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Russia to release Captain America without its famous name

Jul. 5, 2011by:

International territories releasing CAPTAIN AMERICA were given two options by Paramount and Marvel in advance of their latest superhero flick. They could release the film as either CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER just like it will be in the US, or they could release it as just THE FIRST AVENGER. Even with a possible anti-American sentiment, almost all countries opted to keep the traditional name. All countries except for Russia, Ukraine and South Korea.

Paramount and Marvel wouldn't comment on specifically why those three countries wanted to change the title but all three have a history of conflict with the United States (though oddly the US is supporting the Ukraine's request to join NATO despite the protests of Russia).

If you think those three countries opting to drop the CAPTAIN AMERICA from the film's title is drastic, consider China who may not release the film at all. They're only allowed to screen 20 foreign films in one calendar year and it's not expected to make the cut. (BATTLE: LOS ANGELES, in which the US gets destroyed by aliens, was a huge hit, however.)

For all our international readers out there, have you noticed any declined interest in the film in your countries?

Source: THR

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8:33PM on 07/06/2011
I find it fucking funny how this news story gets posted because it's got "Captain AMERICA" in the title that got changed. Do you people even fathom how many films a year, titles of which get changed/altered in other countries? Look it up. I don't see a news story on the title change of "Surf's Up" in Russia, which was changed to "Catching the Wave" to transcend the meaning a bit better in Russian so people have an idea of what the film's about. It's not all that uncommon, and I see a bunch of
I find it fucking funny how this news story gets posted because it's got "Captain AMERICA" in the title that got changed. Do you people even fathom how many films a year, titles of which get changed/altered in other countries? Look it up. I don't see a news story on the title change of "Surf's Up" in Russia, which was changed to "Catching the Wave" to transcend the meaning a bit better in Russian so people have an idea of what the film's about. It's not all that uncommon, and I see a bunch of you getting bent out of shape cause it's not "Captain AMERICA over here" to quote Will Smith
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8:40AM on 07/06/2011

Philippines

I can't speak for my country coz I live in a geek community, and all the latest stuff is just normal, but if there's anything people are crazy about in this series of blockbusters, it's Harry Potter :) CapAm looks cool to me though. And btw, GL sucked.
I can't speak for my country coz I live in a geek community, and all the latest stuff is just normal, but if there's anything people are crazy about in this series of blockbusters, it's Harry Potter :) CapAm looks cool to me though. And btw, GL sucked.
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8:05AM on 07/06/2011

Poland

In Poland it's "Captain America: Pierwsze starcie" or "First strike" - since almost nobody here have heard about the Avengers. Strange that they didn't use the official translation of the guy's name and left the English version. Anyway, Poland would be the last country to follow Russia in any matter :)
In Poland it's "Captain America: Pierwsze starcie" or "First strike" - since almost nobody here have heard about the Avengers. Strange that they didn't use the official translation of the guy's name and left the English version. Anyway, Poland would be the last country to follow Russia in any matter :)
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7:25AM on 07/06/2011

Here

in Taiwan it is still Captain America.
in Taiwan it is still Captain America.
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4:41AM on 07/06/2011
Fucking Ivan Drago! That's who's behind this, believe nothing you read it's Drago. It seems he's not over getting knocked out by a brain damaged, middle aged, 5 foot tall Italian guy. I completely sympathize Drago, I really do but neither Captain America nor Chris Evans have any affiliation with Rocky Balboa. He truly still feels he must break us all, one movie title at a time. Damn you Drago.....damn you.
Fucking Ivan Drago! That's who's behind this, believe nothing you read it's Drago. It seems he's not over getting knocked out by a brain damaged, middle aged, 5 foot tall Italian guy. I completely sympathize Drago, I really do but neither Captain America nor Chris Evans have any affiliation with Rocky Balboa. He truly still feels he must break us all, one movie title at a time. Damn you Drago.....damn you.
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4:24AM on 07/06/2011

