A heartwarming and empowering story based on the celebrated best-selling novel by the same name, The Secret Life Of Bees
arrives on DVD and Blu-ray disc February 3 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. The Secret Life of Bees
stars Dakota Fanning
, War Of The Worlds
) 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.
Based on the award-winning novel by Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees
was on the New York Times best-seller list for two years and sold over 4.7 million copies. The film features a critically acclaimed supporting cast including Academy Award -winner Jennifer Hudson
, Sex and the City
), Oscar -nominees Queen Latifah
(Best Supporting Actress, Chicago
) and Sophie Okonedo
(Best Supporting Actress, Hotel Rwanda
) and 16-time Grammy Award -winner Alicia Keys
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A universal story about the powerful discovery of family, hope and love, The Secret Life of Bees
DVD includes a director's extended cut of the film featuring never-before-seen footage, deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurettes cast and crew commentary and more.
Queen Latifah and Dakota Fanning head a stellar ensemble cast in this "wonderful film about family, independence and the transcendent power of love" (Minneapolis Star Tribune
) based on the acclaimed best-selling novel. To escape her cruel, angry father - and discover the truth about her late mother's past -14-year old Lily Owens flees with her caregiver and friend Rosaleen to a South Carolina town where she's taken in by the bee-keeping Boatwright sisters. Surrounded by the unexpected love, grace and spirituality she encounters there, Lily forms a bond with each of these uniquely gifted women and discovers that sometimes you must leave home in order to find it.
DVD Special Features:The Secret Life of Bees
DVD will be presented in wide screen format (2.35:1 ratio) with English 5.1 Dolby Surround, Spanish Stereo and English, French and Spanish subtitles. Bonus features include:
-Theatrical cut of the film
-Director's Extended Cut Featuring Never-Before-Seen Footage
-Eight Deleted Scenes
-The World Premiere
-The Women And Men Of The Secret Life of Bees
-Adaptation: Bringing The Secret Life of Bees
To The Big Screen
-Inside The Pink House With Sue Monk Kidd
-Commentary With Director/Writer Gina Prince-Bythewood, Producers Lauren Shuler Donner and Joe Pichirallo, Actors Dakota Fanning And Queen Latifah
-Commentary With Director/Writer Gina Prince-Bythewood and Editor Terilyn Shropshire
-Win one of five copies of The Secret Life of Bees on DVD!