The much-anticipated Captain America: The First Avenger hits screens this July after years in development. If the trailers are any indication, itâ€™s bound to be a thrilling comic book adventure that will be able to stand head and shoulders with the finest superhero flicks ever made, but it wouldnâ€™t be the first time the Star-Spangled Avenger has been in front of a movie camera.
According to io9, the infamous 1990 Captain America movie — produced by former Cannon Pictures co-head Menahem Golan and directed by Albert Pyun, the man responsible for such sterling works of B-cinema as The Sword and the Sorcerer and Cyborg with a young Jean-Claude Van Damme — is coming to Blu-Ray this May, two months ahead of Marvel Studiosâ€™ blockbuster-in-the-making and will be something new entirely. According to director Pyun, this new release of his Captain America will be a newly-created directorâ€™s cut with 27 minutes of never-before-seen footage added back in, bringing the movieâ€™s running time up to 124 minutes. Pyun also says that the directorâ€™s cut will be created from â€œmy own 35 mm CA work picture and temp mix [that] I did before I left [the] pictureâ€ and the new footage will include â€œa few added scenes, and is more character-oriented and less ‘super hero action.'” The new cut will also feature a new soundtrack and will be in 5.1 stereo.
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