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Captain America

Released on 21 May 2007

Format: DVD | Rating: PG

3.0 out of 5 (2 customer reviews) | Write a review

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The complete series featuring all 13 action packed episodes

The Sleeper Shall Awake: Captain America, otherwise known as "Cap", discovers that the Red Skull's treat of giant Sleeper Robots is about to become a reality and fights against the Sleepers by taking a stand against all three at the North Pole.

Zemo And the Masters Of Evil: Baron Zemo sends three villains after Cap, Thor and Iron Man and the tortures them with super glue. When Cap counteracts the glue with a super dissolver he gain the upper hand Zemo is defeated.

The Girl From Cap's Past: Cap works with a female Shield Agent who reminds him of a girl he once loved and lost in the war. Together they save the city, but the mysterious girl disappears before he can find out if she was his wartime sweetheart.

The Origin Of Captain America: This episode tells the story of how Steve Rogers became Captain America who is later joined by Bucky Barnes, Omar and Sando to fight off the evil Red Skull.

Midnights At Greymore Castle: Dr Rawling captures Bucky in order to lure Cap to Greymore Castle. Working with the evil Doctor is a Nazi Major who plans to launch Bucky into the outer space, but Cap is able to defeat the Nazis and save his comrades.

The Return of Captain America: In a submarine piloted by Thor, Iron Man and the Wasp, the Avengers discover Cap's frozen body and must revive him. Cap is reintroduces into the ranks of the group when he and Rick Jones rescue the Avengers, who have been turned into stone statues.

Revenge Of Captain America: Cap becomes angry when he discovers that Rick Jones wears Bucky's costume and then endangers himself by fighting Baron Zemo. Cap rescues Rick ,destroys Zemo's Caslte and buries him under a ton of boulders.

The Sentinel And The Spy: The Red Skull plots to steal the allies' secret disintegrator and captures Cap and Bucky in the process. When he brainwashes Cap, it's up to Bucky to save the day on his own.

The Red Skull Lives: The Red Skull's hypo-helmet has Cap thinking that he's going crazy and when the deceitful villain tells Cap that he has been in suspended animation for twenty years, Cap must fight to regain his sanity.

When The Comissar Commands: Cap is thinking of retiring, but when the Scarlet Witch captures Quicksilver and Hawkeye and renders them unconscious, Cap must battle the evil Comissar to rescue his friends.

Let The Past Be Gone: Cap is drugged by an Adaptoid, who is posing as one of the Avengers' butlers. When the Adaptoid drains the energy from all the Avengers, Cap must do battle with a Super-Adaptoid.

The Bitter Taste Of Defeat: Under the Enchantress' evil spell, the Avengers are causing trouble and are ordered by the police to disband. Together, Cap and Hawkeye defeat Power Man before he and the Enchantress manage to escape.

The Coming Of The Swordsman: The Swordsman battles the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver under the mistaken pretence of becoming an Avenger, but is then ordered by the Mandarin to destroy the Avengers' headquarters. The Swordsman eventually saves their headquarters, and vows to return to them when he is worthy.

customer Reviews

 Average rating (2 reviews)

 Cheapo sixties animation

| | See all UnionJack's reviews (3)

While this DVD says 2007 on it this refers to the year of DVD release rather than the year it was made. The cartoons collected on this DVD were actually made in 1966 yet they still manage to look absolutely rubbish considering Disney was making cartoons in the thirties that still look good today. The look of the animation on this series has nothing to do with technology not being available at the time, it's just been made on a budget of about 10p.

I'm a big Captain America fan but this is hard to watch even for me. The animation really is that bad, and it's a shame because the stories are generally pulled straight from the comics and are therefore quite good (hence the generous 2 star rating). It's just clearly very low budget stuff and I can't recommend it even to the most nostalgic fans out there. I bought it thinking it must be some new animated series so don't be fooled by the lack of information on the web.

If you remember this from the sixties you may decide to be a bit nostalgic and buy it anyway. Fair enough, but I'm writing this review so that no poor souls like me can say they weren't warned!

 An Acquired taste?

| | See all TheodoreKerabatsos's reviews (12)

Top 100 Games Reviewer

Like the previous reviewer said, the animation has been done on a shoestring budget, but it is based on the original comic artwork of Jack Kirby. The stories are also ripped directly out of the sixties comic books, being fun if simplistic tales featuring all the Cap's main adversaries.

Maybe it's because I used to watch and enjoy these as a child that accounts for my opinion of them, they are very old fashioned and the cover art is very misleading. On the plus side, all episodes are included in one 2 disc package, unlike the previous (partial) episodic releases.

In short, if you know what it is you'll probably enjoy them, if not you'll no doubt be disappointed. Very cheap, very retro kitsch, but very cool and collectable.

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Duration3 Hours and 48 Minutes (approx)
RegionRegion 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.