·         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

In 1979, the American embassy in Iran was invaded by Iranian revolutionaries and several Americans were taken hostage. However, six managed to escape to the official residence of the Canadian Ambassador and the CIA was eventually ordered to get them out of the country. 

With few options, exfiltration expert Tony Mendez devised a daring plan: to create a phony Canadian film project looking to shoot in Iran and smuggle the Americans out as its production crew. With the help of some trusted Hollywood contacts, Mendez created the ruse and proceed to Iran as its associate producer. However, time was running out with the Iranian security forces closing in on the truth while both his charges and the White House had grave doubts about the operation themselves. Based on true events.

I was quite surprised it was a great film, storyline was good if you like a drama, history thriller. Then it's the film for you. 

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