Edward Scissorhands

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Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
A contemporary fairy tale from director Tim Burton, Edward Scissorhands tells the unusual story of a man-made youth with scissor blades for fingers Johnny Depp, who lives alone in the abandoned mansion of his dead creator Vincent Price in a fantastic cameo. Soon poor Edward is discovered, and then adopted, by a kindly Avon lady Dianne Wiest. In the first of his starring roles for Burton, Depp makes an arresting lead with his black latex ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
A contemporary fairy tale from director Tim Burton, Edward Scissorhands tells the unusual story of a man-made youth with scissor blades for fingers Johnny Depp, who lives alone in the abandoned mansion of his dead creator Vincent Price in a fantastic cameo. Soon poor Edward is discovered, and then adopted, by a kindly Avon lady Dianne Wiest. In the first of his starring roles for Burton, Depp makes an arresting lead with his black latex jumpsuit, pasty white skin, and Medusa-like hair. But it is through an unusual warmth and tenderness that Depp's performance truly defines Edward. Weist and Alan Arkin are superb as the amiably clueless parents who welcome him into their home, and Winona Ryder, in a full turn from her brooding teen in Burton's Beetlejuice, is radiant as their cheerleader daughter on whom Edward develops a hopeless crush. As engaging as the love story is Burton's savage lampooning of suburbia, which he presents as innocuously bland-looking but seething with petty intrigues and thinly veiled intolerance. His sympathies clearly run to Edward, whose bittersweet experiences in the "real" world will both delight and haunt viewers of this charming cinematic fable. The tenth anniversary edition DVD cements Edward Scissorhands's place in Burton's oeuvre, featuring an entertaining and informative audio commentary from Burton and composer Danny Elfman.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/2/2013
  • EAN: 5039036056489
  • Source: Imports
  • Format: Blu-ray

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