In the blockbuster Romancing The Stone, novelist Joan Wilder (Kathleen Turner) and wanderer Jack Colton (Michael Douglas) went sailing off into the sunset together. In this thrill-packed sequel, Ralph (Danny DeVito) is ba... more »ck on their trail and they're back in the fast lane on a perilous trek through the fierce North African Desert. Not even treacherous tribes, deadly dungeons and semingly endless villains can stop this trio from finding, once and for all, that mysterious "jewel."« less
L. Shirley | fountain valley, ca United States | 01/17/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This review refers to "Jewel of the Nile" DVD edition(20th Cent Fox)....
If you loved "Romancing The Stone", and can hardly pass the TV without stopping to watch when it's on, then go ahead and follow the adventures of Jack, Joan and Ralph in Africa in "Jewel Of The Nile". It may not stand up to the repeated viewings like RTS, but it is a fun and action packed sequel, and it is the characters that we have come to love, that make us want to watch them in action in a new and different story.
Joan(Kathleen Turner) and Jack(Michael Douglas) have been living together on his boat for six months already. Jack wants to take off and see the world, Joan has a bit of a writer's block and wants more from life. Opportunity knocks on her door when a powerful Sheik wants her to write his story. She's wisked off to Africa, leaving a brooding Jack behind, and immediatley finds herself in the midst of a mysterious, intriguing and very dangerous situtation involving an all powerful "Jewel". But have no fear, Jack is warned of the danger his beloved is in and is off to save her. Ralph( Danny DeVito),who has been lurking about and hears the word "Jewel" is not going to be left out this time, and tags along as well. An added bonus to this one are the fabulous Flying Karamazov Brothers juggling troupe, who jazz up this film a little with their entertaining skills.
I probably would go a little higher then 3 stars if I was just rating the film, but I was a bit disappointed in the DVD transfer(especially compared to RTS). It didn't seem like much care went into it. The film is presented in widescreen, which is really nice, and takes in all the action and scenery nicely, and even the colors were nice and bright, but the print was below average for a film of this age(1985). It seemed grainey at times, and I often noticed scratches and even dirt. Good sound in Dolby Surround, but with all the action and adventure in this film, DD5.1 would have been great. The film may also be viewed in French and has subtitles in English and Spanish.
Fans of the first film, will certainly enjoy spending more time with the gang, but may want to consider renting it first, if you haven't seen it yet.
Get the Popcorn ready, and maybe some lemonade..it's a hot trek through the desert!...enjoy...Laurie
newer edition together with romancing the stone:Romancing the Stone / Jewel of the Nile
Velveeta at its finest!
Guilty Pleasure | Langley, British Columbia Canada | 04/02/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I blinked and missed the eighties, too busy working and raising kids. So I picked this up, along with "Romancing the Stone," in the nineties, and caught up! A cheezy, but classy, brace of time capsules."
A sequel that mostly makes the grade
Peggy Vincent | Oakland, CA | 04/20/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Rarely does a sequel to a smash movie rise to the same level as its predecessor - but perhaps Jewel of the Nile is the exception (along with some of the Indiana Jones follow-ups).
This sequel to Romancing the Stone, a rip-snorter adventure/romance with Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas, set the stage for this 2nd one. They've been together since the end of the 1st movie, living on his yacht. She is on assignment in the Middle East when she's abducted, and it's up to Douglas and of course Danny DeVito, to rescue her.
Good stuff, but not quite 5-star."
Great Classic on the perfect format
Isaac R. Barker | ogden, ut usa | 01/31/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great classic Michael Douglas film. It looks the best it ever has on the blu ray format. The picture quality isn't as good as other blu ray movies from the same era, but it is much better than the dvd version. So if you are a fan of this movie definitely pick up this version."
Great Movie, BAD Quality
M. DelaPena | Tampa, florida United States | 04/22/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Just about everyone who orders this title has seen it before. So this is in regards to Video quality. If you must own the movie fine then by all means purchase it but be warned the DVD movie quality is atrocious. I must have about 100 movies now and of course you do expect some dropouts and scratches on older titles but this one really takes the cake in my opinion. This copy is littered with dropouts " small white specs" , scratches and well just a plain dirty rendition of a superb movie. I have no clue why a DVD production house would allow something this bad to go into mass production unless they just believe that Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner fans will buy anything with them in it. I was beginning to believe that when you purchased a DVD you were getting the absolute best that these companies could offer. NOT SO, It appears that the bottom line is still about making a profit. Sadly enough its the consumer that ends up flipping the bill. The intros and menus are top notch superb DVD quality. And it starts out ok but gets prgressively worse. Honestly guys this movie could have been mastered from a better copy instead... well for us Douglas Turner fans a complete and sad letdown."