‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ to get 4k Blu-ray & 4k SteelBook Release

Captain America- The First Avenger 4k Blu-rayThe fifth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America: The First Avenger, has been given a 4k upgrade and will release to Ultra HD Blu-ray on Feb. 26, 2019.

Captain America- The First Avenger 4k Blu-ray SteelBook Best Buy

SteelBook

As well as a common 2-disc 4k Blu-ray edition ($29.99) with Blu-ray and Digital UHD copy, Best Buy will release a limited edition SteelBook version for $34.99. Extras will be the same at the previously-released Blu-ray editions. The UK’s Zaavi is also selling the SteelBook edition.

Specs

On 4k Blu-ray, Captain America: The First Avenger is presented in 2160p at 2.35:1 aspect ratio. Like other Disney/Marvel titles, High Dynamic Range is provided to enhance the color depth via HDR10.

Audio formats have not yet been revealed.[Update: The soundtrack is, indeed, provided in Dolby Atmos!] But, considering the last release of ‘The First Avenger’ to Blu-ray featured a DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 soundtrack, it would be expected that Disney/Buena Vista steps up the audio to Dolby Atmos.

Extras

The 4k Blu-ray edition ofCaptain America: The First Avenger includes previously released extras such as featurettes, audio commentary, deleted scenes (more details below).

  • Marvel One-Shot: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer
  • The Assembly Begins
  • 6 Featurettes
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Commentary by Director Joe Johnston, Director of Photography and Shelly Johnson, and Editor Jeffery Ford
  • and more

Context

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) was the first film in what’s now a trilogy that includes Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Captain America: Civil War (2016). The film also served to set up The Avengers franchise films that started with Marvel’s The Avengers (2012).

Price

You can order order the standard Blu-ray edition or SteelBook edition of Captain America: The First Avenger from Amazon (although the SteelBook edition is much less expensive at Best Buy while it lasts).

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