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Sweeney Todd

Logan, John
Sweeney Todd: the demon barber of Fleet street

Reinventing himself as Sweeney Todd, a man unjustly sent to prison returns to exact revenge on those who ruined his life, especially the evil Judge Turpin who sent the man to prison. Not only does he seek revenge for the cruel punishment he suffered in prison, but also for what happened to his wife and daughter. When he returns to his home town, he reopens his barber shop, where Mr. Todd becomes the Demon of Fleet Street. Mrs. Lovett is Sweeney's amorous accomplice who creates diabolical meat pies out of the remains of Mr. Todd's victims.

MPAA rating: R; graphic bloody violence.|||adult

DreamWorks Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures present a Parkes/MacDonald production ; a Zanuck Company production ; produced by John Logan, Laurie MacDonald, Walter Parkes, Richard D. Zanuck ; screenplay by John Logan ; directed by Tim Burton.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 2007.

Based on the musical by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler and the musical adaptation by Christopher Bond.

Special features include: commentary by Tim Burton; "Burton + Depp + Carter = Todd" featurette.

Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jayne Wisener, Jamie Campbell Bower, Laura Michelle Kelly, Ed Sanders, Anthony Head, Peter Bowles.

DVD; region 1; NTSC; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.

Soundtrack in English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish, with English, French or Spanish subtitles.

Closed captioned.

Director of photography, Dariusz Wolski ; editor, Chris Lebenzon ; music and lyrics, Stephen Sondheim ; costume designer, Colleen Atwood ; production designer, Dante Ferretti ; visual effects supervisor, Chas Jarrett.

Golden Globes, 2008: Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy; Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy (Depp)
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