Tim Burton Valentine’s Day Double Feature! In EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, Johnny Depp plays a boy with sharp blades instead of fingers who enraptures Winona Ryder. Gothic animated fantasy CORPSE BRIDE also stars Depp, as a shy young man whose wedding vows are accidentally directed to a buried woman.
1990, 20th Century Fox, 105 min, USA, Dir: Tim Burton
Director Tim Burton’s wondrous modern fairy tale – his most heartbreaking and inventive film – stars Johnny Depp as the boy with sharp blades where his fingers should be, courtesy of his inventor father, Vincent Price (in his final film role). Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest and Alan Arkin are the suburbanites who fall under Edward’s spell in this utterly original Burton creation.
2005, Warner Bros., 77 min, USA, Dir: Tim Burton, Mike Johnson
Inspired by a Jewish folktale, this gothic animated fantasy stars Johnny Depp as Victor Van Dort, a shy young man engaged to Victoria Everglot (Emily Watson). After flubbing his lines at the wedding rehearsal, he goes to the forest to practice them – and accidentally marries a woman buried there (Helena Bonham Carter). Tim Burton’s third stop-motion feature and first as a director also features the voices of Tracey Ullman, Albert Finney and Christopher Lee, and the music of Danny Elfman (who plays Bonejangles in the film).
Screening formats: 70mm (EDWARD SCISSORHANDS), DCP (CORPSE BRIDE)