Shout Factory will bring to Blu-ray director Albert Pyun's Captain America (1990), starring Matt Salinger, Ronny Cox, Darren McGavin, and Ned Beatty. The release will be available for purchase online and in stores across the nation on May 21.
The Red Skull defeats Captain America in 1941, but the super hero is thrown into suspended animation. Captain America is revived 50 years later to face the Red Skull one more time.
Note: In the U.S., Captain America is currently available only on DVD-R via MGM's MOD program.
@ Jimmy Smith - it's not even the same thing. This is not a mockbuster, just an earlier film featuring the same character. No different than Fox re-releasing the Adam West Batman film on DVD to cash in on the release of The Dark Knight. Yes, it's low budget but it's still "official". This was back when Marvel really had no clue how to bring their properties to the big screen properly.
I've seen worse movies. This was low budget, so I think it wasn't bad for what it was. I bought the one from Albert Pyun last year or so. I will buy this if I know they have a new transfer (though I doubt it), but I have the feeling it's the regular version and not the director's cut.
I have the MGM MOD version and it's okay in terms of quality. This wasn't a bad movie per se, all things considered. IMO, this film's Red Skull was better (make-up and evilness) than Hugo Weaving's. Now, this says Collector's Edition, so what are the chances of some sort of extras outside of a trailer?
Pyun released a "Director's Cut" from his own personal website, and I wonder if Shout got his involvement. I know sales won't be what like something like Skyfall's will be, but I would gladly get this if there's a making-of, deleted scenes and a commentary.