Zorro Swashbuckling News and Updates

Zorro Swashbuckling News and Updates

Monday, December 26, 2011

The Mark of Zorro audio book from Blackstone Audio

Now available from Blackstone Audio the audio book version of The Mark of Zorro. This unabridged presentation is approximately 7 hours in length and is read by Armando Duran.

Originally serialized, this exciting adventure story achieved immortal fame thanks to the Douglas Fairbanks film of the same name—a cinematic triumph that inspired author Johnston McCulley to dedicate the book release to Fairbanks. It has since seen numerous film and other adaptations, including Blackstone Audio’s full-cast audio drama produced by the renowned Yuri Rasovsky and featuring the voice talents of Val Kilmer. 

1820s California, in a bygone era of sprawling haciendas and haughty caballeros, suffers beneath the whip of oppression. Missions are pillaged, native peasants are abused, and innocent men and women are persecuted by the corrupt governor and his army. But a champion of freedom rides the highways. His identity hidden behind a mask, the laughing outlaw Zorro defies the tyrant’s might. A deadly marksman and a demon swordsman, his flashing blade strikes down those who exploit the poor and oppressed. 

First published in 1919, The Mark of Zorro remains a paradigm of swashbuckling adventure and a popular novel to this day.


Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Mark of Zorro Nominated For a Grammy

Hollywood Theater of the Ear's The Mark of Zorro has been nominated for a Grammy in the Spoken Word category. Congratulations to producer Yuri Rasovsky.


Saturday, November 26, 2011


Audio File Magazine lists The Mark of Zorro among the 10 best full-cast audio productions of 2011.


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Zorro - Behind A New World (Upcoming New World Zorro Book)

ZORRO - Behind A New World


 At over 200 pages - with numerous unpublished color and black and white illustrations - this is the ultimate reference work on the popular TV series Zorro from the 1990s! Fans of the series, westerns and film buffs alike will all find this book interesting as it gives a very detailed insight into the origin of the seriestogether with extensive new interviews with the cast and crew! The book also contains a complete overview of all the episodes, guest performers, locations, and never filmed scripts, pictures of the original props and replicas. Further detailed biographies of the main characters are also included.

Size: 17cm x 26cm (7in x 10in)

Volume: 220 pages

Contents: color / b & w

Release  Date: coming soon
Table of contents:

  - Creation of a Legend

- A short-lived return

- The Starter / production of the first season

- New faces, new stories / second season

- The sound of the Z / the soundtrack to the series

- A new enemy in town / The Third Season

- The end of a new world / the fourth season

- The secret of Tor "o" nado

- Revealed - the singers of the Theme Song

 also featuring

Episode guides, biographies, screenplays of never filmed episodes, unpublished photographs, and new interviews with cast and crew.
Translated from the German website.
This book is being published in Germany. It is believed that it will be avaiblabe in both German and English.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Henry Darrow's Book Available in March 2012

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October 21, 2011 www.bearmanormedia.com

Coming in March, 2012!


Albany, GA – BearManor Media proudly announces its upcoming release, Lightning in a Bottle, by Jan Pippins and Henry Darrow.

Henry Darrow (born Enrique Tomás Delgado) catapulted to international stardom in 1967 as sexy, complex “Manolito Montoya” in the western The High Chaparral. He was the first actor of Puerto Rican heritage to star in a television series. “Henry survived and had a career when, if you were Latino, you couldn’t be just good, you had to be beyond great, and that’s Henry,” says noted writer/entertainer Rick Najera.

At the height of his fame Darrow put his career on the line to open doors for other Hispanics.  He has continued to break ground for over fifty years as a working actor and was recently featured on the PBS series Pioneers of Television. Lightning in a Bottle is the must-read portrait of this inspirational, fiercely determined, endearing and enduring Emmy-winning performer

To learn about this or other BearManor Media titles, please visit our website at www.bearmanormedia.com.

About Jan Pippins
Jan grew up in Mississippi and lives in Louisiana with her husband, horses, cats and dogs.  She graduated from Louisiana State University with double Master’s degrees in Sociology and Social Welfare. Please visit our website for updates at www.henrydarrowbook.com.

About BearManor Media
BearManor Media is a small press that publishes BIG books. They pride themselves on publishing quality entertainment biographies, so they often put out the first book on unique subjects. BearManor Media specializes in books with nostalgic themes like Fess Parker: TV’s Frontier Hero, Little Girl in Big Pictures, The Whistler, Ghosts of Gone With the Wind, and Voices From the Philco.

