The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

La Forme De L'eau

DVD - 2018 | Widescreen version
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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: Widescreen version
Branch Call Number: SHAPE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (123 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, surround, stereo, Dolby digital 5.1, Dolby digital 2.0, rda
DVD, NTSC, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda

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d2013 Apr 18, 2018

As for the movie itself, it was entertaining, the cinematography was good, as Best Picture of the Year... questionable.


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SunsetBranch
Apr 25, 2018

Apparently this was the best that Hollywood could do last year.

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poetdeluxe
Apr 24, 2018

I liked it, but didn't love it. Excellent production values, excellent performances. Not completely engrossing, tho.

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Junoh
Apr 24, 2018

Loved it.

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EB8624
Apr 23, 2018

I should have trusted my instincts that this was not an Oscar worthy movie. It was different but so far-fetched at times it made it annoying.

AL_LAURAROSE Apr 22, 2018

I LOVED this film. Every character was well-crafted, well-acted, and compelling. I loved American Sign Language's integral role in the story and I loved the Cold War, period-piece feel. The film was at times frightening, funny, sexy, romantic, action-packed, you name it! And most of all, I went in looking for the fairy tale romance of a woman and a fish man, and I was not disappointed!

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ultragirl
Apr 18, 2018

I truly enjoyed this movie on so many levels! The cinematography was exceptional. The acting daring and innovated - a mute actress and "creature" as the main characters !!
The movie was unique in that there was a just story - with no graphic, frantic fight & chase scenes with specific effects. A rarity in today's movie offerings.
And it has a twist in the end!
A lovely escape from life as we know it.

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MovieLover_47
Apr 18, 2018

I watched this film and can't believe it won the Academy Award for Best Picture. I have rated it 2 1/2 stars. They should just have re-made The Creature From The Black Lagoon.
Sally Hawkins was as good as she was in Maude. Olivia Spencer plays her role perfectly, not too serious but not so lightly that she is comic relief. Michael Shannon as the villain is his usual quirky nuts bad guy.
It is watchable if you don't expect a great film. Several scenes in the film made me think "This is stupid! Why have they even included this!
It is somewhat distracting knowing the film was shot around Toronto and identifying the various locations. The production quality is excellent; too bad it is wasted on a silly story.

d2013 Apr 18, 2018

As for the movie itself, it was entertaining, the cinematography was good, as Best Picture of the Year... questionable.

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longtao
Apr 16, 2018

Great movie. I love it.

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altima08
Apr 11, 2018

Did not like this movie at all. "Darkest Hour" should have won Best Picture.

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the_bookwyrm
Mar 07, 2018

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

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the_bookwyrm
Mar 07, 2018

Sexual Content: a few depictions of intercourse and masturbation

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the_bookwyrm
Mar 07, 2018

Violence: cattle prodding and a harsh gunshot scene

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humbleworm
Feb 15, 2018

humbleworm thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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