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The Secret Life of Bees (R2) in March

Fox Home Entertainment have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of The Secret Life of Bees on 30th March 2009 priced at £19.99 RRP. In this film based on the novel by Sue Monk Kidd, Dakota Fanning stars as Lily Owens, a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with her caregiver to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother’s past. Taken in by the Boatwright sisters, Lily finds solace in their mesmerizing world of bees and honey and inevitably discovers what it truly means to be a family.

Extras include:

  • Audio commentary with writer-director Gina Prince-Blythewood, producers Lauren Schuler Donner and Joe Pichirallo, and actors Dakota Fanning and Queen Latifah
  • Audio commentary with writer-director Gina Prince-Blythewood and editor Terilyn Shropshire
  • Eight deleted scenes with optional audio commentary with writer-director Gina Prince-Blythewood and editor Terilyn Shropshire
  • Four featurettes
    • Adaptation: Bringing The Secret Life of Bees to the Big Screen (12 mins 32 secs)
    • The Women and Men of The Secret Life of Bees (16 mins 16 secs)
    • Inside the Pink House with Sue Monk Kidd (10 mins 7 secs)
    • A Day in the Life (9 mins 33 secs)
  • The World Premiere (3 mins 23 secs)

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