Updated 8/1/12
The book is now available in print and as an ebook on Kindle.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Mark of Zorro sequel

Blackstone Audio has commissioned a sequel to Hollywood Theater of the Ear's The Mark of Zorro. Stay tuned for details...

Friday, September 23, 2011

Zorro and the Pirate Raiders - Zorro Rides Again Get Nice Reviews (Zorro Radio Drama)

The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio Blog site had some nice words to say about CRT's full-cast radio drama Zorro and the Pirate Raiders.

If you grew up in the 1950s, when you think of Zorro as Guy Williams in the Disney series. Or if you grew up in the late 80s and early 90s, Duncan Regehr may have provided your vision of Zorro. Others may remember Antonio Banderas as Zorro and for many classic film buffs, it is without a doubt Douglas Fairbanks who defines the character in the silent film version.
Zorro did make it to radio in 1957, in a short-lived serial based on the Curse of Capistrano, however only two episodes of this series survive.
Zorro has been interpreted and reinterpreted so many times throughout the years that it's hard to remember that Zorro originiated in the pulp magazines in stories by Johnston McCulley. may have passed Zorro by for the most part, modern producers of radio drama have picked up the torch.
The Colonial Radio Theatre  brought two of these stories to radio in Zorro and the Pirate Raiders and Zorro Rides Again.
In Zorro and the Pirate Raiders, the commandante of the pueblo, Captain Ramon, forms an alliance with cutthroat pirates to  raid the pueblo and split the booty. Ramon also orders the pirates to kill Don Diego de la Vega and kidnap his bride-to-be. Zorro thwarts the attack on Don Diego with the help of other caballeros and then pursues the pirates across the sea.
In Zorro Rides Again, Zorro has retired after The Pirate Raiders but is forced to return when an imposter begins to commit injustices in the name of Zorro. Zorro must clear his name and find the imposter before friends turn against him and the government executes.
These Zorro productions are superb swashbuckling adventures.  Each feature length adventure was filled with action, adventure, and surprise twists throughout the story. The sound effects were amazing, and help to transport you back to Old California.
There were differences between this production and most Zorro adaptations. The biggest was that Zorro had allies: twenty caballeros who fought alongside him. This is a stark difference between modern productions which have Zorro fighting a lone battle against evil, which has become the trend.  However, the CRT's version of Zorro remains faithful to the original vision of McCulley.
Zorro and his caballeros are courageous and gallant, living by a code of honor.  McCulley's vision of Zorro was as a North American version of the knights of old and this really shows through in the Colonial Radio Theater production.  The cast from the stars to their supporting players were all excellent. In particular, Sam Donato shined in the role of Sergeant Garcia.  Oftentimes, the role of the Sergeant in Zorro is often played as buffoon or coward, but Donato's portrayal was more nuanaced, and there was a lot more to Sergeant Garcia than meets these eyes.
There were very few flaws in these productions, and they were  a result of being faithful to the source material, so I can't complain about them. I will say that when a radio drama features a fight between two guys with knives in their mouths, the theater of the mind has to work overtime to supply the images.
Overall, these are great productions that represent Zorro as he was meant to be and provide hours of fun and excitement.

Rating: 5.0 out of 5.0

Zorro fans also be sure to check out The Mark of Zorro radio drama as well.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Johnston McCulley (Zorro Creator) Interview

An interview found in the OAKLAND TRIBUNE MAGAZINE on Page 5, Oakland, California, USA

