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4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Continuation
It's been a few months since Jack T. Colton (Michael Douglas) and Joan Wilder (Kathleen Turner) sailed off into the sunset (literally). They are now in the Greek isles. Jack loves their life of leisure living on their yacht, but Joan is getting board and is fighting a major case of writer's block. In fact, she can't seem to finish her latest book, which is already...
Published on 6 Jun 2008 by Mark Baker

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3.0 out of 5 stars Romancing the Stone - part two!
Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner return in a sequel to the highly succesful Romancing The Stone. In this one all is not well between the two and after a not so happily after ending Douglas and Turner go their separate ways... But trouble intervenes and Douglas must rescue her again. While Douglas and Turner do well together and DeVito returns the chemistry doesn't. A...
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Continuation, 6 Jun 2008
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Mark Baker (Santa Clarita, CA United States) - See all my reviews
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It's been a few months since Jack T. Colton (Michael Douglas) and Joan Wilder (Kathleen Turner) sailed off into the sunset (literally). They are now in the Greek isles. Jack loves their life of leisure living on their yacht, but Joan is getting board and is fighting a major case of writer's block. In fact, she can't seem to finish her latest book, which is already overdue to the publisher.

Things change when Joan gets an offer she thinks she can't refuse. Omar (Spiros Focas) is about to become King of his country in Africa, and he is a fan of Joan's work. He wants Joan to write his biography. She is delighted and jumps at the chance, even though Jack isn't interested, and the two split.

But things aren't as they seem. Joan soon learns that Omar isn't all he pretended to be and she must write only what he approves. Jack gets wind of the danger and set off to rescue her. Can he find her? Will they get away? And what is this jewel that everyone is trying to find?

Often time, sequels feel like retreads, going over the same ground as the original. Here, the movie truly feels like a continuation of Romancing the Stone, putting familiar characters in a completely new situation. I found the film just as funny, adventurous, and romantic as the first.

It does have a big flaw, however. Danny DeVito returns as Ralph, one of the bumbling bad guys from the first movie. While he give another fine performance, I found his inclusion highly unlikely. And his storyline went nowhere for most of the film as well. I think the film would have been stronger if they had left him out.

The first film had tons of foul language. This one continues the trend, although it seemed to be toned down some here. Still, parents will probably want to judge for themselves if it is appropriate for their child.

While I enjoy most sequels I see, I do notice they often aren't as good. This is a rare case where both films in the series are just as entertaining. So if you liked the first, don't hesitate to watch this one, too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Jewel Of The Nile" (and "Romancing The Stone") on BLU RAY - Compatibility Issues With The 'US' Disc - Buy The New UK Version..., 5 Mar 2014
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I'm old enough to remember seeing both "Romancing The Stone" (1984) and it's tasty follow up "Jewel Of The Nile" (1985) in the cinema (to wildly appreciative audiences) and thinking what a huge breath of fresh air both films were. Michael Douglas and the sexy Kathleen Turner hamming it up in Columbian jungles like characters out of her romance novels (exuding rare chemistry and genuine star quality) while Danny DeVito’s sleazoid character Ralph gets the crumpled suits and the drug-dealer’s share of the great one-liners.

But British fans of both films should note that the 'US' 20th Century Fox BLU RAYS of each are REGION A LOCKED - so they will not play on our machines unless they're chipped to be 'all regions' (which few are).

Stick with the now released UK versions – and wait until they hit the ‘2 for £10’ lists. They look better than the DVDs I’ve had all these years and both movies are as memory-refreshing as stumbling on a Grateful Dead jacket in the pilot’s seat of a crashed plane…
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3.0 out of 5 stars Romancing the Stone - part two!, 24 Jun 2013
This review is from: The Jewel Of The Nile [DVD] (DVD)
Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner return in a sequel to the highly succesful Romancing The Stone. In this one all is not well between the two and after a not so happily after ending Douglas and Turner go their separate ways... But trouble intervenes and Douglas must rescue her again. While Douglas and Turner do well together and DeVito returns the chemistry doesn't. A good sequel but like most sequels not as good as the first..
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5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant film, 8 Jun 2014
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An amazing 80s film. One of those gems you can watch time and time again! This action packed adventure is fun and well written both Douglas and Turner shine in their roles. Devito is funny as ever!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good watch, 1 Jun 2014
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I bought this because I already had it on DVD but wanted the better quality of Blu-ray.
I think it was worth it because it was a great improvement over the DVD and the film is an easy watch.
I would recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Film, 6 April 2014
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Superb product, brilliant picture quality, Excellent sound quality, very speedy delivery. Would highly recommend this product to anyone who likes this film.
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5.0 out of 5 stars classic, 25 Jan 2014
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great item and really enjoyed watching it again after all these years would definitely recommend to a friend and postage was very sharp as well so really pleased ;)
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5.0 out of 5 stars very good, 3 Jan 2014
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I watched it a lot of time on TV and I like it very much,the story,the cast,the music it' s all good.order it and you will havea good time with all your family.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gem, 6 Feb 2013
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This film for all those who have not seen it is a timeless classic and a very fun family adventure film
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the "Stone" but the 2 lead actors carry the film ahead., 29 Dec 2012
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The story is a bit fragmented and the scenes look artificial versus the Romancing the Stone where everything looked authentic. Douglas is still gorgeous and Turner is a bombshell and most beautiful legs, too.
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