VIDEO: Zorro, The Gay Blade (1981)

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It’s the first of Sofie’s requested reviews, and to her great delight, it’s a movie she really likes: Zorro, The Gay Blade, a fun homage to the classic swashbuckler genre, starring George Hamilton as both Don Diego Vega AKA Zorro, and also his gay twin brother Ramon Vega AKA Bunny Wigglesworth. 

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  • yes! finally more sofie! Sofie and/or Mendo always brighten my day 🙂

    • Sofie Liv

       Dawww, that makes me very happy to hear! I just hope I can up now with every-thing then, a lot of stuff is going on around me.
      Oh well, we find some-thing out.

  • Thanks so much Sofie for reminding me of this great movie. Used to watch it over and over when it played on HBO in the early 80’s. I really need to see it again

    • Sofie Liv

       Thank Mendo whom requested it.
      But yeah, it is a great movie! glad you enjoyed! 🙂

  • High five, fellow Zorro fan! 
    I gotta check this movie out, as I told you the other day it was in my “to-review” list!

    • Russell Brin (Facebook sux)

      I hope Mendo hasn’t asked you to edit any more crappy hentai…you should be editing good hentai like Cool Devices or Bible Black 😉

      • Sofie Liv

         Oh that’s nothing, you should see what we have Joey Tedesco do out in the back.

        • Russell Brin (Facebook sux)

          You have the poor boy watching horrible movie adaptations of Hanna Barbara cartoons…you monsters!

          • Sofie Liv

             Shit! we’ve been figured out!

            Quick! Mendo hide all the evidence, Renegado you create a distraction and i’ll run through the back-door!

          • Tedzey71

            it’s worse.

    • Sofie Liv

       Wooh! High five right back at ya!

      Well, now I all-ready have, so you don’t need to, but you still totally should check it out!

  • And yes. We need more characters like Zorro.

    • Sofie Liv

       I personally hope Puss in Boots gets lots and lots of sequels…

      What?
      Come on! Puss in Boots honestly makes perfect sense as a adventure franchise, you can litterately drop him any-where in the world and have tons of compleately unrelated adventures, sort of like Indiana Jones or James Bond, he is the only animated character I can think off which honestly would work so well in a long string of movies.
      Shrek didn’t work, Madagascar didn’t work, he makes way more sense then a Car 2 or a Monsters INC 2.. he just makes sense as a character to give lots and lots of movies with independet plots.. sigh.

      Here’s for hoping that they not only do it, but do it well.

  • MichaelANovelli

    Well, as I’ve said, Sofie, you’ve been through a lot, so I picked something light and fun to cheer you up!  🙂

    • Sofie Liv

      thanks mate, deeply appreciated. 

  • Alright!!! Love this movie! My favorite line is of course “YOU NAUGHTY EVIL ALCALDE!!!”

    • Sofie Liv

       hehe, that is a very funny line, and just the way he says it in that loud over the top voice of his.
      Man this alcalde is funny X)

      • Damn right Sophie! 🙂  Now flap your wrists! FLAP YOUR WRISTS!! NOW SAY YOU NAUGHTY EVIL ALCALDE!!!

        • Sofie Liv

           YOOUUU NAUUUUUGHTY EVIL ALCADEEEEE!!!!

  • You’ve certainly got me intrigued in this movie Sofie and The Zorro franchise in general. Also, welcome back to regular reviewing. Like dave, I smile when I see a new video of yours. 

    • Sofie Liv

       yay, well, have fun checking it out :3

  • Calum Syers

    Glad to see you’re back, Sofie. I really dig your reviews.

    I must admit, I’d never even heard of this film before, and all I know of Zorro is the film with Antonio Banderas. I must get around to trying to see more Zorro related products.

    Also, I sent a review request. Glad to have donated.

    • Sofie Liv

       Well, I can only recommend checking it out, as stated.. I love this kind of stuff.

      Funny thing about the Banderas movie though.. it does not follow the regular Zorro mythos, the Banderas movie is a kind of sequel to the 1941 film “Mark of Zorro” which is the same movie I showed a clip from here, with the candle and all of that.

      So you see, it actually is a sort of trioligy. “Mark of Zorro.” “Mask of Zorro.” and “Legend of Zorro.”

