Watch Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
- 1 hr 56 min
After being rescued at sea by a sailor named Anthony, a barber calling himself Sweeney Todd arrives in 19th century London and takes rooms over the pie shop run by Mrs. Lovett. Todd is actually Benjamin Barker, banished on false charges by Judge Turpin who lusted for his wife. Lovett informs him that his wife Lucy killed herself after Turpin raped her. Turpin has since become the guardian of Todd and Lucy's daughter Johanna, whom he also lusts for. Set on revenge, Todd begins scheming to murder the judge by starting a barber shop and enticing the judge to come to him for a shave. In the marketplace, Todd is roped into a competition with a fraudulent Italian barber. Todd wins and earns the attention of Turpin's associate, the Beadle. The Italian and his assistant Toby come to confront Todd. The Italian explains that he is really Todd's old assistant and will reveal his true identity if Todd doesn't pay him off. Instead, Todd kills him. Turpin finally visits Todd's shop. Todd is about to murder Turpin when Anthony arrives to tell Todd he's fallen in love with and intends to elope with Johanna. Turpin leaves angry and Todd, upset at having missed his chance, begins killing any customer that comes into his shop. Lovett suggests they bake the bodies into her pies. Both of their businesses thrive and she takes in Toby. Meanwhile, Johanna has been sent to an asylum and Anthony must go free her. Todd kills the Beadle and then a deranged beggar woman who comes in after him. Turpin arrives to fetch Johanna, who Anthony has hidden there, and Todd offers him a shave. He reveals his true identity to Turpin before killing him. Lovett tells Todd that she lied to him and that the beggar woman was his wife Lucy. Distraught, Todd murders Lovett only to be killed by Toby.