FEATURING A WEALTH OF BONUS FEATURES AND A 20-PAGE BOOKLET
Celebrate the extraordinary film career of Anne Bancroft in this first-ever collection of some of her most iconic performances. From Annie Sullivan to Mrs. Robinson, and from Helen Hanff to Anna Bronski, this Oscar®-winning (1962: Best Actress in a Leading Role, The Miracle Worker) and profoundly versatile actress delivered some of the most poignant and sharply comic characters in modern film. The Anne Bancroft Collection pays homage to one of the greatest talents of her generation.
DON'T BOTHER TO KNOCK (1952)
Pilot Jed Towers (Richard Widmark) encounters the beautiful Nell Forbes (Marilyn Monroe) while staying at a hotel in New York City. Jed pursues Nell, initially thinking she's a woman of means, but comes to learn that she is actually a babysitter when her child charge, Bunny Jones (Donna Corcoran), interrupts a conversation between the two. Soon Jed becomes worried about Nell's mental stability when it appears the woman is physically threatening Bunny.
1080p High Definition (1.37:1) / DTS-HD Master Audio Mono / B&W / 76 Minutes / Not Rated
THE MIRACLE WORKER (1962)
Blind and deaf after suffering a terrible fever as a baby, young Helen Keller (Patty Duke) has spent years unable to communicate, leaving her frustrated and occasionally violent. As a last chance before she is institutionalized, her parents (Inga Swenson, Andrew Prine) contact a school for the blind, which sends half-blind Annie Sullivan (Anne Bancroft) to teach Helen. Helen is initially resistant, but Annie gradually forms a bond with her and shows Helen ways of reaching others.
1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.85:1) / DTS-HD Master Audio Mono / B&W / 106 Minutes / Not Rated
THE PUMPKIN EATER (1964)
Jo (Anne Bancroft) leaves the banality of her marriage to second husband Giles (Richard Johnson) to wed her screenwriter lover, Jake Armitage (Peter Finch), but insists her new husband adhere to her strict marital ideals. Though their relationship is passionate, Jo, now a mother of six, begins to feel stifled in her role as a doting homemaker -- and increasingly isolated from Peter, who is filming on location in Morocco. Jo's sanity is shaken when it seems Peter is not being faithful.
1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.85:1) / DTS-HD Master Audio Mono / B&W / 118 Minutes / Not Rated
THE GRADUATE (1967)
Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) has just finished college and, back at his parents' house, he's trying to avoid the one question everyone keeps asking: What does he want to do with his life? An unexpected diversion crops up when he is seduced by Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), a bored housewife and friend of his parents. But what begins as a fun tryst turns complicated when Benjamin falls for the one woman Mrs. Robinson demanded he stay away from, her daughter, Elaine (Katharine Ross).
1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.35:1) / DTS-HD Master Audio Mono / COLOR / 106 Minutes / Rated PG
Dominick DiNapoli (Dom DeLuise) is a man who loves food and is overweight as a result. After an obese cousin dies due to health problems, Dominick's sister, Antoinette (Anne Bancroft), sets out on a mission to help him lose weight. Although he has a hard time trying to slim down, Dominick finds inspiration when he meets and falls for shop owner Lydia (Candice Azzara). Can he get up the courage to ask her out, or will he go back to the comfort of overeating?
1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.85:1) / DTS-HD Master Audio Mono / COLOR / 93 Minutes / Rated PG
TO BE OR NOT TO BE (1983)
Frederick Bronski (Mel Brooks) and his adulterous wife, Anna (Anne Bancroft), are a pair of hammy actors running a low-rent theater in Warsaw, Poland. When the Nazis invade, the Bronskis find their theater becoming a makeshift refuge for local Jews and a gateway to the Polish underground. Using their limited acting skills, the members of the theater troupe attempt to deceive the Nazis and lead an escape. Meanwhile, a Polish pilot (Tim Matheson) thinks he has found a spy in England.
1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.85:1) / DTS-HD Master Audio Mono / COLOR / 107 Minutes / Rated PG
AGNES OF GOD (1985)
Dr. Martha Livingston (Jane Fonda) is a court-appointed psychiatrist sent to evaluate Sister Agnes (Meg Tilly), a young nun whose infant has been found strangled. With Agnes claiming a virgin conception and having no memory of giving birth, Livingston must distinguish between the lies and the nun's perception-altering faith. Complicating her investigation, Livingston continually clashes with the overbearing Mother Miriam Ruth (Anne Bancroft), who insists that Livingston leave Agnes alone.
1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.85:1) / DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo / COLOR / 98 Minutes / Rated PG-13
84 CHARING CROSS ROAD (1987)
New York City bibliophile Helene Hanff (Anne Bancroft) writes to the London bookshop Marks & Co in search of some titles she has not been able to turn up locally. Store manager Frank Doel (Anthony Hopkins) responds politely to her chatty letter, and over the course of two decades, a deep, long-distance friendship evolves. Based on Hanff's epistolary memoir and its later two-person stage adaptation, the film version incorporates new characters, including Doel's wife, Nora (Judi Dench).
1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.85:1) / DTS-HD Master Audio Mono / COLOR / 100 Minutes / Rated PG
Don’t Bother to Knock
Isolated Music Score (DTS-HD Master Audio Mono)
The Pumpkin Eater
“Jeremy Mortimer on Penelope Mortimer”
“Dinah and Fergus”
Audio Commentary From 2007 Featuring Director Mike Nichols In Conversation With Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh
Audio Commentary From 1987 Featuring Film Scholar Howard Suber
Interview From 2015 With Actor Dustin Hoffman
Conversation From 2015 Between Producer Lawrence Turman And Screenwriter Buck Henry
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 Featuring Interviews With Actors Dustin Hoffman And Katharine Ross, Producer Lawrence Turman, And Screenwriter Buck Henry
Interview With Mike 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: Tony Bill And Jennifer Leak, Robert Lipton And Cathy Carpenter, Dustin Hoffman And Katharine Ross
Looking Back On Fatso With Producers Stuart Cornfeld And Mel Brooks
Interview With Film Historian Maya Montañez Smukler
To Be Or Not To Be
“Brooks and Bancroft: A Perfect Pair”
“How Serious Can Mel Brooks Really Get?”
To Be Or Not To Be: That Is The Trivia!
Mel Brooks Trailers
Isolated Score Track (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1)
PLUS, A 20-Page Booklet With Essays And Liner Notes By Film Historian And TCM Host Alicia Malone