Everything a Zorro Fan Needs
Jason D Shepherd | Raytown, MO United States | 04/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
""The Many Faces of Zorro" is one of those rare documentaries that functions well both as an introduction to the Zorro character, and to explore new information for veteran fans. Tracing Zorro's evolution from pulps to screen, "Faces" also goes into fascinating tangents on such subjects as the Spanish style of fencing and use of the bullwhip. It also explores many little-known Zorro films, foreign and domestic, along with the classic and most-recent Zorro cinema. Thoroughly entertaining, both for the diehard Zorro fan and the Zorro newcomer!"
The fox needs a new one of these
Jason D Shepherd | 05/15/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"When I ordered this film, I expected a much more detailed, better documentary than the final project, going into each Zorro production in detail....This one is much shorter, and many things are just skimmed over, as if they were unimportant. Most of the footage here in the introduction, cut-in scenes, and ending comes from the Alain Delon French film. ... Only three actors from the new Mask of Zorro film wre shown, and the actual movie plot was skimmed over in a breath. But still, this is an impressive look at the evolution of the fox, ....
Zorro began as a pulp fiction-story by Johnston McCulley. He would become famous through the Douglas Fairbanks films. Zorro-imitators began to appear, such as Batman. The Republic serials, Tyrone Power, and Disney all contributed to Zorro's fame. Later, forigen films would come in, as would the new television series and The Mask of Zorro. THis is a good documentary, but needs some work."
Good overview of Zorro legend in film but more info needed
Jason D Shepherd | 01/09/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have recently rewatched this and found it to be a good overview of the different film and television versions of Zorro. Unfortunately, I found it a bit disappointing that they barely mentioned the Family Channel tv series. The series ran for several years but only got a brief mention in this documentary. Also, the movie clips seemed to be pulled mostly from the Alain Delon movie and the Douglas Fairbanks version, with only a few others tossed in. It would have been nice if there had been a greater variety of clips, including from the Family Channel version.However, in terms of providing a good overview of the different versions, this documentary does do the job."