Sweeney Todd (Blu-ray)

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on 12/3/2012

I had never seen any other version of Sweeney Todd before watching the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp version on Blu-ray. I am amazed at how well it is acted. The picture is spectacular. I enjoyed it beginning to end. There are alot of different special features including a history of Sweeney Todd and behind the scenes stuff. I definitely recommend this movie.

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by Michael R. on 6/8/2015

Saw this in the theater, as I have the play many times, I enjoyed it.

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Product Overview

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 that sends Sweeney to prison, Timothy Spall as the Judge's wicked associate Beadle Bamford, and Sacha Baron Cohen as a rival barber, the flamboyant Signor Adolfo Pirelli.

Specifications

Studio Paramount
SKU 208342012
UPC 097361386140
UPC 14 00097361386140
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 1/17/2012
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Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Actors
Name Depp,Johnny
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Awards
Oscar (2008) Colleen Atwood, Nominee, Best Achievement in Costume Design,Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo, Winner, Best Achievement in Art Direction,Johnny Depp, Nominee, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy Awards (2008) Colleen Atwood, Nominee, Best Costume Design,Ivana Primorac, Nominee, Best Make Up & Hair
Golden Globe (2008) Helena Bonham Carter, Nominee, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy,Johnny Depp, Winner, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy,Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Winner, Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy,Tim Burton, Nominee, Best Director - Motion Picture
Reviews
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Review True to its stage nature, Sweeney Todd is characterized by a love of the macabre and a cutting wit. Under Burton's direction, however, it's strangely stagnant. The movie's lack of energy radiates outward from the low-key songs to the subdued performance by Johnny Depp to the desaturated color employed by cinematographer Dariusz Wolski...Stylistically, this is all Burton. In fact, one could argue that it's Corpse Bride come to life. This is Jack the Ripper's London - a place of shadows, horror, and the grand guignol. Sweeney looks like Captain Jack crossed with Elsa Lancaster's Bride of Frankenstein, and Depp plays the role pretty much the way he has played every part in his career for Burton...I suspect that fans of Sondheim's play will be pleased with Burton's screen interpretation of it. He has remained faithful to the essence of the text, making trims when necessary but keeping the overall skeleton intact...While there's plenty in Sweeney Todd to please the eye, there's less here to generate any real sense of enthusiasm. The film's bloodiness is suitably over-the-top but, as with everything else, Burton downplays it to avoid the appearance of campiness. In the end, the real problem with the Demon Barber of Fleet Street is that he's not as bloody fun as he should be.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Tim Burton's film adaptation of "Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" smacks its lips at the prospect of such a meal, and so it should. In telling this story, half-measures will avail him nothing. The bloodiest musical in stage history, it now becomes the bloodiest in film history, and it isn't a jolly romp, either, but a dark revenge tragedy with heartbreak, mayhem and bloody good meat pies...But we know that going in and are relieved that Burton has played true to the material...To an unusual degree, "Sweeney Todd" works on a quasi-realistic level and not as a musical fantasy. That's not to say we're to take it as fact, but that we can at least accept it on its own terms without the movie winking at us. It combines some of Tim Burton's favorite elements: The fantastic, the ghoulish, the bizarre, the unspeakable, the romantic and in Johnny Depp, he has an actor he has worked with since "Edward Scissorhands" and finds a perfect instrument...Helena Bonham Carter may be Burton's inamorata, but apart from that, she is perfectly cast, not as a vulgar fishwife type but as a petite beauty with dark, sad eyes and a pouting mouth and a persistent fantasy that she and the barber will someday settle by the seaside. Not bloody likely.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 10
Features
Widescreen, English, Dolby Digital (5.1), Dolby, French, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Depp,Johnny
Label Paramount Home Video
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
A.O. Scott, The New York Times Something close to a masterpiece, a work of extreme -- I am tempted to say evil -- genius.
Claudia Puig, USA Today Mesmerizing and highly entertaining.
David Ansen, Newsweek Depp is such a soulful presence he gives you a glimpse of this maniac's pain and pathos. Bonham Carter is extraordinary.
Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal An elegant horror film...that takes pleasure in its own theatricality, gives pleasure with caustic wit...
Keith Phipps, The Onion A.V. Club Burton brings his signature visual style...but he wisely follows Sondheim's lead, letting the music and spirit of the original piece show the way.
Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter With his sturdy acting and surprisingly good voice, Depp is a Sweeney Todd for the ages.
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone ...a bloody wonder, intimate and epic, horrific and heart-rending as it flies on the wings of Sondheim's most thunderously exciting score.

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