Monday, September 24, 2007
The Legend of Zorro
"In the early days of Spanish California,
there were many injustices dealt the people by evil Governors.
Only one man opposed them, he was garbed in black and his name was.....ZORRO."
Follows the adventures of the legendary masked hero “Zorro” as different versions was created, changed and developed through the years of television and cinemas.
Walt Disney's Zorro - 1957 to 1959
The Walt Disney Zorro series is the first version of Zorro to have Don Diego pose as an inept swordsman as part of his cover. Starring Guy Williams as Zorro. This classic tv show ran from October 3, 1957 to September 24, 1959 on ABC network.
The Mask of Zorro 1974
This film adopted most of the script of the 1940 movie and uses the exact same theme music. The story has been shortened. Starring Frank Langella as Zorro and don Diego.
Zorro, The Gay Blade – 1981
This movie is satirical and comedy version of Zorro. This tv show on movie theater was serve as tribute to The Scarlet Pimpernel and dedicated to Rouben Mamoulian, who directed the 1940 film. Starring George Hamilton as Zorro and Don Diego.
Zorro and Son - 1983 television series
A short-lived comedy series starring Henry Darrow as Don Diego and Senor Zorro. This series features the life of Zorro at age of 53 and discover he cannot perform Zorro stunts anymore. It is an enjoyable version of Zorro and has some genuinely memorable and amusing moments.
The New World Zorro - 1990 to 1993 television series
This version follows the story in Disney series and made Zorro even more kinder and gentler.Starring Duncan Regehr as Don Diego and Zorro.
The Mask of Zorro - 1998 ||The Legend of Zorro - 2005
In this movie, Zorro crawls out from underneath a pile of soldiers and cuts a "Z" on an adversary's neck. He also hides himself in a priest's robes like in the 1920, 1940, and 1974 films and pretends to be a priest in the confessional booth just like in the previous films. Starring Antonio Banderas as Zorro and Alejandro Murrieta.