November 21st, 2010
By Jan Pippins
Coming January 25, 2011 from A&E Home Video, the complete New World Zorro series on DVD. It stars Duncan Regehr (Zorro/Don Diego de la Vega), James Victor (Sgt. Jaíme Mendoza), Patrice Martinez (Victoria Escalante), Henry Darrow (Don Alejandro de la Vega seasons 2-4), Efram Zimbalist Jr. (Don Alejandro season 1) , Michael Tylo (Alcalde Luís Ramón), John Hertzler (Alcalde Ignacio de Soto) and Juan Diego Botto (Felipe, Zorro’s assistant). Filmed entirely in Spain this ½ hour series was a Family Channel original in the 1990s. The top-notch cast and crew make it lively entertainment for all ages.
High Chaparral fans should especially enjoy charismatic Henry Darrow as Don Diego’s dashing father in seasons 2, 3 and 4. Season 3 guest stars include beloved HC regular Bob Hoy and HC guest star Donna Baccala. Manolito Montoya shows up to play young Don Alejandro and does he ever look the part. Plus, in “Sanctuary” (2nd season) plucky Lauren Levian (Mrs. Henry Darrow) fights fire and helps a wounded hero.
The complete series set includes a bonus DVD with the silent film The Mark of Zorro (1920), trailers from cinema Zorro serials and the original never-released pilot and photo gallery for New World Zorro.