25 February 2013 3:14 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Ben Affleck’s stellar “Argo” won three Oscars last night, including Best Picture of 2012, and Warner Bros. very purposefully timed the Blu-ray and DVD release to capitalize on the film’s wave of success. But they didn’t cut corners to do so. This is one of the best Blu-ray releases in some time, with a stellar collection of special features that don’t just enlighten viewers on the art of filmmaking but offer detailed histories of the true story that just won the Best Picture Academy Award.

Rating: 5.0/5.0

How many Blu-ray special features can boast the participation of an ex-President of the United States? While you watch “Argo,” you can access picture-in-picture interview footage with the real major players of the event portrayed, including President Jimmy Carter and Tony Mendez, the CIA Exfiltration Specialist played by Ben Affleck in the film, and many of the “House Guests,” the »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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