Paramount has announced that it will be releasing Captain America: The First Avenger on DVD and Blu-ray on October 25, 2011.
The movie continued Marvel’s winning streak by gaining both positive reviews and box office success, leaving a clear path to The Avengers next year. As it’s progressing Captain America will make roughly the same as X-Men: First Class ($350 million worldwide), which will be $100m less than Thor, but it’s still a success worthy of a sequel.
The special features for the Blu-ray (via BBFC) contains over 71 minutes of material, and they include:
– 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
Here’s a run-down of the deleted scene and timings:
00:00:38:06 (DELETED SCENES: NORWAY TANK ATTACK)
00:01:29:22 (DELETED SCENES: BUCKY’S BATTLE)
00:00:57:23 (DELETED SCENES: YOU DESERVE A MEDAL)
00:02:02:22 (DELETED SCENES: THERE’S A PLACE FOR YOU HERE)
00:00:39:08 (DELETED SCENES: NORWAY TANK ATTACK W/COMMENTARY)
00:01:29:24 (DELETED SCENES: BUCKY’S BATTLE W/COMMENTARY)
00:00:57:23 (DELETED SCENES: YOU DESERVE A MEDAL W/COMMENTARY)
Captain America: The First Avenger focused on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers (Evans) volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America. As Captain America, Rogers joins forces with Bucky Barnes (Stan) and Peggy Carter (Atwell) to wage war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull (Weaving).