Blu-ray Review: HARPOON

HARPOON was written and directed by Rob Grant and stars Munro ChambersEmily Tyra, Christopher Gray, and narrated by Brett Gelman.

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.

Harpoon follows Richard (Christopher Gray), his girlfriend Sasha (Emily Tyra), and their best friend Jonah (Munro Chambers), and let’s just say these three individuals have a unique love-hate relationship that gets a little painful sometimes. What happens is, they take Richard’s yacht out to sea so Jonah can dump his parent’s ashes and the boat ends up breaking down. Or does it? The three already have this painfully violent relationship and things get way out of control when Richard confronts Sasha and Jonah about having an affair.

Sasha and Jonah deny Richard’s allegations at first but the truth eventually comes out and with it comes a painful dose of karma. They thought they were getting away with it but Richard has been suspecting something for a while so what better time to drag the truth out than in the middle of the ocean where there’s no escape. Deep dark secrets are revealed along with sick and twisted character defects, and just when you think you have each character figured out, new twists to this already messed up quag are introduced. These three friends aren’t good people and in the end each one gets the karma they so rightfully deserve.

The front of the packaging features the artwork you see at the top of the page and the back includes movie details, some images and list of special features. The Blu-ray disc also features its own individual artwork. Inserting the disc, the menu screen was simple and easy to navigate. The picture and sound quality for this high-definition release were crisp and clear. I didn’t have any issues with the video and audio.

Bottom line is, Harpoon ended up being one those kind of movies that’s a wild combination of genres. Harpoon is a character driven psychological thriller at its core but the movie also features elements of sickening dark humor and cringing horror with the end result being this wickedly entertaining watch. I liked the story about this extremely close threesome who’s already violent towards each other at times and when things get super serious they become out of control monsters. It’s like this, just when you think a certain character is the bad apple of the bunch, new revelations show that maybe there’s one much worse. I loved this twisted story! The three actors did a great job with these unlikable characters of theirs and honestly I didn’t mind watching them get their own painful dose of karma when it was their turn. Director Rob Grant did a fantastic job telling his story and bringing it to life on screen and I think Harpoon is definitely worth a watch. Did a I mention the gross out scenes and the gore? Harpoon will be available on Blu-ray on October 8th.

Distributor: Epic Pictures and DREAD

Run Time: 83 Minutes

Rated: Not Rated

Blu-ray Video: 1080p High-Definiton 16×9 Widescreen / Region Free

Blu-ray Audio: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Subtitles: English

Special Features: The extras include a behind-the-scenes featurette, four deleted scenes, two audio commentary tracks and two trailers.

  • Harpoon Behind the Scenes – 30 min

Deleted Scenes:

  1. Opening Extended – 2 min
  2. -Engine Won’t Start – 1Min 35sec
  3. -Post Sex Talk – 1 min
  4. B-Roll with Commentary – 6min

Commentary:

  • Director’s Psychedelic Commentary
  • Crew Commentary
  • Trailers
  1. Story Trailer – 100 sec
  2. Teaser – 60 Sec

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