In celebration of the release of The Darwin Awards this week on DVD, we're giving away copies of the DVD set to some lucky readers here at the site!
- The Darwin Awards DVD
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Honoring the betterment of the human race by saluting those whose ill-advised folly removes them from the gene pool, The Darwin Awards makes the leap from the pages of the cult favorite books to comedic satire feature film directed by Finn Taylor. Inspired by the four best-selling investigative books and website featuring over 700 cases of hysterically cringe-worthy stories of self-destruction, The Darwin Awards stars two-time Oscar®-nominee Winona Ryder and Joseph Fiennes, as an insurance claims investigator and a forensic detective, respectively, who team up to examine the cases of potential "Darwin Award" candidates.
Featuring re-enactments of some of the most famous entries to the "Darwin Awards" roster, The Darwin Awards is a comedy about the extremes only a few human beings dare to pursue to achieve fame. Premiering at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, the film is highlighted by an all-star cast of celebrity cameos including David Arquette, Lukas Haas, Juliette Lewis, Juliana Margulies, Tim Blake Nelson, Chris Penn, Robin Tunney, Josh Charles, D.B. Sweeney, Nora Dunn, Judah Friedlander and Wilmer Valderamma.
Detective Michael Burrows (Fiennes) is obsessed with "The Darwin Awards," which are presented to people who accidentally kill themselves in incredibly stupid ways. So when he's fired for bungling an arrest, he offers his profiling services to a life insurance company. Now, with the help of a tough claims investigator (Ryder), he's determined to learn how to identify these idiots...before they die!
- English Dolby 5.1 plus English and Spanish subtitles
- Behind-the-scenes featurette
- Cast and crew interviews
- U.S. Rating: R
- Total Run Time: 94 minutes
- Closed Captioned: Yes