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Captain America: The First Avenger Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D (Updated with Trailer)

Posted September 20, 2011 08:24 PM by Matthew Smith

ParamountAmazon is currently taking pre-orders for the Blu-ray release of the 2011 summer blockbuster, Captain America: The First Avenger. The Paramount/Marvel Studios co-production will be available in a 3D Limited Edition combo pack (Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy) and a standard combo pack (Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy). These will hit retail with starting prices of $54.99 and $42.99 respectively.

The Joe Johnston (Jurassic Park III) feature stars Chris Evans as the iconic superhero along with Hayley Atwell (The Duchess), Hugo Weaving (The Matrix) and Tommy Lee Jones (No Country for Old Men). The film tells the origin story of Steve Rogers' transformation into the super-soldier Captain America and his mission to stop Nazi officer Johann Schmidt/Red Skull (played by Weaving). Captain America performed strong at the box office last month and has hauled in over $316 million worldwide to date.

The Blu-ray for The First Avenger will feature DTS HD Master Audio 7.1 and a 2:39:1 aspect ratio. Though Paramount has yet to fully detail the release, an unconfirmed listing of special features is outlined below.
  • Audio Commentary with director Joe Johnston, cinematographer Shelly Johnson and editor Jeffrey Ford
  • Outfitting a Hero
  • The Assembly Begins
  • Howling Commandos
  • Heightened Technology
  • The Transformation
  • Behind the Skull
  • Captain America's Origins
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Marvel One Shot: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer
  • The Avengers animated series trailer
Captain America: The First Avenger streets on October 25th, 2011.

Update: Marvel has released a new trailer for the Blu-ray that teases some the special features. Check out the second clip below.








Source: Blu-ray.com | Permalink | United States [Country settings]

News comments (107 comments)


erikilla
  Aug 26, 2011
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I'm not sure yet, I might have to watch it again to make up my mind about this movie. :/
jensggg
  Aug 26, 2011
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I want it:)

BluPix
  Aug 26, 2011
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This turned out to be one of the better films of the superhero genre. I'll buy it sooner rather than later after its release. I may even preorder it. I'm considering the regular UK version because I like the cover better. Who knows? Maybe this will even come out in a steelbook.

critterdvd
  Aug 26, 2011
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$54.99 for the 3D combo pack? Is it just me or have the prices of 3D discs been creeping up a couple of bucks over the last several months?

rammsteinfan
  Aug 26, 2011
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Day 1 for sure for regular combo pack.
batlash
  Aug 26, 2011
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Want it (just the 2D... 3D is dead to me), but the price will have to get way better. I know it will be discounted, but still...

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Wdm81
  Aug 26, 2011
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This movie was beautiful, Marvel's best and the second best film of the summer (the rising apes of course win the "best" title)

Day one purchase for me, can't wait for the avengers

pixarforlife
  Aug 26, 2011
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That was pretty quick. But c'mon Paramount, bring Super 8.

darthtron
  Aug 26, 2011
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Can't Wait, Will buy day 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Best film of the summer!!!!!

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rickah88
  Aug 26, 2011
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Preordered thru the blu-ray.com link! Can't wait to see this movie!

Jonno2009
  Aug 26, 2011
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WTF why does the 3D version gets the classier artwork and the normal blu-ray gets the stupid photoshopped floating heads cover?

Hopefully there's a steelbook to fix that artwork problem!
anomaly7
  Aug 26, 2011
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Love the cover art of the 2D verison, good thing that's the version I want. Price is crazy high though. Hopefully it'll end up being at least half that.

WhySoCereal
  Aug 26, 2011
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So both Thor and Captain America's 3D covers are WAY better then their 2D versions :/

Eny-
  Aug 26, 2011
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$42.99 RRP? Really? What are these studios smoking?
WontonNoodle
  Aug 26, 2011
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holy crap what has been going on with these prices

over 50$ for a blu ray movie????? ridiculous
and 43 dollars for the regular 2d edition?? it was a pretty good movie but come on

you'd think that blu ray prices would have decreased, but instead it has increased substantially?

