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HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: Romancing the Stone

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#1 of 10 OFFLINE   Michael Osadciw

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Posted October 11 2008 - 04:50 AM



Blu-ray Disc Review







ROMANCING THE STONE


Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
Film Year: 1984
Film Length: 106 minutes
Genre: Romance/Action/Comedy

Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Colour/B&W: Colour

BD Specifications:
Resolution: 1080/24p
Video Codec: AVC @ 36MBPS
Disc Size: BD-50

Audio:
  • English DTS 5.1 HD Master Audio
  • English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
  • French Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
  • Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0 mono

    Subtitles: English, Spanish, Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese
    Film Rating: PG







  • Release Date: October 14, 2008.


    Rating:

    Starring: Michael Douglas (Jack T. Colton), Kathleen Turner (Joan Wilder), Danny DeVito (Ralph), Zack Norman (Ira), Alfonso Arau (Juan), Manuel Ojeda (Zolo)

    Written by: Diane Thomas
    Directed by: Robert Zemeckis


    She's a girl from the big city. He's a reckless soldier of fortune. For a fabulous treasure, they share an adventure no one could imagine... or survive.


    Romancing the Stone stars Kathleen Turner as Joan Wilder, a romance novelist who can’t seem to find a spark for another man. She lives alone and buried in her writings, dreaming up adventure/romance stories women shed tears over.

    It’s not until she receives a desperate phone call from her sister from Columbia when her own adventure begins. Joan’s sister has been kidnapped and in order to save her, she needs to bring a mysterious treasure map to Columbia and hand-deliver it to her captors.

    Joan finds herself in a story worth writing about while getting entangled in jungles, mudslides, bullets, and crocodiles. With the help of Jack T. Colton, a wanderer deep in the Columbian jungles, they will escape the bad guys, search for the treasure, and save her sister.




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    #2 of 10 OFFLINE   CRyan

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    Posted October 11 2008 - 06:09 AM

    I have no idea why but I have always loved this movie. One of those I can pop in on a Saturday and have going on in the background. Thanks for the review.

    #3 of 10 ONLINE   Robert Crawford

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    Posted October 11 2008 - 07:59 AM

    Another title that will have to wait for a sale due to its high purchase price of $25.95 from Amazon while the SD DVD SE with the same artwork is $7.49 which really illustrates the differences in pricepoints. Crawdaddy

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    #4 of 10 OFFLINE   Matt Butler

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    Posted October 15 2008 - 05:07 AM

    Did they fix the subtitles?
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    #5 of 10 OFFLINE   Cassy_w

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    Posted October 15 2008 - 05:16 AM

    I am hearing NO. Posted Image Perhaps they will never be fixed.
    Death to PG-13! And now death to DVNR too!!

    #6 of 10 OFFLINE   Travis Brashear

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    Posted October 15 2008 - 05:28 AM

    I just read a different review that said the featurette about the deceased screenwriter is still available on this Blu-ray, and the screenshot of the back of the case at DVDEmpire has it listed. Are you sure you didn't miss it somehow?
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    #7 of 10 OFFLINE   Matt Butler

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    Posted October 15 2008 - 07:47 AM

    A buddy bought the 2 pack SE in 2006. I watched Stone and the lack of subtitles ruin 2 different scenes/jokes. Im usually not as picky as some on HTF as far as mistakes on releases go but for me I will join the "NO SALE" bandwagon for this release. Too bad too cause this is an old fav of mine
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    #8 of 10 OFFLINE   Ed St. Clair

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    Posted October 15 2008 - 10:05 AM

    Yes! A nice surprise A/V-wise. Too badd, bout the special features; anyone smell a "DD"? Thanks for the review.
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    #9 of 10 OFFLINE   Ric Easton

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    Posted October 15 2008 - 10:15 AM

    What exactly was the subtitle mistake? Whatever it is, is it safe to assume they knew about it for two years and still though it not worth fixing? I have never picked this movie up and thought now may be the time... finally an older film I'm not double dipping on. Now I don't know.

    #10 of 10 OFFLINE   Matt Butler

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    Posted October 15 2008 - 11:18 AM

    Ric, Taken from an old thread on this topic: -------------------------------------------- There's a glitch that's driving me crazy, and I haven't seen anybody mention it. The subtitles are missing, and it ruins one of the best jokes in the movie when Joan and Jack are about to get killed in the Colombian town and Juan saves them when he realizes that Joan is Joan Wilder, the novelist---whose books he reads to all the drugrunners every Saturday. But the subtitles explaining the Spanish are not there. They are also not there for another joke where the bad guy (Zolo?) asks Ralph (Danny DeVito) if he's French. What just kills me is that if you watch the "Rekindling the Romance" doc, the subtitles are there in the clip. Furthermore, the subtitles were missing on the original RTS dvd, and I was really looking forward to the SE correcting this egregious oversight.
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