Metrodome are Spellbound this March

Metrodome have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Spellbound for 29th March 2004 with a retail price of £19.99. The highest grossing documentary feature of 2003, Spellbound is the multi award-winning documentary that presents the hilarious and suspenseful real-life experience of the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee, illustrated by the stories of eight driven young spellers competing for the top prize in the ultimate intellectual showdown. The film was nominated for the Best Documentary Feature at the 2003 Academy Awards, has won over fifteen other Best Documentary awards at film festivals around the world and has already taken an astonishing £500,000 at the UK Box Office alone.

Features on the retail DVD release are:

  • "Where are they now?" updates on all eight featured competitors
  • Previously unseen bonus footage of three other competitors in the Spelling Bee
  • Audio commentary by the filmmakers
  • Trailer
  • Spelling game from
  • Information from the National Literacy Association
  • Educational Guide
    • The History of the Spelling Bee
    • Word of the Day
    • The Eight Parts of Speech
    • How to Host Your Own Spelling Bee
    • Link Pages
    • Frequently Misspelled Words
  • Hangman game
  • English subtitles

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