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Steve Rogers continues his journey as the super-powered American soldier who's grasping to find his place in a modern world after being frozen in ice since WWII with this Marvel Studios sequel. Chris Evans returns to star, with Community director/producers Joe and Anthony Russo helming.
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Overview

Steve Rogers continues his journey as the super-powered American soldier who's grasping to find his place in a modern world after being frozen in ice since WWII with this Marvel Studios sequel. Chris Evans returns to star, with Community director/producers Joe and Anthony Russo helming.
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Special Features

Steve Rogers' Notebook - Steve keeps a notebook to jot down events and bits of pop culture he's missed. Take a peek at localized versions of his list, created with the help of fans around the world; Deleted scene - In pursuit of Captain America
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Buchanan
DC Comics should watch its back, because as the creative minds behind the currently untitled Superman vs. Batman movie scramble with rewrites even as it begins shooting in Michigan, Marvel Entertainment continues their successful run on the big screen with Captain America: The Winter Soldier -- a superior sequel that, at the very least, stands shoulder-to-shoulder with its whizbang predecessor. As Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) struggles to adjust to life in the modern world, a dangerous rescue mission on a ship in the Indian Ocean leaves him convinced that Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and S.H.I.E.L.D. may be compromising the organization's integrity with a new initiative known as Project Insight. A clandestine endeavor conceived by politically connected World Security Council head Alexander Pierce (Robert Redford), Project Insight involves the use of three enormous, heavily armed, satellite-connected "helicarriers" to preserve world peace. Convinced that peace can never be achieved under the threat of violence, Rogers begins to question his allegiance to S.H.I.E.L.D. and his fellow agent Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and forms a casual friendship with haunted veteran Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie). Rogers is soon thrust back into the fray, however, when a grievously injured Fury entrusts him with a hard drive containing sensitive information retrieved during that initial rescue mission, which leads to Captain America being branded as a fugitive by S.H.I.E.L.D. Now on the run from the very organization he once vowed to fight for, Cap must keep his guard up and figure out whom he can trust to thwart a diabolical plot with direct ties to Hydra -- the mystical arm of the Nazi regime that he nearly gave his life to defeat. Meanwhile, a mysterious, superpowered assassin known as the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) is closing in fast, and he's got Captain America locked in his sights. In Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), writers Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus aimed to give the character a compelling origin story, and director Joe Johnston delivered sweeping action set pieces with eye-popping retro style. Flash forward three years, and siblings Joe and Anthony Russo have taken the reigns from Johnston while McFeely and Markus have returned to shape the screenplay. Though in some ways it's sad to see Johnston go (it's always nice when a director is rewarded for his success), the truth is that the story this time around is a very modern one, and the behind-the-scenes change serves it quite well. In contrast to Johnston's almost steampunk visual approach in the first installment, the Russo brothers give this sequel a hi-tech sheen that feels similar to such other, modern-set Marvel efforts as the Iron Man films and The Avengers. Perhaps the only drawback regarding the change of directors is that, although the Russo brothers seem well-attuned to the character motivations and the finer nuances of the screenplay, their lack of experience in big-budget action (they came up through indie comedies and TV sitcoms) occasionally shows when the movie kicks into high gear. Even so, any comic-book fan will tell you that there's much more to these stories than explosions and spectacle, and perhaps the greatest strength of Captain America: The Winter Soldier is the fact that Steve Rogers' struggle is made very believable here -- thanks to not only the writing, but Evans' ability to appear vulnerable despite his formidable physique and fighting skills. In particular, Cap's relationships with Fury and Romanoff get to the heart of this vulnerability early in the film, and later, once we discover the identity of the Winter Soldier (a foe who could give even the Terminator a fair fight), the movie's themes of trust and friendship are reinforced in a way that genuinely resonates. Likewise, by tying the story directly to the events of the first picture, and shaking the very foundations of S.H.I.E.L.D. to the core, McFeely and Markus succeed at making this installment an integral component of the Marvel film franchise. Admittedly, the writers are attempting to accomplish quite a bit here, but to their credit the screenplay never feels compromised for the sake of casual fans. And with the exciting introductions of Falcon and the enigmatic Agent 13 (Emily VanCamp), as well as the growing involvement of Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders), the scribes do a commendable job of expanding an already rich universe without making it feel convoluted. While it's difficult to discuss Redford's character without revealing too much, it can be said that he brings some valued gravity to the proceedings. When you start to consider all of the elements that factor into a great superhero film, it quickly becomes obvious why most fail -- an overreliance on action can quickly compromise characterization, while a lesser villain can make the conflict feel trite. With their two Captain America movies, McFeely and Markus have displayed an acute understanding of comic-book mechanics and a keen talent for getting them to run smoothly. If Captain America: The Winter Soldier isn't the best of Marvel's ambitious film franchise, it's certainly near the top of the list, and that's still a fairly impressive feat. Like the first installment, it may be a bit too violent for younger viewers, and the lack of levity in comparison to the Thor and Iron Man films may strike some as slightly dour, but for its smart balance of story and action, Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits all the right beats.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/9/2014
  • UPC: 786936842067
  • Original Release: 2014
  • Rating:

