A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Mask of Zorro -- in Blu-ray

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  1. Robert Harris

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    Seven years ago, when Sony released their SuperBit edition of The Mask of Zorro, it became one of my reference discs, and remained as such for several years. It still holds up today as a beautifully crafted standard definition product.

    The new Blu-ray takes that SuperBit and stands it firmly on its ear. With tremendous resolution, rich blacks (one would think that important in a Zorro film), brilliant reds and superb shadow detail, the new release carries on the tradition.

    This is a fun film, with great entertainment value, but while filled with beautiful imagery and feats of daring, I still cannot get over two boys almost two centuries ago high-fiving each other, or something of that affect, during Zorro's initial exploits. To me it's rather like having George Washington and James Monroe high-five one another during the Continental Congress.

    As an aside, another version of the legend well worth checking out is Fox's 1940 The Mark of Zorro, with Tyrone Power in the lead.

    Regardless of my affections for more possibly precise historical representations, The Mask of Zorro from Sony on Blu-ray is Recommended.

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  2. Joseph DeMartino

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    I love this film and to my way of thinking it is still the best Batman movie ever made. I look forward to seeing it on Blu Ray.

    Regards,

    Joe
     
  3. Frank Ha

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    Robert, thanks for the review, as always. This one is on the way to Honduras. I think I might put Zorro under the tree as a Christmas present. My wife and I both like the movie and I think she will be pleasantly surprised.

    And meanwhile, I'll make sure we watch The Mark of Zorro before then. I watched The Mark of Zorro years ago on VHS. I bought the DVD in September of 2003, but I still haven't watched it yet. How did that happen?
     
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    i actually liked Douglas Fairbanks portrayal of Zorro the best out of all of the incarnations that have happened since =).
     
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    There's something to be said for George Hamilton's portrayal :)

     
  6. Scott Merryfield

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    We watched this last night. The film looked and sounded terrific -- a definite improvement over the old Superbit DVD, which was no slouch.

    This is such a fun movie. All three main actors -- Hopkins, Banderas and Zeta-Jones -- give great performances.
     
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    Thanks Robert! I hope to pick up both of the newer Zorro films very soon!
     

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