MGM Home Entertainment will revisit one of the most illicit affairs in film history when "The Graduate: 40th Anniversary Edition" arrives on DVD September 11th.
Regarded by film historians and movie critics as one of the key, groundbreaking films of the 1960s, "The Graduate" launched the film career of Dustin Hoffman back in 1967 and cemented the reputation of acclaimed director Mike Nichols.
Starring Hoffman and Anne Bancroft, the film follows Benjamin Braddock (Hoffman), a young college graduate who finds himself alienated and adrift in the shifting, social and sexual mores of the '60s and questioning the values of society.
Braddock returns home from college with an uncertain future. Then the wife of his father's business partner, the sexy Mrs. Robinson (Bancroft), seduces him, and the affair only deepens his confusion. That is, until he meets the girl of his dreams (Katharine Ross).
But there's one problem: she's Mrs. Robinson's daughter.
Pulsating with the rebellious spirit of the '60s and a haunting score sung by Simon and Garfunkel, "The Graduate" is truly a landmark film.
Nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor (Hoffman), Best Actress (Bancroft), Best Supporting Actress (Katherine Ross), Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Cinematography, "The Graduate" won the Oscar for Best Director for Mike Nichols, who quickly became one of Hollywood’s elite directors following his win.
The 2-Disc Anniversary Edition DVD will feature all new commentary tracks from Hoffman, Ross, Nichols and director Steven Soderbergh, a new retrospective documentary about the influence of the film, and behind-the-scenes featurettes.
The Suggested Retail Price will be $24.98, although most stores will be selling this for about $17.00.