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Legend Of Zorro, The
Genre: Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 106 (Mar 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Antonio Banderas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Rufus Sewell, Nick Chinlund, Julio Oscar Mechoso, Shuler Hensley, Michael Emerson & Adrian Alonso

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Special features include director Martin Campbell

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 10232
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

Violence, peril, action, language, and a couple of suggestive moments
(Retail Price): $28.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): Yes
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 131
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 01/31/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Martin Campbell
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
It's 1850 and sunny California is not the place to be, so the desperate citizens launch a campaign for statehood, that is soon thwarted by some greedy Europeans. And when Don Alejandro de la Vega (Banderas) catches wind about this, he wants to spring into action to save the day, but his beautiful wife (Zeta-Jones), tired of her husband's secret life, puts her pumped heel down in a final ultimatum: family or hero. Will the Legend Of Zorro return to save his people? Or will be remain in the arms of his love? Or, perhaps, both. (Jack Kelley)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced DVD 2.35:1 picture exhibits richly saturated color palette that is complementary to the genre and setting. Plenty of rich browns and warm tobacco hues give the picture a western flavor. At times, fleshtones can appear a bit ruddy. Details are nicely rendered, even in the action shots. There is no bothersome edge enhancement, and pixel breakup is also a rare distraction. Overall, the picture looks fantastic. (Suzanne Hodges)

With its well-recorded effects and Foley, the Dolby

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