Argo on Blu Ray - A Review

00:21 Pippa Ainsworth 0 Comments

It's ages since Red Rose Daddy and I have sat down and watched a really good film together and we've both commented that we haven't see a film that we've both enjoyed. Usually one of us likes it and one of us doesn't. When we received a Blu Ray copy of Argo by Warner Bros recently I had high hopes that this might be the film to break our drought.

Argo Blu Ray Cover

Argo is the multi-Oscar winning film directed by, and starring Ben Affleck. I love Ben Affleck. I even liked him in Jersey Girl. I'm a huge fan and have wanted to see Argo since it's cinematic release but with small children it's really tricky to get to the cinema and we often end up waiting for the DVD or Blu Ray.

The film is set against the Iranian hostage crisis at the end of the 1970s. During the storming of the embassy a handful of Americans escaped and were harboured by the Canadian Embassy. Being trapped in a country where US citizens were in mortal danger meant that the CIA had to become inventive when searching for ways to evacuate them safely. Argo tells the story of Tony Mendez (played by Affleck) and his efforts to safely get the Americans to safely.

I'm not going to tell you anymore about the story because I don't want to spoil it for you. The film is compelling and engaging and kept both me and my partner on the edge of our seats. I've read that the Canadians were unhappy that their role in the expatriation has been downplayed but this is a Hollywood film and the Americans have been telling their version of history in their films since they started making them! This doesn't stop it being an excellent film with a gripping plot and excellent acting (especially from the lovely Mr Affleck). If you're anything like me you'll go off and read about the Iranian hostage crisis anyway.

The Blu Ray version of Argo has Ultraviolet capabilities which allows you to watch the film on your mobile devices. It is available from all the usual stockists and Amazon.

Disclaimer: We received this Blu Ray for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.