R | | Drama, Horror, Musical
The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, aka Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett.
This marks the last film produced together by Warner Bros. Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures, until Ready Player One (2018), which was also produced by Warner Bros.' co-financier Village Roadshow Pictures and Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment.
I have sailed the world, beheld its wonders, from the Dardanelles to the mountains of Peru. But there's no place like London.
Sweeney Todd: No, there's no place like London.
Anthony Hope: Mr. Todd?
Sweeney Todd: You are young. Life has been kind to you. You will learn.
At the end of "A Little Priest", when the camera zooms out, Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett's mouths suddenly close and you can only hear Todd singing.
The final act in the US version uses different angles than the International version of the film during some extra violent deaths. The different angles focus more Sweeney instead of the immense amounts of blood that can be seen more vividly in the International cut. All in all it only amounts to around 3-5 seconds that are actually different and were needed in order to get the R-Rated in the US.
$13,635,390 (USA) (23 December 2007)
$52,898,073 (USA) (20 March 2008)