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Mark of Zorro [DVD] [1940] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Tyrone Power , Linda Darnell , Rouben Mamoulian    DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Basil Rathbone, Gale Sondergaard, Eugene Pallette
  • Directors: Rouben Mamoulian
  • Writers: Bess Meredyth, Garrett Fort, John Taintor Foote, Johnston McCulley
  • Producers: Darryl F. Zanuck, Raymond Griffith
  • Format: Black & White, Closed-captioned, DVD-Video, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 7 Oct 2003
  • Run Time: 94 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00008LDO2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 146,361 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best zorro movie 4 April 2010
Classic swashbuckling adventure starring Tyrone power as the hero and Basil Rathone as the evil villain.
If you have read my top 25 swashbuckling films list on Amazon, this classic is number 2. The reason is because it has a good story and there is an excellent sword fight between Tyrone and Basil.
Basil starred as villains in other classic swashbucklers such as "Captain Blood" 1935 and "Robin Hood" 1938 and he was a proffessional fencer in real life.
I think the quality of the colour version is brilliant and I was surprised because when most movies are remastered in colour, the quality is usually awful.
Another must see swashbuckler which stars Tyrone Power is "The Black Swan" 1942 and it's ranked number 11 on my list.It also has excellent colour and George Sanders does a good performance as the villain.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars They don't make them like this anymore. 17 Jan 2010
This is the remake of the original silent film, and I haven't seen that one, but this is far better than the recent Banderas/Zeta-Jones versions. We showed this on a large screen to 15 7 year-olds for my son's birthday, and although some were faintly bemused that a film could be black and white, all agreed this one was better. The crucial swordfight is fantastic, and despite primitive special effects, everyone was riveted. Well worth a look.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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I'm along in years and a big fan of 1940s movies, so I'm always pleased when a good one becomes available. This fills the bill nicely. It is a pristine b&w print with excellent sound, and a dynamic forward momentum full of action. The plot is well known and the inevitable takes its course, so it's best watched tongue in cheek and with a little detachment to savour the gentle humour as a smitten Zorro (Tyrone Power), disguised as a friar and hidden under a cowl, counsels the radiant teenager he's set his cap for (Linda Darnell) not to enter a convent, but to stick around to produce sons and daughters so needed by the church. More humour emerges when the harassed villain of the piece (a Sancho Panza comic figure) unwittingly arranges to have his arch enemy Zorro as his son in law (!) and constantly confides his frame of mind and how his resistance to Zorro's threats is dwindling. The actors are able and its fun to see them develop the stereotypes required by the script (no Meryl Streep originality here!). Advice: since much is predictable don't look for suspense, but see what SURROUNDS the plot, including the excellent studio precision that keeps things brisk and stages a nice little riot at the end. The film was Oscar nominated in 1940 and will appeal to people along in years, like myself.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Josh
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This is possibly the best version of the Zorro story. It skips along at a good pace, with plenty of humour, drama and action. Tyrone Power is a likeable and able hero, while Basil Rathbone is excellent as the eccentric evil villain, both are fantastic swordsmen and do an amazing duelling scene together. What rainy Sundays were created for.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This wonderful movie. 18 July 2013
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I give this film 5 stars as it is pure and enjoyable entertainment. Fabulous actors, wonderful story and setting, with witty dialogue, super action scenes and uplifting music too. It is suitable for all ages and in itself is ageless.
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
By J. Lovins TOP 1000 REVIEWER
20th Century Fox present "THE MARK OF ZORRO" (Special Edition) (Released: November 8, 1940) (93 mins) (Fully Restored/Dolby Digitally Remastered) --- now in COLOR and Glorious Black and White --- "The Mark of Zorro" is a 1940 feature motion picture directed by Rouben Mamoulian and produced by 20th Century Fox --- It starred Tyrone Power as Don Diego de la Vega (Zorro), Linda Darnell as his love interest, (Lolita Quintero), Montagu Love as (Don Alejandro Vega), Gale Sondergaard as the naughty (Inez Quintero), Eugene Pallette as (Fra. Felipe), with Basil Rathbone, one of the most durable of screen villains who has mastered stage fencing but never won a sword fight, plays the cruel (Captain Esteban Pasquale), the Alcalde's military adviser and J. Edward Bromberg was the corrupt governor (Don Luis Quintero ) --- The film was directed by Rouben Mamoulian and produced by Raymond Griffith and Darryl F. Zanuck. Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Mark of Zorro 22 Nov 2011
This is a brilliant swashbuckling adventure starring Tyrone Power as the hero and Basil Rathone as the evil villain.
Real classic viewing primarily because of the story line and the excellent sword fighting sequence between Power and Rathbone.
Rathbone went through a phase of staring as villains in classic swashbucklers such as "Captain Blood" 1935 and "Robin Hood" 1938 and looked the part in them all as he was a great fencer in real life and this just adds to the believability of the films he was in, he was also in my opinion the definative Sherlock Holmes.
The quality of the colour version is brilliant as is the remastered B&W.
Great viewing if you like this genre.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars great old film
bought this for the colourised version , i `ve seen the b and w version on t v , still a good film
Published 7 days ago by John R. Gidley
5.0 out of 5 stars SUPERSTEPH A FILM LOVER
Published 3 months ago by Mrs. S. F. Fitzgerald
5.0 out of 5 stars The Mark of Zorro.
One of Tyrone Powers best acting films the fencing scenes with Basil Rathbone are great well worth watching a film you can watch over and over.
Published 4 months ago by Frank Arden
5.0 out of 5 stars Zorro, splendid version.
I always believed that the 1940 version of zorro far surpassed any other version, its even better than the 1920 Doug Fairbanks effort. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Russel M Mulvihill
5.0 out of 5 stars what can you say?
about Tyrone Power?? well for one thing? he was related to our family, with the grand name of power? (lol) FORGIVE ME....just bragging. Read more
Published 10 months ago by indian osceola
5.0 out of 5 stars great classic
bought this for my husband he loves the old classic films, and enjoyed this very much well worth the money.
Published 11 months ago by jardine
5.0 out of 5 stars the mark of zorro
the mark of zorro is a good film to watch, the colorisation of this old version is fantastic, i have been watching
this film all my life in black and white but now with colour... Read more
Published 16 months ago by richard preston
5.0 out of 5 stars DVD The Mark of Zorro
This item arrived in perfect condition and within the expected time span. My husband has enjoyed watching it more than once - I am less keen but pleased that he likes it! Read more
Published 17 months ago by Mrs. H. P. Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars The Mark of Zorro
Now this is THE Zorro film. Some classic moments of dialogue and a true classic. Not to be missed and essential for any collection of movie greats.
Published on 27 July 2011 by Bradford Bull
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