1990 Captain America DVD Delayed, Cover Updated
August 3, 2011

Captain America DVD cover

The 1990 Captain America movie DVD, previously announced for release on July 19 via the MGM Limited Edition made-on-demand imprint, has been rescheduled for August 23. It will also have a new cover design, shown here, that adds the banner “re-released 1992 edition”. (Note that the movie was made in 1990, released internationally, and finally dumped straight to video in the U.S. in 1992, which is where that date comes from.)

I wonder if some big company that might be concerned about customer confusion over Captain America had something to say about the original cover?

Syfy recently aired three Captain America films, this one and two from 1979, and compared to modern expectations for superhero movies, they’re slow and nearly unwatchable. I didn’t check out this 1990s version, though, having burned out on the 1979.

3 Responses  
Grant writes:  

The 79 tv movies are pretty bad. We watched them on SciFi channel. It’s like if Cap guest starred on an episode of Barnaby Jones. I like how in the 70s you could show a guy riding a motorcycle for 20 uneventful minutes and call it “action”. But I think I owe 70s television for my patience and lenghty attention span. Of course the fact that we didn’t have a tv with a remote until the early 80s also helped.

I did wonder what the thinking was behind having a new costume design in the first tv movie and the “classic” costume in the second. However, it was a decent apertif before going to see Cap movie that same night.

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