Edward Scissorhands [25th Anniversary] [Blu-ray] [1990]

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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (779 out of 787)

Special Features


  • Commentary by Composer Danny Elfman
  • Commentary by Director Tim Burton
  • Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailers

Synopsis


Edward Scissorhands
Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands opens as an eccentric inventor (Vincent Price) lovingly assembles a synthetic youth named Edward (Johnny Depp). Edward has all the essential ingredients for today's standard body, with the exception of a pair of hands. For what is initially thought to be a temporary period, he is fitted with long, scissor-like extremities that, while able to trim a mean hedge, are hardly conducive to day-to-day life. When the kindly inventor dies, however, Edward is left lonely and cursed with some very heavy metal for hands. He is eventually taken in by Peg Boggs (Dianne Weist), an Avon lady who takes pity on him after seeing his bleak existence. Edward, in spite of his inherent ability to slay anyone he comes across, is a gentle soul whose only wish is to be loved. His impromptu family has, at best, a limited understanding of Edward, but he finds himself drawn to Peg's weary but sympathetic daughter, Kim (Winona Ryder), who is dating Jim (Anthony Michael Hall), the neighborhood bully. Meanwhile, Edward finds himself a local celebrity after the town realizes that his talents include creative hedge trimming and an unrivaled ability to cut hair. His so-called friends are proven fair-weather when Edward is accused of a crime, after which his only supporters are Peg and Kim. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Johnny Depp
    Johnny Depp - Edward Scissorhands
  • Winona Ryder
    Winona Ryder - Kim Boggs
  • Dianne Wiest
    Dianne Wiest - Peg Boggs
  • Anthony Michael Hall
    Anthony Michael Hall - Jim
  • Alan Arkin
    Alan Arkin - Bill Boggs



Overall customer rating

4.8
99%
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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Movie still is great, but DVD extras don't deliver

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    Stylez
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    Every director probably has one movie that he pours part of himself into. For Spielberg, it was ET, Lucas had American Graffiti. Here, Tim Burton poured into the soul of Edward Scissorhands the world of an outsider, a creation of an old inventor (wonderfully played by Vincent Price) who passes on before he can finish Edward(wonderfully played by Johnny Depp). Edward is one day discovered by Peg Boggs, a curious Avon lady, who takes Edward home to suburbia, a community of multi-colored houses that could only come from the mind of Burton and production designer Bo Welch. Danny Elfman delivers probably his most moving score in this picture. The DVD looked like it would be incredile with what was announced, but it would have to lose starts for what I thought: 1)Audio commentary by Burton and Elfman: Both of these guys do not talk all the way through the film, (though it does sound a little better than Devlin and Emmerich on ID4's DVD & Barry Levinson and Tommy LEe Jones on Men In Black, who chatter on like inane movie theater patrons). But most of the time I found myself wondering when they would speak again. Burton probably speaks 12-15 times through most of the movie, but it sounds more like he's having little afterthoughts. Elfman's audio plays after certain music segments are done (his background music plays over the dialogue so we hear outright how it sounds). 2)Tim Burton concept art: after seeing The Tarzan Collector's Edition, this was a letdown, with only about 7 pieces of art (5 concepts of Edward, 1 of the Inventor, and 1 of Edward's place in the mansion's attic). 3)The featurette talking about the film is also a letdown, as there is nothing that was reall notable (I was really looking forward to hearing how Stan Winston Studios made the Scissorhands props). The only cool notable is the interactive menu, made like a pop-up book of the mansion Edward is found in. If you are looking to find a great movie, get this DVD. If you are into those that promise incredible extra features, pass this one up.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic

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    segeld
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    anciful and funny with tragic overtones. Wouldn't recommend for little kids as there is some violence. Acting is first rate and the scenics and costumes are hilarious spoofs on the pastel excesses of the fifties. Not to be taken too seriously on a literal level it is nonetheless something of a morality play. I found the film to be entertaining and at times raucously funny. The story line is pure fantasy as the story of a young man who was created by a mad scientist who gave him multiple sets of scissors in place of hands. He was about to be fitted with real ones just before his creator died and left him to fend for himself in a dilapidated castle on a promontory overlooking a small town filled with eccentric characters. I won't spoil it for you with any more detail.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Heartfelt movie

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    Vampyre03
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    The movie is a great laugh for all ages. I got this as part of a Christmas present for my 13 year old Godson. It may seem a bit dark at first especially based on the cover, but its actually a movie filled with light and love. It has a Frankenstein element, but without the horror, you actually view the world from the "monsters" perspective and see what could happen when a world decides to accept and embrace tge "other" those that are strange/different from what we deem as '"mormal." Its a wonderful romantic, humorous, coming of age movie. Relevant in todays society.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The story of an uncommonly gentle man

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    Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 American romantic dark fantasy film directed by Tim Burton, produced by Denise Di Novi and Tim Burton, and written by Caroline Thompson from a story by Tim Burton and Caroline Thompson, starring Johnny Depp as an artificial man named Edward, an unfinished creation who has scissors for hands, who is taken in by a suburban family and falls in love with their teenage daughter Kim; additional roles were portrayed by Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall, Kathy Baker, Vincent Price and Alan Arkin.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Mind of Tim Burton

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    eckoe04
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    Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 American romantic dark fantasy film directed by Tim Burton, produced by Denise Di Novi and Tim Burton, and written by Caroline Thompson from a story by Tim Burton and Caroline Thompson, starring Johnny Depp as an artificial man named Edward, an unfinished creation who has scissors for hands, who is taken in by a suburban family and falls in love with their teenage daughter Kim; additional roles were portrayed by Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall, Kathy Baker, Vincent Price and Alan Arkin.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It never snowed until…

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    This was one of my childhood movies that I simply enjoyed. Now being a little bit older and going back to rewatch this; this isn't the greatest movie ever, but its enjoyable. A story about being different, being an outcast just trying to fit in with society. That's what we get in this Tim Burton film and right from the beginning, we get that Tim Burton dark and gritty film tone. Johnny Depp did a remarkable job at portraying his character. Just as well as the other actors, especially seeing Anthony Michael Hall portraying a bully.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Upgrade a Classic

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    mjo1
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    I have loved this movie since first seeing it in a theater, and I have owned all its various video releases, beginning with VHS tape, laser disc, then DVD. I finally bought the blu ray release from Best Buy because of the terrific sale price and the steel book case. The video and audio fidelity of this blu ray transfer recapture the magic of that first viewing in a theater. The quality of the DVD release is nice, but this is better. And if you are still looking at this film via VHS, you will be amazed at what you are missing.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A wonderful film!

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    I remember going to see this in theaters when it was first released. My entire family went together and as the end credits rolled, my cousin asked where he got the ice from...of all the things to wonder about in this bizarre little film! If you haven't seen Edward Scissorhands yet, now is the time. And if, like me, you saw it all those years ago then you will truly appreciate this bluray presentation. Get your copy and enjoy this Tim Burton classic today. It's never looked better and it's a must for any film library!

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