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ooOOOOoooo I didn't know that! I was wondering... man, I'll wishlist Shape right away.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shape_of_Water

"The idea for The Shape of Water formed during del Toro's breakfast with Daniel Kraus in 2011, with whom he later co-wrote the novel Trollhunters.[17] It shows similarities to the 2015 short film The Space Between Us,[18] and also to Rachel Ingalls' novel Mrs. Caliban. It was also primarily inspired by del Toro's childhood memories of seeing Creature from the Black Lagoon and wanting to see the Gill-man and Kay Lawrence (played by Julie Adams) succeed in their romance.[19]When del Toro was in talks with Universal to direct a remake of Creature from the Black Lagoon, he tried pitching a version focused more on the creature's perspective, where the Creature ended up together with the female lead, but the studio executives rejected the concept.[20]"
 
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There have been numerous films where a character falls in love with the "monster".
 

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I have little doubt that the CREATURE and INVISIBLE sets are coming. The one constant for Universal is that they always release the classic monster stuff...no matter what! I think they have always been aware of the loyal fanbase for those films. They also have a penchant for complete box sets, so I wouldn't rule that out either!

The only thing I can fault them for of late is in not restoring WEREWOLF OF LONDON....and that's a minor quibble because I'm happy just to have it in HD.

I think what's REALLY up in the air is whether or not we'll see Karloff and Lugosi sets or any of the "minor" Universal horrors on blu.
 

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It was also primarily inspired by del Toro's childhood memories of seeing Creature from the Black Lagoon and wanting to see the Gill-man and Kay Lawrence (played by Julie Adams) succeed in their romance.
I hope del Toro was misquoted or misstated what he meant. The Gill-man and Kay did not have a budding romance. Yeah, he had eyes for her, but Key wanted nothing to do with him. I hope del Toro meant he wanted his beauty and beast to be attracted to each other.
 

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