Video/Film , DVD in English

The graduate

Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; an Embassy Pictures release ; Joseph E. Levine presents a Mike Nichols/Lawrence Turman production ; screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry ; produced by Lawrence Turman ; directed by Mike Nichols.
  • [Irvington, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2016]
  • Two-DVD special edition.
  • 2 videodiscs (106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + Accompanied by: 1 fold-out insert.
  • DVD video 4 3/4 in.
  • DVD; NTSC, region 1; monaural; 2.35:1 aspect ratio.
Also known as
Credits
  • Director of photography, Robert Surtees ; production designer, Richard Sylbert ; film editor, Sam O'Steen ; set decorator, George Nelson ; costumes by Patricia Zipprodt ; songs by Paul Simon ; sung by Simon & Garfunkel ; additional music by Dave Grusin.
Performers
  • Cast: Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross, William Daniels, Murray Hamilton, Elizabeth Wilson, Brian Avery, Walter Brooke, Norman Fell, Alice Ghostley, Buck Henry, Marion Lorne.
Subjects
Genre
  • Fiction films.
  • Dark comedy films.
  • Feature films.
  • Feature films United States.
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
  • Dark comedy films.
  • Drama.
  • Feature films.
  • Fiction films.
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Series
Summary
  • Benjamin Braddock has just finished college and is already lost in a sea of confusion and barely contained angst when he becomes sexually involved with the middle-aged mother of the young woman he's dating.
Other information
  • Widescreen (2.35:1).
  • Based on the novel by Charles Webb.
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1967.
  • Special features: Disc 1: Commentary 1 (2007 commentary featuring director Mike Nichols in conversation with filmmaker Steven Soderbergh); Commentary 2 (1987 audio commentary by film scholar Howard Suber); Trailer. Disc 2: Buck Henry and Lawrence Turman (the screenwriter and producer reminisce about the film); Dustin Hoffman (the actor recalls the making of the film); Sam and Mike (editor Bobbie O'Steen, Sam O'Steen's widow, examines his work through an analysis of the film and his collaboration with the director); Students of "The graduate" (short 2007 documentary features filmmakers, critics, and historians discussing the achievement and influence of the film); "The graduate" at 25 (1992 featurette from the 25th anniversary of the film includes interviews with actors Dustin Hoffman and Katharine Ross, screenwriter Buck Henry and producer Lawrence Turman); Mike Nichols and Barbara Walters (interview aired on NBC's Today show on July 29, 1966, the director discusses his career with Barbara Walters); Paul Simon and Dick Cavett (excerpt from April 9, 1970 episode of The Dick Cavett Show, Paul Simon discusses the music used in the film); Screen tests. Insert includes and essay by journalist and critic Frank Rich.
  • MPAA rating: PG.
  • Language: English with optional English SDH subtitles.
  • OCLC
Publisher's number
  • CC2587D The Criterion Collection
  • CC2587D-1 The Criterion Collection
  • CC2587D-2 The Criterion Collection
ISBN
  • 9781681431123
  • 1681431122
Identifying numbers
  • UPC: 715515168311
  • OCLC: 934533872
  • OCLC: 934533872