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
Audio commentary tracks by Tim Burton & Danny Elfman
Original theatrical trailer
Johnny DeppEdward Scissorhands
Winona RyderKim Boggs
Dianne WiestPeg Boggs
Anthony Michael HallJim
Alan ArkinBill Boggs
Vincent PriceThe Inventor
Kathy BakerJoyce Monroe
Robert OliveriKevin Boggs
Harvey BellmanNeighborhood Extra
Tammy BoaloNeighborhood Extra
Steven BrillDishwasher Man
Michael BrownNeighborhood Extra
Jackie CarsonNeighborhood Extra
Suzanne ChrosniakNeighborhood Extra
Gary ClarkNeighborhood Extra
Andrew CroftonPink Girl
Carol CrumrineNeighborhood Extra
Ellin DennisNeighborhood Extra
Miriam GoodspeedNeighborhood Extra
Linda Hess HessOlder Woman, TV
Dick Anthony WilliamsOfficer Allen
John DavidsonTV Host
Victoria PriceTV Newswoman
Stuart LancasterRetired Man
Alan FudgeLoan Officer
Carmen J. AlexanderReporter
Rosalyn ThomsonYoung Woman, TV
Lee RallsRed Haired Woman, TV
Eileen MeurerTeenage Girl, TV
Donna PieroniBlonde, TV
Tricia LloydTeenage Girl
Kathy DomboOther Teen
Sherry FergusonMax's Mother
Tabetha ThomasLittle Girl on Bike
Caroline ThompsonScreen Story
Tim BurtonScreen Story
Danny ElfmanComposer (Music Score)
Bo WelchProduction Designer
Robert W. Welch IIIProduction Designer
Thomas A. DuffieldArt Director
Denise Di NoviCo-producer
Caroline ThompsonAssociate Producer
Richard HashimotoExecutive Producer
Cheryl CarasikSet Designer
Paul SonskiSet Designer
Rick HeinrichsSet Designer
Colleen AtwoodCostume Designer
Steve MaslowSound/Sound Designer
Michael WoodSpecial Effects
Richard L. AndersonSupervising Sound Editor
Stan WinstonMakeup Special Effects
William P. ScottUnit Production Manager
Romantic Fantasy,Fantasy Comedy
Year of Release
25th Anniversary, DVD
Digital Surround Sound (same as SS)
Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV
20th Century Studios
Edward Scissorhands [25th Anniversary] [DVD] 
I guess you could say I made a very good choice here. My grandsons and I were shopping movies when I spotted "Edward Scissorhands" and thought cool their Mom liked that. We watched it Blaise the older one got through it but declined to stay when Mason, who is 3 said again Grandma, can we watch it again. So of course I said yes. We have probably set a record for the number of times anyone watched the same movie . He really loves this movie!
This was the film that, for me, marked Tim Burton’s leap from very talented young director, to one of the best most unique film voices of our time, along with Johnny Depp’s leap from very talented young actor to one of our best actors, period. What Depp and Burton seem to share is an understanding of the visual power of film, but not just with cinematography and effects, but in performance. Depp is almost like a great silent film star, communicating more with his eyes, than most actors could with a monologue.
This is the surreal fable of a young man who was built, not born, and whose creator dies before he can finish him, leaving him alone, with scissors for hands. He’s found and adopted by a sweet, if slightly daffy Avon lady – Diane Weist in another of an endless series of brilliant supporting performances. She takes young orphan Edward down from the near black and white castle in which the lives to the bright pastel world of the suburban town below. (A world almost as surreal in it’s exaggerated way as his lonely castle.
There the outcast finds a place, and maybe even love, but is there really room for the truly different in our society? A film in which everything is bigger than life, but infused with heart and the bitter-sweetness of life itself. It brings a smile to my face, and tears to my eyes on every viewing.
I've loved this movie since I saw it in the theater. Had a Vhs and dvd, I didn't know you could watch a disc to death. The first dvd didnt last for more than 3 years. Hopefully the Blu-ray lasts longer. A great fairytale about disabilities and how one has two work through the pitfalls of life with it.
This started his career. If you don't count 21 Jumpstreet. He is so sweet. He says so much without saying much. His eyes say it all.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Revisiting a classic this time of year
Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
I hadn't seen this movie in several years, but I've been revisiting Tim Burton's filmography a lot recently. It's still a wonderful movie that fits right in with Christmas time ("You can still see dancing in it...") and the audio and particularly the video are VERY good on this release.
The only downside is the bonus features, of which there is very little. The archival featurette is fun to watch to see everyone back then when they were young and in full marketing mode.