Whatever

Whatever, Im tired of listening to what other countries are doing, they can change the title to whatever they want but no matter what they change it to they are still getting Captain America in their face. Also people who complain about the character saying its some form of American egotism need to remember that Captain America was created during WW2 to boost morale and support for the war effort. So if you like not living under a nazi jackboot stop your fucking complaining, If you have a
Whatever, Im tired of listening to what other countries are doing, they can change the title to whatever they want but no matter what they change it to they are still getting Captain America in their face. Also people who complain about the character saying its some form of American egotism need to remember that Captain America was created during WW2 to boost morale and support for the war effort. So if you like not living under a nazi jackboot stop your fucking complaining, If you have a problem with the movie dont see it.
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1:26AM on 07/06/2011
I'd like to hear or read the justification behind that decision. How is it offensive? By removing the title, is that going to change the film's contents? I am appalled at the lack of values so many people here seem to have. This is why this country (the U.S.) has become a nation of apologists and pathetic, whiny, wishy washy pussies. Quit making excuses for other countries and accept the fact that they operate on blind hatred that has no basis whatsoever. It's a fact. Also, to the people giving
I'd like to hear or read the justification behind that decision. How is it offensive? By removing the title, is that going to change the film's contents? I am appalled at the lack of values so many people here seem to have. This is why this country (the U.S.) has become a nation of apologists and pathetic, whiny, wishy washy pussies. Quit making excuses for other countries and accept the fact that they operate on blind hatred that has no basis whatsoever. It's a fact. Also, to the people giving thumbs down multiple times to everyone...how about you quit being a bunch of little girls and refute what is being said? If someone's wrong, you refute it. It's very simple.
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3:21AM on 07/06/2011
I suppose America is running on blind hatred, too, considering American distributors change titles and edit the content of foreign films all of the time to appeal to Americans.

Fucking idiot. It isn't the countries themselves doing the name change, it's the distributors in those countries. And they're doing it to ensure they make money. It's easy for you to sit behind your keyboard and make these judgements when it's not your money on the line, so cool your self-righteous rage.
I suppose America is running on blind hatred, too, considering American distributors change titles and edit the content of foreign films all of the time to appeal to Americans.

Fucking idiot. It isn't the countries themselves doing the name change, it's the distributors in those countries. And they're doing it to ensure they make money. It's easy for you to sit behind your keyboard and make these judgements when it's not your money on the line, so cool your self-righteous rage.
5:10AM on 07/06/2011
Oh boy, someone (Balboa6) who again doesn't know what he's talking about...
Oh boy, someone (Balboa6) who again doesn't know what he's talking about...
10:15AM on 07/06/2011
As usual, accusations of ignorance without appropriate back up. Like I asked before, "by removing the title, is that going to change the film's contents?" So, just removing the title is somehow going to have a profound financial impact? Is he not going to be Captain America, just because the title of the film doesn't specify that? Is the story going to be changed? So, you're telling me the title alone is offensive? Why? he IS Captain America. That's the character. That's the story. I'm sick of
As usual, accusations of ignorance without appropriate back up. Like I asked before, "by removing the title, is that going to change the film's contents?" So, just removing the title is somehow going to have a profound financial impact? Is he not going to be Captain America, just because the title of the film doesn't specify that? Is the story going to be changed? So, you're telling me the title alone is offensive? Why? he IS Captain America. That's the character. That's the story. I'm sick of the fucking pandering all the time.
11:30PM on 07/05/2011
It's the quintessential "American" superhero (with the name/outfit and all), why should other countries even bother with it? It's amazing that these places are even releasing the film, I wouldn't go see "Captain Ukraine" if it was released here.
It's the quintessential "American" superhero (with the name/outfit and all), why should other countries even bother with it? It's amazing that these places are even releasing the film, I wouldn't go see "Captain Ukraine" if it was released here.
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10:06PM on 07/05/2011
Who gives a shit? It's a movie based on a fuckin comic character.
Who gives a shit? It's a movie based on a fuckin comic character.
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9:42PM on 07/05/2011
The venom in this thread alone is enough proof that the changing of the name of this movie transcends the film industry. It's an attack on a culture and a way of life.
The venom in this thread alone is enough proof that the changing of the name of this movie transcends the film industry. It's an attack on a culture and a way of life.
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8:51PM on 07/05/2011
This kind of news pisses me off to no end. If I was the director, there would only be 1 title; the one I pick. (Obviously I am aware the studios would have a big say in the matter) I can't stand it when a foreign country doesn't want anything 'american' in the title. Like when Live free or die hard came out, in many countries it turned into die hard 4. Bullsh!t. You don't want to watch Captain America beating germans doing good for a free country, then why bother changing the title, just
This kind of news pisses me off to no end. If I was the director, there would only be 1 title; the one I pick. (Obviously I am aware the studios would have a big say in the matter) I can't stand it when a foreign country doesn't want anything 'american' in the title. Like when Live free or die hard came out, in many countries it turned into die hard 4. Bullsh!t. You don't want to watch Captain America beating germans doing good for a free country, then why bother changing the title, just don't distribute it to those countries who oppose. Hell, I bet russia wanted digital alterations done to caps suit colors too! While we're at it, lets make digital alterations to his suit so every country can have their own captain; captain china, captain russia, captain north korea, captain iraq, and so on.

