Sweeney Todd / Sleepy Hollow

Sweeney Todd / Sleepy Hollow

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Director: Tim Burton

Cast: Christina Ricci, Helena Bonham Carter

     
 

Washington Irving's tale of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman gets a few new twists in a screen adaptation directed by Tim Burton. In this version, Ichabod (Johnny Depp) is a New York City detective whose unorthodox techniques and penchant for gadgets make him unpopular with is colleagues. He is sent to the remote town of Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series…  See more details below

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Washington Irving's tale of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman gets a few new twists in a screen adaptation directed by Tim Burton. In this version, Ichabod (Johnny Depp) is a New York City detective whose unorthodox techniques and penchant for gadgets make him unpopular with is colleagues. He is sent to the remote town of Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of bizarre murders, in which a number of people have been found dead in the woods, with their heads cut off. Local legend has it that a Hessian ghost rides through the woods on horseback, lopping off the heads of the unsuspecting and unbelieving. Ichabod refuses to believe in this legend, convinced that there must be a logical explanation for the murders. In time, Ichabod becomes smitten with a local lass, Katrina Van Tassel (Christina Ricci), who is the sweetheart of the burly Brom Bones (Casper Van Dien), and he becomes determined to capture the murderer to prove his bravery and win her heart. Christopher Walken, Jeffrey Jones, and Christopher Lee highlight the supporting cast; Lee's appearance is particularly apt, since Burton has cited the Hammer films of the 1960s as a major influence in making this film. Andrew Kevin Walker and Tom Stoppard contributed to the screenplay.Stephen Sondheim's award-winning musical thriller comes to the big screen in this adaptation directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Sacha Baron Cohen, Timothy Spall, and Alan Rickman. Embittered at having been wrongly imprisoned and determined to seek vengeance against his accusers due to the grim fate that befell his wife and daughter while he was incarcerated, ex-convict Sweeny Todd (Depp) returns to his hometown and opens a modest barber shop. The one thing different about Todd's shop, however, is that no one who walks in for a trim is ever seen again. Subsequently branded "The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" by the frightened community, Todd continues with his murderous exploits with a little assistance from his amorous accomplice, Mrs. Lovett (Bonham Carter) -- whose popular meat pies secretly have a most unsavory ingredient.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/17/2009
UPC:
0032429058508
Source:
Paramount
Time:
3:41:00

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Burton + Depp + Carter = Todd: a behind-the-scenes look at the collaboration of Tim Buton with Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter featureing exclusive footage from rehearsals, recording sessions; Sweeny Todd press conference; Sweeny Todd is alive: the real history of the demond barber; Musical mayhem: Sondheim's Sweeny Todd; Sweeney's London; The making of Sweeney Todd; Grand Guignol: a theatrical tradition; Designs for a demon barber; A bloody business; Moviefone unscripted with Tim Burton and Johnny Depp; The razor's refrain; Photo gallery; Theatrical trailer; Sleepy Hollow: Commentary by director Tim Burton; Sleepy Hollow - behind the legend; Reflections on Sleepy Hollow; Teaser trailer; Theatrical trailer

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