With all of the anticipation surrounding Captain America: The First Avenger, it’s easy to forget that Cap has actually shown up on the big screen before. Back in the '40s, Captain America was the star of his own movie serial, and in the '70s he was featured in two live-action TV movies. But nothing comes close to the awfulness that was, and now still is, the 1990 version of Captain America.
Trying to piggyback off the success that Warner Brothers and Tim Burton had with Batman, the now-defunct 21st Century Film Corporation tried their hand at bringing the popular Marvel Comics character to life. The result was a mind-numbing and shoddily made odyssey featuring an Italian Red Skull and J.D. Salinger’s son as the star spangled Sentinel of Liberty. The film was released solely on home video after poor audience testing, and copies have been hard to come by in recent years.
But despite the gaudy costume, terrible special effects, amateurish script, and acting barely suited for a local community theater, Captain America 1990 is now getting a Director’s Cut on Blu-ray, thanks to director Albert Pyun. The cut will be around 124 minutes long, as opposed to the original’s 97 minutes, and Pyun claims it will be “…more character-oriented and less ‘super hero action.’”
So if you have absolutely no taste, or you're just interested in Captain America history, go to Pyun's website for details on the release of this cinematic monstrosity (trailer below).
[Via The Playlist]