Each complete season is presented over a six-disc set in its own black collectible tin accompanied by a sharp-looking Zorro pin, an authenticity certificate indicating its number out of the 30,000 created in the limited series, and a lithograph though those appear to be oversized post cards. The black-and-white footage looks very sharp.
The extras from the first-season set include a two-part Zorro adventure that aired in 1960 on Walt Disney Presents, and as host, Walt provides intro and outros. There’s also the first introduction of Williams as Zorro from an excerpt of "The Fourth Anniversary Show" of WDP and a new feature “The Life and Legend of Zorro” (12 min) that tracks the history of Zorro and then focuses on the Disney series.
The extras on the second-season set include two Zorro adventures that aired in 1961 on WDP. Ricardo Montalban co-stars in “Auld Acquaintance.” “Behind the Mask” (8 min) is a feature on Guy Williams and “A Trip to the Archives” (11 min) presents Leonard Maltin and Williams’ son on the Disney Burbank lot.
Zorro is a very charming series and holds up well for its age. Reflective of its time with its simple “good guys vs. bad guys” motif, Zorro remains very engaging over five decades later due to Williams’ charisma, the humor derived from characters like the bumbling Sergeant Demetrio López García, and plenty of action, particularly sword-fighting. No doubt fans who grew up with the series will want to relive it, but there’s no reason the series shouldn’t make new fans.