ChadFL
  Aug 26, 2011
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The freak out over suggesting prices is a little silly. Everyone should know you can find them for far less even at time of release. If you don't like the price just wait for a sale.

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wvl
  Aug 26, 2011
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Damn... 50 bucks! No frigin way. Gotta be a typo. Can't believe Amazon trying to sell this for 50 bucks. Got my fingers crossed for the price to come down a lot.

jupiter123
  Aug 26, 2011
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wow!!!! 50 dollars for a terrible movie

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megafan999
  Aug 26, 2011
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Preordered both (I'll cancel this and Thor's 3D editions as soon as they announce that they don't include special features), the price will probably drop before or when they announce a release date.

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wnicholas76
  Aug 26, 2011
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So can't wait to get this, regardless of what version I choose!!

cpstevens
  Aug 26, 2011
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What's with all the complaining about the price. We all know it will drop. Day 1 for me !

Minimejer05
  Aug 26, 2011
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2D Combo for me.

shoutsmamstuohs
  Aug 26, 2011
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Dang! Why does the 2D get stuck with the actual interesting artwork while the 3D is blessed with Cap's disgusting Jersey Shore tan (sarcasm).

I'll believe the street date when at least one other site I usually visit announces it. Not that its unbelievable. Just this is the only place that's even mentioned the specs so far.

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mreeves83
  Aug 26, 2011
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@ChadFL and cpstevens

I'm glad I'm not the only one who dislikes the price complainers.

Lucif3r
  Aug 26, 2011
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Trailer needs more "Forty Six & 2"
TheMantaBluRay
  Aug 26, 2011
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Awesome! I could not be any more excited about the Avengers.

seigneur_rayden
  Aug 26, 2011
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Thank you Paramount for the DTS HD MA 7.1 track. Good job!!!
Now bring on DOTM with 7.1 too

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wvl
  Aug 26, 2011
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We complain about the high cost of the prices, because we know the price drop will only be a certain percentage. Jack up the price before the release date to be extremely high and then lower the price by a certain percentage. We all know the prices will drop before release date, but wouldn't it stand to reason that if the price is set high, most will flip and buy without hesitation when the price drops just a few percent? We are still paying extremely high prices, even when the prices drop.

Blus should be cheaper now. At the beginning, when the HD war was over, the prices were high, then dropped and not the prices are increasing again. What the hell is going on? If we refuse to pre-order and if we refuse to pay these high prices, then the venders will get the idea the public will not put up with this highway robbery. So yes, we complain about the prices... justifiably so...

Cutter_
  Aug 26, 2011
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You have to be kidding on the price. I wanted to buy this, but I guess it's not going to happen. I will not pay that much money for a single movie no matter what.

doctorD
  Aug 26, 2011
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Day 1 for me but dang...$54?

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obriensg1
  Aug 27, 2011
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I don't understand why the initial price is so high since it drops anyway. Stupid.

Anyway, I hope this does street October 25th like it says above. If so, I can tell my best friend he can buy me this for my 11/3 birthday

MAD7334
  Aug 27, 2011
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No way for that price (even though it will obviously go down). I must say although I enjoyed the movie, Captain America is not even close to my favorite super heroes. With all this said, best reason to pick this up is the freaking 7.1 DTS-MA sound track!!!
decayingdarkness
  Aug 27, 2011
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yeah it is funny these price complainers. come on now we all know that during release week its gonna be like $25 for a combo pack. there is nothing to worry about here. the pattern for pricing is pretty simple if you ask me . and nobody ever has to pay the "msrp" unless you dont have a clue.

i think this movie was over hyped and overrated .the captain is not one of my favorite characters. maybe a second viewing is needed