  • Source: Walt Disney Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: Français
  • Time: 2:16:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 93

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Chris Evans Captain America/Steve Rogers
Anthony Mackie Sam Wilson/Falcon
Sebastian Stan Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier
Samuel L. Jackson Nick Fury
Scarlett Johansson Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow
Frank Grillo Brock Rumlow
Robert Redford Agent Alexander Pierce
Cobie Smulders Agent Maria Hill
Georges St-Pierre Georges Batroc
Hayley Atwell Peggy Carter
Toby Jones Arnim Zola
Emily VanCamp Agent 13
Maximiliano Hernandez Agent Jasper Sitwell
Stan Lee Smithsonian Guard
Callan Mulvey Jack Rollins
Jenny Agutter Councilwoman Hawley
Bernard White Councilman Singh
Alan Dale Councilman Rockwell
Chin Han Councilman Yen
Garry Shandling Senator Stern
Salvator Xuereb French Pirate #1
Brian Duffy French Pirate #2
Zack Duhame Engine Pirate
Adetokumboh M'Cormack French Radio Pirate
Christopher George Sarris Skinny Steve
Aaron Himelstein Launch Tech #1
Allan Chanes Launch Tech #2
Gozie Agbo Dr. Fine
Christopher Markus SHIELD Interrogator #1
Stephen McFeely SHIELD Interrogator #2
Pat Healy Scientist #1
Ed Brubaker Scientist #2
D.C. Pierson Apple Employee
Danny Pudi Com Tech #1
Bernard Zilinskas Com Tech #2
Branka Katic Renata
Angela Russo-Otstot Garcia
Jon Sklaroff Charlie XO
Chad Todhunter Charlie Weapons Tech
Abigail Marlowe SHIELD Tech
Jeremy Maxwell Lead SHIELD Pilot
Emerson Brooks Senior SHIELD Agent
Evan Parke SHIELD Agent
Ricardo Chacon Strike Sgt. #1
Griffin M. Allen Strike Sgt. #2
Ann Russo Strike Agent
Joe Rosalina Strike Agent
Jody Hart 25th Floor Strike Agent
Steven Culp Scudder
Derek Hughes Human Resources Executive
Wendy Hoopes Doctor
Ethan Rains Lead EMT
Dominic Rains CIA Instructor
Charles Wittman Capitol Hill Police
Andy Martinez Jr. Capitol Hill Police
Michael DeGeus FBI Agent
Terence O'Rourke FBI Agent
Anne Grimenstein Committee Member
Dante Rosalina Little Boy in The Smithsonian
Robert Clotworthy Fury Car Voice
June Christopher SHIELD Computer
Gary Sinise The Smithsonian Narrator
Gavin Greenaway Conductor
Technical Credits
Joe Russo Director
Anthony Russo Director
Victoria Alonso Executive Producer
Douglas Appleton Animator
Jeff Baghai Animator
Kevin Batten Executive Producer
Blair Burke Animator
Aric Cheng Set Decoration/Design
Evan Clover Animator
Michael Coldewey Executive Producer
Juan Cuoto Animator
Louis D'Esposito Executive Producer
Ara Devejian Art Director
Kate Dougherty Set Decoration/Design
Jann K. Engel Set Decoration/Design
Carol Federman Makeup
Kevin Feige Producer
Alan Fine Executive Producer
Sarah Halley Finn Casting
Jeffrey Ford Editor
Beat Frutiger Art Director
Kyle Graffam Editor
Michael Grillo Executive Producer
Christian Haberkern Animator
Whitney Hagan Production Manager
Alon Helman Animator
