Sweeney Todd: The Director's Cut

Sweeney Todd: The Director's Cut

On DVD: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Running Time: 
95 Minutes

Ahh the story of the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Originally made in 1936 with Tod Slaughter, this modern day adaptation is just as beautiful as the original. As some of you may know and for those of you who don’t, Sweeney Todd is the story of a barber in London that takes the lives of people whom he feels are not worthy of living.  It starts with flashbacks of childhood when he was kept in the jail for being a thief. His first kill is a revenge killing, the murder of a jailer from his past. He has different triggers which light the fire for his strikes.

In the beginning of the film Sweeney meets and falls in love with Mrs. Lovett, a lovely woman who at the time is married to a very crude man. Throughout the movie his kills become jealousy kills, as Sweeney continues to hide his love for Mrs. Lovett. This movie contains love, lust, envy, revenge and jealousy and that is just the beginning story line. Now I am not going to ruin this for you so no more details are included. This film is highly recommended they captured the era with perfection, you felt the depression, sickness and disgust as well as the reality of Sweeney Todd and his strange love for Mrs. Lovett.

Review by Chrissy Shattuck