Spellbound [videorecording] / a Blitz/Welch picture ; producers, Jeffrey Blitz, Sean Welch ; director, Jeffrey Blitz.
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- ISBN: 1404947604
- Physical Description: 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
- Edition: Full screen ed.
- Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, , c2002.
|General Note:|| Originally released as a documentary special in 2002.
Special features: filmmakers commentary; bonus footage; where are they now? updates on all 8 profiled spellers; interactive Hangman game; educational guide: includes Host your own spelling bee, kit; theatrical trailer.
|Creation/Production Credits Note:|| Camera, Jeffrey Blitz ; editor, Yana Gorskaya ; music composer, Daniel Hulsizer.
|Participant or Performer Note:|| Angela Arenivar, Nupur Lala, Ted Brigham, Emily Stagg, Ashley White, Neil Kadakia, April DeGideo, Harry Altman, Alex Cameron.
|Summary, etc.:|| 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.
|Target Audience Note:|| Rated G.
|System Details Note:|| DVD, Dolby Digital.
|Language Note:|| English or French language tracks; French subtitles; Closed-captioned.
|Awards Note:|| Woodstock Film Festival, 2002: Maverick Award - Best Documentary (Jeffrey Blitz).
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