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Tony K.
  Aug 27, 2011
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I actually went and saw it for a second time today. Great, great film. Unlike the other Avengers origins stories, Steve Rogers was a hero from the get-go. He just didn't have the physical capacity to do anything about it. Tony Stark and Thor had to fall off their high horses and learn a lesson in humility to realize the power of responsibility. However, I especially like how Cap's personality fit in with the time period as well. The kind of pure nobility and bravery he has for wanting to defend others is pretty cool and inspiring, especially in the WWII era where it was much needed. Because of that, I'd have to say this probably my favorite of the pre-Avengers films. Not to mention it was very well-produced and cast. I've been a big fan of Hugo Weaving since V for Vendetta, and it's nice to seem him get more major roles (even if the character didn't do a whole lot). And as far as I'm concerned, this is Chris Evans' breakthrough performance. I hope he gets bigger roles in the future.

As for the pricing. $42.99 SRP isn't all that much more than the usual $39.99 SRP most other BDs have. The first two Iron Man films were on sale for half of that when they first came out, and I'm pretty sure Thor and Cap will follow. As long as the special features are plentiful for both, I certainly don't mind paying $20-25 for 7.1 lossless and at least 90 minutes of extras for a couple of films I think are excellent comic book movies.

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ddelrymple
  Aug 27, 2011
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I just hated this movie..I didn't want to

coolkev1701
  Aug 27, 2011
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Awesome movie, I'm going to pick up thee 3D version on release day.
MiC. HD
  Aug 27, 2011
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Day one blind buy!
Bukax42
  Aug 27, 2011
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Terrible covers.
MoulinBlu
  Aug 27, 2011
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Everybody knows street price is going to be far less than SRP. Though the author poorly worded this announcement as "starting prices" as if he's talking about some online auction. Still, SRP does have some influence on street prices, especially at smaller stores that don't buy in the volume that Best Buy or amazon does to be able to offer a better discount. It's also an indicator of studio thinking, and 5 years into the format, higher demand and more sells is supposed to be driving prices down, not up. Paramount (and some others) need a reality check. BDs shouldn't be even $1 more than they were 5 years ago, they should be at least $5 less; it's not a niche format anymore. Replication costs are relative pennies higher than dvd, yet there's still a $5, sometimes $10 premium, even for single disc BDs. I know these are combo packs, but charging everybody for something relatively few will actually use - assuming they don't sell or give them away to friends and relatives, further cheapening the market - that's a whole other rant.

seregloth
  Aug 27, 2011
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Day one, 3D.

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Cplhicks
  Aug 27, 2011
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Dang at those prices. Wish I had gotten the chance to see this in the theater. I'm not much of a blind buyer, so I don't know if this is worth getting or not.
SilentTom113
  Aug 27, 2011
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Normally I enjoy Marvel movies but this one I did not care for mainly because I enjoyed Thor so much maybe this movie will grow on me and I will wait until it goes down in price

TheManInBlu
  Aug 27, 2011
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Absolutely loved this movie! I love WWII era fictional period pieces and am a big fan of Joe Johnston (Rocketeer, The Wolfman). And you gotta love the 2D BD cover art; it looks like a comic book cover! This will be perfect on my shelves

MrJoeKalel
  Aug 27, 2011
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No need for the 3D (since it's upconverted), so will wait for it to go for less than $20.

I also agree that this movie felt as a 'fresh take' on comic book movies; I mean, either they have to be dark and weird or cheese, and this one just tried to be normal.

The Ozma Of Oz
  Aug 27, 2011
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Wow. Feel like this one is coming out super fast. Can't wait to watch it again. Shot up there among my favorite comic book movies. Easily the best Marvel film to date.
WontonNoodle
  Aug 27, 2011
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The only way to justify the super high price

is to include some AVENGERS FOOTAGE!!!!!!
yes... that must be it

KulasDevorn
  Aug 27, 2011
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Enjoy the rip off gimmick of 3D, i'll stick with the 2D.

Dr. Manhattan
  Aug 27, 2011
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It's a shame it didn't do better at the box office; it was definitely one of the best comic book films.

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davidthenikonuser
  Aug 27, 2011
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Cool movie. will get it. I don't understand why some of you complain about the price because they will never be that price when you buy it. I'm sure the 2D one will be $19.99 and 3D one will be $24.99.

