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Edward Scissorhands [VHS] [1991]

4.4 out of 5 stars 552 customer reviews

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  • Language: German
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (552 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004RLDC
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Edward Scissorhands achieves the nearly impossible feat of capturing the delicate flavour of a fable or fairy tale in a live-action movie. The story follows a young man named Edward (Johnny Depp), who was created by an inventor (Vincent Price, in one of his last roles) who died before he could give the poor creature a pair of human hands. Edward lives alone in a ruined Gothic castle that just happens to be perched above a pastel-coloured suburb inhabited by breadwinning husbands and frustrated housewives straight out of the 1950s. One day, Peg (Dianne Wiest), the local Avon lady, comes calling. Finding Edward alone, she kindly invites him to come home with her, where she hopes to help him with his pasty complexion and those nasty nicks he's given himself with his razor-sharp fingers. Soon Edward's skill with topiary sculpture and hair design make him popular in the neighbourhood--but the mood turns just as swiftly against the outsider when he starts to feel his own desires, particularly for Peg's daughter Kim (Winona Ryder). Most of director Tim Burton's movies (such as Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Beetlejuice and Batman) are visual spectacles with elements of fantasy but Edward Scissorhands is more tender and personal than the others. Edward's wild black hair is much like Burton's, suggesting that the character represents the director's own feelings of estrangement and co-option. Johnny Depp, making his first successful leap from TV to film, captures Edward's child-like vulnerability even while his physical posture evokes horror icons like the vampire in Nosferatu and the sleepwalker in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Classic horror films, at their heart, feel a deep sympathy for the monsters they portray; simply and affectingly, Edward Scissorhands lays that heart bare. --Bret Fetzer --This text refers to the DVD edition.

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I have only recently come to appreciate the superb talent that is Johnny Depp, every part I have seen him play he does with a professional finesse that is hard to beat. I thoroughly enjoyed this dark humoured yet poignant film, telling the tale of a misfit who is thrown into contact with a world he is totally unfamiliar, the subsequent adoration and fascination of the neighbourhood, who then, one by one reject him on spurious grounds forcing him back to his original home and lonely, isolated life. I couldn't help reflect, that in this beautiful film there was also a sad realism of how it can be for real for those who, for whatever reason, fascinate then disappoint us, and are then once more side-lined into the margins of society. The film is wonderfully filmed and directed by Tim Burton, who coincidently, has directed 2 other Johnny Depp films I have enjoyed, which are both the Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass. This film is one that can be watched several times over with something different attracting your attention on each viewing. Although it is 26 years old, it still has the power to resonate with a modern audience, which to me, is proof of a classic film and performance. Highly recommend.
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This is a very funny but pointant film, I loved it.
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I love this film.
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Gud thankyou
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great item many thanks quick post
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Quick delivery, as described.
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Fast delivery, great!
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Edward scissor hands "a boy who preferred to be kind than to bother people with his needs"
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