Saturday, September 01, 2007

Sweeney Todd gets the unkindest cut of all from WB...

From RottenTomatoes.Com:

Looks like everyone who was looking forward to a gory and funny version of the Stephen Sondheim classic musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Steet is going to be sadly disappointed. Warner Brothers Pictures, one of the three studios involved with the production (Paramount and Dreamworks SKG are the other two) has mandated lots of cuts to bring the movie in as a PG-13 American release.

Of course, in this day and age of unrated video releases, we'll probably get to see everything cut from the theatrical release. Still, it's a goddamn Grand Guignol musical about a vengeful murderer and a meat pie cook who uses extra special meat (long pig) for her pies, for crissake! It wasn't meant as family fare. This is about as retarded as putting a sunny happy ending on Blade Runner.

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