New Adventures of Captain America, The
The Ten Commandments (1956)
Things To Come (1936)
Buck Rogers (1939 serial)
Batman And Robin (1949 serial)
The Painted Stallion (1937 serial)
Tarzan The Tiger (1929 serial)
Superman (1948 serial)
S.O.S. Coastguard (1937 serial)
Cliffhangers! Music from the Classic Republic Serials (1996)
- NTSC DVD-5
Brilliant adaptation as classic cliffhanger chapter!
Black and white rendering is not overly crisp, music syncs nicely to action.
Roger Ramjet did this a few years ago with a Raiders Of The Lost Ark serial.
This is absolutely stellar, however!
Would that the entire film could be given this treatment. Or at least add on some of the Avenger sections without the superhero manboy worship.
My only issue is that the narrative leaves me breathlessly waiting.
Hey, and where’s that retro Star Wars thingy, Rogue?
A neat little fanedit that perfectly captures the feeling of a 1940s serial.
The last third was pure genius. Highly enjoyable
I love this fanedit ;) I like the idea of doing Cap. America in style of 40's :) I don't like the "First Avenger" movie but i really enyoj this fanedit ;)
Rogue is a visual master, and his expert knowledge of all things retro astounds me. Having previewed one of is in-the-works edits (which is the single greatest silent film I have ever seen--yeah), I was excited for this and it does not disappoint. Told in the form of those classic movie serials of old, Cap America is a way better movie for it. Others have elaborated on the ingenious ending so I wont, but suffice to say its brilliant. A fantastic effort as always, and really should be a companion piece to the half-as-entertaining original. Great work!
Rogue gives us an outstandingly clever alternate version of this movie.
The character of Captain America was born out of the same era that gave us old-fashioned serials, and the movie itself captures the same feel. Rogue was able to use this style to his advantage, rendering the footage in black-and-white and replacing the modern score with something appropriate to the 1940s. The opening credits are particularly memorable; if not for the names (and faces) of recent stars like Tommy Lee Jones, there would be no way to know this wasn't authentic to the era.
Rather than trying to sum up all of the movie in 15 minutes, Rogue wisely (again) uses the serial format to his advantage, summing up everything to the point of the climax with title cards.
Fittingly, all traces of the romance between Steve and Agent Carter are gone. While romance subplots are common for modern movies, serials would gloss over these ideas, so Rogue does likewise.
I got a little tiny bit bored about 2/3 of the way through when I thought the story was going to end exactly like the original. But Rogue saved his most ingenious twist for the end, fully (and seamlessly) paying homage to the serials from which the Cap movie was based.
Rogue is a master of short edits; I've long been a fan of his Apollo 13 and Attack of the Clones Super 8 edits. He can now add this one to his increasingly impressive resume!