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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.