Before Chris Evans donned the star-spangled suit in Captain America: The First Avenger and The Avengers, Matt Salinger (Revenge of the Nerds) brought the Sentinel of Liberty to life in director Albert Pyun’s (Cyborg) low-budget 1990 adaptation Captain America.
Pulled from a theatrical release in the States (due to it being terrible, and all), Captain America went unreleased for several years before hitting shelves direct-to-video in the early 90s; currently only available via MGM’s made-on-demand program in North America, the film is now gearing up for a Blu-ray release courtesy of Shout Factory, and is set to arrive in stores this coming May. Here’s the official synopsis:
Long ago, Steve Rogers (Matt Salinger) was a true American hero, a brave super soldier created by scientists to help the Allied Forces fight for freedom in World War II. But during a battle with the sinister Red Skull (Scott Paulin), he was lost, entombed in ice. Decades later, his body has been found and revived and Steve must again don the mantle of Captain America to help save the President of the United States (Ronny Cox) — and the world — from his arch-nemesis once and for all.
Captain America is due to arrive on Blu-ray on May 21st… and is one for Marvel completists only.