Thanks to Jason for the heads up.
Warner Home Video are releasing Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street on the 19th May 2008 for an RRP of £23.99. Based on the 19th century legend of Sweeney Todd and the hit Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (Johnny Depp) returns to London after being sent to prison, unjustly, by Judge Turpin. Sweeney opens a barber shop and vows to get his revenge, not only for that cruel punishment, but for the devastating consequences of what happened to his wife and daughter.
Joining Depp is Helena Bonham Carter as Mrs. Lovett, Sweeney’s amorous accomplice, who sells “the worst pies in London.” With the help of Mrs. Lovett, Sweeney tries to rid of all the people who have ever done him wrong and hopes to be reunited with his daughter, Joanna, who is now Judge Turpin’s ward.
Commentary By Tim Burton
Musical Mayhem: Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd Is Alive: The Real History Of The Deamon Barber
Recreating Fleet Street
Grand Guinol: A Theatrical Tradition
Paramount Home Entertainment has alerted retailers to expect Sweeney Todd to be released April 1 on HD DVD, day-and-date with the standard DVD version. And no, the release date is not an April Fool’s joke.
Sweeney Todd, directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp, is based on the Tony Award-winning musical. Depp received an Oscar nomination for best actor for his role in the film. The film also stars Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jamie Campbell Bower, Laura Michelle Kelly, Jayne Wisener, Ed Sanders, and Timothy Spall.
Paramount has yet to issue an official announcement so we won’t have any specific disc information until they do. Also, as with any early retailer dates, the release date could change at any time.
Sweeney Todd on HD DVD will carry an SRP of $39.99. Check back regularly for high resolution cover art, disc specs, special features, and pre-order information.
April 2nd is my bday. Will win a gift!
Check out this new clip with behind-the-scenes clips and scenes/interviews with the Sweeney Todd cast–Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Sacha Baron Cohen and director Tim Burton.
Sweeney Todd will open nationwide on December 21st.
Thanks to Lú from DeppLovers, I have added some goodies from Sweeney Todd.
There’s new stills and scans from Playbill in the gallery.
Also, four awesome audio files from the movie. I created a subsection for this ones, and added lyric from My Friends (short edition) and Johanna. You can check it here, but be aware with the spoilers, because Epiphany and My Friends (full edition) has a lot of them.
I totally forgot to post this before. I received a email last night from the awesome Casey Stone, from Paramount, allerting about the Official MySpace from Sweeney Todd. If you have a MySpace profile, be sure to add as your friend and enter to win a chance to meet Johnny Depp at the Global Premiere!
Also, there’s great stuff for downloading at official ST website.
There’s, also, more pictures to be added here, including official ones. And you can download the official trailer here (need quick player in order to watch):
Be SURE to visit the official Myspace. I don’t have a profile, but I’m running to make my own, just to use those incredible ST skins! \o/
Vintage Videos give us a video from Johnny in a “The Lemonehads” song (It’s a Shame About Ray), as a weirdo loner.
I didn’t knew this video. You can watch it here:
Mariana has sent in the video from E! Extreme Close Up with Johnny
Download Parts: ONE, TWO and THREE
I’ve uploaded the Johnny Cash’s Gods Gonna Cut U Down video here at JDW.com. You can download and watch it at our videos page. Go to 2:15 minute and see Johnny.
We are very excited to say that we have have been contacted on behalf of the Weinstein Company and sent a link to the “Libertine” trailer!
“The Libertine” comes out in theaters on November 23rd and expands on December 25th.
Johnny Depp stars as the scandalously decadent John Wilmot, the second Earl of Rochester. The film follows the Earl’s adventures in London, from his passionate romance with a young actress, Elizabeth Barry (Samantha Morton), to the writing of a scurrilous play which blisteringly and bawdily lampoons the very monarch who commissioned it, Charles II (John Malkovich), leading to the Earl’s banishment and eventual downfall.
The trailer can be viewed through the below link: