Romancing the Stone (Special Edition)
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- **Deleted Scenes:
- "Jack T. Colton"
- "By the River"
- "Keep Quiet"
- "Treasure Map"
- "Campfire on a Cargo Plane"
- "Romancing the Stone"
- "The Book Signing"
- "Rekindling The Romance: A Look Back" featurette
- "A Hidden Treasure: The Screenwriter" featurette
- "Michael Douglas Remembers" featurette
- Actors Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, and Danny DeVito choose their favorite scenes
Top Customer Reviews
After her bus, supposed to be routed to Cartagena but ends up crashing into a jeep filled with exotic birds in the middle of the mountainous nowhere, and she is ordered to give up her purse containing the map to the same man who murdered her husband, the evil Colonel/Minister of Antiquities/Deputy Commander of the Secret Police Zolo (chillingly portrayed by Manuel Ojeda) she is narrowly rescued by a soldier of fortune named Jack T. Colton (Michael Douglas). He becomes embroiled in the struggle for what is at the end of the map, the green, priceless emerald stone. They meet numerous crazy characters along the way and hijinx abounds!
Seeing this movie on blu-ray makes me remember the sheer VISUAL pleasure of its 35mm release! Its 2.35:1 Panavision anamorphic cinematography, lensed by horror maestro John Carpenter alumnus Dean Cundey, is lush.Read more ›
Douglas' character has the same kind of roguish charm as Indiana Jones albeit with a bit more of an emphasis on the comedy. And like Han Solo, he's a little full of himself and the humour in the film comes when he's knocked off his smug high horse. Turner is an excellent foil to Douglas and Joan makes a credible transformation from meek wallflower to a much more confident and assertive individual - closer to the heroines in her novels. In addition to being quite funny, Turner is also beautiful and smart. The `80s were good to her with a string of hits that included Body Heat and Prizzi's Honor but it was this film that really established her as a movie star.
Romancing the Stone also helped launch director Robert Zemeckis' career who would go on to direct an even larger hit with Back to the Future. He wisely doesn't try to ape Raiders' retro pulp serial approach, instead going for a more contemporary look while capturing that film's more overt comedic moments with broad slapstick that is a little too silly at times but fortunately Zemeckis keeps them to a minimum. The commercial success of Romancing the Stone spawned an inferior sequel, The Jewel of the Nile but the chemistry between the two leads (and DeVito) was used effectively again in The War of the Roses.Read more ›
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Classic movie for me! It's a fun movie with A- list stars. Michael Douglas look extra hot!Published 2 hours ago by Debra Vallone
What can you say about a true classic, except that it set the bar rather high for romantic comedies.Published 5 hours ago by barbara silkstone
My wife and I really enjoy this movie. We have watched it a number of times. Very funny.Published 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
This movie is a classic adventure/romance with humorous situations that just about anyone would enjoy. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Wallerish
This film never gets old and Michael Douglas is in rare form along with Kathleen Turner.Published 16 days ago by acompassinlife
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