Thursday, November 14, 2013

Jackass and CKY DVD Guide

After seeing Bad Grandpa, I'm feeling nostalgic about Jackass.  I've got the movies, and somewhere I have the volumes on DVD, but I know I don't have all the footage that was aired.  The history of Jackass on DVD has been a little sketchy from the beginning, so hopefully this guide will help you sort through the numerous releases of movies and TV shows.  I'm aware most people won't need help doing this, but here it is for the few of us who do!

Main Jackass Titles

Jackass (TV Series)

Unfortunately as of 2013 there isn't a release of complete seasons of Jackass.  I doubt it will ever happen.  However, MTV has released the show on three separate volumes.  For some reason, these volumes are really just highlights, and don't contain all the footage that aired.  For another unknown reason, only volumes 2 and 3 were released for quiet a long time.  Both volumes are about an hour and twenty minutes long, so roughly four episodes worth of material.  Considering there were 25 episodes total, it soon becomes obvious all the material isn't here.  Three years later, in 2005, they finally released Jackass Vol. 1.  It had a run time of about 120 minutes, so here we get about six episodes worth, so we are up to ten episodes of twenty-five aired.  Now I realize that math is exactly perfect, but it's quite clear there isn't everything here.  All three volumes can be purchased separately for fairly cheap, but it's going to be most intelligent to get the box set.

The box set also includes a four disc of special features.  It includes the Gumball 3000 race across Europe, and a "Where are they now?" documentary.  It's definitely the way to go if you want any of these volumes.

Jackass: The Lost Tapes

In 2009 Jackass: The Lost Tapes was released.  While it never claims to have all the footage that wasn't in the box set, I just assumed it did.  It doesn't.  It has about 1 hour and 40 minutes worth of material that wasn't in the box set.  It's definitely worth checking out, but it still isn't all the material.  I'm just going to assume we won't ever get it from anywhere but Pirate Bay.

So that sums up all the television material that is available.  Hopefully someday we will get more, but I doubt it.  Now, on to the immensely more popular movies!

Jackass: The Movie

Released in 2002 (exactly 11 years before Bad Grandpa, to the day!), Jackass: The Movie was a huge success.  The movie cost 5 million and made almost 80 million.  The film showcases everything the crew had to offer in the TV series, but now they can do so much more.  There's a rated and unrated version of the film.  The unrated version is only a few minutes longer, but it's worth it.  It's cheaper anyway, so there's no reason to get the rated version honestly.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Avengers Series Skrull Soldier

A year and a half after the release of the film, my local Wal-Mart still doesn't have their Avengers movie toys on clearance. No joke, they still have a Thor figure from that movie mixed in with them too.

Regardless of their price, I got two.  I'll go back for the others when they drop in price.

It's a pretty decent figure for this movie line.  I made the mistake of buying quite a few Chitauri that have about the same articulation as Power of the Force 2 figures.  I'm happy to say the Skrull Soldiers are far superior.

Marvel Universe Skrull Soldier

Unfortunately their weapons aren't the best.  The good news is that I have plenty of Star Wars weapons that will do just fine.  I'm not picky.

Gears of War Series 2 Dom

Gears of War Series 2 Carmine

Thor Movie Series Fandral

In honor of Thor opening last weekend, I finally opened up Fandral the Dashing.

He is not the best figure, but he is pretty good for a movie line.

Thor Series Frost Giant

Pirates of the Caribbean Blackbeard