Sweeny Todd/Incredible Crimes at the Dark House [DVD]

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Overview

Special Features

  • Vintage Sweeny Todd theatrical art
  • Johnny on Slaughtermania

Synopsis

Crimes at the Dark House
So since when have crimes been committed in a house with all the lights on? This chop-licking British melodrama stars the gloriously uninhibited Tod Slaughter, playing the unspeakable Sir Henry Glyde. Disposing of his wealthy wife, Glyde replaces her with a look-alike, a recent "graduate" from the local insane asylum. This may sound vaguely familiar to you if you've seen the 1948 Warner Bros. Gothic drama The Woman in White. Indeed, both the Warner film and Crimes in the Dark House were based on the same 1860 novel by Wilkie Collins -- and both are good gory fun in their own separate ways. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
A bone-chiller that still manages to inject humor, this movie was based on an actual event and even spawned Stephen Sondheim's hit play "Sweeney Todd" in 1978. Slaughter portrays a mad barber who has a deal with a baker to provide fillings for his meat pies. Unfortunately for the barber's customers, their visit to his basement makes them an integral part of that deal. ~ Tana Hobart, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Hilary Eaves - Marian Fairlie
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    David Horne - Mr. Fairlie
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    Sylvia Marriott - Laura Fairlie
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    Hay Petrie - Dr. Fosco
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    Tod Slaughter - Sir Percival Glyde
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