Friday Movie Flashback: ‘Edward Scissorhands’

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It may have been more than two decades since this beloved Tim Burton film first graced the silverscreen, still it remains a favorite for kids and kids at heart alike.

“Edward Scissorhands” was released on December 7, 1990. Its all-star cast included two of Burton’s frequent collaborator Johnny Depp as the titular character and Winona Ryder as Edward’s love interest Kim Boggs, Dianne Wiest as Kim’s peppy mother and local Avon Lady Peg, and the legendary Hollywood actor Vincent Price as Edward’s inventor. Danny Elfman, the composer who also frequently works with Burton, composed the music used in the movie.

I guess it would be unnecessary to discuss what “Edward Scissorhands” was about, for I’m sure most, if not all, of us have already seen this movie at least once (especially if you’re a ‘90s kid, like me!). But for the benefit of those who haven’t seen it yet, or those who wants a quick refresher on the story, here’s a video clip featuring the movie’s trailer:

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Possibly because it falls under the fantasy genre, “Edward Scissorhands” is yet to get old – that is, if it ever will. Personally, it’s one of those films that will always remind me of my childhood. You know how when you’re young something seems so interesting for you, yet when you grow older that fascination fades? I think “Edward Scissorhands” isn’t one of those things. Recently I watched this movie again, for the first time since I’ve last seen it more or less a decade ago, and found myself not only being reminded of certain points that I’ve already forgotten (like, how Peg was apparently the Avon lady and that the brand keeps getting mentioned throughout in the movie), but also entertained even after all those years.

“Edward Scissorhands” is definitely a Burton film, his touch not only noticeable in the story itself but also in the set design, costumes, and quirky and unique characteristics of the people in it.

“Edward Scissorhands” also starred Alan Arkin as Peg’s husband Bill, Robert Olivieri as Peg’s son Kevin, and Anthony Michael Hall – yes, the same one who played the “brain” in “The Breakfast Club” – as Kim’s conceited boyfriend Jim.

All photos in this article were sourced from Beautiful Stills from Beautiful Films.

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written by chooolss on 2013-12-06 #friday-movie-flashback #edward-scissorhands #lifestyle #tim-burton


  1. holgardo
    holgardo ·

    With this movie happened something strange to me. I saw Bettlejuice and Batman and was so amazed with this extravaganzas that I was waiting to see mnore from Burton. When Edward Scissorhands was released I didn´t catch it at the cinema (I don´t remember why) so I watched it on the video player maybe 1 or 2 years later and I hated it; I just couldn´t understand what was this movie about.
    I keep as a Burton fan for years, but I always said something like "Burton is a genius, but Edward Scissorhands is such an stupid movie".
    Years later, maybe 12, I saw the movie again and it was love at second sight.

  2. holgardo
    holgardo ·

    I also hate Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but I guess this is not going to change, because my daughter loves it, son once in a while the film is on my TV... and I still hate it.

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