'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Lands on Disc Sept. 930 May, 2014 By: John Latchem
Available digitally Aug. 19
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has slated the Marvel Studios film Captain America: The Winter Soldier for DVD and Blu-ray release Sept. 9, with early digital availability starting Aug. 19.
The film is the sequel not only to 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger, but also 2012's The Avengers, focusing on World War II hero Steve Rogers adjusting to life in modern times as he uncovers a dangerous conspiracy within the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization. Winter Soldier also featured a major tie-in with the first season of Marvel's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." TV show, the first season of which also arrives on DVD and Blu-ray Sept. 9.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo from a screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the film stars Chris Evans as Captain America, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Sebastian Stan as The Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie as The Falcon, with Robert Redford as Alexander Pierce and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. It is the ninth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe canon.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is the top-grossing film worldwide thus far in 2014, having earned more than $250 million at the domestic box office and more than $700 million globally since its April 4 theatrical release.
For the Sept. 9 physical releases, Disney offers the film as a standalone DVD, a standalone Blu-ray and as a 3D combo pack with both 3D and 2D Blu-ray discs and a digital copy. The Aug. 19 digital options include Digital 3D, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere.
The digital and Blu-ray editions include making-of featurettes, an audio commentary, deleted scenes, bloopers and more. Earlier MCU Blu-rays have also included new "Marvel One-Shot" short films, although according to reports one won't be included this time around.
The DVD version will include just a making-of featurette and one deleted scene.
The "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." discs include a Comic-Con featurette, behind-the-scenes featurettes, VFX breakdowns, commentaries, a gag reel, deleted scenes and the Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe TV special.