It's Captain America. If you find that arrogant in anyway shape or form, then odds are this film has no business going to these countries.
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5:12AM on 07/06/2011
Like a lot of Americans who can't watch movies from other countries (most of the time because they have to read subtitles, always have to have everything spoon fed) and have to remake them?
Like a lot of Americans who can't watch movies from other countries (most of the time because they have to read subtitles, always have to have everything spoon fed) and have to remake them?
8:51PM on 07/05/2011
I think China's still mad we released a kung-fu movie and called it "The Karate Kid." Its ok, I thought it was a bone-head move as well.
I think China's still mad we released a kung-fu movie and called it "The Karate Kid." Its ok, I thought it was a bone-head move as well.
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7:57PM on 07/05/2011

The box office in South Korea....

I wonder what kind of B.O. numbers movies like this do in countries like Ukraine and South Korea. Hmmm.....
I wonder what kind of B.O. numbers movies like this do in countries like Ukraine and South Korea. Hmmm.....
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7:36PM on 07/05/2011
Ruck Fussia. Cuck Fhina too...
Ruck Fussia. Cuck Fhina too...
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7:43PM on 07/05/2011
So you're saying NOT to take their money? Gotcha.
So you're saying NOT to take their money? Gotcha.
5:14AM on 07/06/2011
And then people like you get angry at people from other countries when they say they don't like the US so much, wonder why...loser.
And then people like you get angry at people from other countries when they say they don't like the US so much, wonder why...loser.
12:21AM on 07/07/2011
I was only kidding...get over yourself...Commie.
I was only kidding...get over yourself...Commie.
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5:47PM on 07/05/2011
Fuck em all. I bleed Red white and Blue and anyone who doesn't and lives in this great nation can seriously go fuck themselves. Its not arrogance to love your country its called being a patriot.
Fuck em all. I bleed Red white and Blue and anyone who doesn't and lives in this great nation can seriously go fuck themselves. Its not arrogance to love your country its called being a patriot.
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6:54PM on 07/05/2011
What a sad, immature and intolerant thing to say. You know, this type of comment and behavior is exactly why a lot of folks all over the world despise the USA. Careful though... one day, the rest of the world, tired of fucking themselves, may just decide to fuck USA instead... especially the Chinese.
What a sad, immature and intolerant thing to say. You know, this type of comment and behavior is exactly why a lot of folks all over the world despise the USA. Careful though... one day, the rest of the world, tired of fucking themselves, may just decide to fuck USA instead... especially the Chinese.
7:35PM on 07/05/2011
meh... it's *not* the USA; it's Russia. Keep your pants on. I guess the distributor is exercising the right to change the title in a foreign market, in exchange for making a few million more. I'm sure they'd tell you to go fuck yourself if you suggest they refuse the opportunity for a little international capitalism.
meh... it's *not* the USA; it's Russia. Keep your pants on. I guess the distributor is exercising the right to change the title in a foreign market, in exchange for making a few million more. I'm sure they'd tell you to go fuck yourself if you suggest they refuse the opportunity for a little international capitalism.
8:58PM on 07/05/2011
While I agree that this guy is a bit of a spaz, do you really think loving your country counts as "intolerance." What a world, what a world.
While I agree that this guy is a bit of a spaz, do you really think loving your country counts as "intolerance." What a world, what a world.
9:40PM on 07/05/2011
you know what Fenrir.. I couldnt give two shits what the rest of the world thinks. Its not intolerant to love your country its called pride. Its something that pretty much the rest of the world has no concept of. Its no wonder most of Europe and the MIddle East are complete shit holes now, although Ill give you that we arent too far behind anymore thanks to our last president and the current guy in office.
you know what Fenrir.. I couldnt give two shits what the rest of the world thinks. Its not intolerant to love your country its called pride. Its something that pretty much the rest of the world has no concept of. Its no wonder most of Europe and the MIddle East are complete shit holes now, although Ill give you that we arent too far behind anymore thanks to our last president and the current guy in office.
5:17AM on 07/06/2011
How many times have I seen movies from other countries with changes made to them for the "American" market? A LOT. And how many people from those countries go and bitch at us for changing things? Not a lot..not to say NONE.
How many times have I seen movies from other countries with changes made to them for the "American" market? A LOT. And how many people from those countries go and bitch at us for changing things? Not a lot..not to say NONE.
5:39AM on 07/06/2011
possibly the dumbest post i've ever read on this site (been coming here for ten years)
possibly the dumbest post i've ever read on this site (been coming here for ten years)
5:40AM on 07/06/2011
And im including your response in that, which was probably more stupid than your original post, it's obvious you've never traveled.
And im including your response in that, which was probably more stupid than your original post, it's obvious you've never traveled.
8:19AM on 07/06/2011
Thanks for getting my back Antarius. We got hammered for this but it's all good I'll always stand with you man,with or without my A.R. whichever it has to be,we definitely stirred the pot on this one.
Thanks for getting my back Antarius. We got hammered for this but it's all good I'll always stand with you man,with or without my A.R. whichever it has to be,we definitely stirred the pot on this one.
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5:06PM on 07/05/2011
I'm actually surprised not more countries decided to go ahead and drop the Captain America title. Let's be honest a second here... the USA aren't exactly the most popular country on Earth. Far from it, and the whole concept of Captain America (especially the name and costume) is kind of arrogant to many.
I'm actually surprised not more countries decided to go ahead and drop the Captain America title. Let's be honest a second here... the USA aren't exactly the most popular country on Earth. Far from it, and the whole concept of Captain America (especially the name and costume) is kind of arrogant to many.
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1:17AM on 07/06/2011
I don't know, that to me is like saying the mascot for a sports team is arrogant. I just think of it like encouragement. I wouldn't scoff if another country tried to build themselves up.
I don't know, that to me is like saying the mascot for a sports team is arrogant. I just think of it like encouragement. I wouldn't scoff if another country tried to build themselves up.
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2:30PM on 07/05/2011
Jesus Russia, "Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" was 3 years ago - get over it!
Jesus Russia, "Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" was 3 years ago - get over it!
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3:35PM on 07/05/2011
Perhaps that was "Evil Empire of the Crystal Skull". Damn...I just couldn't resist.
Perhaps that was "Evil Empire of the Crystal Skull". Damn...I just couldn't resist.
2:07PM on 07/05/2011

