National Treasures Coming to DVD and Blu-ray

Modern day Indiana Jones, Benjamin Franklin Gates (Nicolas Cage), is coming to DVD and Blu-ray Disc in May. National Treasure will come in an all-new collector’s edition and National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets will debut for the first time in home theatre format.

You can find the official press releases inside…

NATIONAL TREASURE: COLLECTOR’S EDITION

THE THRILLING ACTION-ADVENTURE COMES TO BLU-RAY™ HI_DEF ON MAY 20

Featuring Exclusive Never Before Seen Interactive Bonus Material Including
More Than 90 Minutes of Video Content

BURBANK, Calif., February 13, 2008 – From Producer Jerry Bruckheimer (Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy, Pearl Harbor) and Director Jon Turteltaub (Phenomenon, Disney’s The Kid), comes NATIONAL TREASURE: COLLECTOR’S EDITION, the hit action-adventure film, available for the first time on Blu-ray Hi-Def May 20, 2008. Starring Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage (Best Actor, Leaving Las Vegas 1995; Gone in 60 Seconds, The Rock) and an all-star cast, NATIONAL TREASURE: COLLECTOR’S EDITION takes audiences on a breathtaking fortune hunt from our nation’s birthplace to the nation’s capitol, in order to find the world’s greatest treasure.

Coinciding with the release of National Treasure: Book of Secrets comes the collector’s edition of the exciting adventure that started it all. This non-stop, action packed film starring Nicholas Cage will have you on the edge of your seat as he uncovers clues from America’s past to unlock the mystery behind the worlds greatest treasure. See the original as never before with the incredible sight and sound of Disney Blu-ray.

Additionally, NATIONAL TREASURE: COLLECTOR’S EDITION on Blu-ray features exclusive interactive bonus material including “Mission History,” a look inside the Declaration of Independence, with more than 70 minutes of new video content, along with never before seen audio commentary by Director Jon Turteltaub and Actor Justin Bartha. Additionally, hours of bonus features from the standard definition release are also included, allowing audiences to uncover deleted scenes, an alternate ending, behind-the-scenes making-of featurettes and more.

Get closer to the edge of your seat with the Collector’s edition Blu-ray of this thrilling adventure staring Academy Award® winners Nicholas Cage and Jon Voight (Best Actor Coming Home 1978, Midnight Cowboy 1969) alongside (Harvey Keitel (Red Dragon, Pulp Fiction), Diane Kruger (Troy), Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring), Justin Bartha (Gigli) and Christopher Plummer (Nicholas Nickleby).

Since boyhood, Benjamin Franklin Gates (Cage) has been obsessed with finding the legendary Knights Templar Treasure, the greatest fortune known to man. As he tries to find and decipher ancient riddles that will lead him to it, Gates is dogged by a ruthless enemy (Bean). Now in a race against time, Gates must steal one of America’ most sacred and guarded documents – the Declaration of Independence- or let it, and a key clue to the mystery, fall into dangerous hands. Heart-pounding c hases, close calls and the FBI turn Gates’ quest into a high-stakes crime caper and the most exciting treasure hunt you’ve ever experienced, now with a treasure trove of new special features.

NATIONAL TREASURE was produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Jon Turteltaub. Directed by Jon Turteltaub. Assisted by Executive Producers Mike Stenson, Chad Oman, Christina Steinberg, Barry Waldman, Oren Aviv, Charles Segars. Story by Jim Kouf and Oren Aviv & Charles Segars. Screenplay by Jim Kouf and Cormac Wibberley & Marianne Wibberley.

STREET DATE: May 20, 2008
Suggested retail price: $34.99 U.S., $44.99 CAN, 2-Disc BD
Rated: “PG” For Action Violence and Some Scary Images
Bonus materials unrated
Feature running time: 131 minutes
Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
Sound: 5.1 PCM
Language: English
Subtitled: Spanish, French

These press materials are available in electronic form at www.BVHEpublicity.com

Buena Vista Home Entertainment, a recognized leader in the home entertainment industry, is the marketing, sales and distribution company for Walt Disney, Touchstone, Hollywood Pictures, Miramax and Buena Vista product, which includes DVD, Blu-ray Disc and electronic distribution. Buena Vista Home Entertainment is a division of Disney Enterprises, Inc.

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