Edward Scissorhands-Special Edition

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Product Overview

Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40680270
UPC 024543037651
UPC 14 00024543037651
Format DVD
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
Johnny Depp - Star
Winona Ryder - Star
Kathy Baker - Star
Dianne Wiest - Star
Bryan Larkin - Star
O-Lan Jones - Star
Anthony Michael Hall - Star
Alan Arkin - Star
Vincent Price - Star
Denise Di Novi - Producer
Caroline Thompson - Story
Cheryl Carasik - Set Decorator
Richard Halsey - Editor
Stefan Czapsky - Director of Photography
Colleen Altwood - Costume Designer
Caroline Thompson - Associate Producer
Bo Welch - Production Designer
Danny Elfman - Composer
Tim Burton - Producer
Richard Hashimoto - Executive Producer
Caroline Thompson - Screenwriter
Tim Burton - Story
Stan Winston - Special Makeup Effects
Tim Burton - Director
Technical Info
Catalog ID 2003765
UPC 00024543037651
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 104 minutes
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed
Features
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Sensormatic
Product Attributes
Actor Depp,Johnny
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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