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NEW Romancing The Stone - Romancing The Stone (Blu-ray)


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  • Language: English, French, Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese Chinese
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Fox Searchlight
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001CC7PK8
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #63,118 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L. Shirley on Aug. 13 2003
Format: DVD
This review refers to the DVD edition(Twentieth Cent Fox) of "Romancing The Stone"....
I could not even think of going less than 5 stars on this film. It is one that is as enjoyable the 50th time you watch as it was the first. If it was playing on TV, I could not pass it, without stopping to watch it. So when I saw it at such a great price, I could not pass it up. Here's my only problem with it...I'm having a heck of a time trying to decide what genre to put it with. It has 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!
Good job by Twentieth Century Fox.I was pretty pleased with the DVD. The picture is one of the better non-anamorphic transfers I have seen.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By "txmike" on Aug. 21 2001
Format: DVD
Some have said the transfer to the DVD format is not particularly good. To that I disagree. I just played my new copy yesterday and the picture is very sharp and colors are very accurate. Naturally, the sound suffers in comparison to modern digital 5-channel surround tracks, but overall it is very good. Very good, not superb, and that is why I give this DVD 4 stars. The entire movie itself is a classic and hard to beat for its genre.
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This 1984 film was the first that brought together the incredible on-screen chemistry of Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas. The film, a romantic and comic version of the Indiana Jones films, involves a romance novelist (Kathleen T) and how she gets wrapped up in a hunt for a rare and valuable diamond. As her love interest and her partner in the search is Michael Douglas. At first, the two don't get along very well. Their fighting and bickering as well as game-playing (they each plan to dump the other and take the diamond for themselves) is only an overture to the subsequent romance and passion that overwhelms them. At the end of the movie, they are on a boat on top of a car in New York City headed for a romantic world travel adventure.
This movie also stars Danny Devito (this team- Turner, Douglas and Da Vito would later make War Of The Roses which was a darker comedy about a nightmare divorce). Danny DeVito is hilarious as he is a shlemiel. The location was shot in South America, specifically Columbia, and the lush scenes of photographic landscapes - jungles, rivers, waterfalls, rapids and villages, make this a very engaging adventure story. Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas are really great together and it is the real salvation of the movie. For Turner's character, her life becomes an adventure and a romance as any of the novels she has written. Highly enjoyable, very comedic and never aging, this movie is a welcome fill for any space in your DVD collection. On DVD, it's even better. Greater color and sound, picture quality and bonus feature such as insight on the film, the actors and commentary.
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This movie is a modern swashbuckler that presents an unusual twist in that one of the two main characters is a big city romance novel writer who proves that she can more than hold her own in a nominally male setting. The goal of the movie is to find a treasure to save romance book author Joan Wilder's sister, who has been kidnapped by apparently ruthless villains. However, the initial goal of the movie was for Joan Wilder (Kathleen Turner) to return the treasure map to the kidnappers in Colombia, South America. During her trip to return the map, Joan ends up on the wrong bus, where she soon runs into Jack Colton (Michael Douglas).
Jack offers to take Joan to a phone, for a substantial guide fee. During their initial brief walk in the jungle, Jack quickly become disenchanted with Joan's lack of knowledge regarding the jungle and outdoors in general. As quickly as Jack's disenchant begins, he in turn begins to admire her adaptability, occasional fearlessness, and intelligence. As one example, soon after walking into the jungle, crooked cop Zolo has Jack and Joan trapped against an impassable river canyon, with only a decaying bridge crossing it. Jack prepares to make a last stand; Joan begins walking the bridge, and accidentally survives a Tarzan-like swing to the other side of the river gorge.
In scene after scene Joan proves that while she is a big city girl, she is resourceful and intelligent, and more than a little daring. Her initial reactions are often that of a stereotypical movie female, and then she perseveres and overcomes, often when Jack has either given up or is about to give up. In the end, it is Jack who is the stereotype of the bumbling male, and Joan becomes the brains and leader of her sister's rescue.
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