Compiled from six episodes of the original Disney Zorro series, this film has El Zorro, "The Fox," battling Jose Sebastian Varga, "The Eagle," a corrupt dictator set on taking control of all of Spanish California.
A man returning home after having fought in the Civil War discovers that corrupt politicians have taken over the county and are terrorizing and shaking down the citizens. He dons the ... See full summary »
Mexico, 1840s. When the new Spanish Governor begins to grind the peasants under his heel, wealthy landowner Don Diego Vega follows in his late father's footsteps and becomes Zorro, the ... See full summary »
Roy escapes from a work camp and receives help from a miner. The miners are held hostage by the local boss Mr. Redfield. Roy starts to help the miners and also to settle some scores for a friend from the work camp.
The small desert town of Black City is held in a reign of terror by a nasty gang of criminals lead by the ruthless Bud Willer. Earnest, but inexperienced Sheriff Jack Ronson arrives in town... See full summary »
When Ramon is back from Mexico to his native land of Lusitania, he angrily realizes that a usurper, Ramon, the late Grand-Duke's faithless brother, has laid hands on the Duchy, at the ... See full summary »
Sartana has a bounty on his head and he's wanted dead or alive. To eliminate this he makes a deal with the local politicians. If he hunts down the marauding Randal Brothers, the bounty will be removed.
Average story about the famous masked adventurer in Gazpacho/Spaghetti Western style
This inferior Zorro with Spaghetti style is a mediocre adaptation inspired from Johnston McCulley character starred by Fabio Testi as the dashing masked avenger named Don Diego . It deals with Fred (Carlos Romero Marchent , director's brother and usual player in his films) who arrives in his town and aware his father has been killed . Meanwhile , the nasty baron land (Andres Mejuto) and his hoodlums (Piero Lulli , Miguel De La Riva) carry out a heist and murders , being wrongly accused Fred . He is detained by the sheriff (Luis Induni) , condemned by the judge (Eduardo Calvo) and locked . But Zorro (Fabio Testi) intervenes and frees him . Fred finds protection from a Zorro's friend (Frank Braña) and his daughter (Simone Blondell , daughter of Demofilo Fidani or Miles Deem deemed the Italian Ed Wood , and here credited as set decorator ) . At the end takes place an attack on a saloon in which are reunited the good guys , but Zorro reunites forces and helps unfortunates .
This Paella/Spaghetti Western is filled with action , thrills , intrigue , spectacular horse ridding by Zorro and crossfire . In this Zorro starred by Fabio Testi , under pseudonym Martin Monroe , took a chance and jumped from modern action to costumed Western-adventures ; he steals the show as foppish Zorro relishing his secret identity dressed in black ; executing bounds and leaps , twists and climbs and throughly enjoys himself .In the movie appears usual support actors as Spanish : Frank Braña , Luis Induni , Andres Mejuto , Eduardo Calvo as Italian players as Riccardo Garrone , and Piero Lulli . The motion picture is middling written and directed and in ordinary style by Rafael Romero Marchent . Rafael is an expert writer and director of Spaghetti Western as proved in ¨Two crosses on Danger Pass¨, Cry for revenge¨ and ¨Two guns for two twins¨ . While his brother Joaquin Marchent is deemed the Paella Western's best director , his first film was ¨El Coyote¨ and the sequel titled ¨Revenge of Coyote¨ shot in Mexico ; after that , he filmed ¨The shadow of Zorro¨ and ¨Revenge of Zorro¨, he went go directing Western as ¨ Riding to death ¨ , ¨Adventures in the West¨ , ¨Three good men¨, ¨Sabor Venganza ¨ and the most popular and violent ¨Condenados a Vivir¨ . Plus , he wrote for his brother Rafael Romero Marchent the followings Western : ¨Manos Torpes¨, ¨Ocaso Un Pistolero¨ and ¨Garringo¨ . Rating : below average Zorro movie , it contains some flaws and gaps and badly developing . Only for the Spaghetti Western aficionados .
The motion picture is produced by Eduardo Manzanos Brochero who started producing ¨Il Coyote¨ and ¨The Jiusticia De Coyote¨ by Joaquin Romero Marchent with Abel Salazar and Gloria Marin . After that , he produced with his company Copercines ¨Vengeance of Zorro¨ and ¨L'Ombra di Zorro¨ (1962) by Joaquin Marchent with Frank Latimore , Paul Piaget and Robert Hundar . Eduardo Manzanos built a Western town in Hoyo De Manzanares (Madrid) , today disappeared , called ¨Golden City¨ where filmed several Western as Welcome Padre Murray , Brandy and various Zorros . Other Zorro filmed by that time are ¨Zorro all Corte di Spaña¨ (1963) by Luigi Capuano , ¨Zorro versus Maciste¨ by Umberto Lenzi with Pierre Brice Alan Steel , Moira Orfei ; ¨El Jiuramento Di Zorro¨ by Ricardo Blasco with Guy Stockwell and Mikaela ; ¨Zorro Il Ribelle¨ by Piero Pirotti with Howard Ross ; ¨Il Figlio Di Zorro¨ (1973) by Gianfranco Baldanello and two directed by Jose Luis Merino with Charles Quiney and Maria Pia Conte as ¨Zorro the rider of vendetta¨ and ¨Zorro of Monterrey ¨ .
The best Zorro are the following : The mute classic adaptation ¨Mark of Zorro¨ 1920, Fred Niblo, with Douglas Fairbanks, the classic ¨Mark of Zorro¨, 1940, Robert Mamoulian with Tyrone Power, Basil Rathbone and Linda Darnell), and followed by ¨The legend of Zorro¨ 2005, Martin Campbell again with Banderas and Catherine Zeta Jones, Tony Amendola,Pedro Armendariz and Rufus Sewell . European version in similar style as ¨Le Tulipe Noie¨ (1964) with Alain Delon and Virna Lisi and ¨Zorro¨(1975, Duccio Tessari with Alain Delon, Octavia Piccolo and Stanley Baker .
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