DVD365.net
The Mask of Zorro (1998) artwork

The Mask of Zorro (1998)

1st January 2000

It is twenty years on since Zorro last fought Don Rafael, who robbed him of his freedom, his child and his wife. Now Don Rafael has returned and Zorro must find a successor to wear the mask to defend the weak and avenge his wife's death.
Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, William Marquez, Stuart Wilson, Tony Amendola
Action/Adventure
1
2 Hours 12 Minutes

Another big budget television-to-film remake, and unlike a host of flops before it, manages to combine the action, superbly choreographed fights, glamorous characters, and most importantly with these remakes, a story line, to give us an all engrossing two hours of explosive entertainment.

Don Diego de la Vega, Hopkins failing dismally to hide his Welsh accent, is the original Zorro who is now too old to take up the sword. He needs to find a younger replacement to thwart the plans of Don Rafael who has returned from exile with plans to buy the state of California and create an independent state.

Vega finds a replacement in a local bandit called Alejandro, played admirably Banderas who doesn't need to fake his Spanish accent. He teaches him the use of the blade and the necessary etiquette to infiltrate Rafael's gang in an attempt to reveal his plans. During a mission to steal a horse he meets his match when he comes by Rafael's daughter Elena. In one of the stand-out moments of the film you're treated to an fantastic fencing exhibition with unusual consequences!

The picture is outstanding, with the wonders of DVD bringing out all of the details on the superbly hand-crafted costumes. The sound is just as crisp with plenty of explosions and the sound of clashing blades ringing around the room.

It is the many fight scenes which makes this film as good as it is. Only when you watch the Bonus Ddocumentary do you discover the painstaking efforts each member of the cast went through to learn the carefully choreographed fighting routines. It is worth the money alone to watch Catherine Zeta Jones, as she is simply stunning in all the costumes she wears.

Yet again, Columbia produces another superb disc bursting with extras, but again, they feel the need to spoil the cover by blazing the 'fantastic special features' across it. Please stop doing this.

  • 'Unmasking Zorro - 60 Minute Documentary
  • Alternate Ending
  • Deleted Scene
  • Director's Commentary
  • Music Videos
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Filmographies
  • Photo Gallery
From the 1870s through to modern day, Radioactive, released on DVD 27th July 2020 from StudioCanal, is a journey through Marie Curie's enduring legacies - her passionate partnerships, scientific ...Read more
Gomorrah S2 artwork

Gomorrah S2

DVD
19/07/2016
Based the non-fiction investigative book by Roberto Saviano published in 2006, set in the suburbs of Naples, Gomorrah focuses on organised crime and the relationships of gangsters, drug dealers, and ...
Sightseers artwork

Sightseers

BD
20/09/2014
The Inbetweeners 2 artwork

The Inbetweeners 2

BD
01/04/2018
The Tunnel artwork

The Tunnel

DVDUK TV
20/01/2018
Homeland S3 artwork

Homeland S3

DVD
11/09/2014
Lee Mack artwork

Lee Mack

DVD
10/12/2014
Jack Ryan S2 artwork

Jack Ryan S2

DVDBDUK TVBoxset
08/07/2020
An up-and-coming CIA analyst, Jack Ryan, is back as Jack Ryan: Season 2 arrives on DVD and Blu-ray 3th August 2020 from Paramount Home Entertainment.
Inheritance artwork

Inheritance

DVD
07/07/2020
Bicycle Thieves artwork

Bicycle Thieves

DVDBD
22/06/2020
My Brilliant Friend S2 artwork

My Brilliant Friend S2

DVDUK TV
02/07/2020
Isn't It Romantic artwork

Isn't It Romantic

DVDDIGITAL
03/07/2020
Echoes of Fear artwork

Echoes of Fear

DVD
27/06/2020

The Luminaries

News27/06/2020

An epic tale of star-crossed lovers, destiny, gold and greed, The Luminaries, a lush six-part period drama based on the Man Booker prize-winning novel by Eleanor Catton, arrives on DVD and digital on 20th July 2020 from Acorn Media International.

Isn't It Romantic

News03/07/2020

In Isn't It Romantic, released on DVD 27th July 2020 from Warner Home Video, Natalie, a lifelong love cynic, encounters a mugger that renders her unconscious, waking to discover that her life has become her worst nightmare - a romantic comedy.

Jack Ryan S2

News08/07/2020

An up-and-coming CIA analyst, Jack Ryan, is back as Jack Ryan: Season 2 arrives on DVD and Blu-ray 3th August 2020 from Paramount Home Entertainment.
"People don't know what they want until you show it to them."
Steve Jobs (2015)

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

DVDBD3D-BDUHD20/04/2020156

They Live By Night

BD20/04/2020109

Birds of Prey

DVDBDUHDDIGITAL20/06/202092

Jojo Rabbit

DVDBDDIGITAL11/05/202084

The Nest

DVDUK TV18/05/202066

Quiz

DVDDIGITALUK TV15/06/202061

Babylon Berlin S3

DVDUK TV13/04/202050

Save Me Too

DVDUK TV15/06/202049

Angel Has Fallen

NOTESDVDBDUHD16/12/201995

Bombshell

DVDBDNOTES20/12/201973

Radioactive

DVDBDBDNOTES24/04/202065

JoJo Rabbit

DVDBDNOTES30/01/202064

Racing Stripes

DVD21/06/20052986

Austin Powers

DVD01/12/20071395

The Simpsons S16

DVDUK TV05/12/2013955

Doom Patrol S1

DVDBDDIGITAL
03/07/2020

Burden

DVD
07/07/2020

Code 404

DVDDIGITAL
07/07/2020

True History of the Kelly Gang

DVDBDDIGITAL
07/07/2020