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Marvel announced today that Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Season One will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD on September 9 and, along with all 22 episodes of the season, it is jam packed with special features. Pre-order it today via Amazon.

The Assembling the Universe special that aired earlier this year, a special look at the first appearance of AoS at the San Diego Comic-Con as well as five behind the scenes featurettes for favorite scenes from the show:

“The Malibu Jump”
“The Bridge”
“Asgardian Bar Fight”
“Classified”
“Cello Duet”

Special features also include a visual effects breakdown, episode commentaries, deleted scenes and a gag reel.

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August 19 sees the digital release of Captain America: Winter Solider on Digital 3D, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere. The movie will be released on Blu-ray and DVD alongside Agents of SHIELD on September 9.

Special features include:

– Making-of Featurettes
– Audio Commentary
– Deleted Scenes
– Bloopers
– And More…

Did you notice the same thing I did about this list? It’s missing a Marvel One-Shot. In fact, Entertainment Weekly announced that Winter Soldier will not have a One-Shot attached to it and Marvel confirmed it on Twitter.

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This movie has cemented Captain America as my favorite Avenger. In a time when superheroes seem to be becoming more edgy and morally ambiguous, it is refreshing to see Cap fight for what’s right simply because it’s right.

The movie starts with Cap becoming more and more frustrated by the secrets that S.H.I.E.L.D. is keeping and when Fury reveals those secrets, Cap begins questioning what his role in S.H.I.E.L.D. should be.

The story is fast paced and, aside from the overuse of the shaky camera that has become prevalent in action movies, the action keeps you on the edge of your seat as do all of the twists that the movie takes. I’m glad that the identity of the Winter Soldier wasn’t the only twist to the movie (I’m very disappointed in Sitwell).

A couple of interesting Easter eggs that were hidden in the movie are the names Steven Strange and Sharon Carter. Strange, of course, is Dr. Strange and he’s movie has been in development for some time. Marvel president, Kevin Feige, responded to that name drop by saying, basically, that they know what the implications are but we don’t yet. And Sharon Carter, in the comics, is Peggy Carter’s niece, Agent 13 and Cap’s love interest.

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I’ll admit, I’m a big fan of Marvel. I’ll also admit that “Captain America: The First Avenger” isn’t one of my favorite Marvel movies.

With the release of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” however, Marvel not only has another hit on their hands, but firmly entrenches this Avenger as a major force to be reckoned with in the Marvel Universe.

Where the first movie introduced Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and his superhero alter ego’s origins, this movie takes place in a post-Avengers world. One which Rogers is not only trying to catch up with, but one in which he’s trying to find his place in.

As the movie opens, Captain America is now working for S.H.I.E.L.D., but he’s not totally comfortable with all the grey areas the organization likes to operate in. He has an uneasy working relationship with S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and fellow agent Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), also known as Black Widow, and he’s highly suspicious of a new agency project that will neutralize potential threats before they happen.

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Marvel’s “The Avengers” set the bar really high for movies set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “Iron Man 3” answered with the first hints of a new direction and “Thor: The Dark World” showed that humans could fight along side the super heroes and survive. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” takes that world and twists everything around setting the stage for “The Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

But I’m getting ahead of myself and the plot.

As the story begins, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, is settling into his new role in the modern world, but finding the fit a bit uncomfortable. When he sees how S.H.I.E.L.D. plans to respond to the troubles of the modern world, Rogers confronts Nick Fury. Fury has his own concerns, which brings him to the attention of The Winter Soldier, and that’s when the excitement really begins.

Meanwhile, Rogers and Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, discover the loose threads of a villainous plot and pull on them to see what is exposed. What they discover threatens to change the world forever.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is due in theaters on April 4, 2014, and Marvel has released some new posters to promote the film.

The main poster features Chris Evans as Captain America flanked by Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow. In the background are Sebastian Stan as Bucky “The Winter Soldier” Barnes and Robert Redford as Alexander Pierce.

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Sadly, no love for Anthony Mackie’s The Falcon on this poster.

There are also three new character posters in the same vein as the main poster, courtesy of Marvel. Check them out below the jump: