Watch Albert Pyun’s Captain America. For Free. Right Now.

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If you didn’t grow up nerdy and socially awkward in the early 90’s, chances are you missed out on Albert Pyun’s wonky adaptation of the semi-popular Marvel comic book “Captain America.” The film, which has yet to appear on DVD here in the States, stars Darren McGavin, Scott Paulin, Ronny Cox, Ned Beatty, and Matt Salinger, the latter of whom portrays the heroic Steve Rogers (Captain America). Trying to locate a decent VHS copy of the film has been an obsession of mine for years, so the news that Hulu.com is offering this action-packed nonsense for absolutely free comes as somewhat of a surprise. Not that I’m complaining. As soon as 90-minutes of free time works its way into my busy schedule, I’m going to subject myself to the B-movie stylings of prolific director Albert Pyun. I suggest you do the same thing. Keep in mind, however, that many consider the movie to be unwatchable, though I’m certainly not included in that unruly bunch. Then again, there’s no accounting for taste.

Click right here to watch “Captain America” in its entirety. Enjoy! Or just watch the embed below. – Nix.

Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at) beyondhollywood.com.
  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    AAAAH It’s the attack of the Rubber Ears of Cap! Yup those ears on the mask are rubber. Oh and the Red Skull is now an Italian not a German. However this was more fun to watch than the Corman Fantastic Four, and let’s not even get into the 70’s Captain America.

  • Dedpool

    AAAAH It’s the attack of the Rubber Ears of Cap! Yup those ears on the mask are rubber. Oh and the Red Skull is now an Italian not a German. However this was more fun to watch than the Corman Fantastic Four, and let’s not even get into the 70’s Captain America.

  • http://www.thefilmfiend.com/ Todd

    I actually own bootlegs of the 70’s Captain America movies. Cheesy enough to bake in an oven.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      That costume in the first one was just revolting. And what’s with keeping the helemet on and having a mask UNDER the helmet. AND lets not even start on the “Forever flying, see through shield.” LOL. Ahh priceless.

  • http://www.thefilmfiend.com Todd

    I actually own bootlegs of the 70’s Captain America movies. Cheesy enough to bake in an oven.

    • Dedpool

      That costume in the first one was just revolting. And what’s with keeping the helemet on and having a mask UNDER the helmet. AND lets not even start on the “Forever flying, see through shield.” LOL. Ahh priceless.

  • http://www.talesofanancientempire.com Albert Pyun

    Todd! Love your taste! Or lack of it in my case.

    The version on Hulu.com isn’t my director’s cut (not that its necessarily better). You can navigate over to Albert Pyun Movies / Facebook for some personal reflections and behind the scene stories on the making of Captain America. I have my cut on 35mm film and maybe I’ll try to post it somewhere.

    And Dedpool — those were Matt’s real ears you’re poking fun at.

    Best,
    Albert Pyun
    Albert Pyun movies / Facebook
    http://www.talesofanancientempire.com
    http://www.roadtohellmovie.com

    • Dedpool

      If you say so LoL. I’ve been hearing that story for over ten years so I dunno. But then again you love yourself some cheese so if it was true you’d be telling us about it. I remember seeing the teaser with the shield in theatres and then being oh so disapointed it didn’t make it. Hell Wizard was just ripping on it recently too. Rubber ears, Italian Skull and all. But hey I’m a compltetionist. I need this in my collection.

  • http://www.talesofanancientempire.com/ Albert Pyun

    Todd! Love your taste! Or lack of it in my case.

    The version on Hulu.com isn’t my director’s cut (not that its necessarily better). You can navigate over to Albert Pyun Movies / Facebook for some personal reflections and behind the scene stories on the making of Captain America. I have my cut on 35mm film and maybe I’ll try to post it somewhere.

    And Dedpool — those were Matt’s real ears you’re poking fun at.

    Best,
    Albert Pyun
    Albert Pyun movies / Facebook
    http://www.talesofanancientempire.com
    http://www.roadtohellmovie.com

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      If you say so LoL. I’ve been hearing that story for over ten years so I dunno. But then again you love yourself some cheese so if it was true you’d be telling us about it. I remember seeing the teaser with the shield in theatres and then being oh so disapointed it didn’t make it. Hell Wizard was just ripping on it recently too. Rubber ears, Italian Skull and all. But hey I’m a compltetionist. I need this in my collection.

  • ulik

    HAHAHAHA what a super velveta cheese fest. I guarantee you though that in the official Captain America,TFA movie by Marvel Studios, that Captain America will mount a motorcycle in at least one scene just for kicks & giggles. At least the 70’s Spider-Man tv show was cheesy but kind of cool. Nothing tops the “Incredible Hulk” tv show though. Bill Bixby was great! I love the way that the Hulk refused to punch anybody or anything,but boy did he love to throw objects and people , and they’d always have the camera angle at a “worms eye view” under the person being thrown in “slomo” right after The Hulk flexes and screams at people, B.A. Baracus was notorious for throwing people too in the A-Team. HAHA, they did it with the vehicle leaps too!!!

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      Of course they will. It’s as American as Apple Pie. LOL.

  • ulik

    HAHAHAHA what a super velveta cheese fest. I guarantee you though that in the official Captain America,TFA movie by Marvel Studios, that Captain America will mount a motorcycle in at least one scene just for kicks & giggles. At least the 70’s Spider-Man tv show was cheesy but kind of cool. Nothing tops the “Incredible Hulk” tv show though. Bill Bixby was great! I love the way that the Hulk refused to punch anybody or anything,but boy did he love to throw objects and people , and they’d always have the camera angle at a “worms eye view” under the person being thrown in “slomo” right after The Hulk flexes and screams at people, B.A. Baracus was notorious for throwing people too in the A-Team. HAHA, they did it with the vehicle leaps too!!!

    • Dedpool

      Of course they will. It’s as American as Apple Pie. LOL.

  • Grimtooth

    Rubber ears! I read an article back in the day (yes Im old) and it said the same thing about the mask. I think it was an interview with Stan Lee who said the guy who played Cap was a “fine actor”, but not Captain America. It was a fun ball of cheese and MUST be added to my DVD collection one day. I liked the guy who played the Red Skull, but hated the change to his storyline. I own a bootleg of the Roger Corman FF and yes the 90s version of Cap was much better. I remember seeing the movie poster at the theater and was as excited as I was mad when it was gone a week or so later. Albert I will have to find you on facebook – Sword and Sorcerer remains one of my all time favorite movies…also not on DVD yet!

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      Yeah what’s up with that? And isn’t Tales of an Ancient Empire going direct to DVD? It should be in t 2-pack with Sword and Sorcerer. Just a thought.

  • Grimtooth

    Rubber ears! I read an article back in the day (yes Im old) and it said the same thing about the mask. I think it was an interview with Stan Lee who said the guy who played Cap was a “fine actor”, but not Captain America. It was a fun ball of cheese and MUST be added to my DVD collection one day. I liked the guy who played the Red Skull, but hated the change to his storyline. I own a bootleg of the Roger Corman FF and yes the 90s version of Cap was much better. I remember seeing the movie poster at the theater and was as excited as I was mad when it was gone a week or so later. Albert I will have to find you on facebook – Sword and Sorcerer remains one of my all time favorite movies…also not on DVD yet!

    • Dedpool

      Yeah what’s up with that? And isn’t Tales of an Ancient Empire going direct to DVD? It should be in t 2-pack with Sword and Sorcerer. Just a thought.