AutomaticDriver
  Aug 27, 2011
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Seriously, why are so many complaining about the price? I thought everybody knew by now that those are just MSRP prices. Unless you go to a store that sells movies for the MSRP price. Your not going to pay that much when it is released.

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repete66211
  Aug 27, 2011
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Zzzzzzz...comic books and super heroes have jumped the shark.

stlcards
  Aug 27, 2011
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I guess this poster liked Captain America a lot more than Green Lantern comparing the two news postings. I liked Green Lantern better but liked Captain America too.

Badboyztn
  Aug 27, 2011
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@KulasDevorn, why does 3D have to be a rip off gimmick? Never understood the hate for 3D. Don't like it=Don't buy it...

Slim Jim
  Aug 27, 2011
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ok now where is Tranformers Dark of the moon release date?

Lucif3r
  Aug 27, 2011
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I'd buy this in 4D at $120 before I bought that Transformers trash.

DeeEmEcks
  Aug 27, 2011
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Dang I missed this in theaters, but am really happy with such a quick turn around to Blu. I will buy this immediately.

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CrazyEightyNine
  Aug 27, 2011
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Best Superhero movie this year! I'm a huge X-men fan but still, I loved this movie!

BlurayGeeker
  Aug 27, 2011
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cant wait i preordered it
BluRayFreak
  Aug 27, 2011
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$42.99 MSRP for the non3D?

Really?????????????

K i r a
  Aug 27, 2011
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I'm for the 3D edition, but love the cover of the 2D one.
hitnrun017
  Aug 27, 2011
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Probably my least favorite movie out of the current Marvel Cinematic Universe, but still VERY good. Can't wait!

prof_ho11ow
  Aug 27, 2011
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Loved this movie a lot more than I thought I would. X-Men: First Class and Captain America are the two must-own comic book movies for me, this year.

aherron
  Aug 27, 2011
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2D for me day 1!

SONY 3D
  Aug 27, 2011
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i will wait till its in the 5 $ BIN & then pick up gl in 3d

Hunk Golden
  Aug 27, 2011
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Re: 3D...I could take it or leave it. It can be fun in the theater when it's done right. Not sure how well it works in the home, as I've only seen a couple displays (one at BB sucked, one at Costco looked better). At any rate, I think some of the 3D hate is about people not wanting to get left out if they're not fans/choose not to go 3D. By that I mean that people (I'm one of them) worry that 3D will start getting a bunch of exclusive features not available with the 2D Blu counterpart. It's possible we'll be forced to buy something we don't care about to get the best version of the Blu.

Also, I think some people think that, by cranking out a lot of 3D content (esp older titles new to Blu), studios are ignoring other titles that could be brought to Blu.

It's sort of like people not liking combo packs because they think they're a total waste (and cost more...and are the only way to get certain features or the extended cut of the film). I like combo packs personally (I like have the digital copy without having to futz with making my own), but I can understand the frustration of those who don't. They shouldn't be forced to buy a combo pack to get the extended cut or all the features.

That's my take on it anyway.

Cutter_
  Aug 27, 2011
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Honestly I think the prices will come down after the release date. There is no way this movie will be a big seller on pre-orders or day 1 purchases with these high prices. These are the highest prices we've seen so far for a new movie release that isn't some Ultimate Edition or some other. There's no way either of these with the discount will ever hit under $27.00 before release day. I think with all the overstock that they'll have after day 1 Amazon or whoever is going to be discounting it like crazy just to get rid of copies.

lobo81865
  Aug 27, 2011
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Ditto on the price. NO way I'm paying that much.

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denger76
  Aug 27, 2011
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I love this movie and DTS HD 7.1 sound is a seller for me. Day one purchase!

cpstevens
  Aug 27, 2011
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Now it's time to release Super 8!

