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The Shape of Water [DVD] [2017]-Front_Original

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful and Moving if not Exactly Memorable

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    VandyPrice
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    Guillermo del Toro films are typically notable for their aesthetic choices, their production design, and their attention to detail. One can look back at the filmmaker's body of work and quickly see that there are countless themes that re-surface time and time again, much of this happening within the realm of the types of stories del Toro likes to tell and the visual prowess with which they are presented in. With his latest, The Shape of Water, the director is still very much working within his wheelhouse, but for the first time in some time it feels as if there is nothing more important to the movie no matter the extravagance of the sets and costumes or the practicality of the monster make-up than the story itself as well as the core relationship that both grounds this story and lifts it up. Now, if you know anything about The Shape of Water prior to going into the film then you know that this core relationship is formed between a human woman and a mysterious sea creature that is housed in the bowels of the top secret facility where she works as a maid. If that initially weirds you out a bit just think of it as the opposite of Ariel and Prince Eric; this way you can find some solace in the fact you at least understand you were holding a double standard against the picture. I understand there is a slight difference in the two because of the full-on creature feature being portrayed in this film whereas the scenes featuring Ariel and Eric being romantic in The Little Mermaid were ones where she was walking on land, but the concept still supports it and more, The Shape of Water completely owns this relationship from the moment we first glimpse our meager protagonist in Sally Hawkins' Elisa Esposito. Yes, of course The Shape of Water is a gorgeously rendered portrait of some alternate universe in the early sixties where government experimentation goes as far as studying a God-like merman and feels like a fairy tale of sorts for adults where not everything is perfect, ideal, or even necessarily magical, but what The Shape of Water does find and allow are these fantastical elements that breathe a fresh life and perspective into what are otherwise some dark and troubled times both in this universe and in the lives of characters who were seemingly never given a fair shot at life in the first place. This is effectively why The Shape of Water succeeds for as much as one can go on about all of the beautifully crafted extraneous factors it is this belief that comes to be sustained in this abnormal relationship and the beauty of the affection it conveys in its own right that we are, maybe unexpectedly, moved.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good

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    ThugLife
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    I honestly didn't know what to expect before watching it. Some people told me that it was ok, some said it was good, and some people even said they believe that its the character from the first 'Hellboy' movie. So I watched it. I thought it was a pretty good love story. I want to believe he is the start of the character from 'Hellboy', but I don't know. ...Overall though, the movie was pretty good, but that song took away from it, for me. I mean, I get the reason for it, but it still was a little awkward. ...There are a couple adult scenes in it though, that kids shouldn't watch.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Loved the movie, couldn't tell 4K Ultra difference

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    LuckyLindy
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    I really loved this movie. I loved it is a love story. I love the odd colors of green and blue it seemed to be shot in. I loved the era in which it took place. My only complaint is that I paid extra for the 4K Ultra/Blu Ray version and could not tell ONE BIT of difference for the 4K Ultra. Not sure what that is about. My TV and player said I was watching the Ultra 4K version, but it just seemed like a regular DVD to me.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Weirdly engrossing

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    Kamehamehax3
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    A very different movie. Quirky yet beautiful. I love to be surprised, it happens so rarely at my late stage of life. I will watch again to see more of the nuances. Strange reviews from some people .... this is not a children's movie, don't know why they reviewed it like one. It was like Fantasy meets crazy spy movie in a Science fiction tale.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    This movie is a must see.

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    It's a wonderful dark fantasy/romance film. You may have an idea of what this movie is but it moves and changes like most movies don't theses days. The movie I would give 5 stars, I rated the product 4 stars because DVDs can have more than a making of for bonus features. They used to be loaded with content. Great movie

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Another Del Torro Classic

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    HollisR
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    As a huge fan of Guiermo Del Torro, this film deserves a worthwhile look. I still say Pan’s Labyrinth was his best work thus far but The Shape of Water is a wonderful dark and magical tale of romance and friendship that’s i highly recommend. It is well acted and superbly directed. A must-see for fans of Del Torro for sure.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    del Toro delivers a different kind of love story.

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    MovieMark
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    Guillermo del Toro delivers another unique story realized through beautiful design and endearing characters. The movie is not only about a love story, but it is also a love letter to classic movies and movie-making techniques. How well one enjoys this film will depend on the viewer's willingness to indulge in del Toro's vision.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Suprising.

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    Mickey
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    At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity. With a buildup like that, I was not sure of what was in store, but I really enjoyed this movie. A modern-day fairytale.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An Interesting film from Del Torro

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    This won't be everyone's cup of tea. Del Torro is one of my favorite movie makers and he never fails to make an interesting film. The Shape of Water is another fairy tale type of story that unfortunately falls short of Pan's Labyrinth. Overall It was worth seeing, but it is a bit.... odd.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    4K Fable

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    PappyV
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    Guillermo Del Toro’s highly acclaimed The Shape Of Water makes for an outstanding 4K disc. The emerald color palette is beautifully rendered here actually looking better than it did in theaters!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie

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    Keri
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    This was a really interesting movie. The way it was shot I felt like I was watching a foreign film in English. Beautifully made unusual story. If you like artsy movies this is worth a view. I would recommend renting before buying it may not be for everyone.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Movie but not Oscar Best Picture Worthy

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    I really enjoyed the Shape of Water. It was a good story and directed very well by Del Toro - probably his best movie. But did not think it was Oscar Best Picture worthy. The 4K Blu ray disc has great audio/visual specs.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie

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    cm76er
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    I like this type of fantasy movie where a water human/monster is involved. People who treat it bad get their deserves. People who treat it nice are helped. Good movie. I traded it back in for the blueray version.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great movie to see with the family

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    This movie has all the features of a monster to be scared of but, with a worm heart that steals your hart and gets you to help him get away with the one thing he wanted the girl of his dream to go back with him to the ocean.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love this series

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    davron
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    I love this series and hate to see it come to an end (10th season will be it's last). If you have followed the series you will love the characters especially between Lana and Archer and there sexual escapades throughout the series.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very nice 4K Image!

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    MrMovie

    Decided to grab this movie because it won the best picture Oscar. Looks fantastic in 4k. The sound was just ok though. Check out this video for a more in depth look at the quality https://youtu.be/CNGgaTWpT1s

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Something Different

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    Hotrodguy74
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    Kind of like Beauty and the Beast but with a twist. A little bit of fantasy, and drama and romance all pooled together, not for everyone but is enjoyable if you're looking to get away from all CGI, space and shoot em up movies!!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent flick!

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    Mars
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    The Shape of Water is a great movie by genius Del Toro with some faces that we are unaccustomed to seeing on the big screen. Great screenplay and poignant storyline make this an amazing choice!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An interesting love story

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    Turbizl
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    A fresh take on a very familiar formula that goes out of its way to engage you emotionally. It's visually stunning and Richard Jenkins is absolutely astounding.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great film, even better steelbook

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    Soul
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    Great job well done on the artwork for this awesome 4K steelbook Blu-Ray. I love these Best Buy exclusives, keep them coming. Movie is beyond amazing itself. I highly recommend this to a friend.

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