ROMANCING THE STONE SPECIAL EDITION and JEWEL OF THE NILE SPECIAL EDITION are new releases of these hit comic adventures starring Michael Douglas, KathleenTurner and Danny DeVito with never-before-seen deleted scenes and f... more »eaturettes. The titles are available as a slipcased giftset for $29.98 & $45.98. Disk 1: Romancing The Stone Special Edition Disk 2: Jewel of The Nile« less
4/5 Rating - Romancing the Stone - Dated but Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito and others at their best. If you are a fan of Director Zemeckis, you should check this out since it has his style and twist to go along with it.
2/5 Rating - Jewel of the Nile - A 2 rating is generous since this was a bit of a flop compared to the first one even though it had it's moments. Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito and Director Zemeckis are back if you are fans of them but don't expect alot in this sequel.
Jennifer D. (jennicat) from ST AUGUSTINE, FL Reviewed on 3/29/2014...
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L. Shirley | fountain valley, ca United States | 09/04/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you loved "Romancing The Stone" and can hardly pass the TV without stopping to watch when it's on, then you might want to consider this 2-pack. RTS alone is a five star film on it's own.It is one that is as enjoyable the 50th time you watch as it was the first. Then follow the adventures of Jack, Joan and Ralph to Africa in "Jewel Of The Nile".The only problem is...you'll have a heck of a time trying to decide what genre to put them in. There's something for everybody. Action-Adventure, Comedy, and Romance. It's a Caper and a Cliffhanger.
Here's the story for those that may have missed this gem....
Joan Wilder(Kathleen Turner)is a romance novelist who's hopes and dreams are to be swept off her feet by a man like Jessie, the hero of her adventurous stories. She's about to have her own adventure though, one that includes a man, well... not quite like Jessie,but a hero in his own way, Jack T. Colton(Michael Douglas). He has dreams too. And he's into "short-cuts" to make them come true.
After coming into possession of a mysterious treasure map, Joan finds herself in the jungles of Columbia. She must use the map to bargain for her kidnapped sister's life. Things are not going smoothly though. All kinds of villains are after the map. Enter Jack to the rescue, but are his intentions to help her or is he also after the treasure at the end of the map?? Find out as things go downhill(literally), they are swinging from vines, fighting off crocodiles, and are all the time being chased by bad cops and bumbling thieves, including the likes of Danny DeVito!
"Jewel Of The Nile" is the sequel to this fun adventure, and although a bit on the predictable side, and maybe not one that you'll watch as often as RTS,(I would probably give it 3 1/2 stars on it's own),it's a chance to see these three great stars back in action again,this time being chased and romancing their way across Africa.
Joan and Jack 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 immediately finds herself in the midst of a mysterious,intriguing and very dangerous situation 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(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.
Finally available in a packaged deal on DVD, it would be nice if the special features were listed, so fans of theses films could decide if it is worth the upgrade to a "special edition". Also these two "special edition" are both sold separately. It may be worth the time to check the prices from Amazon and the outside sellers to see which way is the best deal(including shipping costs)
Fun, Romance,Adventure,Great Location shoots, and three great stars to spend action-packed hours with....go for it..and enjoy....Laurie
more fun stuff: Man With One Red Shoe The Cowboy Way Goin South
D. Roberts | Battle Creek, Michigan United States | 02/04/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"These 2 films are 2 of the most nostalgic films for me from the mid-1980s. It had been a long time since I watched them, but they remain as delightful today as they did when I first saw them on VHS in the 80s.
Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner portray a pair of quasi-lovers thrown into rather unpredictable circumstances. Danny Devito plays a loveable bumbling bad guy who is out to convince himself that he really IS a bad guy.
The DVDs contain special features which interview the stars today and all 3 reminisce about the making of both films. The story about how the set-prop of the F-16 nearly caused an international incident is comical. There was just one downside to the interviews, and that was that Kathleen Turner (who SIZZLED in the 80s!) has not aged well @ all. I would have never recognized her. Sadly, I believe Danny Devito has aged more gracefully than she has.
If you grew up in the 80s, I would highly recommend that you pick up this DVD set to re-discover why we all loved Kathleen & Mike way back then. If you're young enough that you were not alive when the movies came out in the theatre, then you're in for a big treat. These are 2 of the funnest adventure movies ever made!"
Product of the Indiana Jones craze; but not just another kno
Charles Wilcox | Brandon, Florida, USA | 09/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This film really took me back. My mother took me to see it for the first time in the cinema when I was twelve years old. The last time I saw it was on VHS in the late 80's. When I recently viewed the special edition, a whole lot of old memories came flooding back. The film obviously aimed for the Raiders of the Lost Ark crowd with its high-adventure sequences, (Indiana Jones was one of the hottest properties around at the time) but ended up being its own animal before all was said and done, becoming more a romantic comedy than an action-adventure film. This film is something special because as a twelve-year-old who hated all that kissy-stuff I still loved this movie, and to this day I still don't like romantic comedies, but I still love this movie. The story is about a lonely romance novelist who travels to Columbia to bring a map to two kidnappers who have her sister. Along the way she meets Jack T. Colton, a drifter who agrees to take her to meet the kidnappers for $350 some American. Of course, he manages to convince her she should go after the treasure to which the map points (El Corazon, the said "stone" of the title) and a number of misadventures follow. The sequel is almost as good, but added the element of the supernatural, albeit briefly. The bottom line is this: If you like the Indiana Jones films, you'll probably enjoy this. If you've never seen this movie, give it a try."
Romancing the Stone / Jewel of the Nile
Nicole R. Witmer | 11/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have loved these two movies since I was a little girl and it is so nice to be able to watch them again and again now that they are on DVD. Thank you so much!!!"
A rotten apple spoils the barrel!
Giradman | 09/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First, my 5* rating is for the original movie 'Romancing the Stone' - I had this film on VHS tape and then on a non-anamorphic DVD which I dumped (just cannot stand letterboxing); so, I've been waiting like others for an anamorphic version to appear & this dual set seems to fill that need (although the sequel is just not as good). The one reviewer who gave this package a 1* rating should be disqualified & his rating expunged from the composite (hence my 5* rating to counter-balanced this poor judgment). I'm about ready to 'buy in' again if indeed these offerings are now anamorphic - I checked several other websites which seem to confirm this format, thus any other comments? Thanks."