The Shape of Water (DVD)
Winner of the Oscar for Best Picture and Best Director, for Guillermo del Toro, this epic fantasy romance explores the enchanting bond between a woman and a mysterious sea creature.
Sally Hawkins gives a spellbinding performance in genre-defying tale of loneliness and love, set against a menacing Cold War backdrop.
Ricocheting between comic book fantasy to espionage thriller and ultimately timeless romance, Del Toro's drama is about Elisa, a mute woman whose mundane existence revolves around working night shifts as a cleaner at a government-controlled science institute.
Her life is changed forever when she meets a tall, similarly trapped stranger. Half man, half fish, his blue-green skin is scaly and he has been taken from his natural habitat in the Amazon river and secretly housed in a water tank on a top secret floor at the institute.
They come to realise they are kindred spirits, and together battle to free themselves from the trouble to come.
What the press said
"Guillermo del Toro's fantasy has monster-sized heart melds ravishing romance with B-movie thrills. 4 STARS" Guardian
"Guillermo del Toro's beautiful blood-curdler is as timeless as a fairy tale. 5 STARS"Daily Telegraph
"It's surreal, sexy and sentimental. 4 STARS"
No. Discs: 1 DVD
Running Time: 2hrs 03