I like the title...

I like calling this The First Avenger... I mean think back to Dark Knight. It was a Batman movie without Batman in the title, so its not going to hurt the movie. I just think The First Avenger is a good title on its own.
I like calling this The First Avenger... I mean think back to Dark Knight. It was a Batman movie without Batman in the title, so its not going to hurt the movie. I just think The First Avenger is a good title on its own.
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1:27AM on 07/06/2011
I actually do agree that "The First Avenger" is a cooler sounding title, but it's the principal of the situation that people are irritated about.
I actually do agree that "The First Avenger" is a cooler sounding title, but it's the principal of the situation that people are irritated about.
2:06PM on 07/05/2011
So what will we get to see russian versions have Captain America with insted of the American Flag hes going to be covered with the Russian flag with very poorly editing.... If they did that id buy versions from all countrys when they released on DVD.
So what will we get to see russian versions have Captain America with insted of the American Flag hes going to be covered with the Russian flag with very poorly editing.... If they did that id buy versions from all countrys when they released on DVD.
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2:03PM on 07/05/2011
Is the Cold War over? Hmnnn...
Is the Cold War over? Hmnnn...
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1:30PM on 07/05/2011
Who cares really? Clearly it is about marketing and I bet this movie makes less money internationally than any of the other Marvel movies. If they made a Captain Russia you think it would make much money in the U.S.? Probably not.
Who cares really? Clearly it is about marketing and I bet this movie makes less money internationally than any of the other Marvel movies. If they made a Captain Russia you think it would make much money in the U.S.? Probably not.
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1:26PM on 07/05/2011

Yes, I know it's NORTH Korea but I couldn't help it...

South Korea: Now you see, the changing of the ritle is inevitabre!

Paramount Pictures: I'm sorry, it's what?

South Korea: Inevit, inevitabre.

Paramount Pictures: One more time.

South Korea: Inevitabre! The ritle is inevitabrey going to change! Godammit, open your fucking ears!
South Korea: Now you see, the changing of the ritle is inevitabre!

Paramount Pictures: I'm sorry, it's what?

