Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and Sacha Baron Cohen
Directed by Tim Burton
Rated R for graphic bloody violence
Appropriate for ages 16+
Available April 1, 2008 on DVD
Already on DVD is Burton’s version of Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical about a revenge-driven barber and the pastry shop owner that turns the barber’s customers into meat pies. Visually captivating, this is Burton and Depp at their best. Sure, the vocals aren’t what you’d hope for, but they are far from bad and the overall experience is as entertaining as it is creepy. The disc contains tons of extras including a great doc on the legend of Sweeney. Was he real or just fiction used to scare children? You’ll have to watch the disc to find out.