Lino11
  Aug 27, 2011
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What don't you people understand? If the MSRP is $50 then it's gonna retail in most stores for like $35.... still extremely high!! Remove the pointless DVD disc and maybe it would be cheaper. I'll pass until this is bargain bin fodder...
technoreaper
  Aug 27, 2011
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You can keep this movie. I wouldn't even pay a dollar for it. This was like Ang Lee's Hulk to me. Everything about this movie was a disgrace to the Captain American character.
technoreaper
  Aug 27, 2011
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I'm noticing that they're ditching that horrible, ugly mask a lot more recently. He's even losing it in many scenes during the Avengers shoot. It's about time they realized how fugly it is.
Taipan
  Aug 27, 2011
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I'm hoping Canada or the UK gets a steelbook to import.
WontonNoodle
  Aug 27, 2011
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exactly high SP, high price no matter what sale

Artie
  Aug 28, 2011
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Awful movie, No thanks

bizarro
  Aug 28, 2011
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whats up with the prices of this and green lantern?
are they trying to rip off as many buyers as possible?

Sai
  Aug 28, 2011
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I enjoyed the first half of this movie but the second half not so much. Thought Thor was a better film overall.

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hobgoblin
  Aug 28, 2011
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Here's hoping that a) the UK version gets the same extras, and b) HMV offer an exclusive steelbook (to sit alongside Thor)

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Foggy
  Aug 28, 2011
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Saw this in 3D at cinemas, it wasn't the best, forgot it was in 3D for the most part actually, so I'd stick to 2D.

I'm buying it, possibly one of the lesser films of the summer to me, as I left it feeling a bit emotionless towards it, but it was a very good film, I would say close to flawless really, I probably just didn't feel in the mood for it at the time, everything is boding well for Avengers though.
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TheDean
  Aug 28, 2011
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I hope its trailers are included, if they are not I may have to reconsider buying this movie.

Sith
  Aug 28, 2011
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I'll buy this. But they are smoking crack at that price. $23.99-24.99 is my limit on that movie.
headhunter01
  Aug 28, 2011
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Not in this lifetime--It was alright, but I'll wait for a sale..22.99 is the best I'll do on this...I'll wait to see what best buy offers for a pre-order price..

Lino11
  Aug 28, 2011
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They think the comic book nerds will shell out whatever it takes to get this and Green Lantern. Uh, sorry. Mediocre movies, at best.

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Toasterlad
  Aug 28, 2011
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1st time blu-ray buyers who don't know that prices drop on the release date are so charmingly dumb.

Ocean H
  Aug 28, 2011
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Watched it in 3D: loved the movie but I hated the 3D effect. I'll pick up the 3D just because it has the better cover. The 2D cover is basically a photoshop collage of the characters.
BluRay123
  Aug 28, 2011
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I saw the prices and holy crap!! But I am going to try to get this on day 1.

LetoAtreides82
  Aug 28, 2011
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Wow Amazon is asking for $39 for the standard blu-ray version. That's way too much.

Mr. Joshua
  Aug 29, 2011
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This movie as with all other Avengers movies sucks. No continuity between the indivudual movies and The Avengers movie. The Incredible Hulk basically doesn't exist now. Iron Man 2 - overspray of the Tan so cheesy. Thor sucked. Caps suite in The Avengers so cheesy. Pass on all this crap!

jasonicus
  Aug 29, 2011
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To the people complaining about price, have you ever bought a blu ray before? They always start high then drop. Its always been this way. Please stop being so dense. Awesome movie, it will be mine. And I am 100% sure for $25 or less. And Mr. Joshua, the new Twilight comes out soon, so at least you have that to look forward to. Derp.
dundalkbill
  Aug 29, 2011
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$42.99? Fuck you Disney!

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DrrnHarr
  Aug 29, 2011
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I saw this in 3-D at the movie theater and there was absolutely nothing special about it (no cool 3D fly out of the screen moments). I'll buy the 2D version.

cpstevens
  Aug 29, 2011
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Oh, the price is already down to $29.99? Shocker . When will people learn that this happens with almost every major release.

SpartanIre
  Aug 29, 2011
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I see that both 2D and 3D versions dropped in price... around $8 and $11 respectively.

