Posted Tue Jan 29, 2008 at 08:00 AM PST by Peter Bracke
Disney says it's planning to bring the blockbuster 'National Treasure: Book of Secrets' to Blu-ray this Spring in a fully-loaded special edition.
Although the studio stopped short of issuing an exact street date for $200 million-grossing Nicolas Cage adventure, it's telling retailers to expect a Blu-ray edition sometime in late Spring, day-and-date with a matching standard-def DVD.
Extras shared between both versions already look quite impressive, with an audio commentary from director Jon Turteltaub, a suite of eight making-of featurettes ("Secrets of a Sequel," "The Book of Secrets: On Location," "Street Stunts: Creating the London Chase," "Inside the Library of Congress," "Underground Action," "Cover Story: Crafting the Presidents' Book," "Evolution of a Golden City"), deleted scenes and "The Treasure Reel" bloopers & outtakes.
Exclusive to the Blu-ray will be the "Book of History: The Fact and Fiction of National Treasure 2" featurette, and a pair of additional deleted scenes.
Tech specs for the Blu-ray are set to include a 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 transfer, and an uncompressed PCM 5.1 Surround track (at 48kHz/24-bit).
Disney has set a suggested list price of $34.95 for the Blu-ray.
While we await the full media announcement (and an exact date) for 'National Treasure: Book of Secrets,' you'll find the title listed in the "Release Dates Pending" section of our Blu-ray Release Schedule.
We've also set up a dedicated thread for Disney's latest in our Forums area -- click the following link to discuss the 'National Treasure: Book of Secrets' Blu-ray release.
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