FOX has set a home-release date for the award-winning hit “The Shape of Water,” directed by Guillermo del Toro. The otherworldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War-era America circa 1962, will first releases on Digital HD on February 27th, and will then release on 4K, Blu-Ray and DVD on March 13th. You can already pre-order the digital edition on iTunes, Amazon Video, and Google Play, or pre-order the standard edition on sites like Amazon.com.
In the hidden, high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever 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. The drama was nominated for 13 Academy Awards this year, including Best Picture, and won two Golden Globes (Best Director / Best Original Score).
The film has also been a hit in theaters, but certainly saw a bump in ticket-sales after the film was nominated for 13 Academy Awards. “The Shape of Water” made almost $45M domestically before grossing over $64M worldwide.
Guillermo del Toro has been busy lately, his animated-series “Trollhunters,” which he is the creator of, has been a consistent hit on Netflix, and he is expected to start work on a new “Pinocchio” movie. Guillermo del Toro is also scheduled to direct a remake of the 1947 film “Nightmare Alley,” based on the novel by William Lindsay Gresham. There are also two more television series in the works from del Toro, another animated series called “Wizards,” and a fantasy horror-thriller series called “Carnival Row”.
“The Shape of Water” is the leading favorite going into the Academy Awards this year. This year’s event will be held on Sunday, March 4th, and the event will begin a half-hour earlier than prior telecasts. The Oscars will be held at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on The ABC Television Network. This year, the Oscars will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide