Zorro Swashbuckling News and Updates

Zorro Swashbuckling News and Updates

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Detailing Zorro Productions Inc

Here is the link to an interview with John Gertz, head of ZPI, providing some insight into future Zorro projects - two new movies and possibly a new live action TV series.


Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Mark of Zorro audio drama review by Audiofile

Johnston McCulley, Yuri Rasovsky
Read by Val Kilmer and a Full Cast

Cunning, suave, fearless, and a friend to the poor, the masked El Zorro first appeared in the pulp magazine ALL-STORY WEEKLY in 1919. This sparkling full-cast audio adaptation of the original short story, "The Curse of Capistrano," provides the sounds of plenty of swords clashing and bullets ricocheting. Where the real sparks fly is in the wonderfully honed playful dialogue, performed by an A-List Hollywood cast. Val Kilmer uses subtle vocal changes to play both the aristocratic idler Don Diego de la Vega and Diego’s alter ego—the dashing El Zorro, who easily bests the villainous and foolish Captain Ramon and Sergeant Gonzalez, played with great energy by Keith Szarabajka and Meshach Taylor. But Zorro is no match for the stinging words of the lovely, proud Lolita Pulido, played with fiery grace by Ruth Livier. Good-natured fun. B.P. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2011]


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Henry Darrow Book - Autobiography

Henry Darrow: "Lightning in a Bottle" will be released in October 2011 by Bear Manor Media. New World Zorro fans are sure to remember Henry from his energetic portrayal of "Don Alejandro de la Vega" during seasons 2,3 & 4. You may also remember him as Manolito from his days on the TV series High Chaparral. No matter where you remember Henry Darrow from, one thing is for certain, when you read "Lightning in a Bottle" you'll be amazed by this fine actor's long and varied career and interesting life.

There is a section devoted to Henry's Zorro work, especially NWZ, with interview material from: Duncan Regher, Patrice Martinez, Michael Tylo, James Victor, John Hertzler and director Raymond Austin.

For updates on the book's release date, pre-ordering and ordering information, please visit  www.henrydarrowbook.com Updates and ordering information will be posted there as they become available. To get the news FIRST, please join the mailing list under the "Subscribe" tab on the website.

Bear Manor at http://bearmanormedia.bizland.com/

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Got a favorite Zorro? Cast your vote!

Who's your favorite Zorro?

Guy Williams - Duncan Regehr - Tyrone Power - Someone else?

Cast your vote!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tales of Zorro & More Tales of Zorro - Richard Dean Starr ~ Moonstone Books


Moonstone Books is proud to present Tales of Zorro, a brand-new anthology featuring eighteen tales of the fox--the first collection of original Zorro short fiction ever published! Jan Adkins, Isabel Allende, Robin Wayne Bailey, Mike Bullock, Max Allan Collins, Greg Cox, A. C. Crispin, Peter David, Loren D. Estleman, Ed Gorman, Robert Greenberger, Nancy Holder, Wendy Hornsby, Tim Lasiuta, Andy Mangels, Jeff Mariotte, Michael A. Martin, Elizabeth Massie, Robert Morrish, Kathleen O’Malley, Richard Dean Starr, and Guy Williams, Jr.
Interior Art: Ruben Procopio,
Cover: Doug Klauba- 288pgs.



Moonstone is proud to present More Tales of Zorro, the second anthology featuring all-new, original tales of The Fox! 

Best of all, More Tales of Zorro includes stunning new cover art by Spectrum award-winner Douglas Klauba and even more original interior illustrations by acclaimed Disney animator and sculptor, Ruben Procopio! With the international success of the recent Telemundo television series Zorro: The Sword and the Rose, as well as the blockbuster films starring Antonio Banderas, the New York Times bestselling Zorro: A Novel by Isabel Allende, the Young Zorro novels by Jan Adkins, and the first Zorro anthology, Tales of Zorro, The Fox continues to be one of the most popular and enduring heroes of the twentieth-century. For more than eighty-seven years Zorro has entertained and thrilled audiences around the world.

Written by: Carole Nelson Douglas, Alan Dean Foster, Joe R. Lansdale, Timothy Zahn, Kage Baker, Matthew Baugh, Johnny D. Boggs, Henry Darrow, Keith R. A. DeCandido, Win Scott Eckert, Jennifer Fallon, Craig Shaw Gardner, Joe Gentile, John Peel, Jean Schanberger, Richard Dean Starr, & Steve Rasnic Tem.

Both Volumes are edited by Richard Dean Starr and available from Moonstone Books.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Disney Treasure - Disney Zorro on DVD

Britt Lomond (Capitan Monastario) and Guy Williams (Zorro) in Disney's Zorro television series now availavble on DVD.

Dynamite Comics - The Death of Zorro

Len Katz, co-owner of The Joker's Child revealed the top five comics at the Free Comic Book Day in Fair Lawn, N.J.

Katz’s final and fifth pick is from Dynamite Entertainment and features a meet up of the two most famous masked men in comics—Zorro and the Lone Ranger with their comic “Zorro is dead. As Don Diego's widow struggles to cope with the loss, help arrives in the form of two younger heroes: The Lone Ranger and Tonto. In part two of this five issue series, the source of the link between Zorro and The Lone Ranger is revealed. The Ranger has personal ties to the legend known as Zorro—ties that demand vengeance,” said Dynamite Entertainment.

Katz said this is a great issue. “You don’t see this everyday,” he said. “The Lone Ranger and Zorro sort of have a team-up and it’s actually pretty good reading.”

New World Zorro on DVD - starring Duncan Regehr and Patrice Martinez

New World Zorro is now available on DVD from A&E Video. The series starred Duncan Regehr (The Monster Squad, V) as Don Diego de la Vega/Zorro, Patrice Martinez (The Three Amigos, Beetlejuice) as Victoria Escalante, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. (77 Sunset Strip, The FBI, Batman The Animated Series) as Alejandro de la Vega [season 1 only], Henry Darrow (The High Chaparral, Zorro and Son, One Life To Live, General Hospital, Santa Barbara) as Alejandro de la Vega [seasons 2-4], Michael Tylo (The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and the Restless, Guiding Light, All My Children) as Alcalde Luis Ramone [seasons 1-2], John Hertzler (Star Trek Deep Space 9, Six Feet Under) as Alcalde Ignacio de Soto [seasons 3-4], and James Victor (Viva Valdez, Condo) as Sgt Jaime Mendoza.

Zorro and the Pirate Raiders audio trailer #1

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Johnston McCulley Zorro Full-Cast Radio Drama Adventure

Johnston McCulley's first three Zorro novels come to life before your very ears with a full-cast of actors, music and sound effects in these outstanding audio dramatizations. Enjoy hours of  swashbuckling adventure with the original masked hero of Spanish California while traveling in the car; as a bedtime story; or gathered together as a family. No matter how you listen you'll find these productions highly entertaining. So turn the lights down and your imagination up because Zorro never sounded so good!

The first three of Zorro creator Johnston McCulley's novels come to sonic life.

Cover art collage featuring the posters of the The Mark of Zorro (Hollywood Theater of the Ear - Blackstone Audio Publishing); Zorro and the Pirate Raiders (Colonial Radio Theater - Brilliance Audio Publishing); Zorro Rides Again (Colonial Radio Theater - Brilliance Audio Publishing

For more on these audio dramas follow the link.