Friday, July 01, 2011

Original Captain America Hitting DVD on July 19

From Superhero Hype --

The Very First Avenger Makes His Long Awaited Debut On DVD on July 19th

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment’s “manufacturing on demand” (“MOD”) program is excited to announce its newest addition, CAPTAIN AMERICA, available on DVD as part of MGM’s Limited Edition Collection. Based on the bestselling Marvel Comics series, CAPTAIN AMERICA stars Matt Salinger (What Dreams May Come) as a crime-fighting superhero whose strengths and abilities may save the United States from nuclear destruction.

During World War II, a brave American soldier (Salinger) volunteers to undergo experiments to become a new super-soldier, codenamed “Captain America.” Infiltrating Germany to sabotage Nazi rockets pointed at the U.S., Captain America faces off with Nazi superhuman warrior Red Skull (Scott Paulin, The Right Stuff) who defeats the hero, throwing him into suspended animation. Frozen for 50 years, Captain America is found and revived only to find that Red Skull has changed identities and has targeted the President of the United States (Ronny Cox, RoboCop) for assassination. With America on the verge of utter chaos, it is up to one man to save the day!

CAPTAIN AMERICA also features supporting performances from Ned Beatty (Superman), Darren McGavin (A Christmas Story), Michael Nouri (Flashdance) and Melinda Dillon (Close Encounters of the Third Kind) and Kim Gillingham (“One Big Family”). The DVD will be available for sale on online retailers everywhere.

3 comments:

TheGreatWhiteDope said...

On one hand, this is exciting for a geek movie collector like me. On the other, this only means that the gap between readily-available and unreleased/OOP videos is getting narrower by the day.

I shudder to think that the movies I have collected for so long will one day be obsolete in their uniqueness, because of DVD releases like this.

Ah well. Great article, though; thanks for the heads-up!

- TGWD

Michael Jones said...

How about the Hasslehoff/Nick Fury? Any chance?
btw, I dig the patriotic banner!

Erick said...

TGWD -- I feel your pain. Although I prefer my movies on DVD now.

Michael -- The Hasslehoff/Nick Fury has been released on DVD. But, I believe it's out of print.