Watch: The Real and Fake Stories Behind 'Argo'

Watch: The Real and Fake Stories Behind 'Argo'

Feb 20, 2013

Ben Affleck's critically acclaimed Argo hits Blu-ray and DVD this week, making it one of only two Best Picture nominees that will be available on home video before the Oscars this weekend (the other is Beasts of the Southern Wild). So, if you've been hoping to see the big Hollywood version of the true story about the fake Hollywood movie that helped the CIA rescue American citizens from Iran in the '80s before Sunday's big show, now you're out of excuses. If you've already seen the film, though, you'll appreciate the below.

First up is this very funny little film that imagines a side effect of the CIA's mission that no one talks about. The less said about it, the better.

Then there's "Argo: Declassified," a roughly 30-minute featurette that Warner Bros. put together about the history of the real event and the lengths the filmmakers went to to accurately depict it. It's very promotional in nature, which is fine because it's actually not available on the Blu-ray itself. There's plenty of other making-of materials on there, though, so consider this an online bonus.

And lastly, here's the CIA's poster for their fake Argo movie. You can actually go to the official CIA's museum website to get a closer look at the fake studio documents the agency put together to convince the Iranian government it was a legit production.

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