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    Unique ID Code: 0000002985
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 12/1/2000 21:49
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    Mask Of Zorro, The (UK)

    8 / 10
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    "Easily the most enjoyable action/adventure of the year" Total Film
    Certificate: PG
    Running Time: 132 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    With the slash of a steel blade and the mark of a `Z`, he defends the weak and exploits and avenges the wrongs committed against them...

    It has been twenty years since Don Diego de la Vega (Anthony Hopkins) successfully fought Spanish oppression in Alta California as the legendary romantic hero Zorro. He transforms bandit Alejandro (Antonio Banderas) into his successor, in order to stop the tyrannical Don Rafael Montero (Stuart Wilson), who robbed him of his precious daughter Elena (Catherine Zeta Jones) all those years ago.

    `The Mask Of Zorro` follows Alejandro as he assumes de la Vega`s mantle and embarks on a passionate journey of love and honour, tragedy and triumph in a swashbuckling epic of an adventure.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    `Unmasking Zorro` - 60 Minute Documentary
    Includes Alternate Ending
    Deleted Scene - The Wallet
    Director`s Commentary
    Music Video
    US Theatrical Trailer
    Photo Gallery

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 German

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Martin Campbell

    Written By:

    Catherine Zeta-Jones
    Antonio Banderas
    Anthony Hopkins

    Casting By:
    Pam Dixon Mickelson

    Soundtrack By:
    James Horner

    Director of Photography:
    Phil Meheux

    Thom Noble

    Costume Designer:
    Graciela Mazón

    Production Designer:
    Cecilia Montiel

    Tava R. Maloy
    John Gertz
    Lucas Foster
    David Foster
    Doug Claybourne

    Executive Producer:
    Steven Spielberg
    Walter F. Parkes
    Laurie MacDonald

    TriStar Pictures

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    The idea of the film is clear:make Zorro a star of new generation using the great video and audio techniques which have become available in early days.
    Overall it is a good film in which Banderas is the perfect interpreter of a story of love and action using his "caliente" spanish blood.
    Speaking of image quality I must say that the level is high and it seems a conversion made well with bright and correct colors showed on screen.
    The audio is wonderful, I have not gave an higher rating only becouse in some action sequence the surround presence can be greater though it is just enough to put the viewier at the center of the action.The soundtrack is fantastic not only for the atmoshere that it creates but for the crystal quality with you can ear in dolby digital.
    Finally Zorro is a good way to spend your money.
    posted by Manuel on 27/2/2000 12:11
    8 / 10
    Happened to miss this at the cinema, and even when it was shown on TV, so thought I'd give it a go on DVD… and I was not disappointed. This film is great fun, with a good mixture of adventure, action, humour and romance.

    The disc itself is also quite good. Video and audio are both fine, and the extras are rather good. We get a deleted scene, trailer, filmographies, director's commentary and a music video. But the real highlight is a hour long documentary on Zorro and the film which is more than the average self-promotional garbage that usually gets put onto these discs. Some actual thought has been put into the documentary, which makes a nice change!

    Overall, a fun filled film (try saying that after a few drinks!) on a solid disc. Recommended.
    posted by Rich Davies on 18/11/2002 20:27