The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

DVD - 2018
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An otherworldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2018]
Edition: Blu-ray + DVD combo pack edition, EnglishSpanishFrench dialogue version
ISBN: 9786317168374
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE SHAPE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (123 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,stereo,Dolby digital 5.1,Dolby digital 2.0
video file,DVD video,region 1
video file,Blu-ray
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2017
Special features: A fairy tale for troubled times; theatrical trailers


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Mar 24, 2018

We enjoyed it very much. Sally Hawkins is very good, as is Michael Shannon. Richard Jenkins is always good too. It won Best Picture, but we don't think it was as good as 3 Billboards, which had a more impactful story and message(s).

Mar 23, 2018

For the life of me, I cannot see how it ever got nominated, never mind winning. The dance scene in there was ridiculous.

Mar 21, 2018

As with ALL things "Guillermo Del Toro", this has great atmosphere, dreamlike quality and creativity. Then around the halfway point, as with MOST things "Guillermo Del Toro", once the weirdness of the characters and the novelty of the setting wears off it turns into something we've seen a million times before.

SPPL_Kristen Mar 20, 2018

A beautiful yet very stressful story. As far as narrative structures go, it's pretty perfect.

Mar 19, 2018

We watched it in the theater and really enjoyed it. Easy to see why it got the best movie award.

Mar 17, 2018

Very disappointing film! Three Billboards and Darkest Hour are far superior films! The only decent performance was by Sally Hawkins! Casting was poor, script was weak and at times silly and not believable. The ridiculous violent scenes were amateurish and belonged in one of those mindless American action films! DEFINITELY NOT A BEST PICTURE IN MY ESTIMATION!

Mar 17, 2018

not a bad .. CHICK-★-FLICK
not as good .. as HELL-★-BOY

this (academy award) film is about Beastiality in the early 1960s
the romance of a (mentally ill &) narcissistic MONSTER of white-★-america.

. "look how many hugs I get"

Mar 16, 2018

Excellent movie. No wonder it got so many awards and nominations. Filmed mainly in Canada as well, Toronto and Hamilton.

Mar 12, 2018

Guillermo del Toro directed many good movies, this movie is another one of his works that I like.

Mar 07, 2018

Since early American cinema, movies like King Kong, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Day the Earth Stood Still, etc. used their monsters or non-human characters to symbolize The Other--something that was unknown and threatened the state of American society. And to have an immigrant to the United States take that idea and subvert the intent behind The Other in such a way that is uplifting and sincere...well, Guillermo del Toro won Best Director for a reason. This movie won Best Picture for a reason.
This is a wonderful, wonderful movie. I'd been waiting for it since August 2017, and even when it came into theatres, showtimes were limited in my area. But I did see it, and it's everything I would want out of a film labeled as a fairy tale for adults.
The leads are charming, I fell in love with them almost immediately. The antagonist holds such a presence that I wanted to see his comeuppance happen with swift justice. The insight into the 1960s paints a gritty picture that shows, yes, it was an unfair time for someone who was disabled, or black, or gay, or something...Other.
I cried at the end, and it's a rare thing for a film to achieve.
Such a good movie, oh gosh.

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Mar 07, 2018

Frightening or Intense Scenes: body horror involving fingers and bullet wounds

Mar 07, 2018

Sexual Content: a few depictions of intercourse and masturbation

Mar 07, 2018

Violence: cattle prodding and a harsh gunshot scene


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Feb 15, 2018

humbleworm thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over


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