Mask of Zorro
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Mask of Zorro

     
 

Martin Campbell's The Mask of Zorro comes to DVD with fairly basic features, including a widescreen anamorphic transfer, Dolby Digital 5.1 and Stereo Audio, a brief "making of" featurette, photo gallery, and the theatrical trailer. While extra features such as commentaries by Campbell, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, or Antonio Banderas would have addedSee more details below

Overview

Martin Campbell's The Mask of Zorro comes to DVD with fairly basic features, including a widescreen anamorphic transfer, Dolby Digital 5.1 and Stereo Audio, a brief "making of" featurette, photo gallery, and the theatrical trailer. While extra features such as commentaries by Campbell, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, or Antonio Banderas would have added more value to the DVD, The Mask of Zorro is still a decent presentation of an entertaining film.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
One of moviedom's most venerable heroes makes a rousing return in this sumptuously produced swashbuckler, a superior example of the genre crammed with atmosphere, action, drama, and romance. Anthony Hopkins portrays the original Zorro, a hero to the downtrodden masses of 18th-century California, finally unmasked and imprisoned by the tyrannical Don Rafael Montero (Stuart Wilson), who compounds his crimes by stealing Zorro's infant daughter and raising her as his own. Twenty years later, the aged Zorro returns, training the penniless bandito Alejandro (Antonio Banderas) in the use of whip and sword and enjoining him to don the mask of Zorro and lead the battle against Montero. In the process, Alejandro falls in love with Zorro's now-grown daughter, Elena, played in spirited fashion by the ravishing Catherine Zeta-Jones. Director Martin Campbell (Goldeneye) manipulates the Zorro legend ever so slightly to suit the demands of his sprawling story, but his tinkering is more than offset by the exuberance of his thrilling action set-pieces, the most elaborate ever filmed for a Zorro movie. The film contains plenty of humorous, tongue-in-cheek moments but never descends to the level of camp. All in all, The Mask of Zorro is an eminently worthy successor to earlier films featuring Johnston McCulley's fabled "Curse of Capistrano" and makes sterling entertainment for the entire family. This DVD Special Edition includes a commentary by Campbell, the documentary Unmasking Zorro (which touches on the character's illustrious history), deleted scenes, a music video for the film's hit song, "I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You," a gallery of costume-designer sketches, and numerous trailers and TV spots.
Time Magazine
...the action in this movie, most of which takes the form of spectacular stunt work performed by real, as opposed to digitized, people (note especially the spectacular Roman riding gag), is motivated by simple, powerful emotions of an old-fashioned and rather melodramatic nature, which the characters are not shy about expressing. We're talking high romance, pure ideals, dashing heroism here--all the stuff that used to animate our big boyish movies. Richard Schickel

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/01/1998
UPC:
0043396216990
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital]
Time:
2:17:00

Scene Index

Menu Group #1 with 28 chapter(s) covering 02:17:28
1. Start. [4:51]
2. Zorro's last ride. [5:02]
3. De La Vega family. [4:10]
4. Losing everything. [5:03]
5. The Murrieta brothers. [7:51]
6. Prison break. [5:53]
7. Elena. [:38]
8. Master meets pupil. [3:35]
9. Lair of the fox. [2:16]
10. The training circle. [3:23]
11. A black stallion. [2:51]
12. Horse thief. [2:37]
13. Barracks battle. [3:40]
14. Sanctuary. [10:14]
15. Don Alejandro. [6:52]
16. Dancing with Elena. [6:34]
17. Montero's gold mine. [5:15]
18. Bernardo & Elena. [10:12]
19. Stealing the map. [1:20]
20. Sword fight. [3:53]
21. Cutting a fine figure. [4:36]
22. In pursuit of the fox. [5:25]
23. Not all right. [2:25]
24. "Tell her.." [3:20]
25. In the mine. [5:44]
26. Finishing up. [6:22]
27. Freeing the slaves. [1:36]
28. Her father's blessing. [11:37]

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