The Shape of Water released to DVD on Monday!
20 June 2018
If you like a fantasy tale and a dashing of historical perspective alongside fantastic acting you will love 'The Shape of Water'. Named in the top 10 movies of 2017 and number one film for a host of movie critics, the Director who brought Pan's Laybyrinth to our screens, Guillermo Del Toro has written and created a little gem of escapism.
Sally Hawkins (Paddington 2, Made in Dagenham), nominated for best actress in the Academy Awards, plays Elisa Esposito a cleaning lady working in a government research lab doing secret work in the height of the cold war. Elisa is mute but not deaf and communicates through sign language, which at work is interpreted by Zelda, played by the fabulous Octavia Spencer (The Help).
At the laboratory, Elisa becomes aware of and befriends Amphibian Man, a humanoid amphibian kept in chains, whiles scientists perform experiments on him in order to utilise him in their international war games.
General Frank Hoyt performed by Nick Searcy (FX's Justified) is a typical patriarchal leader, who orders vivisection on Amphibian Man. When Elisa discovers this she successfully manages to help Amphibian Man escape but putting herself at great risk, leading to hers and Zelda's interrogation. Elisa keeps Amphibian man at home in her bathtub and eventually becomes intimate with him. Her neighbour and friend, Giles, finds Amphibian Man consuming his cat and, in his panic, he slashes Giles arm and appearing remorseful, touches him on the head. Giles, the following day. discovers this touch has healing properties.
However, an action-packed ending is in sight when Hoyt orders his scientists to re-capture Amphibian Man. With the added attraction of double agent soviet spies and Elisa developing her own set of gills, this film has the feel-good ending that makes it the perfect action fantasy movie for a night in with pizza and popcorn.
Check out and compare prices as the film is available to order pre-release from £11.98* today.
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