Captain America (1979) / Captain America II: Death Too Soon (1979)
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Captain America II: Death Too Soon - Captain America returns to carry on the legacy of his father and defend the country this time, however, he faces off against the terrorist known only as Miguel and the threat of a chemical agent that rapidly ages those who come in contact with it.
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I grew up watching these films when they first aired on television in the late '70's. I had a great time watching them then and I had a great time watching them again this past week after I purchased this DVD.
Are the films perfect? No, not at all. But if you watch the films for what they're intended to be, notably a fun campy romp a la the 60's Batman series, I think you'll enjoy them more than if you watch them in a serious manner.
I was also pleased to see that the films are included in their entirety. They're not chopped up like they were when Syfy broadcast them last summer before Captain America: The First Avenger premiered in theaters.
On to the review of the disc itself. Equipment used to watch this DVD was a Sony HDTV, Sony 3D Blu-Ray Player and Sony 6.1 home theater surround sound.
I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the presentation. The films looked pretty good for material that was shot for television over 30 years ago. I did find myself wishing that some extra work could have been done to make them even more colorful.
The sound left a lot to be desired in my opinion. I wish the audio on these two movies could have been released in better fidelity (5.1 sound, as they were broadcast on Syfy last summer). As it is, the films are presented in a 2.0 soundtrack which I think is ok but it's nothing special.
When you take into consideration the amount of dubbed in sounds such as Captain America's motorcycle, explosions & gunfire, etc.Read more ›
Reb Brown was Captain America Steve Rodgers. He looked like he jumped off the page and became a breathing person. The music was very patriotic sounding the motor cycle was just cool.
Ok the shield was kinda weak espically in the flying and when it hit the bad guy in the back in the second movie. But we got the idea LOL.
Christopher Lee in the second film was just fantastic what an actor.
All in all these are worth having on dvd.
And remember this "The old people are my friends so pal if you ever bother them again I am coming after you." And on a side note we should all feel that way about the elderly.
Even more frustrating about this collection is that almost everything you know about Steve Rogers is wrong here... except for really small details. Here, Reb Brown, who plays our hero, is already handsome and extra-muscular. He's just left The Marines and intends to just travel "Nomad"-ically around this beautiful country with his artistic skills to try and find his place in the world in his conversion van and his motorcycle. He ends up being contacted by Dr. Simon Mills (played with a lot of sincerity by Len Birman), who is a scientist and doctor who is the head of several different projects and answers only to The President.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not riveting. B-team acting, Maybe the tweens will like it well enough to justify the purchase.Published 13 days ago by Ivanhoe
Not great but not bad. The show that never happened. These are two made for tv movies from the seventies. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Pulpman
Great movies! They are dated but a lot of fun. The quality of the disc and case are great. Story and origin of capt are not true to comics at all but still not bad movies. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Billie
I picked up this DVD, deciding its low price was worth giving it a shot.
Before fans of this version of Captain America begin salivating, this is a very bare bones... Read more