emlogomain.jpg

Main
Facebook
Tumblr
News/ Updates
DVD Reviews
DVD Reviews 2016
Blu-ray Reviews
Blu-ray Reviews 2017
Movie Reviews
Movie Reviews 2016
Movie Reviews 2017
TV
Interviews
Movie Review: BLADE RUNNER 2049
Movie Review- KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
Blu-ray Review- TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT
Blu-ray Review: THE MUMMY (2017)
Blu-ray Review: THE OTHERWORLD
Movie Review: WIND RIVER
Movie Review: AMERICAN ASSASSIN
DVD Review: DEATH RACE 2050
PHOTOGRAPHY

WALT DISNEY TREASUES:

ZORRO The Complete First Season

ZORRO The Complete Second Season

DVD Review by David Blackwell

 

DETAILS:

ZORRO Season One- 1121 minutes, 39 episodes, two 1 hour specials, two featurettes

ZORRO Season Two- 1113 minutes, 39 episodes, two 1 hour specials, two featurettes

VIDEO:  1.33:1 (Full Frame)

AUDIO: English

Subtitles: English

 

STUDIO:  Disney DVD

RELEASE DATE:  11-3-2009

ZORRO has always been one of my favorite characters.  I think it due to the Walt Disney TV series.  The show was made during the era where Disney made great family entertainment and not the stuff that passes for entertainment on the Disney Channel.    The Disney series had adventure, humor, sword fighting, entertaining scripts, and characters you love. 

 

Guy Williams is my favorite Zorro.   I pick Zorro over Professor John Robinson any day.   Even though the show only lasted for 78 half hour episodes and 4 one hour specials, it left its mark on fans around the world.  I first discovered the show back when it aired on the Disney Channel years ago.  The series featured the first permanent sets that Disney ever built.  Getting the details right were important to Walt Disney even if it cost a little bit more.   I’m ecstatic that ZORRO is part of the Walt Disney Treasures series.   Watching the shows again make them as good as I watched them years ago.   The two collector’s tins feature a booklet that is enclosed in each 6-disc set, a Zorro pin, and a collectible picture.   

 

SPECIAL FEATURES:

The first season collection has two extras beside the two hour long ZORRO specials.  First is an excerpt from the Fourth Anniversary Show of Walt Disney Presents which introduces Zorro.  Then the other is THE LIFE AND LEGEND OF ZORRO which gives a history of the character from his creation up to the Walt Disney Zorro series.  Too bad they couldn’t feature a little on Zorro after the Disney series.

 

The second season collection has two one hour Zorro specials.  The two featurettes shed a little light on the Zorro costumes and merchandise (A TRIP TO THE ARCHIVES with the son of Guy Williams and Leonard Maltin) while the other featurette (BEHIND THE MASK) focuses on the life of Guy Williams (who sounds like he had a fascinating life).

 

FINAL ANALYSIS:   The Walt Disney Treasures series strikes gold with the ZORRO series.  If you’re a fan of the series, it’s no question that you should own it.  If you’re looking for fun family entertainment, ZORROR still fits the bill even if you haven’t seen the show.

 

This DVD review is (c)11-9-2009 David Blackwell and cannot be reprinted without permission.  All Rights Reserved.  Send All Comments to lord_pragmagtic@hotmail.com