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Title:
Sweeney Todd the demon barber of Fleet Street
Author:
Lansbury, Angela, 1925-
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Turner Home Entertainment, 2004.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (140 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
An adaptation of the play, in which the title character is not only a barber, but also a thief and murderer.

Times are hard in 1846 London and one must make do. So Nellie Lovett adds something extra to the meat pies she peddles on Fleet Street. The secret ingredient: freshly murdered victims of her partner in crime, barber Sweeney Todd.
General Note:
Produced before a live audience, 1982.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English

French

Spanish
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780780646698
UPC:
053939675023
Format :
DVD

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Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a videotaped staging of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's 1979 Broadway musical. This winner of nine Tony awards was based on Christopher Bond's adaptation of the venerable Victorian melodrama of the same name. The eponymous Mr. Todd (George Hearn), an ill-tempered London barber, pursues the grisly sideline of slashing his enemies' throats, grinding up their bodies, and selling the results in meat pies! This is material for a musical? Yes, and it's terrific. The production is at its best when Angela Lansbury, as Todd's looney mistress, belts forth one of the score's 26 songs. When first offered on the Showtime cable service in 1983, Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street carried home a shelf-full of ACE awards. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi