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.
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