Jackass DVD's-How TV Shouldn't be Done

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  1. Ike

    Ike Screenwriter

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    I admit it-I find Jackass funny. I'm not all that ashamed either-it's a real life cartoon. It's stupid and it knows it's stupid. So does Jerry Springer-but what separates it is that it's actually entertaining. And for my own ego, I'll say that the two volumes are sandwiched in between Hong War Kwai's In the Mood For Love, and Spielberg's Jaws. [​IMG] All right, now that that's out of the way....
    The DVD's are a huge disappointment. For one-they are still completely censored. Every 'F' bomb, butt crack, and accidental human feces remains as was aired on TV. It'd be nice if they could have at least unbleeped it-with the movie doing so well, it seems odd that MTV got tepid with the DVD.
    Second, this is a "best of". Not even best of the season-best of shows. It's like a long clip show. They take skits from the seasons, and link them together. Since many of the episodes had little funny asides, running gags, and such, it'd be nice if we could have had season sets.
    Even worse, is some of the music in the bits, one of the highlights of the show, has been changed. The stretcher scene now no longer has The Pixies "I've Got a Broken Face" running behind it. The Rolling Stone cover shoot ends before Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone". I'm sure there are more, but those stuck out like a sore thumb.
    Next, the features are useless-a trivia game, and a photo gallery. The menus are funny, but that's not much. The Steve-O video by Trimark had better features than this.
    Third, despite being cheap individually, the content that is spread over these 2 DVD's could have easily fit onto one. So you are really paying $28 or so for 1 featureless DVD.
    That said, however, I still don't regret buying them, because I'm an idiot that finds people getting hurt and farting funny. [​IMG]
     
  2. JohnS

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    Thanks for that info, I was going to buy these.
    Now I'll just wait for season sets [​IMG]
    or just stay content whenever the Movie DVD comes out
     
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    Yeah, same here. The censored stuff doesn't bother me that much since that's how it originally aired (although a 2nd uncensored audio track would have been neat.)

    But edited clips and whatnot means no sale for me.
     
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    yeah I was pondering these but censored clip shows? no thanks.
     
  5. Tom De Rosa

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    Oh well, was going to buy them, now I'll just head to Kazaa and pick up the remaining episodes.
     
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    Ah, too bad I didn't see this post until now! Guess I should return the set I bought today during lunch!

    Why oh why didn't they make it on one DVD! Edited?!?! Censored?!?! ARG!
     
  7. Matthew Chmiel

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    It's too bad... because they could fit all three seasons of the show, plus bonus materials, on 3 dual layer discs and 1 single layered disc (to hold the extras and the "gumball rally" episode).
     
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  9. Ike

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    The other thing, since this is like a Greatest Hits of Jackass, classics are left off: I'd trade Snake River BMX for Johnny getting maced, stunned, and tazered. I'd take Goldfish trick over Broken arm. I'd take the night monkey stuff over American Werewolf. I'd take the porta-o-potty dump over the shortened Rolling Stone cover shoot.
    I don't see how the most famous bits from the start of the show-Johnny getting stun gunned, and the port-o-potty dump-were left off. It smells a little like MTV were trying to go more for what couldn't be copied by dummies at home. Thus, there's too heavy an influence of skits (which I never thought were something Jackass did well), and too little of what made the show great-people getting hurt.
    Also annoying is the TV crawl telling us not to try this at home-get that off my goddam screen. You told me once. That's enough.
     
  10. Nigel McN

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    no Johnny getting stun gunned?! that is like the whole origin of Jackass!
     
  11. Chad Parks

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    Wow, what a disappointment. I would have shelled out instantly even for a basic season 1 disc. But with the way there are, no thanks!
     
  12. Joshua Moran

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    I like the show alot too. I think I will pass on this. It sounds like the funniest stuff got cut [​IMG] Also I'd prefer like everyone else here a season set. But I don't believe MTV has even released a season set of anything. Which is a shame because I would have bought celebrity death match.
     
  13. Ike

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    Yeah, I won't be picking these up either. I understand the reason they are censored on MTV, but censoring these on DVD is ridiculous!

    Jeff
     
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    MTV also released WWF Tough Enough as a season set (although strangly they wanted to charge another $20 for a sepearate 'Behind Tough Enough' instead of including it in the set).
     
  17. Ike

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    Glad I checked this out, I never saw Jackass except for one episode a friend taped and was jazzed as hell to pick up these discs! Guess I'll rent instead, and hope for season sets.

    I would of prepared full episode discs to a clips disc, clip shows never work, IMHO, as they don't flow.
     
  19. Jeff Kleist

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    Yes, but MTV has total control over their properties in how they are released. Paramount is a distributor only
     

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