Picture from Captain America: The First Avenger
Overall B+

When he fails to pass the test for military service, a young man (Chris Evans) agrees to take part in a secretive government research project. Subjected to an experimental serum, he becomes the US Army's first line of defense as Captain America.

Violence C-
Sexual Content A-
Profanity B-
Substance Use C+

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action.

Captain America: The First Avenger

The most recent home video release of this movie is October 25, 2011. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Captain America: The First Avenger

Release Date: 25 October 2011

Captain America: The First Avenger comes to home video on October 25, 2011. Bonus extras include:

- Audio Commentary with director Joe Johnston, cinematographer Shelly Johnson and editor Jeffrey Ford

- Featurettes

- Deleted Scenes

- Marvel One Shot: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer

- The Avengers animated series trailer

Related home video titles:

Chris Evans stars in another superhero role as Johnny Storm in the Fantastic Four and Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Captain America: The First Avenger isn’t the only movie where filmmakers have been faced with the challenge of altering a character’s body. The actors and crew of Cast Away put production on hold for two years to allow Tom Hanks to lose weight. (He put on 50 pounds for the movie’s opening scenes, but needed to appear to have been stranded for several years for the rest of the production.) A body double was used for Brad Pitt’s character in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and the head of Armie Hammer was imposed on the body of actor Josh Pence’s body so he could play twins Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss in The Social Network.

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