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The Shape of Water

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    83
    from 3 reviewers
  • The Shape of Water
    2017
    123 min
    R
    2K Upscale
    HDR10

    Director: Guillermo del Toro

    Actors: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer

    Plot: 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.

    Disc Release Date: 13 March 2018

    • Video
      83
    • Audio
      83
    • Extra
      60
    • Movie
      84

    all scores

    avforums review by Simon Crust
    • Video
      80
    • The Shape of Water was shot digitally using Arri Alexa Mini cameras with resolutions of 3.4K and 2.8K but ultimately finished as a 2K DI, which has presumably been used here for this Ultra HD Blu-ray release....

    • Audio
      80
    • The disc presents an English DTS-HD MA 5.1 track, which is something of a shame considering the scope there is for a really immersive surround track. The surrounds are used sparingly but to good effect...

    • Extra
      50
    • All the extra features are found on the (included) Blu-ray A Fairy Tale for Troubled Times – A thirty minute making of feature that is split into four parts; contains the basic cast and crew interviews...

    • Movie
      80
    • There is no profit in last week's fish Part monster movie, part romance, part fairy tale, part cold war espionage thriller and could aptly be called Creature from the Black Lagoon meets Splash, Guillermo...

    • Total
      80
    • Aptly named, Creature from the Black Lagoon meets Splash, del Toro’s The Shape of Water effectively looks at love and acceptance through alienation – essentially telling a fantastical tale set within real...

    Blu-ray.com review by Jeffrey Kauffman
    • Video
      90
    • The Shape of Water is presented on 4K UHD courtesy of 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment with a 2160p transfer in 1.85:1. As with many other films digitally captured and then finished at a 2K DI, this...

    • Audio
      100
    • The 4K UHD disc contains the same effective DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track assessed in our The Shape of Water Blu-ray review....

    • Extra
    • Fox is kind of falling by the wayside all of a sudden in terms of porting over supplements from the 1080p Blu-ray discs to the 4K UHD versions. Once again, Fox has not provided any supplements on the 4K...

    • Movie
      100
    • Perhaps appropriately for a film that so prominently features a cleaning woman, The Shape of Water cleaned up at the Academy Awards a couple of weeks ago, winning Best Picture and getting Guillermo del...

    • Total
      90
    • I have to say after having now seen The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, I personally would have given the Best Actress Academy Award to Sally Hawkins, for her almost totally...

    High-Def Digest review by Matthew Hartman
    • Video
      90
    • The Shape of Water swims onto 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray in terrific form. Captured at 3.4k and finished on a 2K DI, upticks in details aren't immediately apparent as the SDR Blu-ray is already very impressive,...

    • Audio
      80
    • The Shape of Water arrives with a strong DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio track. While I admittedly would have loved something of a more atmospherically rich experience provided by a DTS:X or Atmos mix, this 5.1 track...

    • Extra
      60
    • Without one of del Toro's signature excellent audio commentaries, I was a bit worried about this bonus feature package. Thankfully, Fox went all out in every other department. While I still would have...

    • Movie
      90
    • "Tragedy and delight, hand in hand."I love a good creature movie - especially the nontraditional ones that only a genre master like Guillermo del Toro can deliver. From films like Pan's Labyrinth to Hellboy...

    • Total
      90
    • While even under the best of circumstances it would be difficult for me to hail any film as the definitive "Best Picture of the Year," The Shape of Water certainly was one of my favorites. As a lover of...

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