I've never understood the need to change the title of a movie to reflect overseas distribution. I get the fact that most people are uneducated fools who have probably never heard of Iceland's capital and might be confused as to what it actually means, but part of the fun of the movie's title is the inclusion of Reykjavik. Or at least it is to me. It gives the film a local flare and an interesting name, which can in turn help solidify its status as one of those weird movies you just have to show to your friends one night while getting baked at home. Now you'll just be showing them Harpoon: Whale Watching Massacre.
As Shock Til You Drop brings to our attention, Harpoon: Whale Watching Massacre will be released by Image Entertainment on DVD on December 7th. The film, which has a bit part for Gunnar "Leatherface" Hansen, centers on a group of whale watchers in Reykjavik whose boat breaks down. Unfortunately for them, they're picked up by a whale fishing festival populated by a group of fisherman who have, well, gone nuts. All Hell breaks loose.
I actually can't wait to see this. Check out the trailer below.