May 20, 1923

 Article discovered and generously provided by Lisa 
“Noted Author Tells Story of How He Became Writer and What Led to His Success --- Writes Under Many Names”
By Seth Bailey
If you have ever read stories written by Harrington Strong, John Mack Stone, Walter Pierson or Camden Stewart, you have read works by the author about whom this article is written – Johnston McCulley.
But few authors boast as many as four nom de plumes, and few with as many as McCulley.  Some of his best known stories and books are “Broadway Bab,” “The Mark of Zorro,” “The Masked Woman,” and “The Black Star.”  His most interesting character creations were “Thubway Tham” and “Zorro,” who have left more laughs and tears in their wake than any other creation by this star of fiction.
“Thubway Tham” was created quite by accident.  McCulley was in New York and was not getting on any too well when he received a hurry-up call from one of the magazine editors he knew, asking for a story to fill a certain portion of a magazine that was due to hit the streets in a few days.  McCulley sat down at his typewriter and whistled.  He had everything with which to produce what the magazine editor wanted except the story itself.  He had imagination, courage and the willingness to work.  So at random he banged away at the typewriter keys, grinding out something that had come into his mind only that morning.  It was but an incident that occurred on the subway – a mere nothing at all to anyone else.  But it had left a suggestion in McCulley’s mind, and his imagination had pounced upon it and seized at it by the throat.  It had been so recent that his mind had not ample time to treat it justly.  The seed had been sown but the proper time had not elapsed to allow it to spring to life.
As the typewriter keys recorded the train of thoughts, pinning them together in a romping story, there came into the scene from out of nowhere particular Thubway Tham.  He walked in and took hold of things like a real character, and immediately things began to move (illegible – swiftly?).
The magazine editor received the story and accepted it.  Then the magazine got to the readers the editor received a flood of letters about Thubway Tham.  There was a strong appeal for more of him, and the next week saw Johnston McCulley wrestling with his latest character.  He has since written more than one hundred tales, using the same character, all of which have appeared in magazines.
McCulley created the character of Zorro in “The Curse of Capistrano.”  He studied the old California mission empire for years, and has written several stories dealing with mission times.  Zorro was intended to express the spirit of the caballero of the times, and to everyone’s satisfaction he did.  Douglas Fairbanks made his greatest screen success with Zorro.
One of the interesting things about Johnston McCulley is his source for plots.  Most writers have a particular source for their plots, usually from association with the things about which they like best to write.  But not so with McCulley.  Everything and everywhere is his source.  He looks for plots while fishing or motoring, or while digging in the garden.  There is nothing prosaic or commonplace in all (illegible line).  There’s a plot in the peculiar facial expression of the man he meets on the street, or (illegible line) song.  Love, hate, greed, revenge, self-sacrifice have a million angles each.  “Combine two or three, mix with a few characters and you have a plot,” he says.
McCulley is very successfully married – so successfully married that he calls himself the one-half-of-one-percenter.  His other ninety-nine and one-half per cent is also constantly on the alert for suggestions (illegible line) that will help the one-half-of-one-percenter in his daily task of writing successfully.  His only children are brain children, but they cause him as much combined worry and joy as real ones, he asserts.
Calling at his home, 1939 ½ Argyle Avenue, Los Angeles, one might find McCulley pounding away at the typewriter, or on the same day a week later he might be working in his garden back of the house, out fishing or motoring.  He has no set schedule for work.  In writing long stories he usually begins work soon after breakfast and works until late at night, with time off for meals.  He will often, after finishing one story, putter around in the garden, or do some repair work on his car until 10 o’clock in the morning, or three or four in the afternoon, then sit down and start a new tale, writing until he is tired.  Some days he works all day, other days but half a day, and some days not at all.  He is subject to loafing spells of several days at a stretch, and sometimes weeks.  He dignifies these spells with the title of “slump.”  Whenever he gets into a “slump” he usually goes fishing until he feels the “slump” wearing off.
Most of his plots are thought out at bedtime, generally just after retiring.  He mulls the plots over until morning and if it then appears to be as good as he believed it to be the night before, he gets up and (illegible line – begins typing away?).
“What kind of a story is easiest for you to write?” I ask him.
“That which I am interested myself,” he replied, “rather than the one written to fill some editorial request.  Swift-moving romance is the easiest, particularly of olden times.  Detective and mystery tales are the hardest, although I have written hundreds of them.  They are more like work than anything else.”
(Line illegible – McCulley prefers to spend as much?) time as possible, when he is not subject to a “slump,” at work in his studio, but he does not forget that he owes some of his time to his wife and home.  He aims to spend as much time with the other half of the family as he does in his studio.
Fishing is his middle name, be it trout or sea fishing.  He has plotted many a tale whipping a stream.  Of this recreation he says:
