Not a bad price for two decent films.
ROMANCING THE STONE is director Robert Zemeckis's first foray into the genre that made him famous--action-oriented comedies. Though novelist Joan Wilder (Kathleen Turner) can spin wild tales of passionate romance, she has no life of her own. Then one day adventure comes her way in the form of a mysterious package. The parcel is the ransom she'll need to free her abducted sister, so Joan flies to South America to hand it over. Only she gets on the wrong bus and winds up hopelessly stranded in the jungle--until she encounters Jack Colton (Michael Douglas), an adventurer who could have stepped straight out of one of her novels. Although Jack's good looks and intrepid moves dazzle her, Joan quickly sees Jack for the cheap opportunist that he is. But he's all she's got, so together they journey out of the jungle, battling mudslides, druglords, crazed treasure hunters--and each other. Along the way, Joan discovers she's tougher than she ever thought--tough enough to rescue her sister, and tough enough to fall in love with the troublesome Jack.
JEWEL OF THE NILE, directed by Lewis Teague, presents the continuing adventures of Joan and Jack. In this entertaining sequel, Joan is kidnapped by a handsome Arab political leader, and it's up to Jack to rescue her. However, his efforts are further complicated by an angry former partner (Danny DeVito). Thrust back into a world of murder, chases, and foreign intrigue, the couple must face great odds to be reunited.