Ben Affleck directs and stars in this thrilling award-season darling, which is up for best picture at this weekend's Oscars.
Ben Affleck directs and stars in this thrilling award-season darling, which is up for best picture at this weekend's Oscars. Based on true events, Affleck plays Tony Mendez, a CIA specialist who has to retrieve American hostages from Iran in the late '70s. Tony uses Hollywood producers to help him pretend the hostages are the crew of a fake movie called Argo to get them out. It's an incredible story and a fantastic ensemble that includes John Goodman, Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, and Clea DuVall. The DVD comes with the featurette "Rescued From Tehran: We Were There."
Keira Knightley once again dons sumptuous gowns and jewels to play the flawed heroine of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel. Married to Karenin (Jude Law), Anna is a respected socialite whose downfall comes swiftly after she begins a torrid affair with a count (Aaron Taylor-Johnson). The real draw for the film is its visual aspect, including spectacular sets, elaborate choreography, and colorful cinematography. The DVD comes with commentary, deleted scenes, and several featurettes.
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