South Korea: Inevit, inevitabre.

Paramount Pictures: One more time.

South Korea: Inevitabre! The ritle is inevitabrey going to change! Godammit, open your fucking ears!
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1:15PM on 07/05/2011
Slow news day eh?
Slow news day eh?
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12:45PM on 07/05/2011
Lame
Lame
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12:27PM on 07/05/2011
I honestly have no interest in this flick and I love me a good superhero movie. This just doesn't look all that great to me. I'll probably see it if the W.o.M. is extremely good...but at this moment, I can hold out on it.
I honestly have no interest in this flick and I love me a good superhero movie. This just doesn't look all that great to me. I'll probably see it if the W.o.M. is extremely good...but at this moment, I can hold out on it.
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11:54AM on 07/05/2011
Weird...I'm guessing it is more of a marketing strategy over there. I'm sure just about any country with past issues with the US wouldn't be crazy seeing something titled CAPTAIN AMERICA. It's really hard to sell a movie that pretty much glorifies a foreign country, especially America. It's why movies about the Revolutionary War, Civil War, or even 9/11 tend to not be advertised much or even released in most other countries.

That being said, Russia has released other American titled
Weird...I'm guessing it is more of a marketing strategy over there. I'm sure just about any country with past issues with the US wouldn't be crazy seeing something titled CAPTAIN AMERICA. It's really hard to sell a movie that pretty much glorifies a foreign country, especially America. It's why movies about the Revolutionary War, Civil War, or even 9/11 tend to not be advertised much or even released in most other countries.

That being said, Russia has released other American titled movies, even "The American" was still titled the same when it was released.
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11:54AM on 07/05/2011

I Guess

Really disappointed in all u joblo visitors. I guess there is more commies and socialists on this site,I just hope they aren't Americans cause this country is headed in a bad place and our kids might not to be able to see more than 20 movies a year period. Sorry no disrespect just do ur research and u can see these things for yourself
Really disappointed in all u joblo visitors. I guess there is more commies and socialists on this site,I just hope they aren't Americans cause this country is headed in a bad place and our kids might not to be able to see more than 20 movies a year period. Sorry no disrespect just do ur research and u can see these things for yourself
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12:48PM on 07/05/2011
You know you are talking about movies, right? A simple title difference of a movie, doesn't make the people who don't care "commies and socialists." If you want to go talk about politics go to CNN.
You know you are talking about movies, right? A simple title difference of a movie, doesn't make the people who don't care "commies and socialists." If you want to go talk about politics go to CNN.
1:19PM on 07/05/2011
Dude, what is wrong with you? It's a movie title, and has no revelance amongst anything else?

"OMG! A country that was at odds with America for decades will be releasing a movie without the word 'America' in the title! Hand me my shotgun, the commies are comin."

That is some heavy bullshit. I bet you are one of the people that believed in the 'death panels' when that was a thing.

People like you are why the rest of the world hates the USA.
Dude, what is wrong with you? It's a movie title, and has no revelance amongst anything else?

"OMG! A country that was at odds with America for decades will be releasing a movie without the word 'America' in the title! Hand me my shotgun, the commies are comin."

That is some heavy bullshit. I bet you are one of the people that believed in the 'death panels' when that was a thing.

People like you are why the rest of the world hates the USA.
2:18PM on 07/05/2011
Where did you conduct your research? Maybe in the Kremlin?!? I think we all see through your thinly veiled subliminal message to carry across your pinko agenda!!
Where did you conduct your research? Maybe in the Kremlin?!? I think we all see through your thinly veiled subliminal message to carry across your pinko agenda!!
2:39PM on 07/05/2011
I have never said, "Oh puhlease," ever in my life until I read your post.
I have never said, "Oh puhlease," ever in my life until I read your post.
3:33PM on 07/05/2011
Sorry countem, you're on your own here. Let's keep politics off these boards. Two things will always end up hurting someones feelings...politics and religion. So, let's keep those 2 topics down to a minimum.
Sorry countem, you're on your own here. Let's keep politics off these boards. Two things will always end up hurting someones feelings...politics and religion. So, let's keep those 2 topics down to a minimum.
5:49PM on 07/05/2011
I agree .. the changing of the name has everything to do with politics and trying to play nice to the rest of the world. People who dont realize that are blind and just plain ignorant.
I agree .. the changing of the name has everything to do with politics and trying to play nice to the rest of the world. People who dont realize that are blind and just plain ignorant.
11:34PM on 07/05/2011
I did some research on this, and can confirm that you are talking complete nonsense.
I did some research on this, and can confirm that you are talking complete nonsense.
11:54AM on 07/05/2011
This is so silly.. trying to make a controversy out of nothing. They're not being anti-American. If they were, they wouldn't even allow the film to be released. It's just a title change.
This is so silly.. trying to make a controversy out of nothing. They're not being anti-American. If they were, they wouldn't even allow the film to be released. It's just a title change.
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11:34AM on 07/05/2011
Can't we all just... get along?
Can't we all just... get along?
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10:56AM on 07/05/2011
Oddly, American Beauty kept the American in the title in Russia. The movie was called "American Capitalist Pig Whores."
Oddly, American Beauty kept the American in the title in Russia. The movie was called "American Capitalist Pig Whores."
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10:42AM on 07/05/2011

