Fox offers up a more polished version a catalog favorite with this disc of Romancing the Stone. The new video transfer is an improvement over the original DVD of this title, offering a letterboxed transfer that has anamorphic enhancement (the previous disc did not) and a more vivid color scheme. The audio sticks to the original Dolby 2.0 stereo mix used on the prior disc; it lacks the dimensional effects a modern mix would offer but does an acceptable job. Also included is a selection of bonuses. First up is a series of eight deleted and extended scenes; most of them were removed from the first half of the film and are interesting if not essential. There is also a series of four featurettes on the film itself. "Rekindling The Romance" is the most substantial, chronicling the film's history from the standpoint of Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, and Danny DeVito (oddly, Robert Zemeckis is not involved in any of the bonus material). The other featurettes are all under four minutes in length, and these brief bits tell the viewer a little bit about the film's screenwriter, the actors' favorite scenes in the film, and Douglas sharing some memories of his work on the film as both actor and producer. The package is rounded out by an eight-page text booklet included in the text case. Unfortunately, there are no theatrical trailers included on the disc. In the end, some fans might be disappointed by the lack of a stereo remix or more substantial extras, but it's a solid package for a catalog title price. Those who love the film will most likely find it worth the upgrade (the improved transfer alone makes it worthwhile).
"Rekindling the Romance": A look back featurette
"A Hidden Treasure": The screenwriter featurette
Actors Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, and Danny DeVito choose their favorite scenes
"Michael Douglas Remembers": Featurette
Michael DouglasJack Colton
Kathleen TurnerJoan Wilder
Mary Ellen TrainorElaine
Michael CassidyZolo's Man
Vince Deadrick, Jr.
Richard DrownZolo's Man
Eve SmithMrs. Irwin
Rodrigo PueblaBad Hombre
Joe FinneganZolo's Man
Jeff RamseyZolo's Man
Alan SilvestriComposer (Music Score)
John D. SchofieldProduction Designer
Lawrence G. PaullProduction Designer
Augustin ItuarteArt Director
Joel A. DouglasCo-producer
Enrique EstevezSet Designer
Gilda TexterCostume Designer
Marilyn VanceCostume Designer
William B. KaplanSound/Sound Designer
Joel A. DouglasFirst Assistant Director
John D. SchofieldProduction Manager
Action and Adventure,Adventure
Adventure Comedy,Romantic Adventure
Romancing the Stone
Year of Release
DVD, Special Edition
Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV
English, French, Spanish
20th Century Studios
Romancing the Stone [Special Edition] [DVD] 
I purchased Romancing the stone. I am rewriting the review. The computer glitch sent the review before completion.
It is still a funny & fresh movie for the entire family, even though made in the 1980's. No excessive graphic violence or nudity.
A romance writer (Joan Wilder) travels to Columbia with a treasure map to secure the release of her kidnapped sister. Joan engages
a rogue to help her. He wants the treasure. She wants to save her sister. Lots of action to keep kids interested.Kathleen Turner is pure genius & Danny Devito is so funny. great to see a female lead in an adventure movie. They don't make movies like they did in the 1980's & 1990's anymore. Pure fun.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
Wow what a throw back! BB getting better with their packaging; protecting the products as they ship. Thank BB for the 5 star service!
The Blu-ray provided excellent picture and sound quality. Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner became household names after starring in this movie. Danny DeVito also gives a great performance as a supporting actor in this screen classic. There is a great romance between Douglas and Turner and the stone is a huge Emerald that everyone wants. This is one of my favorite romance/action/comedy movies and my wife loved it. If you haven't seen it, buy it and watch it.