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