Edward Scissorhands (Blu-ray)

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Once upon a time in a castle high on a hill lived an inventor whose greatest creation was named Edward. Although Edward had an irresistible charm, he wasn't quite perfect. The inventor's sudden death left him unfinished, with sharp shears of metal for hands. Edward lived alone in the darkness until one day a kind Avon lady took him home to live with her family. And so began Edward's fantastical adventures in a pastel paradise known as Suburbia.

From Tim Burton comes an unforgettable fairy tale starring Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest and Vincent Price as the Inventor.

Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 205560818
UPC 024543435358
UPC 14 00024543435358
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Rating Rating
Keywords
Essential Cinema
Family Interaction
Fantasy
Love Story
Mad Doctor
Recommended
Self-Discovery
Teenage
Editors Note
Note In Tim Burton's EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, a suburban fairy tale with incredibly imaginative sets, an Avon lady, Peg Boggs (Dianne Wiest), discovers the half-finished experiment--a man/monster named Edward (Johnny Depp)--of a mad scientist (played magically by Vincent Price) living in the neighborhood's old abandoned castle. The scientist died before replacing the shy man's large shears with real hands. When Peg attempts to bring Edward into her suburban world, to live among her skeptical family (husband Alan Arkin and daughter Winona Ryder) and gossipy neighbors, his hands--dangerous yet capable of creating things of great beauty--make for some awkward, funny, and poignant situations: Edward as a topiary gardener, Edward as a cutting-edge hair stylist. EDWARD SCISSORHANDS is a story about tolerance, difference, and creativity as much as it is a story of a young man's coming of age (the young man in question is, of course, a monster). In the ironically surreal world of Edward's suburban community, he must try to find his place in it, and in the world at large.
Plot Summary
Summary A fairy tale, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS is a brilliant story of a man-made experiment: a monster with long shears for hands. Edward lives in the dark and forbidding castle, overlooking a brightly colored suburb, until the Avon lady comes calling one day. Her motherly instincts tell her to take this poor, lonely creature home to live with her family. There, Edward goes through a series of growing experiences, some of them funny, some of them frightening, while trying to find his place in the world.
Reviews
Rolling Stone "...The year's most comic, romantic and haunting film fantasy....Burton is a true movie visionary with uncommon insights into hearts in torment..." 01/10/1991 p.53-4
Sight and Sound "...Eye-catching, ingenious..." 07/01/1991 p.42
Los Angeles Times "...The whole film has a tender underlining and a marvelous fun-house look and pace....Gentleness is a nice quality to have back in movies. Along with some fairy-tale pain, longing and hilarity, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS has it..." 12/14/1990 p.F1
Total Film "...A fairytale with an edge....Just as affecting a decade on..." 12/01/2000 p.112,"Depp's oddball hero transforms cute, quirky sentimentality into emotional palatability..." 07/01/2006 p.128
Wall Street Journal "[T]he best part of Tim Burton's sweet-tempered fantasy is that the hero is played by the ever-surprising Johnny Depp..." 05/01/2009
Directors
Tim Burton
Actors
Johnny Depp
Winona Ryder
Cast & Crew
Alan Arkin - Actor
Anthony Michael Hall - Actor
Biff Yeager - Actor
Bo Welch - Production Designer
Caroline Thompson - Screenplay
Colleen Halsey - Editor
Danny Elfman - Original Music By
Dianne Wiest - Actor
Johnny Depp - Actor
Kathy Baker - Actor
Richard Halsey - Editor
Richard Hashimoto - Executive Producer
Stefan Czapsky - Cinematographer
Tim Burton - Producer
Tim Burton - Director
Tim Burton - Based On Story By
Tom Duffield - Art Director
Vincent Price - Actor
Winona Ryder - Actor
Technical Info
Catalog ID 2258512
UPC 00024543435358
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 105 minutes
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Awards
Winner (1992) British Academy Awards, Bo Welch, Best Production Design
Nominee (1992) British Academy Awards, Colleen Atwood, Best Costume Design,British Academy Awards, Ve Neill, Best Make Up Artist,British Academy Awards, Stan Winston, Best Special Visual Effects
Nominee (1991) Golden Globe, Johnny Depp, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical,Oscar, Ve Neill, Stan Winston, Best Makeup
Reviews
ReviewSource Reel.com
Review Part fairy tale a la brothers Grimm, part suburban satire, Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands is the film that rescued Johnny Depp from TV teen-idol hell and made him a star...Edward Scissorhands is undoubtedly one of Tim Burton's most personal films. Burton's work, from Pee-wee's Big Adventure to last year's Sleepy Hollow, and even including Batman, celebrates outsiders. Burton's sympathies clearly lie with those society spits on. That's never been more clear than in Edward Scissorhands, where Burton brilliantly lampoons a suburban lifestyle of Sunday barbecues and coffee-clutching gossips...For Depp, Edward Scissorhands would set a trend. His first, big-screen starring role is anything but normal leading-man material and since then, Depp has filled his resume with equally offbeat characters...Depp's Edward is nearly mute and he infuses the character with a sweet, shy quality. His performance is almost that of a silent film star -- it's easy to imagine Buster Keaton or Harpo Marx in the role and almost impossible to envision any modern actor besides Depp in it.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Pam Grady
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review The director Tim Burton wages a valiant battle to show us new and wonderful things. In a Hollywood that placidly recycles the same old images, Burton uses special effects and visual tricks to create sights that have never been seen before. That is the good news. The disappointment is that Burton has not yet found the storytelling and character-building strength to go along with his pictorial flair...All of Burton's movies look great. "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" was an unalloyed visual delight, and so was "Beetlejuice," and "Batman" gave us a Gotham City that was one of the most original and atmospheric places I've seen in the movies. But shouldn't there be something more? Some attempt to make the characters more than caricatures? All of the central characters in a Burton film - Pee-wee, the demon Betelgeuse, Batman, the Joker or Edward Scissorhands - exist in personality vacuums; they're self-contained oddities with no connection to the real world. It's saying something about a director's work when the most well-rounded and socialized hero in any of his films is Pee-wee Herman.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 6
Features
Widescreen, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled, Dubbed, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Depp,Johnny
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format Blu-Ray
Quotes
Desson Howe, The Washington Post ...amusing and inventive...Burton builds a surrealistically funny cul-de-sac world, and there are some very funny performances...
Jay Scott, The Globe and Mail A classic...Edward Scissorhands is a sharp salute to the oddball in all of us.
Lawrence O'Toole, Entertainment Weekly Simple, funny, gorgeous, sad, and sweet, perfect for playing over and over.
Richard Corliss, Time A witty comedy of manners that arcs into poignance...One of the brightest, bittersweetest fables of this or any-year.
Variety A delightful and delicate comic fable.

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