As part of my playing catch-up with new releases, this Few Words will deal with two of Disney Home Entertainment's latest as a pair. Jon Turteltaub's National Treasure (2004) and National Treasure 2 (2007) are delightful entertainments. Nicolas Cage is perfect as the occasionally put-open adventurer / archivist / researcher. His demeanor somewhere between Harrison Ford's Indiana Jones and Noah Wyle's Flynn Carsen. Even as someone who is into American history, detailed research and the archival ethic, I don't believe that I'm the only one enjoying these films. Especially since IMDB lists a current worldwide gross in excess of 800 million dollars. Disney has done a superb -- might I suggest perfect -- job bringing them to Blu-Ray. Image quality is proper from start to finish, with just a couple of shots that appear to have less than matching black levels. With the cohesive look of the rest of the film, I'm inclined to believe this to be a production artifact and not anything in the process of porting over to HD. Audio is also superb, with a full proscenium, pin-point placement and enough low frequency information to clean the lint out of one's speakers. Make no mistake. The National Treasure duo is far from art house or high brow entertainment. Strangely finding theatrical release in late fall and early winter as opposed to summer, these films gave a swift kick in the butt to the dark days of winter, and served their purpose beautifully. The National Treasure films are both terrific entertainment, beautifully served up in Blu by Disney, with all of the extras previously part of SD special editions intact on Blu. This is the way that its supposed to be done, and hopefully the success of these releases will send a message to the rest of the industry. For those seeking only "serious" drama, keep in mind... Entertainment alone can be a good thing. As Samuel Goldwyn has been noted as saying, "If I want to send a message, I'll call Western Union." These are great discs! Highly Recommended.