on a serious tip

when it all boils down to it, the people wo decided to go with "The First Avenger" weren't thinking about being anti-american. theyre just trying to make the most money in those respective countries. its always about the money. and it probably says more about what the foreign distributors think of their own people than of america.
when it all boils down to it, the people wo decided to go with "The First Avenger" weren't thinking about being anti-american. theyre just trying to make the most money in those respective countries. its always about the money. and it probably says more about what the foreign distributors think of their own people than of america.
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10:38AM on 07/05/2011

ah, makes sense

in 1999, "American Pie" was released in Russia as "Avenger Pie". didn't really get why until now.
in 1999, "American Pie" was released in Russia as "Avenger Pie". didn't really get why until now.
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10:27AM on 07/05/2011

Ah...Mistake In Your Report...

but SOUTH Korea is the pro democracy, pro American, pro West side of the Korean Conflict. NORTH Korea is the one ANTI America.

Now that this is straight, Marvel knew this was a possibility when dealing with traditionally Anti West countries. Is this a big surprise now?
but SOUTH Korea is the pro democracy, pro American, pro West side of the Korean Conflict. NORTH Korea is the one ANTI America.

Now that this is straight, Marvel knew this was a possibility when dealing with traditionally Anti West countries. Is this a big surprise now?
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10:31AM on 07/05/2011
Ah, so it is North Korea! I was surprised to see South Korea.
Ah, so it is North Korea! I was surprised to see South Korea.
1:00PM on 07/05/2011
actually, there's a mistake in your correction.

North Korea is notoriously insular allowing little in from the outside world.

It is indeed South Korea that will be advertising the movie as the First Avenger, and I suspect that there may be some anti-American feelings in the general population due to the fact that they got dragged into our conflict with Russia decades ago and their country is still divided because of the conflict. I'm sure our continued military presence isn't helping either
actually, there's a mistake in your correction.

North Korea is notoriously insular allowing little in from the outside world.

It is indeed South Korea that will be advertising the movie as the First Avenger, and I suspect that there may be some anti-American feelings in the general population due to the fact that they got dragged into our conflict with Russia decades ago and their country is still divided because of the conflict. I'm sure our continued military presence isn't helping either as it could be seen as making the Korean Peninsula the front line in a war over American Interests.
3:28PM on 07/05/2011
I can understand that MikeO. Former GI myself. However the article states that we have had a history of "conflict" w/South Korea which is of course incorrect. We have kept South Korea from falling into the hands of communist dictators since the early 1950s, but never had a conflict w/them.
I can understand that MikeO. Former GI myself. However the article states that we have had a history of "conflict" w/South Korea which is of course incorrect. We have kept South Korea from falling into the hands of communist dictators since the early 1950s, but never had a conflict w/them.
10:09AM on 07/05/2011

