The Graduate (40th Anniversary Edition) (R1) in September
MGM Home Entertainment have announced the Region 1 DVD release of The Graduate (40th Anniversary Edition) on 11th September 2007 priced at $24.98 SRP. Regarded by film historians and movie critics as one of the key, groundbreaking films of the 1960’s, The Graduate follows Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman), a young college graduate who finds himself alienated and adrift in the shifting, social and sexual mores of the 1960s and questioning the values of society. Nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor (Hoffman), Best Actress (Anne Bancroft), Best Supporting Actress (Katharine Ross), Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Cinematography, The Graduate won the Oscar for Best Director for then newcomer Mike Nichols (Closer, The Birdcage) who quickly became one of Hollywood’s elite directors following his win.
The two-disc anniversary edition DVD features all new commentary tracks from Hoffman, Ross, Nichols and Academy Award winning director Steven Soderbergh (2001, Best Director, Traffic), a new retrospective documentary about the influence of the film, behind-the-scenes featurettes and more.
- NEW Audio commentary by Actors Dustin Hoffman and Katherine Ross
- NEW Audio commentary by The Graduate Director Mike Nichols and Director Steven Soderbergh
- NEW Retrospective documentary featuring today’s filmmakers and film critics talking about the influence of the film. Participants include Buck Henry (writer of The Graduate), Lawrence Turman (producer of The Graduate), David O. Russell (director of Three Kings), Richard Roeper (critic), Alexander Payne (director of Sideways), Marc Forster (director of Finding Neverland), Peter Bart (Variety editor), Henry Rollins (actor/musician) and more.
- NEW “Coming of Age: The Making of The Graduate” featurette
- NEW “Would You Like Me To Seduce You: The Seduction Scene Revisited” featurette
- Screen tests with video introductions
- One on One with Dustin Hoffman
- Behind the scenes documentary
- Original theatrical trailer
Disc Two: Simon & Garfunkel CD soundtrack
- Sound of Silence
- Mrs. Robinson
- Scarborough Fair / Canticle
- April Come She Will