Black Fawn Distribution has acquired Canadian physical home video rights for Harpoon, the critically acclaimed horror-thriller with a pitch-black comedic twist. The fine folks at Black Fawn will bring the release home on February 11, 2020 with a special 2-disc collector’s edition of the film that will feature a slew of special features, stunning new artwork, and a limited edition retro slipcase.
In Harpoon, rivalries, dark secrets, and sexual tension emerge when three best friends find themselves stranded on a yacht in the middle of the ocean desperate for survival. With plenty of alcohol and very little food and water, emotions run high and their delusions become a reality. As the days stretch on and death seems inevitable, their terrifying truths float to the surface.
Directed by Rob Grant, Harpoon took the film festival circuit by storm in 2019 with premieres at Rotterdam (Netherlands), Fantasia (Montreal), Sitges (Spain), Fright Fest (London, England), BiFan (South Korea), Chattanooga Film Festival (Tennessee), Monster Fest (Australia), Fantaspoa (Brazil) and many more.
I had the chance to catch Harpoon at Fantasia Fest (full review here), and it’s definitely one that should not be missed. It’s garnered a ton of positive reviews and has earned the label of “Certified Fresh” by Rotten Tomatoes with an impressive 96% rating, placing it as the second-highest rated horror film of the year.
The film stars Munro Chambers (Turbo Kid, Riot Girls, Knuckleball), Emily Tyra (TV’s Code Black, Flesh and Bone), Christopher Gray (TV’s The Mist) and Brett Gelman (Netflix’s Stranger Things, The Other Guys), and was produced by Michael Peterson, Julian Black Antelope and Kurtis David Harder, and executively produced by Laurie Venning.
“I feel blessed to get to work with such a prolific team in the genre world such as Black Fawn,” states director Rob Grant. “I’ve been waiting for an opportunity for all of us to work together and, with Black Fawn taking on Harpoon, I finally get to cross that off my list.”
The 2-disc Blu-ray/DVD release is packed with special features, including:
- Audio commentary by writer/director Rob Grant and producers Michael Peterson and Kurtis Harder
- Audio commentary by director of photography Charles Hamilton and colorist Brendon Rathbone
- “Psychedelic commentary” by writer/director Rob Grant (note: whatever that is, I’m here for it)
- 30-minute behind-the-scenes making-of featurette
- B-roll footage of the cast and crew
- Deleted scenes
Additionally, Black Fawn Distribution are taking it up a notch with their physical release, offering a special VIP package as part of their Blacklist series (the series also features a package for Jenn Wexler’s punk rock slasher, The Ranger and Black Fawn’s own bugged-out body horror, Bite).
This release will include the Blu-ray/DVD of the film along with cast autographs, a limited edition retro slipcase featuring custom artwork, a pair of Harpoon sea shades, a “Lost at Sea” survival kit, and more. The Harpoon Blacklist VII package is only available via Black Fawn Distribution’s on-line store.
“We’re always thankful to be able to work with a variety of talented film teams from across Canada and around the world, and we couldn’t be happier to now be working with the team behind this nasty gem of a movie,” explains Black Fawn Distribution’s Operations Manager CF Benner. “Harpoon is simply one of the best genre films we’ve seen in a while, it’s one of the best reviewed films of the year, and we couldn’t help but feel that it deserved a physical release that matched the exceptional film that these guys have imagined. I can’t wait for people to see what we’ve come up with for this release. Film fans and collectors are going to be hyped.”
Harpoon is currently available for pre-order at Amazon.ca, or you can head over to Black Fawn Distribution’s site to order the film with all the bonus goodies.