It has been almost twenty-five years since Tim Burton‘s imaginative fable Edward Scissorhands enchanted audiences around the world with its haunting visuals, dark humor, and a performance by Johnny Depp in the title role that to this day continues to be ranked among the superstar’s finest.
Later this fall, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment will re-release Scissorhands on Blu-ray to mark the occasion of its silver anniversary. The first time the film was released in the format, it received a disappointing transfer and a few modest bonus features (including a director’s commentary), but the commemorative set Fox has assembled will undergo a much-needed restoration and most likely be upgraded in the supplements department. It will also come packaged with some collectible goodies inspired by the film.
The new Blu-ray will be available for pre-order at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con and those attendees of the convention who take the plunge will also be able to get their hands on an exclusive limited-edition lithograph created by artist Mark Englert in collaboration with Gallery 1988.
You can check out both the Blu-ray package art and the lithograph, provided by Entertainment Weekly, here below.
Englert spoke of his love for Burton’s timeless fantasy in a press release:
“Edward Scissorhands is one of those timeless movies that just works on so many levels. I love how the movie portrays creativity, success, love, fleeting acceptance, and the intense isolation that comes with being that special kind of different.”
Fox tends to handle their catalog classics beautifully on home video (I realized this after a recent viewing of Fight Club on Blu-ray). If their work on this new edition of Scissorhands is on par with their finest high-definition releases, then Tim Burton’s classic will be introduced to countless new generations while pleasing greatly those who have cherished it since it was first released theatrically shortly before Christmas of 1990 and watched it many times since on cable and home video.
The 25th Anniversary Blu-ray edition of Edward Scissorhands will be released on October 13, 2015.