No, Captain America hasn’t been rolled into the G.I. Joe brand– but today is the release date for one of the best and most fun super hero movies I’ve seen in a good long while. Captain America: First Avenger drops into stores today in both DVD and BLU-Ray versions. If you’re looking for a good old-fashioned comic movie where the hero is an example to all, this is the film for you.
Plus, the figure line is practically in scale with the new Joes! Who doesn’t want to see Cap leading a group of Steel Brigade troopers through a door to bust some Cobra heads?
Here’s the official press release:
MARVEL’S RENOWNED SUPER HERO LEADS THE CHARGE ON BLU-RAY™ & DVD ARMED WITH EXPLOSIVE
THE FIRST AVENGER
Action-Packed Adventure Debuts October 25, 2011 in a 3-Disc Set Featuring
Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray and DVD, and in a 2-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo with Over an Hour of Exciting Bonus Material, Including an Exclusive Look into Marvel’s The Avengers
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (September 21, 2011) – Marvel Studios and
Paramount Pictures introduce the latest addition to the incomparable Marvel Super Hero team with CAPTAIN AMERICA: The First Avenger, ready for action on high definition Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD October 25, 2011. Called “the best superhero movie ever” (Brian Erdy, CBS-TV), the thrill-packed adventure is a blockbuster hit with audiences worldwide, earning over $350 million at the Global Box Office. When a terrifying force threatens everyone across the globe, the world’s greatest soldier wages war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull. Loaded with fantastic action, stunning visual effects and an awe-inspiring hero imbued with courage, humanity and an unbreakable spirit, CAPTAIN AMERICA: The First Avenger transports viewers into a world of daring exploits and excitement. Starring Chris Evans in the title role, the film features an outstanding ensemble cast including Academy Award®-winner Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving as Marvel’s Ultimate Villain, Red Skull, Dominic Cooper, Neal McDonough, Derek Luke and Stanley Tucci.
The CAPTAIN AMERICA: The First Avenger three-disc set includes the film on
Blu-ray in high-definition 3D and in high definition 2D, as well as on standard definition DVD with a digital copy. The two-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack includes a high definition presentation of the film, plus a standard definition presentation with a digital copy. Both sets boast over an hour of behind-the-scenes bonus material including an original Marvel short film, an exclusive sneak peek into the ultimate Super Hero team, Marvel’s The Avengers, six featurettes that go behind-the-scenes of the filmmaking process, deleted scenes and much more.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: The First Avenger Blu-ray and DVD specs
The CAPTAIN AMERICA: The First Avenger Blu-ray Discs™ are presented in 1080p high definition with English 7.1 DTS HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The DVD in the sets is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Surround and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The digital copy is presented with an English Audio track.
Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Breakdown:
· Feature film with commentary by director Joe Johnston, director of photography Shelly Johnson and editor Jeff Ford
· Marvel One-Shot: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer
o Outfitting a Hero
o Howling Commandos
o Heightened Technology
o The Transformation
o Behind the Skull
o Captain America Origins
o The Assembly Begins
· Deleted Scenes with commentary by director Joe Johnston, director of photography Shelly Johnson and editor Jeff Ford
· Feature film
· Digital Copy
The three-disc set includes all of the above, plus the feature film on Blu-ray 3D.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: The First Avenger will also be available as a single-disc DVD presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround, French 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround and English Audio Description and English, French and Spanish subtitles. The disc includes feature commentary, the featurettes “Outfitting a Hero” and “The Assembly Begins” and trailers.
About Captain America: The First Avenger:
Captain America: The First Avenger, directed by Joe Johnston, from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America. As Captain America, Rogers joins forces with Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) to fight the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull (Hugo Weaving). One of a continuing slate of films being produced by Marvel Studios based on the Marvel characters, Captain America: The First Avenger joins Thor which was released on May 6, 2011 and Marvel’s The Avengers which is coming to theaters on May 4, 2012. Captain America: The First Avenger, distributed by Paramount Pictures, hit theaters on July 22, 2011.
About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com.
About Paramount Home Entertainment
Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. PHE is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, Paramount Famous Productions, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: The First Avenger
Street date: October 25, 2011
Runtime: 123 minutes
U.S. Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi violence and violence
Canadian Rating: PG for violence