National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets: Collector’s Edition

National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets: Collector’s Edition

Submitted by Mark Lim

On Walt Disney Home Entertainment’s 2-disc Collector’s Edition DVD release of “National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets”, the studio has also added a few hidden features, as expected.

Insert the second disc of the DVD set in your player and on the Main Menu select the “Bonus Features” menu entry. On the following screen, move the cursor all the way down and select the entry called “More.” On the next menu screen scroll down to the second menu entry, called “Evolution Of A Golden City” and then press the “Left” arrow key twice on your remote control. Now press “Enter” and you will see a bonus featurette about the making of the movie’s final action sequences involving the Gimbal Platform, as discussed in detail by the person in charge of that project – Jesse Noel.

Now highlight “The Book of Secrets on Location” menu entry in the “Bonus Features” section. Using your remote control, press the “Right” arrow key once, and then the “Up” arrow key twice. You will see the idol’s eyes light up. Press “Enter” now and you will be treated to a 30 second clip on the Easter Egg Hunt scene in the film, where it was filmed in front of a large blue screen and not the real White House.

Back on the “Bonus Features” menu, highlight the feature “Street Stunts”. Press the “Left” arrow key once and then the “Up” key. You will notice a small head of Kukalkan appear on the left hand side of the screen. Now press the “Enter” key to see a 1-minute clip in which Stunt Coordinator Steve Dent shows off the rigged car that was used for the car chase scenes through the streets of London, as driven by Ben Collins (Top Car Driver).

And yet another hidden feature can be found on the release in the “Deleted Scenes” section. There, highlight “Pursuit At Rushmore: The Unseen Chapter” and then hit the “Left” arrow key on your remote control once and follow it up by pressing the “Down” arrow key. The base under the idol on the left will be highlighted. Press “Enter” now to see a clip of director Jon Turtletaub and Nicholas Cage talking about going to Beverly Hills High School together.

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