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Edward Scissorhands: Anniversary Edition


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#1 of 46 Ron-P

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Posted August 25 2005 - 02:20 AM

This was brought to my attention this morning by a friend so I had to pass it
along, being my favorite movie and all.

From thedigitalbits.com

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Meanwhile, 20th Century Fox has announced its Edward Scissorhands: Anniversary Edition for release on 11/8. There will be 3 versions - separate full frame and anamorphic widescreen editions (SRP $14.98 ), as well as the anamorphic widescreen version packaged in a collectible tin (SRP $19.98 ). Extras will include audio commentary by director Tim Burton, audio commentary by composer Danny Elfman, a short featurette on the making of the film, interview clips )with Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Weist, Tim Burton, Caroline Thompson, Alan Arkin, Vincent Price and Danny Elfman), trailers, TV spots and a video gallery of concept artwork.

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#2 of 46 MarcoBiscotti

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Posted August 25 2005 - 02:40 AM

So apart from a repackaging, what's the difference between this release and what we have now?

Im pretty sure all those features were present on the last DVD and wasn't that also an Anniversary Edition?

I'm quite happy with the quality on my current disc. If the tin is really something special or if a significantly improved transfer is offered (or DTS!) I'll consider, but otherwise I see no reason to upgrade.

#3 of 46 Ron-P

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Posted August 25 2005 - 02:44 AM

Looks like the interview clips are new, the previous release has audio interview clips only (if I remember correctly) aside from that I'm not sure. I would hope more is included but there's not much info out yet. Being my favorite film I'll upgrade just for the tin alone.
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#4 of 46 Damin J Toell

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Posted August 25 2005 - 02:45 AM

The original disc had a 4.0 soundtrack, but I've seen some sites listing a 5.1 track on the new release. I think it'll be the same 4.0 track. This is just a repromotion in a new package to capitalize on Charlie & the Chocolate Factory and Corpse Bride.

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#5 of 46 Ron-P

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Posted August 25 2005 - 02:49 AM

Could be. I would imagine that Charlie will be streeting about that same time and it's around the same time Corpse Bride hits theaters.
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Posted August 25 2005 - 02:50 AM

Yeah, I think Damien is right.


And there are no new interviews listed, they just mention more cast members who garner some screen time in the extras but based on the existing disc specs this looks to be identical and as Damien suggested, probably nothing more than a promotional reissue.

I'm still interested to see what the tin looks like though... Posted Image

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Posted August 25 2005 - 02:53 AM

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And there are no new interviews listed
Like I said, I don't remember, but I do not believe the previous release has interviews with the cast just audio interviews with Burton and Elfman that can be played during the film.
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#8 of 46 MarcoBiscotti

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Posted August 25 2005 - 03:03 AM

What I meant, was that I assume that they left out a "with" in that blurb; ie. a short featurette on the making-of the film with interview clips bla bla...

As for the new releases, listings are already up on Amazon which is almost a sure indicator that these are simply reissues with a marketing slant and nothing more. Surprisingly though, the current WS version of the film is selling for only $7.99 while the FS sports an msrp of $13.48. The new tin packaging is listing a retail price of $14.98 while the new FS version indicates it will sell for $13.48 which is almost double the cost of the current WS release. I haven't even noticed whether this title has been phased out of retail yet? I can't really see this new FS transfer moving too many uints though. Coincidentally, I see no new listings for a regular WS version of the film sans-tin...

They are all up for pre-order though.

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Posted August 25 2005 - 03:38 AM

Artwork was posted Monday at DVDAnswers

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Posted August 25 2005 - 03:47 AM

Thanks Matt,

I think I can safely pass...

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Posted August 25 2005 - 06:46 AM

Nice! Never picked it up in the hopes of something special.

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Posted August 25 2005 - 06:49 AM

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Like I said, I don't remember, but I do not believe the previous release has interviews with the cast just audio interviews with Burton and Elfman that can be played during the film.


There were very short interview pieces on the disc. A question would pop up written on the screen like "What was it like working with Tim Burton?" and then they'd cut to Johnny Depp giving the answer.

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Posted August 25 2005 - 07:42 AM

What the hell is that butterfly doing on the artwork? Don't remember seeing any in the movie. Even if there were, it had nothing to do with the movie. Looks like "Edward Scissorhands and The Butterfly".
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#14 of 46 Ron-P

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Posted August 25 2005 - 08:25 AM

Regardless of what's inside, I'll be buying this just for the Tin. Looks great!
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Posted August 25 2005 - 09:41 AM

What's the point of this? Unless they had Burton re-record his truly terrible commentary or offered remastered trailers than this is just unneeded. The current dvd already offers a great transfer and a nice isolated music score with Elfman. The featurette might be interesting if it's a new one and not the one taken from a press kit but give me a break, a piece of tin isn't a good excuse to rebuy the same disc. ::cough::

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Posted August 25 2005 - 09:50 AM

It sounds to me that all of the special features listed are the EXACT same ones from the 10th Anniversay Edition. Below is the description of the 10th Annv. Edition features I cut and pasted from the DVDFile.com review:

To celebrate EDWARD SCISSORHANDS 10th anniversary, Fox has created a special edition worthy of the film without going overboard. First off you'll find a screen-specific audio commentary with director Tim Burton."

"The second track contains Danny Elfman's isolated score in stereo with the composer sitting down for commentary to fill in the gaps."

"A ten-year-old promotional featurette is included which is fairly superficial but does offer some interesting glimpses of the location filming. It runs less than five minutes and will probably be something you never watch again. There's a section called soundbites where the disc houses original interview segments with five of the principal cast members, the director, writer and composer. They're set up with questions that a TV or radio station would ask along with the prerecorded response. They're short clips and you'll probably have no need for them. Two theatrical trailers are included along with three TV spots."

#17 of 46 Ron-P

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Posted August 25 2005 - 10:20 AM

Well, maybe it is the exact same dvd but being a collector of Edward Scissorhands memorabilia I must have the tin ::cough::

Besides, I own 2 copies of my favorite films and this is a great excuse to get that second copy.
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#18 of 46 Dave Mack

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Posted August 25 2005 - 10:56 AM

Ron, good choice of fave film. I'm a burton-head myself.

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Posted August 25 2005 - 10:58 AM

So it is indeed the same disc with a new package. RonP, you sucker. Posted Image

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Posted August 25 2005 - 11:03 AM

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RonP, you sucker. Posted Image

I know, I know. The tin will go right next to my Edward and Kim 12" statue, near the signed poster along side the Edward Scissorhands playing cards, just below the film cells and 8x10 set photos. :b

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Ron, good choice of fave film. I'm a burton-head myself.

Very cool Dave. I'm a big Burton fan (favorite director) and a huge Edward Scissorhands fan.
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