The Jewel of the Nile [Special Edition] [DVD] [1985]

  • SKU: 7864037
  • Release Date: 08/29/2006
  • Rating: PG
Fans of Romancing the Stone will be happy to know that its sequel has gotten an upgrade with this special edition disc of The Jewel of the Nile. It has received a new, anamorphically enhanced video transfer that improves a bit on the previous DVD edition of the title. The audio portion of the disc retains the same Dolby 4.0 Stereo track that its predecessor has, and the mix is a solid one. There's also an array of extras for the film's fans. First up is a commentary with director Lewis Teague; despite periodic gaps of silence, it's an amiable, chatty track that offers plenty of interesting behind-the-scenes details. There are also six deleted scenes. None of these bits are revelatory, but fans will find them interesting enough to watch once. The package also includes two featurettes, one about the choices the filmmakers made in mapping out the sequel's plotline and another that is a more comprehensive making-of piece. The latter featurette is particularly interesting, as all the participants are candid about the problems involved in making the film. The package is rounded out by a theatrical trailer and an eight-page booklet of notes included in the disc case. All in all, any fan who liked The Jewel of the Nile will enjoy this special edition disc.
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (9 out of 9)

Special Features


  • Commentary by director Lewis Teague
  • "Romancing the Nile: A Winning Sequel" featurette
  • "Adventures of a Romance Novelist" featurette
  • Deleted scenes

Synopsis


The Jewel of the Nile
The Jewel of the Nile takes up where Romancing the Stone left off, with romance novelist Joan Wilder (Kathleen Turner) traveling around the world with her boyfriend, Jack Colton (Michael Douglas). But Joan is becoming bored with Jack and all the romantic attention; as she asks, "How much romance can one woman take?" Invited by Omar (Spiros Focas), a wealthy Arabian potentate, to travel with him to his homeland, Joan readily accepts. Jack decides to pass on the trip, preferring instead to sail through the Mediterranean. It turns out that Omar wants to usurp the role of an Arab holy man known as "The Jewel of the Nile" (Avner Eisenberg), and Joan finds herself thrown in prison with the hapless spiritual leader. Jack comes to the rescue, teaming up with the slapstick bad guy from Romancing the Stone, Ralph (Danny DeVito). Together, the foursome have to cross North Africa in order to escape Omar's minions. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Michael Douglas
    Michael Douglas - Jack Colton
  • Kathleen Turner
    Kathleen Turner - Joan Wilder
  • Danny DeVito
    Danny DeVito - Ralph
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    Spiros Focas - Omar
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    Avner Eisenberg - Jewel



Overall customer rating

4.6
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great action/romantic comedy

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    HandyMan212
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    Love this movie! For fans of Michael Douglas & Kathleen Turner, this is a classic romantic comedy. Danny DeVito always good for a laugh as a bumbling kidnapper/thief. Interesting scenery - supposedly Columbia.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good sequel to Romancing The Stone.

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    layla
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    I am a Michael Douglas fan, I also enjoy movies that are romance. I think this movie has all of that. And I would recommend it to a friend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Sequel & Dvd

    Posted
    kevman79

    Fans of this movie will delight in this special edition package featuring several bonus features that weren't on the original dvd release. Recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie!

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    Beebo
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    Great movie and cast! So excited when I found it on blu-ray to buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun show

    Posted
    Skaab

    Fun show to watch. Enjoyed going back to see these current stars from back a few years.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good movie

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    Mike
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    It's not as good as the romancing the stone but it's has a few funny parts.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Older movie but still funny and entertaining

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    Nimrod303
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    I still like some of the older movies, better acting and less special effects.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Great Action and Romance Picture

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    MovieFan
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    Douglas and Turner paired well. DeVito was great supporting character

    I would recommend this to a friend



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