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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Captain America DVD Review

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Captain America DVD Review

Synopsis: 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.

Review: Ok, now you know about the new Captain America movie in theaters, but did you know about the OLD Cap film from the early 1990s?  Us hardcore comic book nerds always have.  Its an absolute camp-fest and bombed so hard that its not even funny.  Its actually been kinda hard to find and was traded on VHS for years before the net became an outlet.  Now, MGM is putting on a great DVD-on-Demand release.   This is a fantastic coup for comic book fans!  This film is campy, but its not without its great elements.  Firstly, Red Skull looks awesome..better, in fact, than he does in the 2011 film!  There is some cool action and good times, although be warned this is clearly from the pre-X-Men campy era of comic book films! 


Interest Range: Superhero Movies, Vintage