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Mark of Zorro (1940) Fox, Special Edition New Release?

Old 07-18-05, 06:00 PM
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Mark of Zorro (1940) Fox, Special Edition New Release?

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Anyone know anything about the new SE release of Mark of Zorro, 1940? I remember hearing the transfer was not that great on the Studio Classics release so I skipped it. I wonder whats so Special about it since it was already released as a Studio Classics?
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I really have a hard time believing it's anything other than the FSC
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Old 07-18-05, 08:39 PM
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This is just Fox's lame attempt to capitalize on the new Zorro movie coming out.

I have this disc. It's not at the level of Warner's better efforts, but it certainly looks fine especially considering you can buy it for $9.99 at many stores.
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Old 07-18-05, 10:06 PM
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It looks like someone at Fox got their Crayola's on this title! According to various etailers, the upcoming SE of The Mark of Zorro (1940) will feature a colorized version of the film. (It wasn't clear if, like on their Shirley Temple titles, they will include the original B&W version on the disc as well.)

If this isn't bad enough, the studio may also be discontinuing the Fox Studio Classics version of this classic.
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Old 07-19-05, 12:31 AM
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If this isn't bad enough, the studio may also be discontinuing the Fox Studio Classics version of this classic.

thanks for giving me a reason to spend 10 bucks finally
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Old 07-19-05, 03:14 AM
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Also announced for the same day is a re-release of 1940's Mark of Zorro. This two-sided disc will included the previously released "Studio Classics" edition with the same extras on one side, and a newly colorized version on the flip side. retail is also $19.98.

think i'll save the 5 bucks and let them keep their color version
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Old 07-19-05, 06:27 AM
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Title: Mark of Zorro '40: Special Edition
Starring: Tyrone Power
Released: 18th October 2005
SRP: $19.98

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Fox Home Entertainment has announced the release of Mark of Zorro '40: Special Edition for the 18th of October, priced at around $19.98. Side one of the disc will feature a new, colourised version of the film in its original 1.33:1 aspect ratio with Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo audio, along with a commentary by Richard Schickel. Side two will feature the original black and white feature, a commentary by Richard Schickel, a biography entitled 'Tyrone Power: The Last Idol', and trailers for Studio Classics All About Eve, An Affair to Remember, Anastasia, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Gentlemen's Agreement, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, How Green was my Valley, The Inn of the Sixth Happiness and Love is a Many Splendored Thing. Here's the artwork.
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Old 07-19-05, 11:26 AM
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so are they keeping the same artwork?
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Old 07-19-05, 11:28 AM
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yes they are. same cover, and same spine number 12
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Old 07-19-05, 11:44 AM
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what a strange way to tie it in with the new movie. I assumed it would have a big flaming Z on the cover...
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Old 07-19-05, 11:55 AM
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I'll stick with the one I have
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Old 10-08-05, 12:21 AM
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this is the slipcover....but i have had this in hand...the cover is diffrent...and no spine number. no mention of the classics banner. the old copy went OOP a few weeks back. if you want the old cover get it now..
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Can anyone tell me about this Fox Searchlight Collection that I've seen at wal-mart? Are these just dumbed-down editions of previous releases? if the fox studios classics version of mark of zorro is going OOP, does that also mean the same for the studio classics version of the day the earth stood still, which I also saw at wal-mart as part of the searchlight collection? are the studio classics being discontinued?

Sorry about all the questions - just really gotta know!
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Old 10-09-05, 12:10 AM
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no the franchise is not being discontinued...the zorro disc is just a way to cash in on the new movie. I have not seen the day the earth stood still disc, but i was under the impression that it had a slipcover with a blue banner...i did not know the actual cover had changed. I have not seen that listed OOP anywhere as of yet.
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review is up

Scott Weinberg reviews The Mark of Zorro: Special Edition
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Old 10-20-05, 07:19 AM
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The review doesn't mention if the b&w is the same as the previous dvd.
And it doesn't say how the colorized version looks.
Like is it just brown & greens colors that are used as is usally the case in these colorized movies.
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Old 10-20-05, 07:58 PM
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not sure...but i assume the B&W side is just the same since it carried over the same trailers and what not...wonder if they changed the menu.
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Old 10-20-05, 08:06 PM
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I saw a screencap of the colorized version somewhere recently and was surprised that it looked pretty good. Much better than previous colorized movies i've seen. I already own the FSC disc but I'm interested in this one just for curiousities sake.
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Can someone post a shot of the colorized version? pleaseeee.
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Can someone post a shot of the colorized version? pleaseeee.
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