Graduate The (Blu-ray)

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  • Release Date: 02-23-2016
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Overview

Director Mike Nichols's THE GRADUATE is the satirical coming-of-age comedy that became an emotional touchstone for an entire generation. In the mid-1960s, Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman), a confused college graduate, is pulled in myriad directions by family, friends, and associates just days after receiving his degree. Seduced by Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), an older friend of the family, Ben carries on an affair with the married woman even as he falls for her daughter, Elaine (Katharine Ross). However, Ben and Elaine's attempts at romance are threatened by the spiteful rage of Mrs. Robinson, who proceeds to hastily arrange Elaine's marriage to someone else, leading up to one of the most memorable endings in cinema history.

With its striking photography and clever editing, THE GRADUATE established Nichols as a major director. The film also made a star out of young Hoffman, who gives an understated portrayal of the perplexed Ben--the actor's first role in a Hollywood film, which he almost didn't get because he wasn't Waspy enough. Outstanding performances by the rest of the cast are highlighted by Bancroft's sexy, embittered turn as Mrs. Robinson and Ross's endearing presence as the gorgeous yet innocent Elaine. The film's impact on popular culture is immeasurable: "Plastics" will live on eternally as depressing but solid career advice, and older women will never eye younger men without fear of becoming a "Mrs. Robinson." Buck Henry (who appears briefly in the film) cowrote the influential screenplay, based on the novel by Charles Webb, and the soundtrack by Simon and Garfunkel remains a movie classic.
Dustin Hoffman is the college graduate who has an affair with a married woman (Anne Bancroft) but falls in love with her daughter (Katharine Ross).
Theatrical Release Date 1967
Format Blu-ray Disc
Number of Discs 1
PG (MPAA)

  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Dramas
  • Distributor
    Criterion Collection
  • Area
    USA
  • Video
  • Runtime (minutes)
    106
  • Picture
    Color
  • Audio
  • Language
    English
  • Dubbed
    French, Spanish
  • Subtitles
    English, French, Spanish
  • Closed Caption
    English
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    Blu-ray Disc Features:

    Note: Audio commentary from 2007 featuring Nichols in conversation with filmmaker Steven Soderbergh
    Audio commentary from 1987 featuring film scholar Howard Suber
    New interview with actor Dustin Hoffman New conversarion between producer Lawrence Turman and screenwriter Buck Henry
    New interview with film writer and historian Bobbie O'Steen about editor Sam O'Steen's work on The Graduate
    Students of "The Graduate," a short documentary from 2007 on the film's influence
    "The Graduate" at 25, a 1992 featurette on the making of the film
    Interview with Nichols by Barbara Walters, from a 1966 episode of NBC's Today show
    Excerpt from a 1970 appearance by singer-songwriter Paul Simon on The Dick Cavett Show
    Screen tests
    Trailer

    Widescreen - 2.35
    Audio:
    Dolby Digital 5.1
    DTS HD Master Audio
    Subtitles - English
    Theatrical Release: December 21, 1967

    THE GRADUATE was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1996.

    Features bit parts by actors Richard Dreyfuss and Mike Farell, as well as co-screenwriter Buck Henry.

    The soundtrack for THE GRADUATE includes Simon and Garfunkel's "Sounds of Silence" and "Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme." The film is the first Hollywood production to use already established hit songs in the soundtrack.

    Charles Grodin was originally cast to play the lead in THE GRADUATE.
    "I just want to say one word to you...just one word."--Mr. McGuire (Walter Brooke) to Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman)
    "Yes, sir."--Ben
    "Are you listening?"--Mr.McGuire
    "Yes, sir. I am."--Ben
    "Plastics."--Mr. McGuire

    "Don't you think that idea is a little half-baked?"--Mr. Braddock (William Daniels) to Ben
    "Oh no, Dad, it's completely baked."--Ben

    "Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me."--Ben to Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft)
  • Release Date
    02/23/16
  • Theatrical Release
    1967
  • Rating
    PG (MPAA)
  • Format
    Blu-ray Disc
  • Unedited Version
    N
  • Warranty Parts
    60 Day(s)

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