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DVD Review: 'Captain America' (1989)

Jason Coleman Jason Coleman
September 2nd, 2011 8:41am EDT

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Chris Evans and his big shield not enough to satisfy your pumped up country pride?  Well, then check out the early red, white and blue dude via 1989’s "Captain America" out now from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.  The picked apart patriotic plans are below!

 

Captain America DVD

 

 

 

   Title: "Captain America"

   Grade: 2

   Cast: Matt Salinger, Kim Gillingham, Ronny Cox

   Director: Albert Pyun

   Rating: PG-13

   Runtime: 97 minutes

   Release Company: 20th Century Fox

   Website: www.foxdvd.com  

 

 

 

The Flick: Albert Pyun, the Charles Band of his day, was the helmer on this early 1989 version of "Captain America" – and it shows.  From the cheese-ridden hair and clothes (the suit really is a spandex nightmare!) to the genre casting (Ronny Cox and Ned Beatty add a "Robocop" and "Superman"-esk vibe to the flick!) this one is a pure exercise is 80’s excess.  Thankfully looks and not for show man of the hour Matt Salinger’s wooden as a board routine is eclipsed by some seriously cool scene chewing by baddie Scott 'Red Skull' Paulin as his disturbing foe.  Forget red, white and blue – skull is my new favorite color. 

Best Feature: There are none – as shame as I would have liked some insight via Skull man Paulin.

Best Hidden Gem: Again the power of the Paulin.

Worth the Moola: For sheer cheese and a desire to see anything "Captain America," possibly - but only for that sweet little Italian boy with a rosy complexion!

Photo Credits: Photos Courtesy of 20th Century Fox