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The Darwin Awards (R2) in June

Icon Home Entertainment have announced the UK Region 2 DVD release of The Darwin Awards on 25th June 2007 Finn Taylor directs this dark comedy about those people who improve the human gene pool by removing themselves from it after accidentally killing themselves in incredibly stupid ways.

Overly cautious Michael Burrows (Joseph Fiennes) is just trying to do his job as a police detective. There’s just one problem – he faints at the sight of blood. Finally Burrows ends up unemployed and humiliated – but he has a plan. He decides to combine his talent for creating personality profiles with his obsession for the Darwin Awards, and teams up with brilliant, beautiful but hazardous insurance agent Siri Tyler (Oscar nominee Winona Ryder). Burrows sets out to prove that high risk takers can be predicted. Can he save the insurance company money by identifying these potential liabilities in time? Can he prevent some deaths on the way? And will he get used to Siri’s reckless ways? So begins an outrageously comic ride through the classic annals of the real Darwin Awards!

The film’s cast also includes David Arquette (Scream trilogy, Never Been Kissed), Oscar nominee Juliette Lewis (Cape Fear, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?), Tim Blake Nelson (O Brother, Where are Thou?) Chris Penn (Reservoir Dogs), Max Perlich (Drugstore Cowboy), Brad Hunt (Cherish), Tom Hollander (Pride & Prejudice) and Metallica.

© 2007 Icon Home Entertainment. All Rights Reserved

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