Special features on Disc One of this two-disc set include commentary by Director John Turteltaub and Actor Jon Voight and previews. On Disc Two there are five deleted scenes; five minutes of bloopers and outtakes; the following featurettes: Secrets Of A Sequel (seven minutes), The Book Of Secrets On Location (ten minutes), Street Stunts: Creating The London Chase (ten minutes), Underground Action (seven minutes), Evolution Of A Golden City (ten minutes), Knights Of The Golden Circle (three minutes), Cover Story: Crafting The Presidents' Book (five minutes), and Inside The Library Of Congress (nine minutes); and an easter egg.
When a missing page of John Wilkes Booth's diary emerges implicating treasure-hunter Ben Gates' (Cage) great-great grandfather as a co-conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, he is determined to debunk the theory. Ben finds he must gain access to a National Treasure known as The Book Of Secrets that is rumored to contain the answers to everything from the mystery surrounding Ben's great-great grandfather to who killed J.F.K. But the book proves as elusive as the truth, when the only man that has access to it
The anamorphically enhanced 2.38:1 DVD shows nicely resolved details, especially in the shadows. The picture can appear somewhat soft at times, but the sense of depth created by the good contrast and nicely rendered near-black detail is palpable. The color scheme is slightly cool, and colors can appear desaturated, but it is obviously a conscious decision made by the filmmakers. Black levels are generally deep, but they are slightly elevated in the darker scenes. Fine film grain doesn
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