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SWEENEY TODD - THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET

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SWEENEY TODD - THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 116m 14s

Release date 25/01/2008

BBFCInsight Contains strong bloody violence

Director(s) Tim Burton

Cast includes Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jayne Wisener, Jamie Campbell Bower, Laura Michelle Kelly, Ed Sanders, Anthony Head, Peter Bowles

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 15/01/2008

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

SWEENEY TODD - THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET is a film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s musical about the famous London barber who kills his customers and then conceals their bodies in his pies. The film was classified '18' for strong bloody violence.

Several scenes in the film depict customer's throats being slit with a razor. These scenes are generally shown in close up, sometimes in an extremely gory and bloody manner. This contradicts the BBFC's Guidelines for the '15' category which state that 'violence may be strong but may not dwell on the infliction of pain and injury' and that 'the strongest gory images are unlikely to be acceptable'.

SWEENY TODD - THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET also contains mild language and sex references that would have been acceptable at a lower classification category.

Details

Distributor(s)
Warner Brothers
Classified date(s)
18/12/2007
Main language
English
Submitted run time
116m 14s
Approved footage
10460+8
BBFC reference
AFF242909
Registration number
CFJ16319

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