      Why the hell they decided to do it like that and make it a ‘sequel’ to a movie that was at the time almost fifty years old.. I really have no idea.
      But for what the Banderas movie is, it’s actually pretty good and I do recommend checking that one out as well.
      I do not, how-ever, recommend Legend of Zorro.. that one is just dull and tired.. it actually managed to make Banderas, in a Zorro outfit, look tired and thus unattractive, he is not attractive in that movie, which is one hell of a feet! I am attracted to him when he is voicing a bloody cat! and I am not into furries!

      Well, lets see when i’ll get around to that review 🙂

  • Nuclearademan

    Need to see this film now, I love spoof comedies.

    • Sofie Liv

       Back in time when they were still funny…. and real spoofs with an genune story paying homage to the source material not blatantly ripping it off.. hollywood, please note how the two candle scenes were actually different and not the same, therefore I am glad to call it a homage and note a ripp-off, shezz..

      Why must all nice things be spoiled sooner or later?

      • Nuclearademan

        The back in time that you mentioned was when they were made by talented people like Mel Brooks. Nowadays they are made by people who don’t exactly care about quality and just wanna rush out any old crap inorder to make money *cough*Friedberg & Seltzer*cough*.

        • Sofie Liv

          Yeah… that’s why we can’t have nice things..

          But fortunately the enternet has arrived, so we can make our own parodies…

          STARKIDS PRODUCTION FTW!

  • it just hit me that Doctor Who wouild be a lot more interesting if Sofie and Mendo were his companions, lol:)

    • Sofie Liv

       Sadly, probably never going to happen.. neither of us are british..

      And here I walked around thinking I was secretly one of the doctors future incarnations, oh well, I get over it.

  • Russell Brin (Facebook sux)

    Since I was not able to contribute financially to your endeavour if I say bought you a DVD like the Wonder Woman movie, would that be acceptable?

    • Sofie Liv

       Well, if you really want to buy it and send it all the way over here to Denmark.. sure.
      If any-one want to donate some-thing they can send me an e-mail and we’ll talk about it.

      I just don’t see how it’s financially better for any-one at all..

  • Drfysh420

    Awws, don’t apologize for your accent, it’s cool! Plus I have noticed your English enunciation is improving over time, so keep goin, Sofie!

    • Sofie Liv

      I can’t help it! It troubles me when I am in doubt whether people will understand it or not.. and I can hear my own voice and be in doubt.. sigh..

      I am glad you can hear an improvement thought, I am practising this, when-ever I find a word I can pronounce I do find a clip of some-one saying it, say it as they did, and then walk around all day repeating it to myself until I can say the word.. apparently it looks like I am talking to myself, but I am still glad it helps 🙂

  • Dennis Fischer

    Hi Sofie, I share your love of swashbucklers, and though ZORRO THE GAY BLADE is a parody, it’s still a fun one.  The theme being “borrowed” by this film is Erich Korngold’s music from ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD, simply being repurposed for this Zorro film.  What kind of word, though, is “perspectivating”?  It certainly it’s English.

    For the most part, I find your Danish accent charming, and think you would be the perfect commentator for another request–could be possibly do REPTILICUS, one of Denmark’s only monster movies?  It would be especially great if you could compare the original Danish version with the AIP slightly altered American version.

    • Sofie Liv

      oh damn… I even own Errol Flyns Robin hood on DVD and I did not recognise the theme.. shame on me, seriously.

      Perspectivating.. okay maybe it’s a danish word I made into an english word, I don’t know if it is in the english dictionary, but you can say it in Danish.. it just means to take perspective while looking at the material, meaning take a step back and look at it from the outside thereby giving an opinion not coloured by own feelings but just look at how its affected by the items around it or how it effect the things.

      I’m sorry, but the requests right now are for the people whom donated, if you didn’t donate no request for now.
      Repticilicus is though a fun movie I did consider to make some-thing fun out one day, like I had considered to grap a hold on Beowulf because well.. I am danish and its two movies afflicted with Denmark. (all though whom-ever designed beowulf has obviously never been here…)

      glad you like the accent X)

      • Dennis Fischer

        Michael Crichton’s THE 13th WARRIOR is also a retelling of Beowulf, with a Muslim along giving his perspective.

        Of course, Beowulf is an Olde English poem, and the English were never big fans of Scandanavian invaders.

        One minorly guilty pleasure you may consider in the future is THE LONG SHIPS, a story about Vikings off of Africa.  However, at one point, one of the heroes is thrown overboard and in the next scene we see him swimming ashore at his coastal village, panting heavily *(as well he should).

        I had seen Phantom of the Opera on stage in both Los Angeles and Las Vegas, but your clips from the Anniversary version in your review of the film convinced me to pick that up as well, and I’m glad I did.

        • Sofie Liv

          huh.. interesting.

          Erh no.. Beowulf is a genuine old Danish legend.. I have read it in old Danish.. the original languet.
          Maybe it was brought to England some time and some munks turned it into a poem, that happens, but it’s also an old folks tale.

          We have does, old tales about to big bad awesome vikings whom defied gods and ice-giants to be kings and so on. I’ve both been in plays about them and read them.

          Thanks! Glad you enjoyed! and yeah, the Phantom of the opera anniversary DVD is awesome :3

          • Dennis Fischer

            Just curious, but do you like Guy Madden films with their Icelandic-style storytelling told in a transition to sound style format?  While he is definitely not for all tastes, he has done some excellent Canuck cult movies, including TALES OF GIMLI HOSPITAL, THE SADDEST MUSIC IN THE WORLD, DRACULA: PAGES FROM A VIRGIN’S DIARY, and KEYHOLE.  You might give him a try sometime.

            The version of Beowulf I read was definitely in Old English (and also translated into modern English) and not Danish, though it could well have been based on a Danish tale.  THe Robert Zemeckis animated version certainly took some interesting liberties with the tale to try to make it seem less episodic and more interrelated.  It was certainly fun hearing Ray Winstone playing an action hero and bellowing, “I am…BEOWULF!”

  • Cristiona

    This is such a horribly wrong movie that probably should never have been made, but damn if I don’t love the hell out of it.

    • Sofie Liv

      I do disagree… if you ask me there is nothing wrong with this movie and it gets every-thing right and I love the hell out of it…

  • edharris1178

    Great review.  I haven’t seen this one in years, I knew that music was familiar.  It’s been in my head intermittently and I’ve been trying to place it for years!  Have you seen George Hamilton’s Dracula spoof Love at First Bite by any chance?  It’s similar in tone to this one.

    • Sofie Liv

       You know, I was recommended that movie a while back but I never got around to actually watch it..
      I will how-ever.. at some point.. I think.. when I find it..

      Thanks 🙂

  • Russell Brin (Facebook sux)

    Sofie I’m surprised you and Nostalgia Chick haven’t done a crossover yet, since you both pretty much have the same opinions on female super heroines.  And how awful their movies have been to date.  The best Supergirl movie is Superman/Batman: Apocalypse, and that was a mistitled movie just to drive sales since it featured Superman and Batman in it, when it was really a Supergirl movie (and damn good movie at that!).  The animated Wonder Woman movie was excellent.  In fact, in all her animated work, Wonder Woman has been pretty damn good.  So has Black Canary, Starfire, Raven, Storm, She-Hulk…it’s kind of confusing why in animation the comic book women are so good, yet in movies, they are so bad.  

    • Sofie Liv

       Urh.. I would freaking love to make a cross-over to the Nostalgia Critic but erh.. I don’t feel like I am exactly big enough an enternet name to even ask..
      Some-one else asked me ones if I considered making a cross-over with Marven.. cause we are both so theatrical and all that, could make up for some fun jokes. and I had to give the same answer.. would love to.. don’t feel ready to ask yet.

      Well, I agree with a lot of things the nostalgia chick says, she is a very clever woman, there are a few things we disagree on. but that is art.. like there are also things I agree with and disagree with with Doug Walker.. movies should be more like real life and have less plot… why? I go to the movies to get away from real life not to get more of it!
      That always sort of amused me about his genneral view of movies X)

      You know, the animated stuff of the era you speak off in genneral just is better than most movies and gets the entire superhero genre better than most movies.
      I just started watching “superman tas.” again.. and it’s a bloody brilliant show, all of it, all does complaints people have about Superman as a hero, they are none existent in that show.
      Justice League is, if you ask me, also the best super hero ensemble show ever created, it’s the best that is ever going to be about a team of superheroes, it wont ever get better than that.

  • Anithusiast

    That music was also used in The Goonies during the part where Sloth is watching T.V. and when he shows up in the finale. 

    Great review. I can’t wait to see what you do next. 😀

    • Sofie Liv

      Heh cool. I gotta watch that movie again some-time, it’s really been a while.

      Thanks! Glad you enjoyed!