Black Fawn Distribution Acquires Canadian Home Video Rights to “Harpoon”January 21, 2020
The critically acclaimed genre film “Harpoon” and its Canadian home video rights have been acquired by Black Fawn Distribution. It will be released Tuesday, February 11, 202 with a special 2-disc collector’s edition of the film that will feature tons of special features, stunning new artwork, and a limited-edition retro slipcase.
Produced by 775 Media Corp. and directed by Rob Grant (Fake Blood, Mon Ami), Harpoon took over the international film festival circuit in 2019 with premieres at Rotterdam (Netherlands), Fantasia (Montreal, Canada), Sitges (Spain), Fright Fest (London, England), BiFan (South Korea), Chattanooga Film Festival (Tennessee, USA), Monster Fest (Australia), Fantaspoa (Brazil) and many more.
Harpoon recently completed a theatrical engagement across Canada and 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). Harpoon 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 of Harpoon will feature an HD transfer of the film and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. Special Features will include a 30 minute behind the scenes making-of featurette, 3 filmmaker commentaries, B-roll footage of the cast and crew, deleted scenes, trailers and a limited-edition retro slipcase featuring custom artwork only available through Black Fawn Distribution.
The film has garnered a boatload of positive reviews while also being “Certified Fresh” by Rotten Tomatoes with an astounding 96% rating – making it the second best-reviewed horror movie of 2019 (based on Tomatometer) on the popular film review website.
“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.”
“I’m excited about working with Black Fawn because they understand the genre as well as the fans,” concurs producer Mike Peterson. “They’ve made a commitment to getting badass horror films out there to the world with some extra special care. Even though this is just the beginning of our collaboration, we’re happy to get it started with this special release of Harpoon.”
When maladjusted Jonah (Munro Chambers) is attacked by his hot-headed best friend Richard (Christopher Gray) – who believes Jonah and his long-term girlfriend Sasha (Emily Tyra) are sleeping together – the caustic bond between the three friends is quickly called into question. Once Jonah and Sasha convince Richard that the allegations are false, Richard apologizes by taking them on a pleasure cruise on his fancy new yacht. After an accident renders the boat inoperable, Richard soon discovers that the affair was in fact, real. As more dark secrets and sexual tensions emerge, and with their rations of food and water starting to quickly dwindle, Jonah, Richard, and Sasha must choose to put aside their differences or risk dying on the open water. From critically acclaimed director Rob Grant (Fake Blood), “Harpoon” is a grisly combination between an R-rated episode of “Seinfeld” and the unloved stepchild of “Fight Club” and “Dead Calm.”
Harpoon is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.ca and will also be available as part of Black Fawn Distribution’s Blacklist series – a special VIP package featuring the film along with cast autographs, a limited edition retro slipcase featuring custom artwork from Black Fawn, exclusive collector items and more. The Harpoon Blacklist VII package is only available via Black Fawn Distribution’s online store http://www.blackfawndistribution.com/store