“If mentally tired I can get more rest and real pleasure out of fishing than anything else I might do.  I don’t care much for hunting.  I don’t get half the kick from firing a gun at a running deer as I get when a trout strikes my fly.  Man!  That’s sport.  It takes greater skill to fish than to hunt.  Here is a statement that I suppose would cause an argument most anywhere, but that’s my way of looking at it.”
He is what you might call an auto fiend.  Nothing suits him better, and nothing will lure him away from work quicker, than a long auto trip across the country.  He likes the long auto trips and he likes them fast.  When he breaks camp in the morning he looks at his speedometer, and when he reaches camp at night his first act is to record the day’s mileage.  He prides himself in covering a great distance quicker than someone else can cover it.
If you were to ask him why he doesn’t play golf he would give you several legitimate reasons.
“I’m not old enough for golf yet,” he told me.  “When I’m eighty perhaps I’ll fall for it.”
McCulley spent much of his early life in newspaper work – Chicago, Peoria, Columbus, Kansas City, Portland, Seattle, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Denver.  He traveled the road that many others have traveled, restless, looking for some new environment; then he began to write successfully.
“Do you attribute your success to newspaper training?” I ask him.
“Absolutely,” he replied promptly, as though he had reached that conclusion some time ago.  “The newspaper man, if he be a live one, meets all sorts and conditions of persons and learns to analyze men and motives.  Thus he learns to create characters and situations.  He meets with the saintly and sinful, priests and prothgates (?), sees virtue and vice in equal portions.  In after years if he writes fiction, he is pretty liable to know what he is writing about.  He will make a cop talk in police jargon and he won’t have a society leader drinking tea out of a saucer.  If more motion picture people had been newspaper men we wouldn’t see so many laughable breaks in the films.”
McCulley was born at Ottawa, Illinois, February 2, 1883, according to his pedigree in “Who’s Who?”  He sold his first story while a cub reporter.  It was a Goldfield yarn, written during the rush there.  He sent it to Karl Edwin Harriman of the Red Book, who immediately bought it.  It was not the first one he had written.  The first one eventually went into a sewer after it had been returned four times.  The Goldfield story was his second.  Possessed with new vigor he wrote six more, and fizzled on all of them.  Then he settled down to business.  He watched carefully and learned his own faults.  He never met an editor personally until after he had sold over two million words of fiction.  That should (illegible – parch?) the popular idea that a new writer must have a pull to get into print.
He reads about a dozen books a month by other authors and glances through all the magazines to watch the work of others and to keep on the ever changing market, noting changes in (illegible – policy?) as (illegible – mandated?) to him, changes in the style of stories that are popular, changes regarding length, and so on.
McCulley’s advice to inspiring authors is (illegible – bluntly?), as follows:
“Have a story to write, and be sure you have a story before you start to write one.  That is where the average beginner falls down.  Start it with a (illegible – bang?) celebrate the (illegible – moment?) until you come to the big finish, and then stop.  Don’t over write it.  Don’t write more than necessary and spoil what you have written.  The beginner often is inclined to start too slow and never wants to quit when the story is done.  You can have a snappy ending and be true to life at the same time.
“Why seek to depress folks who have enough depression in the ordinary routine of their lives?  Express contentment and happiness and the might of right without going to extremes and writing stuff of the silly happy type.
“Give the public action.  That’s what it wants – lots of it.  Give them romance, the downfall of ulterior motives and the triumph of right.  This can just as easily be done in a murder mystery tale the same as in a story of Biblical times and in an entertaining manner instead of like a sermon.
“The novice can gain much by reading much.  He must get some idea of how others do it – don’t copy them, but get into the swing of telling a story the way the public likes to be told.  This swing can be understood by reading popular stories or books that have met with instant favor by the public.  The (illegible line) is the big feature, but the way it is told is ninety per cent the success of the writer.
“The beginner is going to have many of his manuscripts returned, but that is no reason why he should quit.  When a manuscript comes back it is sure a shot that something is wrong with it.  There is some fault in it that caused it to be rejected.  He may have written the story properly, or told it properly (illegible line – but submitted it to?), the wrong magazine.  But a story properly written and told properly usually draws more consideration than a printed rejection slip.  So it pays to dig into it and discover for one’s self wherein the trouble lies.  After this discovery is made, it is quite an easy matter to correct one’s faults.”
McCulley was asked who, in his opinion, were the three leading authors of America, to which he replied:
“Booth Tarkington, who mingles realism and romance as none other; Joseph Hergesheimer, the best living imitator of dead and gone Europeans; Joseph C. Lincoln, who digs down to the bedrock and comes up with the genuine roots of humor.”
Every author whom I have asked that question, to date, has added just one more to that list, and McCulley did not fail in keeping up to the standard.
“Those, of course, in addition to myself,” he ended.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Zorro's Lair

