Captain America: The First Avenger

(2011)

Born during the Great Depression, Steve Rogers grew up a frail youth in a poor family. Horrified by the newsreel footage of the Nazis in Europe, Rogers was inspired to enlist in the army. However, because of his frailty and sickness, he was rejected. Overhearing the boy’s earnest plea, General Chester Phillips offered Rogers the opportunity to take part in a special experiment… Operation: Rebirth. After weeks of tests, Rogers was at last administered the ‘Super-Soldier Serum’ and bombarded by ‘vita-rays.’ Steve Rogers emerged from the treatment with a body as perfect as a body can be and still be human. Rogers was then put through an intensive physical and tactical training program. Three months later, he was given his first assignment as Captain America. Armed with his indestructible shield and and battle savvy, Captain America has continued his war against evil both as a sentinel of liberty and leader of the Avengers.

‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Peggy Carter One-Shot Plans Revealed

‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Peggy Carter One-Shot Plans Revealed

Hayley Atwell has revealed that her character in Captain America: The First Avenger, Peggy Carter, will be receiving a short film of her own. Marvel One-Shot: Peggy Carter will debut at this year's SDCC 2013 and will later be a part of the DVD extras for Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Peggy Carter will appear in Captain America: The Winter Soldier via brief flashbacks.

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‘Marvel's Cinematic Universe: Phase One - Avengers Assembled Blu-ray’ Trailer

‘Marvel's Cinematic Universe: Phase One - Avengers Assembled Blu-ray’ Trailer

Earlier this month, Marvel released some promo art for their Marvel's The Avengers 10-disc set titled Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One - Avengers Assembled. Today the studio released a trailer for the Blu-ray collection that gives us a closer look at what will be included in the intense 10-disc box set. Take a look at the animated tour of the S.H.I.E.L.D. briefcase below.

Immerse yourself in every aspect of Marvel's elite Super Heroes with this limited-edition, 10-disc Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One - Avengers Assembled Collection. Complete with glowing Tesseract, this exclusive replica of Nick Fury's iconic briefcase includes stunning Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray presentations of Marvel's The Avengers; Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor, as well as Blu-ray versions of Iron Man; Iron Man 2 and The Incredible Hulk in exclusive collectible packaging. Plus, now that you possess the highest level of security clearance, you have been granted access to S.H.I.E.L.D.'s most confidential files, including a top-secret bonus disc filled never before seen, classified information. Also featuring exquisitely detailed art, prop reproductions and artifacts from the motion pictures, the must-own Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One - Avengers Assembled Collection will verify your status as the world's greatest authority on the Marvel Super Hero mythos!

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10th Annual VES Awards Nominations Announced

The Visual Effects Society (VES) today announced the nominees for its 10th Annual VES Awards ceremony recognizing outstanding visual effects artistry in 23 categories of film, animation, television, commercials, special venues and video games. Nominees were chosen Saturday, January 7 by distinguished panels of VES members who viewed submissions at the FotoKem screening facilities in Burbank and New York, FotoKem's Spy in San Francisco, and other facilities in London, Sydney, Vancouver and Wellington, NZ.

As previously announced, Stan Lee will be honored with the VES 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award and Douglas Trumbull with the Georges Méliès Award.

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15 Finalists Set for Visual Effects Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films have been selected for consideration for Achievement in Visual Effects for the 84th Academy Awards.

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Watch ‘Marvel One-Shot: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer’ Full Episode

When Captain America: The First Avenger hits Blu-ray and DVD on October 25, it will include the all-new Marvel One-Shot short film A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer. This latest installment of the Marvel One-Shot series follows S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) moments before he arrives at the crater site of Thor's hammer. The entire episode is now available to watch below.

Captain America: The First Avenger arrives on Blu-ray and DVD October 25

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ Blu-ray Featurette

We have an exclusive featurette from Captain America: The First Avenger, which debuts on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD October 25. Click on the video player below to watch this excerpt from the special features, which shows how they needed to change Steve Rogers' suit for the production.

Captain America: The First Avenger, directed by Joe Johnston, from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers (Chris 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 (Sebastian Stan) and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) to fight the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull (Hugo Weaving). One of a continuing slate of films being produced by Marvel Studios based on the Marvel characters, Captain America: The First Avenger joins Thor which was released on May 6, 2011 and Marvel's The Avengers which is coming to theaters on May 4, 2012.

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‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ Blu-ray Trailer!

Paramount Home Entertainment announced the Blu-ray and DVD release details for Captain America: The First Avenger, which hits the shelves on October 25. The studio has released a Blu-ray trailer, which you can take a look at below. We also have the full press release with all of the Blu-ray and DVD details, plus the cover art below the trailer.

Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures introduce the latest addition to the incomparable Marvel Super Hero team with Captain America: The First Avenger, ready for action on high definition Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD October 25, 2011. Called "the best superhero movie ever" (Brian Erdy, CBS-TV), the thrill-packed adventure is a blockbuster hit with audiences worldwide, earning over $350 million at the Global Box Office. When a terrifying force threatens everyone across the globe, the world's greatest soldier wages war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull. Loaded with fantastic action, stunning visual effects and an awe-inspiring hero imbued with courage, humanity and an unbreakable spirit, Captain America: The First Avenger transports viewers into a world of daring exploits and excitement. Starring Chris Evans in the title role, the film features an outstanding ensemble cast including Academy Award-winner Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving as Marvel's Ultimate Villain, Red Skull, Dominic Cooper, Neal McDonough, Derek Luke and Stanley Tucci.

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‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ on DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D October 25th

Marvel Studios bring home their hit summer adventure with deleted scenes and the short film ‘Marvel One Shot: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer’.