Greg Herman Animator, Editor
Petur Hliddal Sound Mixer
David C. Hughes Sound/Sound Designer
Thuan Huynh Animator
Industrial Light & Magic Animator
Kevin Ishioka Art Director
Henry Jackman Score Composer
Dave Jordan Musical Direction/Supervision
Yukari Kawasoe Animator
Jai Kenway Animator
John Koltai Animator
Gary Kosko Art Director
Robert Kuczera Animator
Stan Lee Executive Producer
Judianna Makovsky Costumes/Costume Designer
Mary Jo Markey Editor
Christopher Markus Screenwriter
Richard Mays Set Decoration/Design
Sean McAllen Editor
Ted McEnaney Producer
Stephen McFeely Screenwriter
Igor Meglic Cinematographer
Joel Mendias Executive Producer
Barbara Mesney Set Decoration/Design
Nate Moore Co-producer
David Moreau Set Decoration/Design
Al Nelson Sound/Sound Designer
Trent Opaloch Cinematographer
Brian S. Osmond Camera Operator
Andrew Paulus Animator
Doug Plasse Asst. Director
Julien Pougnier Set Decoration/Design
Anshuman Prasad Set Decoration/Design
Mathias Reiche Animator
Marcos Romero Animator
Nick Satriano Asst. Director
Matthew W. Schmidt Editor
Jan Sharp Animator
Paul Sonski Set Decoration/Design
Mike Stassi Set Decoration/Design
Patrick Timmermann Production Manager
Peter Wenham Production Designer
Nicole Whitaker Cinematographer
Adam White Camera Operator
Randy D. Wilkins Set Decoration/Design
Lars P. Winther Asst. Director
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Captain America: The Winter Soldier
1. Prologue
2. Hostages In The Lemurian Star
3. Don't Hold Your Breath
4. Steve Visits The Smithsonian
5. Project Insight
6. In Pursuit
7. Steve Meets Alexander Pierce
8. Fugitives From S.H.I.E.L.D
9. Uncovering The Past
10. Call It A Resume
11. Facing Off With The Winter Soldier
12. Captain's Orders
13. Paying A Price
14. Engaging
15. The End Of The Line
16. Battle Over The Potomac
17. Life After S.H.I.E.L.D.
18. End Credits
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Captain America: The Winter Soldier
   Play
   Bonus Features
      Steve Rogers' Notebook
      Deleted Scene: In Pursuit of Captain America
   Scene Selection
   Set Up
      Languages
         Engish 5.1 Dolby Digital
         English 2.0 Descriptive Video Service
         Français 5.1 Dolby Digital
         Español 5.1 Dolby Digital
      Subtitles
         Subtitles: None
         English For The Hearing Impaired
         Français
         Español
   Sneak Peeks
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  • Posted September 15, 2014

    This movie is just fantastic.  Falcon/Sam Wilson is a brilliant

    This movie is just fantastic.  Falcon/Sam Wilson is a brilliant and much needed addition to the Marvel cinematic universe, Black Widow/Natasha was in rare, new and interesting form in this installment and we get to see a side of Cap like never before.
    The Winter Soldier/Bucky was just as heartbreaking as expected.

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