It’s amazing how small the cinema to DVD window is now. What is it, four months? I’d say there’s no reason to even bother going to the cinema anymore… but that’d be a lie, of course there is! A movie like “Captain America” belongs on the big screen. Some films deserve to be seen with an audience too.
Paramount sent out details of the upcoming “Captain America” Blu-ray release this morning :
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
- Outfitting a Hero
- Howling Commandos
- Heightened Technology
- The Transformation
- Behind the Skull
- Captain America Origins
- 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.