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Argo: The Declassified Extended Edition (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

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#1 of 10 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted August 19 2013 - 09:41 PM

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#2 of 10 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted August 20 2013 - 04:13 AM

We kind of knew this was going to happen, didn't we? Weren't there two additional releases of The Town after the original Blu-ray?



#3 of 10 OFFLINE   Ken Koc

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Posted August 20 2013 - 07:10 AM

When ARGO Blu Ray was first released in Europe months ago, it contained an extended version.  I bought it then , All region.   The few additional scenes did slow down the pace of the film.

  Why must the US have to double dip....while the rest of the world did not?


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#4 of 10 OFFLINE   Russell G

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Posted August 20 2013 - 02:40 PM

I was going to say, the films pace was barely there as is. I can't see adding more to the film helping it. I'll grab this if I find it dirt cheap as a curiosity, but it's hardly essential.



#5 of 10 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted August 27 2013 - 10:42 PM

 “Spellbinding”

- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

 

ARGO EXTENDED EDITION

2012 ACADEMY AWARDÒ WINNER FOR BEST PICTURE

NOW AVAILABLE AS AN EXTENDED EDITION WITH BLU-RAY™ AND ULTRAVIOLET™

 DECEMBER 3 FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Includes Extended Cut of Film, New Special Features & Collectible Premiums

 

BURBANK, Calif, August 27, 2013 – On December 3, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) will release Argo Extended Edition on Blu-ray™, featuring an additional nine minutes of footage that delves deeper into CIA specialist Tony Mendez’s personal relationships with his wife and son. Based on the true story of the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans during the Iran hostage crisis, the film also focuses on the little-known role that the CIA and Hollywood played. Ben Affleck (The Town) directed.

 

Available in Blu-ray (at $49.99 SRP) with UltraViolet* digital copy, Argo Extended Edition will be offered in time for holiday gift giving. This new edition includes three brand new special features: Ben Affleck’s Balancing Act and Argo Declassified featurettes; plus a mash-up entitled Argo F*ck! Yourself. In addition, there are collectible premiums of a one-sheet poster, map of Tehran, reproduction of Tony Mendez’s CIA ID card, and a 40-page book with behind-the-scenes photos, production notes, cast bios and more.

 

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 Grant Heslov, Affleck 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; 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.

SYNOPSIS

On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. 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.

 

BRAND-NEW SPECIAL FEATURES

·  Argo Declassified - Tony Mendez’s daring operation gets honored as part of the CIA’s 50th anniversary

·  Ben Affleck’s Balancing Act - Balancing humor, politics, Hollywood and international intrigue as only Affleck and his team could do

·  Argo F*ck Yourself - Ben Affleck leads an all-star review of Argo’s classic line

 

ADDITIONAL SPECIAL FEATURES:


    [*]Picture in Picture: Eyewitness Account: Relive the takeover of the US Embassy in November of 1979 and the daring rescue mission in January of 1980 through the eyes of those that lived it.
    [*]Feature length audio commentary with director Ben Affleck and writer Chris Terrio
    [*]Rescued from Tehran: We Were There - President Jimmy Carter, Tony Mendez and the actual houseguests recount the real-life harrowing experience they endured.
    [*]Argo: Absolute Authenticity - From characters to heart-stopping action, Ben Affleck’s eye and ear for hard-hitting realism and attention to exacting detail has become his signature as an A-list filmmaker.
    [*]Argo: The CIA & Hollywood Connection - Director Ben Affleck and former CIA agent Tony Mendez give a firsthand view of the actual documents and cover story used to create the phony movieArgo that had all of Hollywood believing in.
    [*]Escape from Iran: The Hollywood Option - Escape from Iran commemorates the 25th anniversary of the "Canadian Caper," taking us back to this startling affair through the direct testimony of the Americans who found sanctuary at the Canadian embassy in Tehran, and the Canadians who risked their own safety to shelter their closest neighbors.
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    ·  Argo Files:


      [*]A Discussion with the Cast of Argo - Ben Affleck joins Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin, Clea Duvall and Rory Cochran for a live conversation about their experiences while making Argo
      [*]Tony Mendez on Tony Mendez - Former CIA agent Tony Mendez shares additional details and stories from the mission
      [*]The Istanbul Journey - Ben Affleck shows us why Istanbul was the ideal place to shoot Argo
      [/list]

       

      All-new Collectible Memorabilia:

      ·  Argo one-sheet Poster

      ·  Map of Tehran

      ·  Reproduction of Tony Mendez’s CIA ID card

      ·  40-page book premium featuring behind the scenes photos, production notes, bios and more

       

      ARGO EXTENDED EDITION (BR/UV)

      Street Date: December 3, 2013

      Order Due Date: October 29, 2013

      Pricing: $49.99 SRP

      Rating: R

      Theatrical Version Run Time: 120 mins

      Extended Edition Run Time: 130 mins

      Catalog/UPC: 1000403488/ 883929341191

       

      ULTRAVIOLET™

      *UltraViolet allows you to collect watch and share movies and TV shows in a whole new way. Available with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs, DVDs and Digital Downloads, UltraViolet lets you create a digital collection of movies and TV shows. Services such as Flixster and VUDU allow you to instantly stream and download UltraViolet content across a wide range of devices including computers and compatible tablets, smartphones, game consoles, Internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players.  Restrictions and limitations apply.  Go to ultraviolet.flixster.com/info for details.  Learn about VUDU compatible devices at vudu.com


 

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#6 of 10 OFFLINE   Dick

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Posted August 29 2013 - 06:47 AM

Yeah, I'm totally NOT going to purchase this. If the European release contained the extended version from the get-go, yet you withhold it here to tempt us to purchase it a second time, I say, NO! You're not going to lure me in with this crap anymore. All done. Give us what you got up front. Can't you studios begin to understand what FAIR is? Of course not. You are corporations who, on a small scale such as this, or on a big one such as most of the screwing we get day in and day out, have no goal in mind except to earn more for your stockholders and CEO's. Gotta say, though -- we earned this. We continue to blithely fill your coffers every day.



#7 of 10 OFFLINE   Jari K

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Posted August 29 2013 - 01:31 PM

Europe/Australia got both versions from the get-go, yes. But if there are some new extras and additional goodies I probably get this one anyway. What a great film!

#8 of 10 OFFLINE   schan1269

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Posted August 29 2013 - 07:41 PM

I haven't bought this yet, not seen it either.



#9 of 10 OFFLINE   Cremildo

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Posted August 30 2013 - 07:36 AM

More footage from the typicially cliché "wife & son subplot"? Argo is a lean thriller. I don't care about Tony Mendez's family problems at all.

 

I pass.



#10 of 10 OFFLINE   sleroi

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Posted August 31 2013 - 08:25 AM

I initially liked this movie, despite knowing it had been "hollywood-ified". But upon further research on my own, since the extras were slim, the extent of embellishment made me really despise this film. The extras on this extended cut look fascinating, but i fear they will only worsen my view of the film.





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