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Capsule reviews of new DVD releases follow:

NATIONAL TREASURE 2: BOOK OF SECRETS (Walt Disney Video) $29.99. 124 minutes. Nicolas Cage is historian Ben Gates, hunting for clues to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln ... and for the success of this prequel. With Maryellen Aviano, Jon Voight, Ed Harris, Harvey Keitel. PG (action, adult themes)

1/2

VANAJA (Emerging Pictures Home Entertainment, ’07) $29.95. 112 minutes. A fisherman’s daughter hoping to learn Kuchipudi dance in South India is reminded of her place in the caste system. No MPAA rating (implied sexual violence, sexual candor)

1/2

STRANGE WILDERNESS (Paramount, ’07) $29.99. 84 minutes. To boost its ratings, the crew of a wild-animal TV series sets out for Ecuador to find Bigfoot. With Steve Zahn, Allen Covert, Jonah Hill. R (non-stop profanity, drug use, crude and sexual humor)

INDIANA JONES BOX SET (Paramount Home Entertainment, ’08) $49.99. 546 minutes. The archaeologist’s adventures — “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” ”Temple of Doom” and “Last Crusade”— have been restored and remastered and include behind-the-scenes bonus material. With Harrison Ford. PG

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