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Old 04-19-17, 12:49 PM
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The Shape of Water (2017, D: del Toro) S: Hawkins, Shannon, Spencer, Jones, Jenkins



Fox Searchlight will release Guillermo del Toro’s Cold War drama The Shape Of Water on December 8, right in the wheelhouse of the annual film awards season. The fantasy adventure film which has been mostly shrouded in secrecy stars Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Lauren Lee Smith, Michael Stuhlbarg and Octavia Spencer.

From master story teller Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forver when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5580390/

I'm surprised there wasn't a thread for this already considering how much the forum loves to deep throat del Toro.
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Sounds like a throwback to Pan's Labyrinth. Could be a good thing.
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I've been critical of Del Toro in the past but I think Pan's Labyrinth is a masterpiece. If this is anything close to PL I'll be happy!
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I'm surprised there wasn't a thread for this already considering how much the forum loves to deep throat del Toro.
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A nice treat. I didn't know this was coming. I must have missed this thread before.
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Abe Sapien from the Black Lagoon.

Sure, I'm in.
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I'm sold. Opening day.
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I've been critical of Del Toro in the past but I think Pan's Labyrinth is a masterpiece. If this is anything close to PL I'll be happy!
Have you seen The Devil's Backbone? It's pretty similar in tone.
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Abe Sapien from the Black Lagoon.

Sure, I'm in.
I thought the same thing...

Then I see the evil government torture it and I am out. All the same cliche's we have probably seen before and creature run amok.

I will wait for home video for this.
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Have you seen The Devil's Backbone? It's pretty similar in tone.
I have and think it's pretty great as well, though I'd give the edge to Pan's. Frankly, The Devil's Backbone and Pan's Labrynth are the only two Del Toro movies I genuinely like.

Although I do think his visuals are fantastic on most of his films.
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Can't wait!
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Originally Posted by islandclaws View Post
Abe Sapien from the Black Lagoon.

Sure, I'm in.
Ditto. At first I thought he was sneaking a Hellboy movie in -- especially when they showed the eggs. Then I thought "this would be a great take on Creature from the Black Lagoon."
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I don't know about this one. Not a fan of GDT, but I have to say that I did like Crimson Peak a lot, even more than the overrated Pan's Labyrinth.
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I don't know about this one. Not a fan of GDT, but I have to say that I did like Crimson Peak a lot, even more than the overrated Pan's Labyrinth.
Yes, you're right about not being a fan. Most fans of his would swap those movies.
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Not sure about this one. Seems like GDT is trying to make an artsy Hellboy prequel. Problem is the Hellboy movies had a sense of fun, and this doesn't seem to have that going for it.
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I'm in!
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Yes, you're right about not being a fan. Most fans of his would swap those movies.


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What if Terry Gilliam and Jean-Pierre Jenuet had a baby?
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We'd get one heck of an Alien film ...
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Reviews are starting to roll in, it debuted at Venice and received a solid reception.

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the...of_water_2017/

"There's something here for lovers of all kinds of movies - even silents and musicals - but del Toro transcends mere pastiche to craft a work that feels like the product of our collective film-going subconscious."
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Saw the preview before Mother and first I thought Hellboy then I thought it was the next Universal Monster film with The Creature from the black lagoon.

Still looks like,it will be great.

I love Pan's Labyrinth.
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That poster is fantastic! (Is there an orange and teal version though?)

Octavia Spencer still takes me out of anything she is in.

How is this not a Hellboy prequel again?
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I'm getting to see the film 2 months early!

The Mill Valley Film Festival is screening the film twice during its run. Originally the tickets were AT RUSH (Sold Out) but when I checked today, one of the dates opened up, so I was able to buy a pair of tickets.

So excited!
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