Still too high but it is an improvement.
MiC. HD
  Aug 29, 2011
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^^ It'll definitely drop some more!

BouCoupDinkyDau
  Aug 29, 2011
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It will be $18 or less (for the 2D) after the holidays. That's when I'll bite.

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kevin87
  Aug 29, 2011
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@Jonno2009 - i'm with you there, i think the 3D cover is better.. but i'm not going to support that fad so i won't get 3D.. but this is one movie i could see Best Buy maybe carrying a steelbook for but they probably won't.

i'll probably wait until Christmas or around there unless there's retail exclusives (unless the date is actually near Christmas lol), it not having a slipcover that'll go away soon makes me in no rush to get it

The Bluray King
  Aug 29, 2011
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I liked this film to me it was up to par wiht thor so i will buy the 3D version just to have it on 3D the same goes wiht thor aswell just to have the 3D on it so yup.oh and word to everone the price is not going to stay at 49.99 i dont think that people know that when u see a price on bluray/com its normal the MSRP price people wake up sometime u dont think at all sometimes.

visual0ne
  Aug 29, 2011
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Definately liking the 3D cover art. Glad that's the edition I'll be picking up! Limited edition though? I wonder how long they plan to sell it?

Cutter_
  Aug 29, 2011
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It dropped to $29.99. That sounds like the day 1 price. $30 is still way too much for a blu-ray. I like the person with the holiday idea. Hopefully it'll drop down to $20 around that time. I don't want to wait, but it's the only choice really as $30 is still a rip-off.
jmerr
  Aug 30, 2011
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Must Own for me. Hopefully the price will drop just before it comes out.

Mastaplan23
  Aug 30, 2011
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Thankfully where I work new releases are never more than 30 bucks. So this will be a definite buy for me. not on Amazon though hahaha

PeterTHX
  Sep 20, 2011
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Peculiar that the "fake" (converted) 3-D films from Paramount like this one and THOR are day and date with the 2-D versions but an actual 3-D film, TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON, is delayed with no firm release date yet.

I also can understand the pricing complaints: the 3-D versions are "limited" so by the time the prices drop they very well may be OOP. IRON MAN 2 has been out for just about a year and the price is still relatively high. Again, Paramount isn't quick to drop the pricing on new first-run titles.

As for the film CAPTAIN AMERICA itself: I'm not surprised by the acclaim for the film. Joe Johnston had previously demonstrated with THE ROCKETEER he is well suited to this kind of material. Kudos to him and the filmmakers to making a film which was released in a summer already saturated with comic book movies stand out from the pack.

BikerScout
  Sep 21, 2011
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Not available for pre-order on Play.com or HMV.com yet. Fingers crossed one of them offers steelbook packaging. Since HMV got the SB exclusive for Thor in the UK, would make sense for them to get this one too.

The movie itself was great fun. Can't wait to watch the behind the scenes feature on how they did the whole Evans' head on a little body because the effect was near flawless.

I saw it in 3D and it didn't really add much apart from one shot of the shield rebounding off a tank towards the camera which made me flinch! Day 1 buy for me.

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Torgon
  Sep 21, 2011
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I'll be picking this up to go with the rest of my super-hero collection.

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kevin87
  Sep 21, 2011
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now that it's been officially released, i might get it first week.. guess it depends. still wish the normal Blu-ray cover wasn't so lame, the 3D cover is much better, but 3D is crap.. but whatever i'll get it eventually though


i wonder if Paramount purposely decided to release this the same week day that Disney is releasing volume 3 and 4 of The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes

The Bluray King
  Sep 21, 2011
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2D only for me the 3D was sooooooooo bad in the movies OMG soo bad BUT the film it self i really injoyed it .
Trekofile
  Sep 23, 2011
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Just noticed this morning, Amazon's preorder price(ordered it) of $29.99 dropped to $24.99! I wondered why this started out with such a higher pre-order price right out of the gate over GL, Thor, Xmen?


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