If you're on Facebook you might want to "Like" the Zorro's Lair page. Zorro fans are sure to enjoy the wonderful photo library featuring pictures of the various actors who've donned the mask of Zorro.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Guy Williams inducted as a Disney Legend August 19th, 2011

At about the 3:58 mark of this video Steven Catalano (Guy's son), Toni Williams (Guy's daughter), Nando (Toni's son/Guy's grandson) and Janice Williams (Guy's Wife) accept the 2011 Disney Legends award in behalf of Guy Williams.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Zorro and the Treasure of the Blue Mountain

                      Fernado Lupiz                                                   Ximena Capristo

"Zorro and the Treasure of the Blue Mountain."

Fernando Lupiz stars as the masked hero Zorro and Ximena Capristo plays the rebellious and sensual Magdalena. Along with a cast of 20 actors they dipict the most beloved characters from the Disney Zorro television series in a theater show filled with action, five trained horses, and acrobatics. Authentic elements used by Fernando Lupiz in his performances with Guy Williams of the original Disney Zorro series have been incorporated into the play. 

In this new version Captain Monasterio (Juan Gavajda) discovers an ancient treasure belonging to the natives of the Blue Mountain. His greed inspires him to devise an evil plan to seize it. El Zorro with sword in hand fights prevent this from happening. Zorro and the Treasure of the Blue Mountain is a story filled with swashbuckling action, love and justice.

The large heated tent theater provides comfortable seating for up to 900 people, a merchanise stand, food, a horse corral and parking.

Set Design by Daniel Feijoo, Music Angel Mahler and Management Robert Antier.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

Guy Williams - The Man Behind The Mask

If you're a fan of Disney's Zorro and Guy Williams you won't be able to put this book down.

The incredible biography of Zorro and Lost In Space star, Guy Williams. Author Antoinette Girgenti Lane's honest, loving account of Disney's dashing TV star contains the first ever detailed information on the man behind the legend, including may RARE photographs! Over 500 pages! 

Available from Bear Manor Media for $32.95 plus postage at the link below! 

Visit Guy Williams - The Man Behind The Mask on Myspace at:

Saturday, June 18, 2011

New World Zorro Returns To Television

Luken Communications adds New World Zorro to its list of  My Family TV programs. To join the swashbuckling fun or for more details on scheduling go to:


New World Zorro featured Duncan Regehr as Diego de la Vega and his alter ego Zorro, Patrice Martinez as Victoria Escalante, Efram Zimbalist Jr as Don Alejandro de la Vega (season 1), Henry Darrow as Alejandro de la Vega (seasons 2-4), James Victor as Sgt Jaime Mendoza, Michael Tylo as Alcalde Luis Ramone ( seasons 1-2), John Hertzler as Alcalde Ignacio de Soto (seasons 3-4) and Juan Diego Botto as Felipe.

And as a reminder the New World Zorro series is also available on DVD from A&E Video and can be purchased on Amazon.com.

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.

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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.


Saturday, April 30, 2011

New World Zorro on DVD ~ At Last!

Now available on DVD! New World Zorro the television series starring Duncan Regehr, Patrice Martinez, James Victor, Juan Diego Botto, Efram Zimbalist Jr (season 1), Henry Darrow (Seasons 2-4), Michael Tylo (seasons 1-2), John Hertzler (seasons 3-4).

Zorro Radio Dramas

Zorro creator Johnston McCulley's first three Zorro tales are now available as full-cast audio dramas. Below is a link to the publishers website allowing you to hear a sample of each production as well as a link to amazon.com.

The Mark of Zorro full-cast audio drama from Hollywood Theater of the Ear starring Val Kilmer, Ruth Livier, Elizabeth Peña, Armin Shimmerman, Mishach Taylor, Keith Szarabajka, Ned Schmidtke, Scott Brick, Stefan Rudnicki, Kristoffer Tabori, Philip Proctor, John Sloan, and Gordo Panzastarring. Published by Blackstone Audio. Available from Blackstone Audio, Amazon.com and fine book stores everywhere.

Zorro and the Pirate Raiders produced by Colonial Radio Theater.Starring Kevin Cirone, Shonna McEachern, Hugh Metzler, J.T. Turner, Sam Donato, Joseph Zamperelli Jr., and Dan Powell. Now Available on CD from Brilliance Audio, Amazon.com and book stores everywhere.

Zorro Rides Again produced by Colonial Radio Theater. Featuring Kevin Cirone, Jeremy Benson, Shonna McEachern, Shana Dirk, Sam Donato, and Hugh Metzler. Available on CD from Brilliance Audio, Amazon.com and book stores everywhere.

Coming Soon.......... The sequel to The Mark of Zorro!