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Johnny Depp and Tim Burton join forces again in a big-screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's award-winning musical thriller "Sweeney Todd." Depp stars in the title role as a man unjustly sent to prison who vows revenge, not only for that cruel punishment, but for the devastating consequences of what happened to his wife and daughter. When he returns to reopen his barber shop, Sweeney Todd becomes the Demon Barber of Fleet Street who "shaved the heads of gentlemen who never thereafter were heard from again." Joining Depp is Helena Bonham Carter as Mrs. Lovett, Sweeney's amorous accomplice, who creates diabolical meat pies. The cast also includes Alan Rickman, who portrays the evil Judge Turpin, who sends Sweeney to prison and Timothy Spall as the Judge's wicked associate Beadle Bamford and Sacha Baron Cohen is a rival barber, the flamboyant Signor Adolfo Pirelli.
On disc 1, along with the movie, is the 26-minute "Burton + Depp + Carter = Todd," consisting of interviews with Tim Burton and the major cast members (Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Ed Sanders) talking about a variety of topics, including the challenge of singing the difficult score. Alan Rickman says, "One of the more challenging moments in ones life is when youve got the music in your hand and youre in a huge rehearsal room and Stephen Sondheim walks across the room and says, 'OK, lets hear it.' It doesnt get much tougher than that." Disc 2 is filled with a number of fairly substantial featurettes and other bonuses. Focusing on the movie are a 24-minute making-of featurette, "Designs for a Demon Barber" (costumes and sets, 9 minutes), and "A Bloody Business" (violent special effects, 9 minutes). "Musical mayhem: Sondheims Sweeney Todd" (12 minutes) focuses on the score, and to those who complain about the changes the movie made, the composer says "Leave your memories at the door." There's also a light-hearted 20-minute press conference from November 2007 with Burton, Depp, Bonham Carter, Rickman, Timothy Spall, and producer Richard Zanuck, and "Moviefone Unscripted (11 min.) in which Burton and Depp answer caller questions. "Sweeney Todd Is Alive: The Real History of the Demon Barber" and "Sweeney's London" (20 and 16 minutes, respectively) trace the historical/legendary character Sweeney Todd and his time, and "Grand Guignol: A Theatrical Tradition" analyzes the macabre style on which the play was based. Finally, there are "The Razor's Refrain" (stills set to audio clips, 8 minutes), a photo gallery of stills and drawings, and the theatrical trailer. --David Horiuchi
So well written and performed!
Too gory for me, but excellent, nonetheless!
A Johnny Depp musical where he kills people and allows Helena Bonham Carter to bake said corpses into pies. What's not to love?!Published 7 days ago by Aisha N. Alex
Dark & rich. Perfect casting & a proper interpretation of the casually evil characters! One of my favorite musicals--no sweetness & light but exciting & dynamic.Published 10 days ago by Cynthia
This amazing film was shot in an unusual grotesque atmosphere. Indeed, Tim Burton is able to create new and at the same time recognizable worlds. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Griffin Garcon
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|What exactly is the gore factor of this film?||
Sweeney Todd's character murders people by slashing their throat with a blade. This is shown quite plainly and with no shyness on the part of the camera! Except for the unrealistic color of the blood, the effect is really gory, with blood flying out of the victim's open neck. In one scene this... Read More
Apr 23, 2008 by GarionOrb | See all 8 posts
|LOVED IT...but was the music sound too high/loud and the singing sound...||
Yes I could not agree more! I thought it was just me... I could not hear/understand many of the lyrics. What a great idea to play the subtitles, I never thought of that! Thanks.
Apr 20, 2008 by Amazon.com-lover | See all 2 posts
|Is it worth buying the Special Edition ?||
Any interviews by the performers????
Aug 28, 2008 by Audrey Hepburn | See all 4 posts
|Now that HD-DVD is dead||
October 18 for NA - http://www.amazon.com/Sweeney-B
It is already available on Amazon.co.uk site -... Read More
Jul 21, 2008 by C. Coulson | See all 2 posts
|Total and COMPLETE FRAUD. Tim Burton is a thief.||
Do you normally purchase movies without doing any research on what you are buying? and had you looked past the musical aspect of it, you would find a multifaceted story with drama, suspense, hope and disappointment. Don't forget the genuine laughs either.
But you are right: since the majority... Read More
Nov 12, 2008 by Nicholas Rivera | See all 14 posts
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