The following DVDs will be released Tuesday:
• NATIONAL TREASURE: BOOK OF SECRETS (Disney, rated PG, $29.99) ** Treasure hunter Benjamin Franklin Gates (Nicholas Cage) seeks the truth behind the Lincoln assassination. Not without a few goofy thrills, but we've seen most if not all of this done better before.
PG (violence, vulgarity, mild profanity) Jeff Vice, Deseret News
• STRANGE WILDERNESS (Paramount, rated R, $29.99) * A painful, supposed comedy from the Adam Sandler camp that defies any and all efforts to laugh at it.
R (vulgarity, profanity, drugs, violence, nudity, sex, gore, slurs)
• THE ADAMS CHRONICLES (Acorn Media, not rated, four discs, $59.99) If HBO's recent miniseries on Founding Father/second president John Adams leaves you wanting more, this acclaimed 13-part PBS miniseries from 1976, making its DVD debut, may fit the bill.
Winner of four Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award, it focuses on four generations of Adamses: John Adams (George Grizzard) and Abigail Adams (Kathryn Walker); sixth president John Quincy Adams (at different ages, David Birney and William Daniels, who played John Adams in the movie "1776"); U.S. ambassador to Britain Charles Francis Adams (John Beal); historian Henry Adams (Peter Brandon); and railroad tycoon Charles Francis Adams Jr. (Charles Siebert).
Extras: A 12-page program guide accompanies the DVD set. Bruce Dancis, McClatchy Newspaper
Some of the upcoming DVD releases include:
May 27: "Grace Is Gone" Genius/Weinstein
May 27: "Rambo" Lionsgate
May 27: "Typhoon" Genius
May 27: "Darfur Now" Warner
June 3: "Meet the Spartans" Fox
June 10: "The Bucket List" Warner
June 10: "Jumper" Fox
June 10: "The Other Boleyn Girl" Sony
June 17: "Fool's Gold" Warner
June 24: "Definitely, Maybe" Universal
June 24: "The Spiderwick Chronicles" Paramount