No, we’re not talking about the new Captain America: First Avenger movie, which won’t be arriving in theaters until July 22, 2011. Before Captain America: First Avenger, there was another Captain America movie, which was released straight to VHS back in the early nineties. The original Captain America movie is now being re-released for the first time ever on DVD on July 19, 2011.
The original Captain America movie is being released by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment’s “manufacturing on demand” program as part of MGM’s Limited Edition Collection. The original Captain America movie stars Matt Salinger as the crime-fighting superhero.
In the movie, an American soldier, played by Salinger, undergoes an experiment to become a super-soldier during World War II. The new super-soldier is codenamed “Captain America,” and he infiltrates Germany to sabotage Nazi rockets pointed at the U.S. However, Captain America is defeated by the Nazi superhuman Red Skull, who is played by Scott Paulin.
Captain America is thrown into suspended animation for fifty years, and when he is revived, he finds that the Red Skull has changed identities and is targeting the President of the United States for assassination.