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"But good on Paramount and Marvel for realizing that some countries might not want to have that in the name"...umm..no...It's an American movie, based on an American comic book, about an American patriot. If they don't want to reference America...they don't have to show the film...this is stupid...take it as it is, or leave it all together.
"But good on Paramount and Marvel for realizing that some countries might not want to have that in the name"...umm..no...It's an American movie, based on an American comic book, about an American patriot. If they don't want to reference America...they don't have to show the film...this is stupid...take it as it is, or leave it all together.
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7:40PM on 07/05/2011
... and that's why you'd never get hired by a Hollywood studio. They don't want to leave money on the table because of patriotism.
... and that's why you'd never get hired by a Hollywood studio. They don't want to leave money on the table because of patriotism.
3:28AM on 07/06/2011
So where is your self-righteous indignation when American studios change titles and edit content of foreign films to appeal to Americans?
So where is your self-righteous indignation when American studios change titles and edit content of foreign films to appeal to Americans?
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9:48AM on 07/05/2011
So when the name Captain America comes up in the movie, will they just translate to something else? Let's see, red, white, blue with a star, how about Comrade Cuba. Interesting to me that they want to drop the name. But good on Paramount and Marvel for realizing that some countries might not want to have that in the name.
So when the name Captain America comes up in the movie, will they just translate to something else? Let's see, red, white, blue with a star, how about Comrade Cuba. Interesting to me that they want to drop the name. But good on Paramount and Marvel for realizing that some countries might not want to have that in the name.
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9:43AM on 07/05/2011
I don't see what the big deal is. The poster says "First Avenger". That's pretty close.
The Russians never translate movie titles properly. Never have, never
will. Its not anti American, that's just how they do it. Don't make a big deal out of it.
I don't see what the big deal is. The poster says "First Avenger". That's pretty close.
The Russians never translate movie titles properly. Never have, never
will. Its not anti American, that's just how they do it. Don't make a big deal out of it.
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9:03AM on 07/05/2011
Maybe release the film as Major Russia, Ukraine & South Korea? Just a funny thought.
Maybe release the film as Major Russia, Ukraine & South Korea? Just a funny thought.
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8:58AM on 07/05/2011
Frikin commie's,enjoy all the red white and blue
Frikin commie's,enjoy all the red white and blue
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5:50AM on 06/25/2012
If you're referring to the Russian flag thats not a problem.
If you're referring to the Russian flag thats not a problem.
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8:54AM on 07/05/2011
So are they going to alter his costume in post-production too? I mean it is red, white and blue with stars and a giant A on his forehead.

Will he be called the Russian equivalent of "Captain America" in the movie or will they re-dub him "The Avenger" in dubbing and subtitles?

I suppose "The Avenger" makes sense with the A on his head, but still it's a bit silly. Although saying that I am sitting here in the UK patiently waiting with baited breath for Captain Britain!! They are going to
So are they going to alter his costume in post-production too? I mean it is red, white and blue with stars and a giant A on his forehead.

Will he be called the Russian equivalent of "Captain America" in the movie or will they re-dub him "The Avenger" in dubbing and subtitles?

I suppose "The Avenger" makes sense with the A on his head, but still it's a bit silly. Although saying that I am sitting here in the UK patiently waiting with baited breath for Captain Britain!! They are going to make that....right?

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8:46AM on 07/05/2011
It doesn't really matter. Anyone who wants to see it can, that shit will be pirated in every 2nd Russian or Ukrainian store anyway.
It doesn't really matter. Anyone who wants to see it can, that shit will be pirated in every 2nd Russian or Ukrainian store anyway.
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8:20AM on 07/05/2011
This is incredibly stupid. This just proves that not all people have moved past the medieval ages while other are just plain petty. In no way do I mean to be racist, but China, South Korea, Ukraine and whatever other nation should pull the barbwire out of their collective asses and not be so damn sensitive towards things as simple as movies. And superhero movies, even more so! If it's a propaganda film, fine. Ban it all you want. A f**kin' superhero flick with Chris Evans running around in a
This is incredibly stupid. This just proves that not all people have moved past the medieval ages while other are just plain petty. In no way do I mean to be racist, but China, South Korea, Ukraine and whatever other nation should pull the barbwire out of their collective asses and not be so damn sensitive towards things as simple as movies. And superhero movies, even more so! If it's a propaganda film, fine. Ban it all you want. A f**kin' superhero flick with Chris Evans running around in a blue semi-spandex suit? Jesus Christ, just calm the f**k down and relax, anti-Americans.

I'm not an American by the way. I'm just grateful it's still called Captain America : The First Avenger here in Malaysia.
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5:20AM on 07/06/2011
And maybe the USA should pull things like the fucking Patriot Act out of IT'S ass.
And maybe the USA should pull things like the fucking Patriot Act out of IT'S ass.
8:07AM on 07/05/2011
"I don't see what the problem is. Why not compromise and just call it Captain All That Other Stuff?" - Bryan Singer*


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"I don't see what the problem is. Why not compromise and just call it Captain All That Other Stuff?" - Bryan Singer*


*Not actually said by Bryan Singer**


**He thought it though
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