Johnny Depp Box Set

13/03/2006
  |  Buy to Own: 13/03/2006
  |  449 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Box set containing three movies starring Johnny Depp. In 'From Hell' (2001) Depp plays Inspector Abberline, the Victorian detective charged with catching Jack the Ripper. Despite the fact that he is struggling with an opium addiction and the ghosts of his dead wife and child, Abberline nevertheless quickly discovers that the Ripper is a man with an expert's knowledge of human anatomy and some kind of connection to the Freemasons. As his investigations continue, he meets prostitute Mary Kelly (Heather Graham) and following her leads discovers that the killings are connected to people in the highest reaches of British society; but as he gets closer to revealing the culprit, both he and Mary find themselves in mortal danger. 'Edward Scissorhands' (1990) is a gothic love story from Tim Burton. When Avon lady Peg Boggs (Dianne Wiest) pays a call to the local castle, she discovers Edward (Depp) - a half-finished, mechanical boy with scissors for hands. She takes him home to her suburban neighbourhood, where his exotic appeal and prodigious topiary skills make him a celebrity. However, prejudice against the unfamiliar soon takes its toll on the shy misfit. Finally, 'Before Night Falls' (2000) is an Oscar-nominated biopic telling the story of Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas. Following Reinaldo's life from birth to death, it tells of his poverty-stricken childhood, his involvement in the overthrowal of the Batista regime, his discovery of Havana's gay subculture, his arrest, imprisonment, and attempts to escape, and finally his exile and death in New York City. Javier Bardem takes the role of Reinaldo, and Depp plays his jailor Lieutenant Victor.