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Sweeney Todd - Demon Barber Of Fleet Street 1936

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Tod Slaughter stars in this classic 1930s horror film as the notorious Fleet Street barber who amasses a tidy fortune by cutting sailors' throats and disposing of their bodies in home-made meat pies. All goes well until he falls in love with a young woman and excites the jealousy of his elderly female accomplice.

Starring:
Eve Lister, Tod Slaughter
Rental Formats:
DVD

Product Details

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  • Feature parental_guidance
Runtime 1 hour 16 minutes
Starring Eve Lister, Tod Slaughter, John Singer
Director George King
Genres Drama, Horror
Studio ODEON ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 28 January 2008
Main languages English

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By R. A. Caton on 22 July 2008
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Much has been said about Tod Slaughter and of his films... I will not elaborate on the quality of the production, for if you appreciate melodrama red, raw, and ripe you will want this movie in your collection. However! These films are available in quite a few editions at a range of prices..... I can heartily recommend this recent "British Collection" edition for the care taken in giving us such an excellent print despite the age of the original. Definitely worth springing a little extra for!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By RickAnne on 30 July 2013
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Tod Slaughter is fantastic as Sweeney Todd & the film looks great, even after all these years. It's the classic tale of the Demon Barber Of Fleet Street cutting the throats of the wealthy gentry who he convinces to have a shave before meeting loved one's etc. Sweeney Todd is a forgotten classic (1936 vintage) & is a great masterpiece of filmaking. I appreciate that it will not appeal to everybody & all generations. The younger fans will want to see the cutting of throats in all their glory, but this movie represents a time almost forgotten, when even audiance's of the 30's found themselves looking away at the site of the blade & the 'thought' of the throat cutting. This film is not horrific, nor is it gory with amples of blood letting. But what it does represent is the British Cinema at its best. sit back & enjoy - But keep your high collars on. :O)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By C. J. Marton on 4 Nov. 2007
Format: DVD
Karloff as the Monster, Lee and Lugosi as the Count, Lon Chaney jr as the Wolfman, Cushing as the Baron and Tod as Fleet Street's most notorious barber! Certain horror stars are destined to be associated with certain roles and Mr slaughter would forever be identified with Sweeney Todd. Provincial theatregoers and the outlying suburbs of London could be guaranteed a welter of blood - or beetroot juice - whenever Tod came to town for a 2-week residency. By the 30's, he was established as a star turn, having British B films built around him - his old-school melodramas being mostly rewritten from their stage versions to prominently feature him - see Jeffrey Richards excellent article on Slaughter in the book THE UNKNOWN 30'S.

Despite the distancing device of a prologue and epilogue in a modern barbers, the film holds up extremely well. The sailor's battle with the natives at Trader Patterson's shows the grasp of the film's budget exceeding its reach. But all the staples of Victorian melodrama are present - the villain, the hero and heroine, the older man (usually a disapproving Father of the heroine) and a comic couple. Modern day audiences may feel decidedly queasy about the film's maltreatment of Tobias Wragg. Threatened and intimidated by Todd, cheerfully guzzling down god-knows-what in Mrs Lovatt's pies and forced to wear the heroine's clothes - he must have grown into an adult certifiable for treatment. The ending is contrived with Johanna rushing - unconvincingly disguised as a boy - to Sweeney's barbershop and being left to perish in the flames as the villain covers his tracks.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David M. Grant on 8 Jan. 2008
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The copy i bought came from the USA region 0...but i must warn you the quality and sound is really that bad...But its a classic, Tod Slaughter comes across as totally insane by anyones standards, its now obviously very dated but it doesn't matter, its good to own it.Listen out for the Dick van Dyke cockney accents,, (very Mid Atlantic) Gawd blimmey guv ya tumbled me gyame....Johnny Depp need not worry, as he's acting is not that different.
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