‘Argo’ Blu-Ray Exclusive: The Story Behind The Rescue

With the Oscars happening this Sunday, there’s no better time to revisit one of the upcoming ceremony’s front-runners than now. We’re talking, of course, about “Argo,” director and star Ben Affleck’s drama based on the true story of the rescue of six American men and women in Tehran after the fall of the Shah.

There’s movie-magic involved in “Argo,” of course, most especially in the creation of the fake sci-fi adventure the film takes its name from — but the circumstances surrounding the six Americans and how they evaded capture are very real, as seen in this exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette from the “Argo” Blu-ray. See for yourself below:

“Argo” is out on Blu-ray and DVD today (February 19).