‘Argo’ Blu-ray Review

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on February 23, 2013

Blu-ray ($35.99)

Ben Affleck directs and stars in this critically acclaimed depiction of a real event from 1979 in which the CIA and Hollywood conspired on a brazen, top-secret plan to pluck a group of American citizens out of the Iranian hostage crisis by pretending to “scout” locations for a sci-fi movie in the middle of the madness. Even if you know how the story ends, “Argo” is a heart-racing, pulse-pounding race to the finish line, with needed jolts of humor provided by Alan Arkin and John Goodman as the Hollywood moviemakers in on the ruse. Extras include commentary by Affleck, and several making-of and behind-the-scenes documentaries.