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Still shot from the movie: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Based on the Broadway musical of the same name, Sweeney Todd follows the revenge tactics of a demon barber (Johnny Depp), who desires to kill the judge (Alan Rickman) who unfairly sentenced him to prison and stole his wife. His murderous plan to give the man a close shave is aided by his neighbor (Helena Bonham Carter), a baker looking for an inexpensive way to get some filling for her meat pies. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: D+
Violence: D-
Sexual Content: B+
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Theater Release: 20 Dec 2007
Video Release: 31 Mar 2008
MPAA Rating: R
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The stars of this production can be seen in more family-friendly fare. Look for Johnny Depp in The Pirates of the Caribbean series. Alan Rickman plays the role of Snape in the Harry Potter series. And Helena Bonham-Carter lent her voice to the character of Lady Tottington in the animated film Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

Home Video Extra Features

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street releases to DVD as a 2-Disc Set offering

featurettes, production interviews, trailers and photo galleries. Audio tracks are available in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (English, French and Spanish), with subtitles in French and Spanish.

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