Edward Scissorhands 1991

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A gothic love story from Tim Burton. When Avon lady Peg Boggs (Dianne Wiest) pays a call to the local castle, she discovers Edward (Johnny Depp) - a half-finished, mechanical boy with scissors for hands. She takes him home to her suburban neighbourhood, where his exotic appeal and prodigious topiary skills make him a celebrity.

Dianne Wiest, Winona Ryder
1 hour 44 minutes

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Edward Scissorhands

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Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Drama, Science Fiction, Comedy
Director Tim Burton
Starring Dianne Wiest, Winona Ryder
Supporting actors Alan Arkin, O-Lan Jones, Anthony Michael Hall, Vincent Price, Bryan, Kathy Baker, Bryan Larkin, Johnny Depp
Studio Twentieth Century Fox
BBFC rating Parental Guidance
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By lwk94 on 1 July 2011
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
This review is going to be more about the Blu Ray side of things. The film in general is legendary and my favourite film ever personally, visually the film is stunning and the acting is superb, featuring some amazing actors (Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder etc.). Now for review of the Blu Ray version. I have the original DVD version which is very basic and has no special features at all which I found highly disappointing. The Blu Ray version does have a featurette which contains cast interviews and in sight into the making of the film which I found very good. It also includes original theatrical trailers and commentaries. In comparison to the DVD version this version has much more to offer. I personally think they should of released a 20th anniversary edition of the film which would had much more special features but for the time being this version is reasonable. As far as the resolution of the film, I think the remastering of the film is amazing considering this film, is 20+ years old now. I was a little hasty about how much of a difference it would be to the standard 480p version and wondered if it would be worth buying a film I already have on DVD, but I was not dissapointed with the new 1080p version. The colours are much more vivid and the picture quality is superb, you can see much more detail in facial shoots and a lot more in landscape shots.
All in all a great film to experience on Blu Ray and for the price it is now, a bargain.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Tim on 17 Mar 2004
Format: DVD
In my opinion this has got to be Tim Burtons best film it also has to be Johnny Depps best, even though he's hilarious in Pirates of the Carribean he does to go a bit over the top in that role but this role he plays Edward perfect. Edward Scissorhands is one of my favourite films ever. Its a film that can make you laugh and can make you cry. The story is about Edward who was created by an inventor (respectfully played by Vincent Price )Edward wasnt created perfect he had scissors for hands. I dont get why the inventor didnt give him hands when gave him everything else eg: eyes, feet, hair etc. Anyway the inventor died before Edward could be completed. Ever since then Edward lived alone until a kind lady Peg took him home to live with her and her family. At first everyone is took to Edward, but the novelty soon wears off. But only one person Kim (Beautifully played by Winona Ryder) loves Edward for who he is on the inside. The film deserves 5 stars, watch it and try and be man enough not to shed a tear at the end. Edward Scissorhands Rules!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 18 Nov 2001
Format: VHS Tape
Any one familiar with other works by Tim Burton has already become aware that the main characters of his movies are charming but lonely outsiders. I am referring to Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King, or young Vincent, the hero of his first short film.
Jack discovers Christmas Land, and dreams of becoming the new Santy "Claws" (as he thinks his name is), and tries to bring the opposite worlds of Christmas Land and Halloween Town together. However, he fails and realises that he will remain an alien in normal society.
Likewise, Vincent is a young boy from Suburbia who dreams he lives in a story by Edgar Allan Poe, and thus becomes alienated from his family.
Edward Scissorhands comes from the same family of brilliant but isolated characters. He has been created by a scientist (Vincent Price), but the untimely death of his creator left him unfinished; his hands are sharp razors. He is different physically from other poeople, but also very innocent, as he has never been in contact with mankind.
His isolation comes to an end when an Avon-representative knocks on his castle's door, discovers him, and decides that, in his best interest, she will take him to Suburbia.
Disgusted by his appearance, the narrow-minded suburbians distrust him until they find out his gift for hair-cutting. A new phase in his life begins, and he finds himself attracted to Wynona Ryder, but is too shy to tell her.
The situation reaches a climax when he is taken advantage of by the girl's boorish boyfriend, a typical sports-addicted youngster with a pea-sized brain (if any). She then realises that he is too pure for this conformist world, and makes the police believe Edward is dead, so that he can go back to his castle and be out of reach of these stupid people.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mark James Hammond on 8 Mar 2004
Format: DVD
I find it hard to rate beauty. I'd prefer to refrain from grading this masterpiece, as it superceeds such triviality and simply regard this film as it is...a moving tale.
I think that Edward Scissorhands was actually the first film I ever rented. I was five years old at the time and I guess the cover allured me, being fairly imaginative as a youngster. At such an impressionable age, this movie really did have a huge affect on me. Without realising, I drew an affinity between myself and the character of Edward and always felt a great deal of empathy towards the pure humanity and tenderness of this story. On viewing this film once again at the age of 18 I found myself reduced to tears again. Edward's predicament of simply not being able to touch those he loves truly captivated the romantic in me, and the metaphor of destroying everything he touches struck a chord within me.
The scene where Kim dances in the snow was the first scene in any movie that moved me to tears, simply for its beauty. Johnny Depp's expressions still sadden me deeply, and Winona Ryder's delivery of the elementary line, 'I love you,' and Johnny Depp's subsequent reaction move me more than I could ever convey with words. After watching with great sadness and sympathy, the yearning of the outcast and then for such perfection to fall for Edward....The score by Danny Elfman coupled with this scene heightens the sorrow and beauty and remains a major factor in tears flowing from my eyes.
Being an 18 year old man, I would admit that perhaps this film is catered for the ladies and not just because Johnny Depp stars in a leading role. That withstanding, if you are like me and enjoy thought provoking, beauty then I would certainly recommend this film. You most definitely have to have a sensitive disposition and a prediliction for all that is romantic though.
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