Audio commentary for the feature film with
Director Joe Johnson, Director of Photography Shelly Johnson, and Editor Jeffrey Ford
MARVEL ONE-SHOT: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED
ON THE WAY TO THOR'S HAMMER- Agent Coulson stops a robbery at a gas station. I
wish these Marvel one shots were more substantial like focus on some of the other Avengers characters like Hawkeye or Black
Widow for example.
OUTFITTING A HERO- designing the Captain
America outfit and shield. Also the ways Chris Evans would mime throwing the
shield and creating the sound effect for the shield.
HOWLING COMANDOS- focus on the characters who support captain America
going into battle and the actors who play the Howling Commandos
HEIGHTENED TECHNOLOGY- designing the technology of Hydra (the outfits, the weapons, and the sub) and the Red Skull's car for the
THE TRANSFORMATION- the use of digital
effects and a body double to show what Steve Rogers look like before he is transformed by the Super Soldier serum
BEHIND THE SKULL- the origin of the Red Skull in the comics and creating the Red Skull for the screen (and the actor who
plays him, Hugo Weaving). Hugo weaving enjoyed playing him by the way he talks
about the character.
ORIGIN- co-creator Joe Simon talks about the origin of Captain America
in the comics and it also features his grandkids going to the premiere of the movie
THE ASSEMBLY BEGINS- A promo trailer of sorts for THE AVENGERS that mostly shows scenes from the other Marvel Comics films leading
up to THE AVENGERS. The trailer at the end of the credits of CAPTAIN AMERICA
shows more from the actual film than what is show here.
also on the disc are four deleted scenes
(with optional audio commentary) including an extended version of the Nick Fury ending (no commentary available) and a couple
of neat scenes cut for pacing, two theatrical trailers, a SEGA game trailer, and THE AVENGERS animated trailer.
The DVD has teh digital copy as the only extra.
FINAL ANALYSIS: CAPTAIN AMERICA:
THE FIRST AVENGER is an enjoyable action adventure romp despite its flaws. I do wish the Blu-ray did have a featurette
covering the evolution of the character in comics over the years.
this review is (c)10-28-2011 David Blackwell
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