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Synopsis:

Nominated for seven Academy Awards and winner for Best Director, this ground breaking and "wildly hilarious" (The Boston Globe) social satire launched the career of two-time Oscar-winner Dustin Hoffman and cemented the reputation of acclaimed director Mike Nichols. Pulsating with the rebellious spirit of the '60s and a haunting score sung by Simon and Garfunkel, The Graduate is truly a "landmark film" (Leonard Maltin). Shy Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) returns home from college with an uncertain future. Then the wife of his father's business partner, the sexy Mrs. Robinson (Anne 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!

Regarded by film historians and movie critics as one of the key, groundbreaking films of the 1960's, The Graduate perpetuated the satiric comedy, mirroring themes of the ever-changing lives of those in Hollywood and helping usher a new crop of younger directors to the forefront of the film industry. MGM Home Entertainment revisits one of the most illicit affairs in film history when The Graduate: 40th Anniversary Edition arrives on DVD September 11. Starring Oscar winners Dustin Hoffman (1980, Best Actor, Kramer vs. Kramer; 1989, Best Actor, Rain Man) and Anne Bancroft (1963, Best Actress, The Miracle Worker), The Graduate follows Benjamin Braddock (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 (Bancroft), Best Supporting Actress (Ross), Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Cinematography, The Graduate won the Oscar for Best Director for then newcomer Mike Nichols (Closer) 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. The Graduate: 40th Anniversary Edition is available for the suggested retail price of $24.98 U.S. / $31.98 Canada. Prebook is August 15, 2007.

DVD Features:

Disc One:

- Audio commentary by Actors Dustin Hoffman and Katherine Ross

- Audio commentary by The Graduate Director Mike Nichols and Director Steven Soderbergh

- 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.

- "Coming of Age: The Making of The Graduate" featurette

- "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

Technical Specs;

- Running Time: 106 min

- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen

- MPAA: R

- Language: English

- Subtitles: English, French and Spanish

- CC: Yes

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Evan Jacobs