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Director: Tim Burton     Starring: Johnny Depp Winona Ryder
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40685573
UPC: 024543005384
UPC 14: 00024543005384
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Editor's 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.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Sensormatic, No Longer Produced

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 1/14/2014
Video Play Time Running Time: 104 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1990
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2000538
Video UPC UPC: 00024543005384
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English, French Dubbed
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Johnny Depp
Video Cast Info Winona Ryder
Video Cast Info Kathy Baker
Video Cast Info Dianne Wiest
Video Cast Info Bryan Larkin
Video Cast Info O-Lan Jones
Video Cast Info Anthony Michael Hall
Video Cast Info Alan Arkin
Video Cast Info Vincent Price
Video Cast Info Denise Di Novi - Producer
Video Cast Info Caroline Thompson - Story
Video Cast Info Cheryl Carasik - Set Decorator
Video Cast Info Richard Halsey - Editor
Video Cast Info Stefan Czapsky - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Colleen Altwood - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Caroline Thompson - Associate Producer
Video Cast Info Bo Welch - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Danny Elfman - Composer
Video Cast Info Tim Burton - Producer
Video Cast Info Richard Hashimoto - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Caroline Thompson - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Tim Burton - Story
Video Cast Info Stan Winston - Special Makeup Effects
Video Cast Info Tim Burton - Director
Plot 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.

Professional 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

Total Film
"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

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Depp,Johnny
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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