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Akeelah and the Bee (R2) in March

Lions Gate Home Entertainment have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of Akeelah and the Bee for 26th March 2007 priced at £12.99. An inspirational drama, Akeelah and the Bee is the story of Akeelah Anderson (Keke Palmer), a precocious eleven-year-old girl from south Los Angeles with a gift for words.

Despite the objections of her mother Tanya (Angela Bassett), Akeelah enters various spelling contests, for which she is tutored by the forthright Dr. Larabee (Laurence Fishburne); her principal Mr. Welch (Curtis Armstrong) and the proud residents of her neighbourhood. Akeelah’s aptitude earns her an opportunity to compete for a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee and in turn unites her neighbourhood who witness the courage and inspiration of one amazing little girl.

Presented in anamorphic widescreen with English DD5.1 Surround audio and optional English subtitles, there are no announced extras.

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