Spellbound [videorecording] / a THINKFilm presents a Blitz/Welch picture
DVDs | Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment | 2004
Available at Adult DVD-Nonfiction (Call number: 372.632 S)
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Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, .
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, full screen presentation; Dolby surround stereo; Region 1.
Angela Arenivar, Nupur Lala, Ted Brigham, Emily Stagg, Ashley White, Neil Kadakia, April DeGideo, Harry Altman, Alex Cameron.
Producers, Jeffrey Blitz, Sean Welch ; directors, Jeffrey Blitz ; camera, Jeffrey Blitz ; editor, Yana Gorskaya ; music composer, Daniel Hulsizer.
Originally released as a documentary special in 2002.
MPAA rating: G.
Follows the lives of eight young Americans who share one goal: to win the 1999 National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. The Bee is as intense a competition as any Olympic match, for both the spellers and their families. The unbearable pressure becomes even more extraordinary when it is felt by ordinary teenagers.
Special features: commentary by filmmakers; theatrical trailer; bonus footage; where are they now? updates on all 8 profiled spellers; interactive Hangman game: deluxe edition; educational guide: includes "Host your own spelling bee" kit.
Woodstock Film Festival, 2002: Maverick Award - Best Documentary (Jeffrey Blitz).
MW, 2-04; 6-04(add)
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