‘THE GRADUATE: 50th Anniversary Edition’ to be released on Blu-ray, DVD & EST on 14 August, 2017

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of American cinema’s greatest films, THE GRADUATE, STUDIOCANAL are set to release a Special Edition DVD, Blu-Ray and EST release on 14th August, 2017.

Directed by Academy Award-winner Mike Nichols (Best Director), starring a fresh faced young Dustin Hoffman in the central role, and with a landmark soundtrack from Simon & GarfunkelTHE GRADUATE is a glorious, one-of-a-kind cinematic portrait of 1960s America, perfectly capturing the mood of disaffected youth against the backdrop of a laid-back Californian exterior.

Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) has just finished college and is already lost in a sea of confusion as he wonders what to do with his life. He returns to his parents’ luxurious Beverly Hills home, where he idles away the summer floating in the pool and brooding in silence.

He is rescued from the boredom when he is seduced into a clandestine affair with a middle-aged married friend of his parents, Mrs Robinson (Anne Bancroft). That liaison is soon complicated by Benjamin’s infatuation with her college-age daughter Elaine (Katharine Ross).

This 50th Anniversary 4K restoration was created from the 35mm original camera negative by the Criterion Collection. The colour timing was done by referencing a previous colour grading that had been supervised by Grover Crisp at Sony Pictures and approved by director Mike Nichols. The 5.1 surround-sound remix, approved by the director, was created from the 35mm magnetic tracks and the original soundtrack recordings at Chace Audio.

 Special Features on the DVD and Blu-ray Special Editions:

·       New interview with Lawrence Turman

·       Interview with Dustin Hoffman (23 mins)

·       Interview with author Charles Webb (20 mins)

·       American Masters: Mike Nichols documentary (53 mins)

·       The Graduate at 25 (22 mins)

·       Students of the Graduate (26 mins)

·       The Graduate: Looking Back (13 mins)

·       Audio commentary with Mike Nichols / Steven Soderbergh

·       Audio commentary with Dustin Hoffman / Katherine Ross

·       Audio commentary with Professor Thomas Koebner

·       Screen tests

·       Analysis of Seduction scene (9 mins)

·       About The Music – Analysis of the soundtrack (8 mins)

·       PLUS:  A booklet featuring an essay by Time Out film editor Dave Calhoun and exclusive behind the scenes photos, taken by renowned photographer Bill Willoughby.

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